Picnics are a great way to gather and spend time with your friends and family this summer. Whether you want to host your picnic in your backyard, at a local park or on the beach, here’s how to elevate them to be Instagram-worthy so you can get the *best* content this season.
Want to elevate your summer picnics? Here’s what you need for a fancy – and Instagrammable – day outdoors.
1. Bring Fresh Flowers
Bright blooms are a great way to level up the aesthetic and give you the perfect Instagram-worthy content. Create your own bunches and secure them with an elastic. You can go to a local market or a florist to get some fresh flowers.
2. Use Real Glassware
You know what’s a real vibe – and aesthetic – killer? Plastic cups! To add a real touch of class to your al fresco affair, swap it for real glassware instead. Bring along some wine glasses and some champagne flutes to enjoy a sparkling Brutal Fruit.
3. Bring a Charcuterie Board…
Get the perfect-sized board that will fit enough appetisers for everyone or you can have more than one depending on how many people are coming. Make sure you have different types of cheese, a selection of crackers, deli meats, fruit and nuts.
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4. …and Some Sweet Treats
I mean, what would any get-together be without something sweet? Bring along items such as cake, cupcakes, macaroons, and snacks to your summer picnic. Make sure to remove them from their original packaging and place them on cute plates!
5. Add Some Pillows
Soft furnishings, such as pillows and a blanket, are a must as they not only elevate the look but make outdoor dining comfortable, too! Pillows also fill up the space of your picnic set-up so it is not too empty when you are taking pics for the ‘Gram.
6. Serve in Style
Why use an average tray when you could use a mirrored tray to serve drinks instead? These look great on Instagram as you can position them to reflect the greenery or the sky when you are pouring your summer spritzers.
7. Take Old-School Snaps
Who doesn’t love taking (and shaking!) a polaroid picture? Bring a polaroid camera for your and your girls to capture the memories and have keepsakes from the day. The vintage feel also makes for great Instagram-worthy content.