The Perfect Summer Picnic

The Perfect Summer Picnic

August 7, 2019 0 By Nordic House

What’s summer without a picnic? Whether you’re a veteran alfresco diner or looking for some inspiration, we’ve put together some ideas for the perfect summer picnic.

Picnic spot


You don’t have to be going somewhere on a Top 10 list to have the perfect picnic. Beaches are great, views are brilliant, but even your back garden or local park can be transformed by a gorgeous feast.

The most important thing? To get outside in nature. It does the soul such good.

Olive bowl

The feast

Let’s be honest, tasty treats make everything more delicious! Choose a menu that you and your companions will savour and enjoy.

Try a tapas-inspired selection, with fresh bread, olives, dips, roasted veg salads and more. Or create a selection of deli-inspired sandwiches, with crusty rolls and everyone’s favourite fillings.

Don’t forget the fruit – grapes and berries are lovely. And the sweet treats, like mini cupcakes, dark chocolate brownie bites or your favourite homemade cookies.

Wicker picnic basket

The perfect summer picnic basket

It can be tricky to transport everything safely, so invest in a great picnic basket or hamper that you can use over and over again.

Our willow picnic basket has everything you need for a relaxed lunch or dinner for four. There are four china plates, four wine glasses, a set of stainless steel cutlery, a bottle opener, and a handy removable cool bag.

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Sip and savour

Let’s not forget a lovely tipple! Cold beer, sparkling Prosecco, or a good bottle of red can complement the best picnics. Of course, there’s always a fresh a fruity elderflower, a nice flask of tea, or simple water with slices of lemon.


What are your picnic essentials? We’d love to hear!

And if you fancy some more summer inspiration, you might like our Summer Checklist.