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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.
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 a Summer Backyard Picnic.

Easy Backyard Picnic

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.

Backyard Picnic salads

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

Backyard Picnic table

Summer Picnic Table

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

Columbine and snowball flowers

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.

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

Summer Backyard Picnic easy menu

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

Lilly of the valley place cards

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

Lilly of the valley in vintage bottles

No-Cook Backyard Picnic Menu

  • fresh bread
  • butter
  • olives
  • cheese
  • mild salami
  • spicy salami
  • Eat Smart Salads

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

eat smart salads

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.

Backyard Picnic with salad

Summer salads for a Backyard Picnic


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

 Backyard Picnic table

easy Summer Backyard Picnic menu

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

fresh bread loaf with Lilly of the valley flowers

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

Summer Backyard Picnic

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

easy Summer Backyard Picnic

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.

You might also enjoy our French Inspired Picnic here.

Also be sure to check out our Swedish Inspired 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!

You might also enjoy our Pink and Yellow Backyard Picnic here.


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