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Plan A Perfect Picnic for Father’s Day

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Jessica
06.16.12

 Tomorrow is dad’s big day – How are you celebrating? Whether you’re planning tee time, a trip to the park or a hike through the woods, a delightful day in the great outdoors is not complete without a picnic. Even the simplest spread can satisfy. In fact, the word picnic originated from French and means “pick a thing of little importance.” Here are three simple ways to make sure your Father’s Day picnic is perfect.

Clean Your Blanket

Whether you’re sitting in your backyard or hiking up to a hill, it’s important to be comfortable when you eat. Many people tend to toss their picnic blanket in the trunk – crumbs and all – after each use. Before you go, be sure to properly wash and fully dry your blanket. If it’s even a little damp, it will be a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. For more laundry tips, read: We’re Crazy for Clothespins & Saving Money On Laundry.

Keep Bugs at Bay 

To prevent bugs from bothering you, wear light clothing like khaki, white and light blue. Flies and mosquitoes are more likely to bother you if you’re wearing dark clothing. Also, stick a few used dryer sheets in your back pocket or picnic basket. The smell will deter mosquitoes and other annoying pests from your picnic. For more pest prevention tips, read: Pest Control: Things With Wings.

Pack Some Snacks

Arguably, the most important element of any picnic is the food. Plan ahead, and make foods that don’t need utensils and aren’t too messy. No one has fun when there’s mustard sliding down his or her shirt. We love this Mediterranean-style sandwich and these ranch ham and tortilla pinwheels.

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