My daughter turned seven(7!) last week! She is at a stage where she chooses what to do for her party and her plans do not include partying at home. She is a winter baby and that does make it a bit difficult too. This year she chose to have her party at a zip lining course and we had a picnic there. I kept things simple and easy to tote along. Here are some ideas for a simple picnic party.
For the adults: I made sandwiches from French loaves with a variety of fillings: Ham,Cheese and Tomato, Chicken Mayonaise and Beef and Gherkins with Mustard. Little Washi tape flags with labels made for easy recognition. The sandwiches were wrapped in red and white deli paper thus no need for plates, win!
Drinks included hot chocolate and coffee(in flasks), juice and cola. Some iced ice lollies were also in the drinks basket to keep the drinks cold, although it was not needed because it was a cold day.
I did not take much decorative pieces with because I did not have lots of time to set up. Checkered tablecloths and all things in grass baskets did the trick. If you do have time I would suggest you bring a checkered bunting to tie to nearby trees, add some helium balloons too.
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