Picnic Time {Wednesday Wishlist}

With the Easter holidays starting at the end of the week, along with the warmer weather it can only mean one thing… Picnic time!

When Roo was about Tigger’s age she went through a really fussy stage and the only way we could get her to eat anything was by having picnic’s. We would set up a blanket on the floor, place different foods in bowls/plates (thank goodness for the dishwasher) and then she would sit down and munch her way through the different bowls etc.

The idea of having regular picnic’s (i.e. every mealtime) soon lost it’s appeal for me but as she regained her less fussy state the novelty of having a picnic has become much more of a lovely idea, especially as the weather starts to warm up and the kids want to be outdoors rather than hold up inside with the ‘same boring toys’ that they have played with all winter.

This year I am planning to get out and about as much as possible. In order to do this I want to treat us to some picnic time treats…

Wednesday Wishlist - Picnic Time

Kitchen Craft 21 Litre Coolmovers Marina Collapsible Cool Basket

We have a past it’s best free cool bag that we got on promotion for something or other, it doesn’t really keep the food cool and it is a pain in the bum to carry. I’m loving the idea of a collapsible cool bag/basket as it won’t take up much space in my small galley kitchen but will still hold quite a bit when filled with food.

Lock & Lock Food Storage Set 6 Piece

Like most households I have an array of food storage boxes hidden in the cupboard, however with misshaped lids, missing lids and ones that turned orange (why do they always turn orange) they are quite frankly a bit manky. A new set of lock & lock boxes will ensure my potato salad stays contained, plus I could then throw out all my mismatch boxes I currently have.

Campri Picnic Rug

Always good to have a waterproof backed blanket, we have made the mistake of just using a generic blanket and ended up with wet bottoms. Also if you are picnicking on the beach the sand can’t work its way through the holes in a traditional towel or blanket.

Traditional Garden Games Sports Day Set

Whilst I’m sitting in the sunshine reading my book keeping an eye on  the children it’s always best if they are entertained or you end up with endless requests of ‘Mum will you push me on the swings?’ etc. so I’m hoping that a bit of good old fashion garden games will keep them occupied with a variety of things that they can do all in one box.

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  1. April 2, 2014 / 9:08 am

    Love the picnic rug, very stylish. I’ll try to have Wednesday Wishlist back next Wednesday. It’s been a little hectic here and I didn’t have much time for it this week x

  2. April 2, 2014 / 10:01 am

    It definitely feels like picnic weather here today. We haven’t found a great picnic rug yet and I love the look of yours – you are so right that it needs a waterproof backing, especially in this country!

  3. April 2, 2014 / 10:27 am

    We love picnics here. Emmy was also really fussy so picnics made a big appearance at meal times

  4. April 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    We’re big picnic fans, and as soon as the sun comes out, so do we! We got a collapsible picnic cold bag last year and it’s one the best things, so practical, especially when you can just stow it under the buggy 😉 The games set looks like a good idea too.

  5. April 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    Oh, we have a picnic rug from Primark, need to dig it out now in hope of warmer days :-). Love the idea of indoor picnics for fussy eaters, wish I had read your post a few years back when my little girl went through that stage!xx

  6. April 2, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    Picnics are great fun, especially when you have children. Can’t wait for the nice weather to arrive so we can start getting out more!

  7. April 2, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    We are a picnicking family, It has enabled us to go places we couldn’t afford and helps us remain a little more frugal, plus the boys prefer home cooked food

  8. Beverley
    April 2, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    The collapsible cool basket is awesome!

  9. April 2, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    I love picnics we try and go on loads during the summer months. There are some lovely things there and a good reminder for me to invest in some new picnic gear this year.

  10. April 2, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    I too have made the picnic rug mistake, so we need to invest in a good picnic rug this summer!

  11. April 2, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    I could get totally obsessed about picnic gadgets and goodies! Even now my babies are grown up we still have carpet picnics when everyone is home if the weather isn’t nice enough to get out in!

  12. April 2, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    I love picnic season! Keeps the mess out of the house as well – fab choices x

  13. Becca
    April 2, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Love the picnic blanket. Usually end up fighting for a space on a beach towel.

  14. April 3, 2014 / 11:57 am

    Oh, the thought of a lovely picnic in the sunshine while I’m sat here at my desk looking out at grey skies and pouring rain has just put a smile on my face! Thank you 🙂

  15. April 3, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    What a lovely collection of picnic items.All we need now is some sunshine.

  16. April 3, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    ooh I am a big fan pf picnics and no washing up

  17. April 3, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Ooooh, love the garden game set!

  18. Gail Bennett
    April 4, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Lovely wishlist! I love picnics and it’s good to be organised … I’ve always wanted one of those lovely whicker baskets … 🙂

  19. Dawn
    April 5, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    We love picnics, wand am sure we are due an upgrade of our collection. A great list

  20. April 6, 2014 / 9:05 am

    These are so cute and SUCH a great idea! Whenever we do our day trips to places we do picnics and these would be perfect. x

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