Looking for romantic date ideas? How about a picnic? A little bit cheesy, yeah, but there are a lot of positives in having a date like this. A picnic is ideal for any occasion, you don’t spend much, and you may have some privacy at least. One more reason to schedule a picnic date is simple — it’s summer! Only 2 months of warmth and sun left for you and your cherished one. Why don’t you surprise your lover with a wonderful eve outside, with simple meal, great discussion and stars above your head? Here are numerous advice on preparing a romantic picnic.
1. Find a Good Spot.
Location is quite significant for your picnic preparation, as you want to create right atmosphere. Make sure you don’t choose a park with a playground someplace nearby. Kids running about and screaming will not help you create an atmosphere for sure. Make sure you won’t be disturbed by noises or odours. Of course, a picnic at the seashore with candles and the ocean and sand is a fantastic idea. But if you don’t have an ocean nearby – just choose a place with some grass and more or less lovely sights around. If the mood is not romantic enough, you can adjust it with little effort (continue to the following stage) (proceed to the next step). Don’t forget that a picnic is not only about meadows, parks, lakes and trees. Rooftops are a terrific alternative for a picnic date.
2. Think about Decorations.
Of course, it’s for you to decide whether to make your picnic basic or add mood with some details here and there. If your picnic site has problems decorations may help to make the location more appealing to the sight. You can make your date vintage style by taking an old-fashioned basket, candles and blanket, or add oriental accents with little pillows and ornamental torches.
Don’t plan a BBQ. It’s not a family holiday or the 4th of July. You will spend too much time grilling and food preparation and will regret that you didn’t have enough time for romance. It is advisable to take something you won’t have to cook when on a date. Choose the food that doesn’t have to be hot to taste delicious and that is easy to eat (it is hard to keep table manners when sitting on the grass with a glass of wine in one hand and a piece of something in another) (it is hard to keep table manners when sitting on the grass with a glass of wine in one hand and a piece of something in another).
Good choices for picnic snacks: fruit and berries (particularly strawberries and watermelons for summer time), sea food (already prepared), mayonnaise free salads, handmade cookies and cheese
It’s best to avoid: eggs and dairy products (these deteriorate rapidly), fat meat, fried chicken and potatoes, burgers; any heavy food in general.
4. Dress Up or Casual?
The subject of picnic attire fully depends on the location and the time of the day. If you are having a romantic morning picnic – jeans or airy cotton outfits would do. If you want to add some fanciness for the evening, you may wear less casual attire and add accessories. Just make sure you feel comfortable. Picnic means you will have to sit in different postures, move around, stand up/sit down on a lawn. Tight skirt and stilettoes ? Nope. This style of outfit is not picnic-friendly and won’t be appropriate in this atmosphere.
Don’t forget to take: bug spray, some warm clothes in case it turns chilly in the evening, an umbrella (unless you want to get drenched under the summer rain) (unless you want to get wet under the summer rain).
5. Plan the Entertainment
Yes, it is a date, not a kids’ festivity, so you may imagine that you will find things to talk about and you will enjoy yourselves. What if not? Just imagine — you’ve had your supper, admired the view, and you can’t come up with a nice theme for conversation. Will you be sitting and looking at each other or do something exciting instead? You can take some table games, solve a crossword problem together, fly a kite. Don’t be afraid that it will destroy your romantic atmosphere. You may be sure that this picnic will leave fantastic memories for both of you.