Beach Picnic -And a Giveaway!

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We had a wonderful afternoon at the beach last week, and today I’m excited to share our picnic lunch with you. While the girls played in the sand, I set up our lunch on a picnic table under a nice tree. The tree was perfect for hanging up our pretty bunting flags.

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I set the table with a pretty vintage table cloth, and brought along some simple mason jars for wild flowers we picked at the beach. To pack our picnic, we used our new, beautiful lunch boxes from Stuck On You. We love them. When you order them, you get to choose your colour, custom design, and add your name. They are so pretty, my girls couldn’t wait to use them, and this was certainly the perfect occasion.

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I really liked that the lunch boxes are insulated too, to keep food fresh. We also used our new matching water bottles. I love that they’re BPA free, and that we could co-ordinate the lunch box and water bottle design -so cute!

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I wanted to make a real beach inspired lunch for my girls, so here’s the not too tricky, but still really special menu I came up with.

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My girls are huge fans of any kind of pasta, and their favourite is probably pasta with a little butter and parmesan cheese. I boiled up some shell pasta to go with our theme, and thought the cheese, looked a little like sand. I packed it up for the beach in sweet little mason jars.

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My girls are also big fans of hard boiled eggs, and I just happen to have a bento fish shaped egg mould. We made fish eggs, that I wrapped in parchment and served in these sweet little boat like dishes.

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I wanted to add a little fruit to the mix, so I turned apple wedges into sail boats, with a simple sail made from some pretty paper and a tooth pick.

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For dessert, I picked up some chocolate gold fish cookies, and added a few gummy fish for fun.

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I set up all the goodies, while the girls played.

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Then we did a few of our fun beach activities -that I shared here, before they had their lunch.

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Can you tell they were having a good time? And after we were all done, we packed up our pretty wild flowers, and memories of a lovely afternoon together.

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Stuck On You wants to help you create some great summer memories too, or help you get started on your back-to-school shopping, so they’re offering a lucky reader a $20 Gift Voucher to Stuck On You. This is a great prize, since you can use it to order any of their beautiful custom goods. Visit their website here for some ideas. We’ll draw for the prize on Monday, August 12, 2013. Good luck!

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Stuck On You has also generously offered an exclusive offer to Life Is A Party readers, of FREE SHIPPING OF ALL OF AUGUST! Just use the code SHIPD1 at the check out. Now is the perfect time to order lunch boxes, water bottles, backpacks, and pencil cases for back to school.

With beautiful, personalized Stuck On You products, life really is a party!

This post is linked up at Between Naps on the PorchTatertots and JelloWhipperberry, and Craftberry Bush.

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Comments

  1. sabrina says:

    Oh I was really wanting to enter this giveaway so I could possibly win and get that adorable cupcake lunch bag BUT I’m not on Facebook….boo hoo for me.
    Thanks anyway.

  2. Your girls are precious and they are certainly having fun at the beach. Your beautiful picnic with all the wonderful details are great for making special memories. I am so glad you shared each part and how you packed the food with a beach theme. Have a fun time with your children.

    Pam

  3. How sweet is this! I love the colors that you chose for your picnic – so vibrant! You definitely are creating special memories with all of those adorable details and love you put into this!

  4. So sweet! Love the banner in the trees! What a fun outing~

  5. I found you through the Tatertots & Jello link party, and I just had to say that this is adorable! It’s so sweet to do something fun like this with your kids, those are for sure memories that they’ll have for life.

  6. Hi Sabrina, so sorry you couldn’t enter this time, I’ll see what I can do for our next give-away though.
    Dannyelle.

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