A fun & effortless Fourth of July picnic is an easy unique way to entertain during the holiday. You’ll love all the included 4th of July picnic recipes too.
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Keep Things Low Key With a 4th of July Picnic
I’ve always been fond of the Fourth of July – the fireworks, the food & all the quintessentials of summer wrapped into one holiday. The color palette is beautiful, feels a little nautical & truly lasts all summer long.
Rather than host an elaborate Fourth of July party, we’re having a relaxed Fourth of July picnic – in our own backyard. I enjoy picnicking just about anywhere, but sometimes your own yard offers just as much peace & beauty as a park.
Don’t Forget to Pack Your Fourth of July Picnic Essentials
It’s just as fun & much easier at home, but still feels like a bit of an adventure. With our impending move, I’ve been embracing the beauty of the home we’ve created & you can’t argue the convenience.
I savor every moment I can spend outdoors. For our picnic, I included the essentials – picnic fare, dessert, great wine, books & a game. An entire afternoon of relaxation & sun!
Prep All Your Fourth of July Picnic Ideas in Advance
As I do for all entertaining, I pulled from things I already had – a Fouta towel to use as a picnic blanket & pillows from the porch for comfort. I prepared the desserts & “packed” everything the night before. All prep took place pre-picnic, so I could just laze & gaze. Whether you’re planning a picnic at home or at a festival, I suggest you do the same!
The view above our butterfly garden looking down…
Get The Perfect 4th of July Recipes
I made a few of my favorite picnic recipes including red, white & blue salad, red, white & blue bruschetta & mini strawberry pies. Notice a theme?
If you want to make a few more Fourth of July worthy recipes and entertaining ideas, check out my other 4th of July posts.
Pick your Fourth of July Favorite Picnic Activites
Chris & I have been reading a copy of “Wines of America,” written in the early 70’s, that we found at a used bookstore in Rocheport. It’s fascinating to see how Napa & Sonoma have grown & how the wine industry has changed over the last 40 years! Really, there’s no better way to read it than with a glass of wine in hand.
We ended the afternoon with a game of bocce ball & my competitive nature did not disappoint. It’s clear I need to spend many more afternoons practicing. Any excuse to picnic more often!
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