Family Lifestyle Blog: Summer Picnic Ritual

Summer picnics have been a family favorite ever since our oldest daughter Neve was born in July 2011. Since she was a summer baby, and summers in New England are so short-lived (and precious), a stroll in Boston Common/Boston Public Garden followed by a picnic was our favorite way to spend our evenings with a newborn.

Now that she is older, she loves having a party with her friends. However, we still make a point to have a little family picnic for her birthday whenever we can.

Picture of my daughter at her third birthday party at the Boston Public Garden

This coming summer, the girls are psyched to go picnicking and spending relaxing evenings outdoors. We are all craving warmer weather and can’t wait until we can savor more time outside.

Packing a refreshing summer spread with the help of kids is also such a wonderful way to spend time together and make memories. We try to remember to pack board games or a deck of cards to play on the picnic blanket.

A little picnic in the park when the girls were 4 and 2

It’s always nice to enjoy a little adult time while the kids are running around entertaining themselves. A picnic can be as simple or as ‘fancy’ as you’d like it to be. The fun simply lies in tossing out that blanket and unpacking all the goodies together and spending some quality time with one another in the sunshine!

What's left of a delightful grown-ups + kids picnic

Are you as big of a fan of summer picnics as we are? What are some of your favorite picnic foods to pack?


  1. Picnics are my FAVORITE thing to do in the summer! Picnics are great inexpensive dates, family time, get together with friends and enjoy the warm weather! Check out my Ultimate Picnic Guide for tips, tricks and things you DON'T want to forget! http://www.thewelldressedtable.com/ultimate-picnic-guide/
    Ashley Dwyer
    The Well Dresses Table

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