Picnic Toys & Other Essentials
- A camera to capture those special moments.
- Lawn or camp chairs. Unless the idea of sitting on a stump all day sounds appealing, remember to pack some comfy lawn chairs.
- Blankets. Big ones. The size that’s perfect for napping and reading—or watching the stars, if your picnic carries on into the night. You may also want to bring along a big plastic sheet or tarp to put under the blanket, in case the ground is a little wet.
- Tablecloth, and tablecloth clips (available in camping stores or departments).
- Binoculars. For bird-watching, kid-checking, and anything else you want to keep an eye on.
- A small, rugged vase. Your hike in the woods could land you a great bouquet of wildflowers to serve as a centerpiece on your picnic table.
- A kite. A couple of big bottles of bubbles. A Frisbee, a puzzle, a board game, or a deck of cards. You know -- fun stuff!
- Staying late? Bring firewood, kindling and matches for a campfire.
- A flashlight or maybe even a camping lantern.
- A guitar or other musical instruments for playing and singing around the campfire with your friends and family.
- Swimming suits, an extra set of clothes and towels, if you're picnicking near a swimming area.
- Garbage bags. Don't litter the campsite.
- Duct tape. (Just because you should never go anywhere without duct tape.)
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