THE PICNIC: Part III -The Food!

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Well, the highlight of a picnic is certainly the food! I love how all the details turned out. The individual picnic lunches were packed in red paper bags, with some sweet red gingham tissue paper, and tied with a little twine. I customized the bags with these labels I created.

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It was so fun watching everyone excitedly unpack their picnic bags to see what was in them -including the grown-ups!

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So here’s the menu:

  • Fried Chicken
  • Potato Chips
  • Veggies and Dip or Bean Salad
  • An Apple
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cupcake-in-a-Jar

Let’s start with the chicken, I purchased chicken the night before, and wrapped in up with waxed tissue paper, tied with twine, and marked with labels I made to fit our theme.

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The kettle cooked potato chips were re-packaged in cello bags, with a custom label.

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I made veggies and dip for the kids, packaged in cello bags, with a small container of dip, and tied with twine. The grown-ups had three bean salad, served in mini-mason jars.

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For something sweet, we made chocolate chip cookies, and packaged them in little brown paper bags, closed with the custom labels.

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Our best treat was the cupcake-in-a-jar, and a great portable way to celebrate a birthday!

We made vanilla cupcakes, and cut them in half, then we spread the bottom half with a little raspberry jam, and layered it in the bottom of the mason jar.

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Then we piped in some pink frosting, and added the top of the cupcake. It was also iced, and we added some pink sanding sugar on top.

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They were delicious, and the kids loved digging into all that icing!

Our friends and family weren’t bothered by having to move our beach picnic indoors due to cold windy weather, and laid out the picnic blankets in our dinning room and living room!

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Before the birthday girl dug into her cupcake we all sang “Happy Birthday” to her.

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With a picnic -inside or out -life really is a party!

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This post is linked up at Home is Where My Story Begins, Tatertots and Jello, Whipperberry, Simply Designing, and Between Naps on the Porch.

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  1. Oh! You’ve done it again! I just checked out your last post – Part 2 of the party and I’m even more impressed!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those little portable cupcakes- you are so gifted! Where did you find the mini mason jars for the bean salad and the cupcake jars? Ingenious!!! Pat yourself on the back! P.S. Also love your daughters cute dress.

  2. Thanks so much Sabrina for the kind words. I couldn’t find the “quilted” pattern mason jars in Canada anywhere, so I picked these up on a trip to the states, at a hardware store. I love them too, and sure I will find a million uses for the them.

  3. What a fun picnic for little ones!

  4. This is so cool! You thought of everything! I can just imagine the little kid coming out in each of the adults as they unpacked their sack lunches! Something about a sack lunch that makes you think of grade school and the anticipation….what did Mom pack today!? Mom never packed it THIS great, though! Excellent job! You put a lot of thought and time into this, and I’m sure everyone really enjoyed it!!!

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