National Picnic Month is in its final week, which means this is the last blog in the series! But we’re confident summer isn’t over yet, so if you’ve not had chance to plan a picnic, there’s still plenty of time. Take a look at our previous posts to find out more about our backpacks, coolers and hampers. We’ve covered off the essentials so far, but this one is all about how to take a picnic from nice to next level! Here’s our top accessories for picnicking with panache…
First up, it’s the outdoor drinks set. If you’ve ever knocked over a glass of wine after steadying it on some uneven land, you’ll get just how handy these little babies are. Not only do they offer a convenient resting place for your glass when you’re not supping, it makes your drink a lot more noticeable to anyone in the vicinity who might be at risk of knocking it over. The ideal size for a standard bottle of wine and 4 glass carriers for thin stem glasses, simply stick each holder into the ground and you’re good to go.
If you purchased a picnic basket, cooler or backpack from VonShef, there’s a good chance you got plates and wine glasses along with it. But if you need some extras for back-up, or want some for using in the garden, the 16pc Melamine Dinner Set comes with enough side plates, dinner plates, salad bowls and cups for four people. Don’t risk shattering your favourite fine china dinnerware on the patio; melamine is scratch-resistant and shatterproof. In a modern grey ombre finish, this is the smart set for outdoor use.
Plastic cups are a picnicware essential, but who said they have to be boring? This set in a selection of bright colours makes juices, cocktails and smoothies a whole lot more fun. Completely BPA-free, these cups are the safe way to keep your family hydrated on a sunny day at the park or beach.
This family-sized blanket is plenty big enough for four people to take a corner each (or could comfortably work for 6 small children.) With a waterproof base layer, it offers protection from soggy surfaces and comes with a buckle and handle for easy tidying and transportation. This striped pattern is one of our favourites, but shop the whole collection for a selection of colours and patterns.