How to Plan the Perfect Picnic

What better way to kick off spring than a fun relaxing picnic with family and friends? Better yet? It’s super easy, affordable and enjoyable for all ages. Keep reading for the inside scoop with Whoa Dough’s best tips and tricks to make your next picnic the best one yet!

The first thing you want to do when planning the perfect picnic is choosing a location and deciding where you want to go. Despite popular opinions, picnics aren’t just for the park! Whether it be at your local park, beach, your own backyard, or the peak of a mountain after a challenging hike, the possibilities are truly endless. 

Once you have decided on a location for your picnic, it’s time to plan the menu and decide what you will be packing for food. Some of the best foods to pack on a picnic are ones that are simple to make and can be easily transported with you. Some of our favorites are sandwiches, pasta salad, cheese & crackers, veggies & hummus or dips, pre-cut fruit, trail mix, or any other easy on the go snacks! We also recommended you pack water to stay hydrated along with any other of your favorite beverages like lemonade, iced tea or juice. Oh and don’t forget to pack a few of your favorite Whoa Dough bars for dessert! Our non-refrigerated recipe and individually wrapped bars make for the perfect picnic snack for a sweet treat, anytime, anywhere. 

Now that you have brainstormed a few ideas for what foods you will take with you it’s time to pack for your picnic! When packing for your picnic, it’s important to be efficient and only bring the things you will definitely need and use. You can certainly use a picnic basket if you have one, but if not a backpack or cooler works just as well! Neatly arrange your food and drinks into your bag of choice with silverware, disposable cups, napkins and ice packs to keep your food chilled and as fresh as possible. Along with your array of food and drinks, you want to pack a few things to make your picnic experience as great as possible. This includes a large blanket to spread out or chairs to sit on, yard games like frisbee or a football, as well as sunscreen or bug spray. The best part about packing for your picnic is how customizable it is. We’ve created an outline to get you started with a few ideas but other than that it’s entirely up to you! 


We love seeing what our Whoa Dough family is up to. If you plan a picnic with Whoa Dough be sure to take a photo and tag us on Instagram! Also be sure to check out our previous blog post, Swing Into Spring: Best Outdoor Family Activities, for more ideas on how to make the most of the beautiful spring weather!

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