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International Picnic Day: Essentials for Packing Food and Hosting Picnics

International Picnic Day: Essentials for Packing Food and Hosting Picnics

Today is International Picnic Day and what better way to celebrate this fun holiday than to gather your family and friends and head over to the park for a picnic? Time and Date reports that as per the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s largest picnic was held 10 years ago in Lisbon, Portugal on June 20, 2009. An estimated 22,000 people attended the picnic! Imagine how much food and drink there was at the event. Today, we’re honoring International Picnic Day with some picnic essentials you need to pack before you head to the beach or lakeside for a wonderful picnic with family and friends.

International Picnic Day: Essentials for Packing Food and Hosting Picnics

1. Camco Handy Mat with Strap

Your International Picnic Day won’t be complete without this picnic mat, which comfortably seats up to four adults with its 60″ x 78″ size. But you need not worry about it taking up too much space in the car as it folds to a compact 10.5″ x 15″ which you can easily carry thanks to its built in handles that provide easy transport. It even has convenient pockets on both sides to accommodate personal items. It’s mae of strong, weather-proof and mildew-resistant woven polypropylene weave and is UV-stabilized so you and your family can use it for years to come. The polypropylene weave that effectively resists stains and easily cleans with just soap and water. It weighs under 2 lbs so you can carry it with you to the park, beach, mountainside, or anywhere you wish. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

2. Sunflora Picnic Backpack for 4 Person Set with Stainless Steel Flatwares and Insulated Waterproof Pouch

Have an amazing International Picnic Day with this picnic backpack that will store most of your eating essentials! It features a large insulated food compartment measuring 14” x 11” x 5” to store food and drink, keeping it warm or cold for hours. It also includes a well-organized tableware compartment so you don’t have to worry about breaking any glasswares. It houses up to 4 sets of stainless steel flatware, napkins, plates, plastic wine glasses and even a cutting board! All of these are included in the set. Also included is a detachable waterproof pouch inside the food compartment that lets you store ice and chilled beer without making a mess. The detachable bottle holder and picnic blanket also makes for convenient packing. This best seller is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

3. Coolest Cooler Premium Ice Chest (60 Quart, Classic Orange)

Bring the party with you whenever you go on a picnic with this versatile premium ice chest that does so much more. It includes a splash-proof, shock-proof, Bluetooth speaker that streams music for up to 8 hours, providing you and your family and friends with loads of entertainment. It also features a magnetic bottle opener, matching corkscrew, and an accessory deck for storing and hiding your valuables while you’re at the beach. This premium ice chest also comes with a rechargeable ice-crushing blender that helps you make all of your favorite drinks, even cocktails! Its solar panel lid lets you charge your phone while you’re out in the wilderness camping and being one with nature. Its extra wide rubberized wheels makes it easy to navigate and transport even in rough terrain. Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

4. Lifewit Insulated Soft Thermal Lunch Cooling Bag, 15L

If you’re meeting your significant other at the park for a picnic lunch, make sure you have this cooler bag from Lifewit. It is constructed from high density water-resistant dirt-proof Oxford fabric that is durable and super easy to clean. Inside, the lining is made from PEVA foil and padded with 6mm EPE foam for great thermal resistance. It features a large compartment and a wide opening for easy access to food and other essentials. Also includes 2 side mesh pockets for storing drinks, bottles, or umbrellas. Its deep front pocket is great for napkins, keys, and other small items. Comes with a padded handle and a detachable shoulder strap for different carrying styles. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

5. LUFU Multi-function Professional 6-in-1 Bottle Opener

Never go on a picnic without this amazing 6-in-1 bottle opener that features a strong and reliable structure. It can open beer bottles or canned food, as well as other bottled beverages. It features an ergonomic design with a rubber coating for a comfortable grip. It does not have any sharp corners so you can place it in your bag when you go on a picnic or camping. Also great for those with decreased strength and hand grip or arthritis. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

International Picnic Day: Essentials for Packing Food and Hosting Picnics

6. WGIA Portable Spice Jars, Condiment Bottles with Carry Bag, Set of 7

This set of 7 containers for your spices and condiments is a picnic and camping essential that you would not want to go without. It’s made of BPA-free plastic in a clear design that lets you see the contents immediately. It includes 3 sharp oil bottles for liquid seasoning (150ml capacity each) and 4 round cans for powder seasonings (100ml capacity each). It also comes with 2 handy storage bags that are super lightweight and easily portable. Shop at Amazon.

7. Coghlan’s Multi-Grill Spice and Herb Assortment Shaker

If you want something even more portable for your barbecue picnic, go for this spice and herb assortment shaker, which already includes paprika, curry, cayenne garlic salt, black pepper and saltthe basics of making a great barbecue! It comes very handy for picnics, camping, or any fun outdoor party. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

8. The Coldest Water Bottle, 32oz

Say goodbye to single use plastics this International Picnic day by investing in an insulated stainless steel water bottle that you can reuse over and over again. This water bottle keeps beverages cold for up to 36 hours thanks to its insulated design. It features a leak-free cap that’s easy to carry, a true double wall stainless steel body that’s powered by Never Sweat Technology, and a unique design that floats on the beach or in pools. Its opening is wide enough to fit large ice cubes. This product is BPA-free. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

9. FineDine Superior Glass Meal Prep Containers, 3-pack (35oz)

This International Picnic Day, keep food fresh and crisp with these glass food containers that are eco-friendly, environmentally-safe, food-safe and non-toxic. It is crafted from borosilicate glass that is safe for oven, freezer, and reheating use. It features a modular stackable design that makes it easy to store or pack for a picnic. Includes a 4 sided, bpa-free, secure-snap lid with rubber gasket ensures airtight seal for food freshness and 100% leak-proof design for no mess when you travel for a picnic or camping. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

10. Shoo Fly Synergy Essential Oil Blend (Insect, Mosquito, Bug Repellent)

When going on a picnic, make sure to pack the Shoo Fly Insect, Mosquito, and Bug Repellent to keep bugs away from both your food and your loved ones. This versatile oil blend is perfect for humid areas where mosquitoes and other insects are most common. It can be used by applying to clothing or on an oil burner around a picnic area. It contains Citronella Oil (Cymbopogon winterianus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens). Available at Amazon.


For more great ideas for International Picnic Day and insightful thoughts on how to live better and be more friendly to the environment, check out the links below.

10 Reusable Containers So You Can Stop Using Plastics Once and For All

10 Best Reusable Water Bottles to Keep Hydrated This Summer

Beverage Day: 15 Drinking Accessories for Entertaining and Personal Use

10 Biodegradable Family and Home Products That Will Help You Care for Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

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