Discover the Joy of Picnics

As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, there's no better time to indulge in the simple pleasure of a picnic. Whether it's a casual outing with family, a romantic escape with a loved one, or a festive gathering with friends, picnics offer a delightful way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. At your local Discovery Shop, we have everything you need to make your picnic extraordinary. From cozy

blankets and stylish baskets to gourmet treats and outdoor games, let us help you plan the perfect picnic experience.

The Essentials: What to Pack for a Perfect Picnic

1. Picnic Basket and Blanket

Start with the basics—a sturdy picnic basket and a comfortable blanket. When you visit Discovery Shop locations often you can find a variety of picnic baskets, from traditional wicker styles to modern options. And don't forget to elevate your picnic experience by adding some plush pillows to create a stylish and ultra-comfortable setting!

2. Delicious Food and Drinks

No picnic is truly complete without a mouthwatering spread and some ice-cold beverages to quench your thirst! Elevate your picnic experience by serving your delicious spread on elegant vintage platters and pouring your refreshing drinks into fancy glasses. Mixing and matching different styles will add a touch of charm and sophistication to your outdoor dining experience, making your picnic absolutely picture-perfect!

3. Outdoor Games and Entertainment

Get ready to keep everyone entertained with a wide range of games! From classic favorites like frisbees and badminton to convenient board games and cards that are easy to pack. Enhance the atmosphere by bringing a portable speaker for some background music or a good book to relax with under the sun. 

Tips for Hosting a Great Picnic

1. Choose the Perfect Location (and check the weather)

Select a scenic spot that offers a mix of sun and shade. Parks, beaches, and botanical gardens are ideal locations and aim to arrive early to secure the best spot. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for any changes. Pack a few lightweight blankets or shawls in case it gets chilly and an umbrella for unexpected rain showers.

2. Plan a Simple Yet Elegant Menu

Choose a picturesque location that provides a perfect blend of sunlight and shade. Parks, beaches, and botanical gardens are fantastic options. Arrive early to claim the prime spot for yourself. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and be ready for any surprises. Don't forget to pack some cozy blankets or shawls (you can find these at a Discovery Shop) in case it gets a bit chilly, and bring along an umbrella just in case of unexpected rain showers. 

3. Stay Organized with a Checklist

Get ready for your next adventure by creating a comprehensive checklist to guarantee you have everything you need! Don't overlook essential items such as napkins, trash bags, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first-aid kit. This checklist will keep you on track and ready for any unexpected situations that may arise. 

At the Discovery Shop we put new items out everyday so come see what you discover while supporting our vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. It matters where you shop!

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