We're deep into Summer now, and what better way to spend balmy afternoons then entertaining in the great outdoors with a picnic? We've covered our bases, so if you have a die-hard obsession with classic video games, space travel, or just straight-up cool gizmos, one of these picks is bound to find its way to your next outing.
Instead of the traditional gingham-printed variety, go with one of your favorite geek themes like this Pac-Man Fleece Blanket  ($25).
Not-So-Disposable Plates and Cups
This All American Not Paper! Picnic Set  ($45) will totally fool your picnic guests. The Solo-esque cups are reusable and made of durable plastic as well as the faux paper plates. As an added bonus, freak your guests out with the "ant-covered" plates.
Take the eco approach to dining outdoors by packing reusable forks, knives, and spoons. These Lego-like Snack & Stack Utensils  ($17) snap all together to save space.
Compostable Picnic Box
If you'd rather pack all your dining gear in one easy box, go with a 100 percent compostable solution like Boxsal's Today's Date Box  ($25). Included are utensils, plates, napkins, cups, and a slew of other compostable goodies. The paint-by-numbers image on the exterior would make an idyllic afternoon activity — painting in the lines while dining on cheese and crackers.
Every picnic needs some tunes, so pick a set of durable,and portable speakers. Philips DS7650/37 Fidelio Docking Speaker  ($130) is essentially crushproof, withstanding weight up to 220 pounds and has up to eight hours of battery life. This speaker actually contains shielding technology to prevent cell phone interference while you're listening to music. Also, who needs FM radio when you can download Philips's free Fidelio app? The site gives you access to 7,000 internet radio stations.
Anything could happen on a picnic, especially if you are the adventurous, explorer type. That's why you should always prepare for the unexpected with this Ultimate Survival Kit in a Water Bottle  ($20). It contains a flashlight, survival blanket, waterproof matches, first aid kit, and several other tools you might need to survive in the wild.
You may not be up for a legit campout session, but that doesn't mean you can't have a supercool tent to hang out in and stay clear of direct sunlight. This Field Candy Spacious Tent  ($799) has stunning, explosive views of distant galaxies.