Be The Professional At Your Next Picnic - Best Picnic Hacks Around

Alivia Whitaker | May 16, 2018

Memorial Day is coming up and that means one thing : picnics - if you want to be the picnic professional at your next outdoor gathering, follow these pro picnic hacks!

Picnic Organization

If you really want to picnic like a pro get organized!  These picnic hacks will keep you ahead of the game:

Insulated Food Bags

These insulated, collapsable cooler (or heat) bags are an excellent way to transport food.  Keeping your food either hot or cold, it’s a great way to move food around without sloshing it around.  You will show up to the picnic looking like a pro as your food comes out perfectly presented.  Find bags like this HERE.

Tablecloth Weights

No more surprise wind whipping up the tablecloth and throwing everything around!  With these inexpensive and handy little picnic hacks - you can weight down the table cloth or napkins and keep everything secure.  Find tablecloth weights HERE

Picnic Organizers

Keep the picnic essentials arranged like a pro.  By using nifty picnic hacks such as an essentials organizer, or zip up picnic for two organizer, you can keep all your silverware locked and in place.  Keeping your cutlery free of damage during transport.  This also keeps things organized if you’re sitting on an uneven surface such as a blanket.

Find picnic organizers HERE and HERE

Picnic Blanket Like A Pro

There is nothing quite so whimsical or romantic as eating outdoors on a blanket.  But are you prepared?  Ensure you have the proper picnic outdoor blanket!  Using an indoor blanket usually won’t do the trick.  It won’t keep you protected from the ground or be a good base.

Some good options are indoor/outdoor blankets or roll up outdoor blankets such as HERE or even a leather or other sturdy multipurpose mat such as the mats at Gathre, found HERE.

Easy Portable Picnic Recipe

Want a quick but portable and beautifully presented picnic dessert?  Do cheesecake the portable way - with cheesecake in a jar!  allrecipes.com has an excellent and easy recipe for strawberry cheesecake in a jar:

Cheesecake in a Jar (Recipe found HERE on allrecipes.com)

Prep 55 m

Ready In 2 h 55 m

Recipe By:RuthE

"Perfect for summer picnics, this is a no-bake version of cheesecake in a portable jar with fresh strawberries.”

Ingredients

6 pecan shortbread cookies (such as Keebler(R) Sandies), finely crushed

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons white sugar

6 (1/2 pint) canning jars with lids

12 ounces sliced fresh strawberries

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped

Directions

Stir together cookie crumbs, butter, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl until blended. Divide mixture evenly among jars (about 3 1/2 tablespoons each) and gently press (do not pack) into bottoms.

Halve 6 strawberries for garnish, and set aside. Chop remaining strawberries.

Beat together cream cheese, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped cream and chopped berries, and divide evenly among jars (about 1/2 cup each). Top each with a 2 berry halves and cover with lids. Chill at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.

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