Summer Backyard Picnic

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

I love the warms days of summer that we’re starting to enjoy, and after a long winter one of the things I love most is getting outside more.  A sure sign of beautiful weather is eating outside again and enjoying Summer Backyard Picnics.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

After a weekend of gardening, this easy, and yummy dinner was the perfect way to enjoy the sun and relax in our garden.  We spent the day planting our veggie patch, working on planting flower containers for the deck, and weeding our perennial beds.  It was so nice to sit down together outside and enjoy the beauty of our garden along with our yummy dinner.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

After all our hard work outside, I was happy for a an easy, no-cook summer meal, and a pretty table setting.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

I kept the table very simple with a pretty white linen table runner, white plates, and simple cotton napkins.  I let some of the pretty summer flowers be the star of the show.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

I gathered up some pretty blooms from our garden, like columbine and snowballs and added in some lilacs and flowering tree branches from a walk along a nearby country road.

I used some pretty vintage mason jars and enamelware jugs for the flowers.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

My favourite little detail for the table were the sweet lily of the valley placecard holders.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

I used some small vintage bottles that were an antique fair find last year, and tied on some card stock tags with a little twine.  Lilly of the Valley were the perfect little flower to use in the vases, and they smelt divine.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

For our menu I wanted something easy, delicious, and healthy.  Eat Smart Salads were the perfect choice.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

I buy these Kale salad kits all the time.  They’re so delicious and I love how convenient they are.  As a busy mom, I love being able to add the salad kits to any meal as a healthy side dish.  Each salad kit blends six or more superfoods, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.  For our dinner we had Sweet Kale, Strawberry Harvest, and Sunflower Kale.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

Eat Smart is the first brand in its category to commit to clean ingredients, with a plan to extend the no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives to all of its products by the end of 2018.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

All Eat Smart products will be free from high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, hydrogenated fats, as well as artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners by the end of next year.  I love that their easy-to-understand labels will list recongnizable ingredients that I can feel good about serving my family.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

I also love that everything you need for the complete salad comes in the kit, including the salad blend, the dressing, and lots of fun and yummy toppings.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

We also enjoyed the Salad Shake Ups -which have a great lockable lid for easy mixing, and deep bowl -perfect for on the go activities like trips to the beach this summer, or park playdates.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

With no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in these salads either, they are a great option for a superfood on the go.  We tried Acacado Ranch, Tropical Lime, and Raspberry Acai -and they were all delicious!

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

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Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

We paired our delicious and easy salads with some beautiful fresh bread, cured meats and cheeses for the perfect summer picnic.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

This is my favourite kind of summer entertaining -easy enough for the cook to enjoy the party too!

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

I’m so glad it’s warm enough to enjoy eating outside again.

Summer Backyard Picnic -beautiful table setting ideas with lily of the valley placecards, and mason jar flower arrangements and an easy, no fuss menu.

With a beautiful, healthy, and easy Summer Backyard Picnic, life really is a party!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Comments

  1. Looks so delish! I should have invited myself over for this meal. Those salads look amazing!

  2. Thanks Kim, you should have come! Next time. 😉
    Dannyelle

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