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Today is National Picnic Day and while many parks and picnic areas are closed, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable picnic at home with your quarantine partners! Start with these basics to set up your picnic area.

  • Choose your location: If you have an outdoor space like a patio, porch, deck or yard and the weather is cooperating, go there! Or clear a space in your living or family room where you can sit. Your kitchen or dining room table works too!
  • Grab a blanket: An extra throw blanket, oversized beach mat, tablecloth or even a spare bed sheet will do 🙂
  • Get some bright decor to liven up the picnic space and make it different from your everyday dining area:
    • If you have live or fake flowers or plants put them in old vases, mason jars or glassware
    • Use decorative basket, candle display or votives as accents
    • Grab a garland or pretty piece of fabric, burlap or lace to make a gorgeous runner
  • Get your serveware ready: break out the good stuff or for easy clean up, use disposable picnic-ware!

And finally, make your meal! Whether you have a four-course dining experience or a variety of bite-sized snacking foods, celebrate National Picnic Day your way. Afterall, with being at home more often, you have all the time to make the occasion special. Try these recipes for an absolutely delicious at-home picnic!

Snack and Appetizers



Main Items



Fun Drinks



Delectable Desserts



How will you set up your at-home picnic? What are your favorite items to bring to a picnic? Share with us on social media @EasyHomeMeals and using the hashtag #AtHomeEasyMeals.