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The Kid-Friendly Guide to the Perfect Picnic

Jun 6 2013 - 9:06am

Pack for a picnic and head to the park; it's time for an adventure. The quintessential Summer activity (at least according to the movies), we found everything you need to make a picnic with the kids fun and memorable. Leaving nothing out, we've included it all, from easy recipes to outdoor toys the little ones are sure to love. Click through and start planning — this is the ultimate picnic checklist!

An Essential Carryall

Lose the bag-lady look and pack everything you need for a great day into one monogrammed picnic bag [1] ($37, originally $47).

Stylish Sunnies

Don't forget to pack their shades [2]! A classic Ray-Ban [3] ($115) is perfect for your little man, while these mini cat-eye shades [4] ($39) are a fun choice for your fashionista.

A Big, Bright Blanket

Lay the foundation to a great meal with a bright picnic blanket [5] ($25). Not only is this one stylish, but it is also durable and easily wraps up!

Travel Tableware

Make lunchtime clean and easy with travel tableware. This plate set [6] ($6) will keep their favorite foods together, and the cup [7] ($5) will ensure a spill-free sip.

Napkins on a Roll

Prevent a mess and make cleanup easy with these adorable napkins on a roll [8] ($28).

Tons of Toys

Keep the little ones entertained for hours with their favorite toys. These bubble squirties [9] ($6-$7, originally $10) are easy to pack and perfect for the park.

Sun and Sting Protection

Don't forget the sunscreen! This Badger Balm [10] ($16) is a great choice for kids because it is both a bug repellent and SPF in one.

Cute Hats

Keep 'em cool and complete their picnic look with a hat. Try the straw fedora [11] ($12, originally $18) for him and the yellow sun hat [12] ($74) for her.

Travel Tunes

Set the tone with tunes! Rock out all afternoon playing their favorite songs with these portable speakers [13] ($30).

A Menu to Munch

No picnic is complete without the perfect plate. Foods that are easy to pack are key. We stuck to the homemade classics for this menu with a peanut butter and banana sandwich, fruit rolls [14], goldfish [15], and Oreos [16].

Source: Flickr user jamieanne [17]

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