Sunday, January 30, 2011

Planning a Family Picnic

Family picnics are a great way to socialize and can be quite memorable especially in fair weather. However, even when the sun is not out, an indoor family picnic can be organized which is an opportune chance to enjoy the home’s interior décor. Planning a family picnic is fairly easy since the guest list is uncomplicated and determined. The favourite snacks and meals for different members are also known and for further clarification consultations can be done effortlessly. The success of any event is partly due to the location and this also applies for a sensational family picnic experience. Popular spots include parks with some using picnics as a selling point, making them very scenic and complete with all the necessary amenities. However, a spacious yard is also ideal for a family picnic.

Healthy Picnic Snacks and Drinks

Apart from socializing, people want to eat and drink to their fill at picnics so it is important to have enough food and cooled drinks for everyone. It is better to have surplus than not to have enough, especially the drinks. Since there is usually a tendency to overeat, it is advisable to prepare healthy snacks that will not cause stomach upsets later. Fruits like apples, melons, pineapples and bananas are not only great tasting but also healthy and cooling so be sure to pack lots of these. Salads will also provide variety as well as being healthy snacks and bitings.

Most importantly, check the weather conditions of the picnic destination before leaving the house. Though disappointing, it may be better to reschedule than to have a picnic in the rain! However, the living room or gazebo may also be used as a picnic spot if the weather outdoors is unfavourable. This will give the family a chance to appreciate the interior décor and play indoor games.

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