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Breakfast Picnic

Yellow Breakfast Picnic: breakfast picnic with yellow decor and links to all the recipes including homemade croissants and a yogurt parfait bar!

Yellow Breakfast Picnic: breakfast picnic with yellow decor and links to all the recipes including homemade croissants and a yogurt parfait bar!

Today I want to share one of my favorite picnic ideas, which is a breakfast picnic.  We’ve been having a lovely summer so far…and I wish I could slow it down, and squeeze every bit of goodness out of it! Last week we were at the lake for vacation and one morning we treated ourselves to the most perfect little breakfast picnic. What a way to enjoy the most important meal of the day!  I think the best way to have breakfast is with a picnic.

You could do an early morning perfect breakfast picnic and enjoy the sunrise with a picnic breakfast before the summer heat gets too bad. We were enjoying warm weather, but it wasn’t too hot beside the lake, so we had enough time to have a later start. In fact it was great to slow down and really enjoy ourselves at a picnic brunch. Any time of the day in the morning would be great for a breakfast picnic.

A beautiful breakfast picnic with yellow decor and links to all the recipes including homemade croissants and a yogurt parfait bar!

Why We Love Picnics

When I recently asked my followers what keeps them from entertaining more, one of the reasons that seemed to resonate with a lot of people was the challenge of their home…either the size, or the task of cleaning up for company, or being in the middle of renos, or it just not feeling like it’s really up to company. I was inspired to put together a series of summer picnic posts just in time for picnic season to help with just that little problem. A few weeks ago I shared an easy beach picnic, and today I want to share all the details of this picture perfect Breakfast Picnic get-together.  As soon as we’re enjoying warmer weather, it’s time to start having picnics again and enjoying the great outdoors.

make your own yogurt parfait bar

Yellow Colour Scheme

When I thought about a breakfast picnic, sunny yellow just seemed like the perfect colour scheme for the summer time. I shopped my house and found a couple pretty yellow table cloths and the beautiful yellow vintage sheet bunting. The bunting was made last summer for a friend of a friend’s wedding. 

To make the bunting I shopped second hand stores and found some vintage sheets with lots of yellow. I ripped the sheets into strips and combined them with some lace and ribbons tied to some twine for a pretty yellow bunting. It was perfect for our picnic tied between some tree branches beside the lake.  It’s such an easy idea to add a little fun decor to your picnic spot, and make things feel extra special.

yellow bunting made from vintage sheets

The mini lightbox that says “Picnic Party” was a fun detail to add to our picnic area.

breakfast picnic party

Wood Crates That Double As Tables

A traditional wicker picnic basket is fun by for our picnic we used some vintage crates to carry everything, and they doubled as the perfect little picnic tables. Look out for them at antique shops, they’re so handy. We didn’t have any distant to walk with these, so the weight wasn’t an issue. If you were carrying things further than light weight plastic containers might be a better way to pack up your food, and a backpack might be better than crates for hauling your picnic supplies.  But for a location like a  nearby beach or local park where you can park the car nearby these kind of pretty decor pieces and extras really elevate the experience and help create a fabulous picnic.

yellow breakfast picnic on the beach

Breakfast Picnic Menu

Our menu for breakfast was sooooo good. What could be better than a morning on the beach with good food? There so many great easy picnic food ideas for breakfast. We kept things pretty simple but very delicious with some of our favorite picnic food ideas for breakfast.

  • coffee
  • orange juice
  • make-your-own yogurt granola parfaits
  • breakfast pastries

Breakfast Picnic Drinks

We had some mango orange juice in little reusable glass bottles, and some coffee because -breakfast. The coffee was in the prettiest to-go cups, perfect for a picnic. Bring a thermos of coffee, and refill as needed on the beach. I wanted there to be options for the whole family, so juice and coffee were great choices.

orange mango juice in glass bottles

Make Your Own Yogurt Parfaits

Then we had some great little yogurt parfaits. I set up a little make-your-own yogurt parfait bar with lots of fresh simple  ingredients like our homemade granola -find our easy recipe here, along with some fresh fruit including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, toasted coconut, and chocolate all in little individual mason jars for guests to help themselves too. Another great option would be to combine all the fruit together in a larger fruit salad all in one large mason jar.

make your own yogurt parfait bar breakfast picnic

I put the greek yogurt into individual mason jars that were about 1/2 full so everyone could take one and add their own toppings. Instead of honey, which we usually have on top of greek yogurt, I brought some maple syrup. OMGoodness. I didn’t know how great it was with yogurt and now I can never go back, haha.  This was such a great healthy breakfast option.

yogurt parfait buffet


And the star attraction of the picnic was, by far, the homemade croissants.

breakfast picnic pastries

If you follow me on instagram you might have seen that my youngest daughter loves to bake and had it on her summer bucket list to make chocolate croissants from scratch. Let’s face it, as parents we do a lot of investing in and supporting our kids, and we really don’t expect much in return except their happiness and a little gratitude, right?

Well boy did we hit the jackpot here -on the first attempt the croissants were AMAZING! This is the recipe she used, if you want to give them a try -your taste buds will thank you. She made half chocolate and half almond -with almond paste inside and sprinkled with slivered almonds. 

If you aren’t blessed with a 10 year old baker at your house, or have less time, you could also pick some up at with a quick run to your favourite bakery or grocery store on picnic day. Any puff pastry danishes or croissants would be delicious and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Yellow Breakfast Picnic: breakfast picnic with yellow decor and links to all the recipes including homemade croissants and a yogurt parfait bar!

This picnic was so delicious and so much fun, and such a great way to start off the day, with our best picnic food ideas. I hope you’re taking advantage of the summer weather and making a point to get out with friends for some yummy food and at least one picnic this summer -especially if your house is one of the reasons you don’t entertain more.  Picnics are the perfect easy way to not worry about entertaining at home.

More Breakfast Picnic Food Ideas

We loved our simple menu, but our next picnic might include some of these breakfast food ideas.  Muffins or quick breads are always a hit and easy to transport for an outdoor picnics.   How about some cinnamon rolls?  Any classic quiches would be a really great addition, and the perfect way to enjoy eggs one of the breakfast essentials, on a picnic. Or take a cue from continental breakfast and enjoy a savory breakfast with different kinds of cheese like cheddar cheese, creamy brie, smoked gouda, mozzarella cheese, or swiss cheese, with fresh bread like a rosemary focaccia bread or a whole grain baguette. Bagels would be a great option too with toppings like cream cheese or peanut butter, or even fresh veggies like red onion and salmon and little bit of fresh herbs.  There are so many delicious recipe options for our favorite meal of the day.

Yellow Breakfast Picnic: breakfast picnic with yellow decor and links to all the recipes including homemade croissants and a yogurt parfait bar!

Shop The Party

And if you’re feeling inspired to host your own yellow picnic I’ve gathered up some sources from Amazon, so you can shop the party.

Yellow breakfast picnic

1. Yellow Polka Dot Paper Napkins, 2. Mason Jars, 3. Paper Striped Straws, 4. Wooden Disposable Spoons, 5. Yellow Paper Coffee Cups, 6. Glass Flip Top Bottles, 7. Yellow Turkish Towel Picnic Blanket, 8. Mini Lightbox, 9. Wooden Crates

Clean Up

One important thing to remember is to not forget to think about clean up after your picnic.  If you’re in a local park take advantage of trash cans, if not be sure to bring something you put any garbage in.  It’s a good thing to think about bringing an extra  bag to pack up dirty dishes so that they don’t make a mess on the way home.  Paper towels are helpful for cleaning up, and it’s a good idea to bring some aluminum foil, ziplock bags, plastic wrap or food containers may be useful for any leftover food items.  You want the leave the area you have picniked in 

I hope these fun picnic ideas have inspired you.  With an early morning picnic for breakfast to start the day, life really is a party!

More Picnic Inspiration

You might also enjoy our Swedish Inspired Midsummer Picnic here.

Swedish Inspired Midsummer Picnic:  Enjoy drinks, smorgasbord, and dessert all inspired by a traditional Swedish Midsummer menu.  Easy to create at home, and so delicious!

Also check out our French Inspired Picnic here.

You might also like our Yellow and Pink Picnic here.


  1. Wow, nice, the perfect summer lakeside breakfast! Making memories too!

    We no longer use Amazon for many reasons have switched to Walmart Ill look at walmart for some of your cute breakfast pieces.

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