Warm Weather Picnic Inspirations

With warm temps returning (mostly) to the forecast, there’s so much that makes me smile! It’s easy to embrace the green grass, blooming flowers, and sunshine. In fact, it makes me want to do nothing more than pack up a basket full of good things, grab a blanket and something tasty to drink, and take it all outdoors. Who doesn’t love a good picnic?

After browsing through the collection of picnic inspirations I’ve put together in the gallery below, I guarantee you’ll get on board too! Click through and get ready to pack up a basket of your own.


  • Pretty Details 1 of 19
    Pretty Details
    A small bouquet of flowers adds some sweet detail to any picnic.
    Inspiration via Cow Parsley
  • Mason Jars, Of Course! 2 of 19
    Mason Jars, Of Course!
    Mason jars make for great picnic ware, so sturdy! Add those custom lids and paper straws for some fun detail.
    Inspiration via Dot & Bo
  • Picnic Wagon 3 of 19
    Picnic Wagon
    What? You don't have a vintage station wagon to stage your perfect picnic? Me neither. But that doesn't stop me from taking tons of inspiration from this image.
    Inspiration via iPic
  • Picnic Fare 4 of 19
    Picnic Fare
    Retro bottles of Coke and pasta salad in Mason jars seems like the absolute best way to picnic.
    Inspiration via Nice Party
  • Finger Foods Are Ideal 5 of 19
    Finger Foods Are Ideal
    Finger foods are ideal for picnic fare. This post has tons of good ideas and tasty inspirations.
    See them all here at Style Me Pretty
  • You’re Invited! 6 of 19
    You're Invited!
    These picnic invites are so cute and perfect for the occasion.
    See them here at Eat, Drink, Chic
  • Picnic Pockets 7 of 19
    Picnic Pockets
    Utensils, napkins and salt and pepper in one handy packet. Perfect!
    Inspiration via Think Garnish
  • Menu Ideas 8 of 19
    Menu Ideas
    Sandwiches, veggies, hardboiled eggs and more! Anything that doesn't make much of a mess belongs on a picnic menu.
    Details here from Tartelette Blog
  • Pellegrino In A Basket 9 of 19
    Pellegrino In A Basket
    Pellegrino and baguettes in a basket, yes please!
    Inspiration via A Punch Of Color Design
  • Apple Basket Packing 10 of 19
    Apple Basket Packing
    Love the details here, an apple basket brimming with tasty picnic treats is delightful.
    See it all here at Dust Jacket Attic
  • Picnic Chic 11 of 19
    Picnic Chic
    Fancy cheese, grapes and other tasty fare is a happy change from the sandwiches and chips of picnics past!
    Inspiration via French Wedding Style
  • Perfect Picnic Inspiration 12 of 19
    Perfect Picnic Inspiration
    If you were looking for the perfect picnic, this is probably it.
    Inspiration via Daily Dream Decor
  • Tasty Treats 13 of 19
    Tasty Treats
    This recipe for a berry fool has me smacking my lips. I think it'd be yummy as picnic fare and pretty self contained too.
    Recipe here from The Kitchn
  • Rooftop Picnic Party 14 of 19
    Rooftop Picnic Party
    Sometimes the green grass is miles away, so why not a rooftop picnic instead?
    Inspiration via The Sweetest Occasion
  • Paper Wrapped Sandwiches 15 of 19
    Paper Wrapped Sandwiches
    Forego the plastic wrap in favor of paper and pretty string, it's an easy way to dress up a simple sandwich.
    Inspiration via The Kitchn
  • Brown Bag With Clip On Utensils 16 of 19
    Brown Bag With Clip On Utensils
    These DIY clip-on utensils from my sister Jordan are kind of genius. What a great way to keep track of your fighting tools when you're brown bagging it.
    Details here from Oh Happy Day
  • Picnic Pie Sets 17 of 19
    Picnic Pie Sets
    My friend Stephanie is the creative force behind these cute picnic pie sets now sold at Anthropologie. Aren't they adorable?
    Details here from Stephmodo
  • DIY Picnic Baskets + Free Printable 18 of 19
    DIY Picnic Baskets + Free Printable
    I'm really digging these DIY picnic baskets made from butcher paper. Such a fun project!
    Details here from Oh Happy Day
  • Perfect Picnic Basket 19 of 19
    Perfect Picnic Basket
    This stylish tote is actually a cleverly designed picnic basket that fits everything pictured here. Super chic and picnic ready.
    Find it here from Anthropologie


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