Spring is finally here, and, on top of being spring cleaning season, it is also picnic season! There are many benefits to having a relaxed, spring picnic with loved ones. This is a great opportunity to spend time together outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. You can relax and have fun, without worrying about work or other obligations!
Aside from the fun perks, picnics are also a great way to boost your mood and mental health. Spending time in nature is shown to help reduce stress levels and improve overall well-being. Thus, enjoying a nice picnic in a serene setting is bound to leave you feeling happy and refreshed.
While a simple sandwich in a park can be a great picnic experience, to make the most out of your picnic you will need a few items. Don’t worry, PenFactory has you covered!
Round up your loved ones, grab your favorite food, and read on to learn the full list of picnic essentials to have the chillest spring picnic party!
The Essentials: Ideal Snacks and Soundtrack for Your Picnic
Whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two or a family outing this spring, the snacks and music you take along can make or break the experience.
Picnics are all about relaxation and enjoying the outdoors, so the last thing you want is for your guests to be hungry or restless. Carefully choosing the right snacks and packing a picnic-appropriate soundtrack will ensure that your picnic is a success. Here are a few tips on what to pack for the perfect picnic and which songs to add to your springtime picnic playlist.
Tips for choosing the best snacks for a spring picnic
When choosing what snacks to bring on a picnic, there are certain key elements you should keep in mind. Focus on fresh ingredients that are in season, including grapes, watermelon, and strawberries. For veggies, opt for carrots, asparagus, or bell peppers, and pair them with some hummus or tapenade for delicious dipping.
Since you’re dining casually on the ground, opt for finger foods where possible – such as sandwiches and wraps! Make sure to pack a cooler bag with perishable items like cheese and yogurt to keep them cool. Finally, don’t forget something sweet! Homemade cookies or brownies will let your guests end their meal on a sweet note!
Suggestions for Creating the Perfect Picnic Soundtrack
Your life is a movie, your picnic should be treated cinematically, too. Select the appropriate music for your picnic setting. Everyone likes different types of music, so you should choose tunes that are important to you and your guests!
For an upbeat and fun atmosphere at your event, make a playlist of your favorite sing-along tunes. Guests of all ages will love to sing along with familiar tunes as they enjoy the warm day.
If you’re looking for something more specific, pick music that matches the theme of your picnic. For example, if you’re hosting a luau, you could play Hawaiian music.
Is your picnic set in the evening, or do you just want to offer a more calming, laid-back vibe? Alternatively, opt for instrumental or jazz music that creates a tranquil ambiance, or incorporate natural sound effects to enhance the outdoor experience. Whatever type of music you choose – make sure it sets the mood for an incredible picnic and fits your vision for the day!
Essential Items for the Perfect Picnic
So you’ve got your picnic bag packed and playlist ready to go. What now? It’s almost time to head out for your picnic, but first, you’ll want to grab a few more items to take along with you and make your outing the best it can be.
Waterproof shower speaker for listening to music or podcasts
Now that you have your playlists mixed for your event, you’ll need something that can play them. While you could just use your phone, you may want something that does a better job of broadcasting your tunes, like PenFactory’s waterproof shower speaker.
While it can be used indoors, too, the waterproof shower speaker is the perfect choice for outdoor events, like spring picnics. It’s durably built to stand up to all kinds of weather conditions, so you don’t have to worry about rain or spills. Our waterproof shower speaker will make sure that your music or podcast experiences are top-tier at all times.
Cable kit to charge your devices
If you’re on the go, like at a picnic or other event, it can be hard to keep all of your cords on hand and to keep your devices charged. Use our handy cable kit to bring all of your cords with you without having to worry about them getting tangled, lost, or worse – broken in your pocket or purse.
Campfire mug for hot drinks
If you’ve ever enjoyed a hot drink at a picnic or another outing, you know how frustrating it can be for your drink to get cold just a few minutes after you’ve poured it. Prevent that from ever happening again by using our campfire mug for hot drinks, made specifically to keep hot drinks hot.
Reusable shopping tote for carrying your items
You have to carry lots of items with you to your picnic, including food, drinks, a blanket, plates, and more. PenFactory’s reusable shopping tote makes it easy to transport items to and from your picnic. It’s even water-resistant, meaning it can hold absolutely anything you need for your event. You’ll minimize your plastic waste and help the Earth, too, with a reusable tote bag instead of a plastic one! Plus, you can customize this tote to include any logo, quote, pop culture reference, or picture you like. Give it a try!
Customizable koozie to keep your drinks cold
Pen Factory’s Kan-Tastic koozies keep drinks cool during outdoor gatherings and events. Crafted out of neoprene (a synthetic rubber material) they’re durable and resistant to heat. Plus, print your initials, a family photo, or another design on these customizable containers. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, so you can find the perfect koozie for your needs.
How to Use These Items at Your Picnic
Now that you have the perfect picnic kit – complete not just with tunes and great food but accessories, too – you’ll want to use all of the items you have in hand to their fullest. Here are a few ideas for how to use:
- Shower Speaker: Play music or audiobooks while you’re setting up or relaxing at your picnic. Once the picnic begins, select music, podcasts, or audiobooks that fit the mood. Since it’s waterproof, you can even use the shower speaker around the pool, near slip-and-slides, and around sprinklers or water hoses during your fun spring outing.
- Cable Kit: If you’re out at a picnic or other outdoor event, it can be hard to keep your devices charged. Use our cable kit to keep your devices organized and charged no matter where you are.
- Campfire Mug: You’ll likely want to sip on a hot drink at your next picnic, but it’s hard to keep warm drinks warm when you’re spending time outside. Use the campfire mug to enjoy hot drinks like coffee, tea, or cocoa.
- Reusable Shopping Tote: Transporting items to and from your picnic site isn’t always easy. Use the reusable shopping tote to carry picnic items or souvenirs all one bag.
- Koozie: Use our customizable koozie to keep your drinks cold. Personalize it with your own design or initials to make it.
Grab Your Essential Picnic Items from PenFactory!
You’ll need more than just food and drinks to make your special picnic day truly amazing and memorable for you and everyone else. Pick up some of PenFactory’s best items for your picnic! PenFactory goods are fun to us, and completely customizable so you can add your favorite logo, sports team, or pop culture reference.
Pack along a waterproof shower speaker for some great tunes, a customizable koozie to keep your drinks cold, and our reusable tote to bring along your items. Then top it off with a campfire mug to hold your warm drinks, and a cable kit to ensure that all of your devices stay charged while you’re spending quality time with your loved ones.
Spring is the best time of the year to spend time with your family outdoors; make this spring memorable by putting together a picnic kit with items from PenFactory!