How to picnic like a pro
The picnic has been a part of British life since the Middle Ages when food was brought out to huntsmen while they were on horseback. A picnic is even featured on the Bayeux Tapestry. The word itself is French in origin and dates back to 1692 as ‘pique-nique’.
But picnics are very different now, and a proper picnic in the park is more than just a sandwich and a bottle of warm pop. That’s why we’ve put six of our favourite picnic tips together to make it easier to picnic like a pro.
Don’t forget you can find everything you need for your perfect picnic in our dedicated Summer shop.
FRUIT ICE CUBES
What’s cooler than being cool? Fruit ice cubes. All you have to do is place 3 cups of fresh berries into an empty ice cube tray, add water and freeze for about an hour. You could even replace the water with lemonade or soda water if you fancy!
SERVE IN STYLE
Muffin trays are a great way to serve finger foods such as carrot sticks, olives, nuts and fruit.
BAND UP YOUR APPLE SLICES
Apple slices are a great healthy snack for the little ones. Keep the slices fresh by tying them together with a rubber band.
FREEZE YOUR GRAPES
Frozen grapes are a sensational summer snack, but also work as a great alternative to ice cubes to keep your wine nice and cool. Highly recommended. Why not try Ocado’s mixed seedless grapes to test it out?
DIY DRINK LIDS
Keep a lid on it and mind those flies. Protect your drinks with ease with a cupcake case. Just flip the case upside down and carefully poke a hole in the middle for your straw and you’re good to go!
JAM JAR DRESSINGS
Old jam jars are perfect for storing and transporting summer salad dressings to your favourite spot in the park. Haven’t got an old jam jar? Try these Kilner Preserve Jars.
In need of some easy recipe ideas for your next picnic? We’ve got the perfect collection of delicious recipes just for you here.