The weather has been grey and dreary for the past four months or so, which means couples have probably spent most of their date nights inside a theater, inside a museum, inside their house, etc. The key word here is “inside.” Now it’s time to get some well-needed sunshine with your loved one, and spend a little quality time outside. What’s a better way to spend an afternoon with your significant other on a beautiful day, other than having a picnic? In this post, we’ll go over a few ways you can make sure your picnic date seem like a scene straight out of a romantic chick flick.
First things first, you need to make sure you have a properly nice place to come home to. If you share a living space with your significant other, you’ll want a comfortable and accommodating bed to unwind on. We think a Helix mattress is a wonderful mattress for couples because they’ll suit any type of sleeper (back, stomach, side, and combo), any body type, and they offer six different models so you can choose the one that works best for you and your loved one. If Helix isn’t doing it for you, you can check The Slumber Yard’s picks for the best mattresses for couples.
Once you have that sewed up, you can move to the task at hand. You’re going to have to prepare a good lunch for you and your company. People often choose foods that are acceptable to eat cold, but that can be a little limiting. Sandwiches are always a good picnic staple, but what if you’re trying to have a ham sandwich with a nice warm cup of delicious broccoli cheddar soup on the side? With the Outdoor Windproof Folding Gas Stove, you can easily warm up your soup, or anything else for that matter, in a few short minutes. It’s made from strong stainless steel, lightweight, compact, and foldable so you can easily bring it along with you in your picnic basket.
If you didn’t use a proper basket, did you even have a picnic? Obviously we’re joking, but it’s still more fun and aesthetically pleasing to have a real picnic basket. We aren’t talking about the wicker basket ones, like the one Little Red Riding Hood carried through the woods — it’s 2019 now and basket makers are stepping up their game. For your picnic, pack your goodies inside a 30L Foldable Picnic Basket. You can fit your sandwiches, fruit, snacks, and even a wine bottle inside. It has cold and thermal insulation so it’ll keep your food fresh and your drinks chilled until you’re ready to dig in, or pop it on your new folding gas stove.
You’re already out in nature, so you probably don’t want to sit directly on the ground amongst the ants, spiders, and whatever else crawls between the blades of grass. Instead of dirtying up one of your nice blankets in your living room, bring along the Wind Tour Portable Water-resistant Picnic Blanket. It has a nice plaid pattern and it’s made with water resistant material, so your butt won’t get wet from sitting on any soggy grass, or sand if you choose to have a beach date. One of the best parts about it, is that the blanket folds down to the size of a small clutch bag with a wrist handle and fastener tape, so it’s easy to clean up and transport.
Instead of buying plastic forks and plates every time you choose to go on a picnic, or risking your own kitchenware, bring a few Portable Travel Outdoor Picnic Bowls and two sets of the Lixada 3 Piece Cutlery Set. The bowls retracts into a 2” thick plate so it’s easy to store, and it fits perfectly inside your picnic basket. It’s made from silicone, and it’s both odorless and non-toxic. The silverware set comes with a standard fork, spoon, and knife made from titanium. They’re lightweight, rust-proof, and heat resistant so they’re safe to put through the dishwasher. You can either buy these once and use them over-and-over for picnics or camping, or you can purchase a new set of plastic plates and silverware each and every time you’re going to be eating outdoors.
This article was written by McKenzie Dillon from The Slumber Yard.