It’s been a crazy summer round here, we stayed at the great wolf lodge for a week, visited Yellowstone national park which was amazing and earlier on in the year we went to Disneyland and Legoland, it’s been a fun year and now it’s time to just explore our area, have a picnic and watch the kids have fun!  A picnic is easy but it’s always good to be prepared and have those essentials on hand, here is what we think are the perfect accessories for a picnic!


You can’t slack on sunscreen, especially in 80, 90 and 100 degree weather, I’m always equipped with my favorite spray on sunscreen and don’t forget to apply every 2 hours or so!

Water Bottles

You never want to run out of water especially in hot weather, I normally use the ones that keep your beverage cool in any heat! My kids want water every 5 minutes so it’s important to stock up and always have extra water with you.

Picnic Blanket or Towel

You never know what bugs are creeping around, my uncle once sat on an ant hole and i’ve never seen a grown man get up and scream so loud.  Always bring a picnic blanket or towel!


I normally just take my phone which has a great camera but it’s an essential for capturing all of those fun family moments and making memories!

Fruit Snacks

We love Go Organically Fruit Snacks, my kids are constantly snacking and never let me forget to bring their fruit snacks.  Go Organically Fruit snacks are free from high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, GMO’s and Gluten. They are rich in Vitamin A, C & E an they come many different varieties of flavors, so your little ones are sure to find a favorite!  Some of the flavors include Strawberry (Our favorite), Raspberry, Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Pear, Grape and Cherry!

They are also fantastic for road trips, my kids love to snack on Go Organically Fruit Snacks all the time and they are pretty much mess free for eating in the car!

What are your favorite picnic essentials?

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