CRATES, CRATES, CRATES
You’ve probably heard me say it a hundred times, but – don’t ever throw away wooden crates! They have so many uses and a summer picnic sure is one. You can stack them up for height and use them as tables and stools. They have such a raw, rustic feel to them, that they don’t even need covering.
CONCEALED WITH A CLOTH
If you don’t have any rustic crates lying around, a beautiful tablecloth will come in handy. You can use literally any box or table, no matter how ugly, underneath your cloth, and it will immediately make your picnic look elegant.
FLOWER AND FRUITSCAPE
Even if your table isn’t as lavish or long as this one, a centerpiece of fruit and flowers will really give it that wild garden feel that a picnic is all about. I say, the brighter the better!
If you want to go all out and pretend you’re on a safari, all it takes is a drinks stand, a wicker basket, some folding chairs and your best silver tea set. Oh, and an old brown leather suitcase – you have one of those, right?
My favourite dish to serve at a picnic are these Chicken Sosatie Kebabs. They are fun, delicious and can easily be passed around the blanket! Serve alongside crudités, dips and other nibbles of your choice.
Or why not forget all the frills, go old school and take a blanket, a chopping board, a few sandwiches and some fruit in jars. Don’t forget to take along a few extra jars for the drinks!