Today is National Picnic Day and I thought it might be fun to set up an amazing picnic in our backyard. Isn’t this gorgeous?
National Picnic Day is a day to celebrate the joy of eating and spending time outdoors with friends and family. It is celebrated annually on April 23rd in the United States. This is the day when people gather together in parks, backyards, and other outdoor spaces to enjoy a picnic. Today I partnered with Arhaus to create this amazing picnic for my family.
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I love picnics!
National Picnic Day is a perfect time to get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and spend quality time with your loved ones. Whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two or a family gathering, there are countless ways to celebrate this fun-filled day.
Picnic Ideas for Any Day
Choose the Perfect Location
The first step in planning a picnic is choosing the perfect location. Whether you prefer a nearby park, a beach, or your own backyard, make sure to choose a spot with plenty of space for your group.
I found the perfect location in the shade in our backyard. As you are planning your picnic, look for a location with shade, or bring along an umbrella or canopy to protect your group from the sun.
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Don’t Think You Need to Pack a Casual Table
Picnics are a great opportunity to bond and spend quality time with your loved ones. So why not set a beautiful picnic with quality dinnerware, glassware, silverware, and more.
I partnered with Arhaus to create this beautiful picnic.
Check out these amazing items here.
Prepare Your Menu
The second step is to plan your menu. Keep it simple and pack easy-to-eat foods like sandwiches, wraps, fruit, cheese, crackers, and finger foods.
Make sure to include plenty of snacks and drinks to keep everyone hydrated and satisfied throughout the day.
You might want to pack a fun celebratory cocktail as I did here! This Arhaus bar set is my favorite!
Make it Special
Make your picnic special by adding some personal touches. Bring along a comfortable blanket, pillows, and a picnic basket or cooler. You can also add some fresh flowers or a table and cushions for comfort.
National Picnic Day, or ANY day, is a great opportunity to get outside, enjoy nature, and create lasting memories with your loved ones. By following these simple steps, you can plan the perfect picnic and make this day special for everyone.
Aren’t these items from Arhaus amazing?
My Latest Project
Now that the beach house is basically done, we are starting to invite family and friends to visit! Which means that I need to get the house ready for entertaining.
So I made a list of what needed to be done. And almost everything on the list was art for the walls.
You may not be aware that I am an artist and so I was pretty sure that I would be painting all new paintings for every room. But that means I need to find the time to paint, which I don;t have.
So I found some inexpensive “temporary art” to hang on our walls.
Eventually, I will paint art for our beach house. Until then, this is a good alternative.
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My Biggest Challenge This Week
How many times have you ever bought something that looked totally different than the photo?
That happened to me this week and it was so frustrating.
I bought this piece of artwork pictured above from Studio McGee at Target. And the photo is what it looked like online.
And here is what it looked like when it arrived. Wait, what????
What happened to the colors? Online it looked as if there was blue and gold in the painting. In real life, it’s actually brown and grey.
How and why would they advertise a painting with blue and gold in it when it really had brown and grey?
So did I return it?
Here is the problem. The painting, considering the size and perfect color of the frame, was well-priced.
So I pulled out my acrylic paints and I fixed it. And added some blush and gold color to brighten it up to hang in a different room at the beach house. I might have also lightened some of the dark spots too.
This is actually not a real painting. Rather, it is a print of a painting. So I had a pretty good sense that adding a thin layer of paint wouldn’t be noticeable.
So I mixed up some paint to match the office at the beach house and painted on some pretty colors. How do you think it compares to the one pictured above?
What do you think? I like the subtle change.
Talk about inspiring. Patty Hung has run 37 consecutive Boston Marathons, earning her the record for most consecutive Boston Marathons run by a woman. Oh, and she is 77 years old!!!
The Pasadena Showcase House opens today! If you are in the Los Angeles area, definitely go see it. The house is spectacular and the ticket price supports arts education.
It was another busy week at My 100 Year Old Home! We started with a quick and easy craft, peeked into the Waco kitchen, made some fun wrapping paper, shared a spring decorating tip, took a tour of the Waco AirBnB, and then celebrated Earth Day!
Martha shared a great article about 8 Home Features That Will Increase Your Homes Value and a few features that you should pass on. I would love to know your thoughts on this!
I can’t believe this is the last week of April! How did that happen? We have a fun week planned with a DIY to make a wooden cake stand and some more Mother’s Day brunch recipes. We are also sharing three exciting things we finished at the beach house: the kitchen fixtures, lighting, and our new blinds in the primary suite. Lastly, I am sharing a very special rehearsal dinner.
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