1. Pick the right spot. caseybaudoin.blogspot.com Teepee mos def necessary. 2. Or make the best of wherever you happen to be. picassomio.com 3. denisebovee.net Whatever makes you happy. 4. Get the right blanket. spinninghat.com / Via techlovedesign.com Like this one, which blasts mad tunes. 5. homemadesimple.com Or this one, which is *fun*. 6. If you're feeling crafty, make one yourself. designlovefest.com You can humblebrag about it all spring and summer long. 7. Line any blanket with a shower curtain liner to keep it from getting damp. realsimple.com And, by extension, your butt. 8. Invest in a backpack that carries all the essentials. shop.gessato.com Like silverware, your blanket, and most importantly, a set of wine glasses. Available here. 9. Easily carry your wine bottles by wrapping them in your blanket. marthastewart.com Here's how. 10. Keep utensils from getting dirty by attaching them to clothes pins. ohhappyday.com Get the tutorial here. 11. Turn your bike into a portable bar. pinterest.com BRILLIANT. 12. Pack individual lunchboxes. stylemepretty.com To minimize squabbling. 13. You can even make your own lunch contaners. ohhappyday.com Just don't use them to carry anything terribly heavy, or ALL HELL (mayonnaise) WILL BREAK LOOSE. Directions here. 14. Pack spices in straws for easy transport. instructables.com You probably won't need cumin, but I don't know, I don't know you. Instructions here. 15. Ensure your hot dogs never fall apart again. royalheinous.blogspot.com A common picnic affliction. 16. Or your sandwiches. tarteletteblog.com 17. Let muffin pans be your new best friend. 26yearsandcounting.wordpress.com They're perfect for serving deviled eggs, picnic food extraordinaire. 18. andreadekker.com Also: TEENY PIES. 19. lifehack.org 20. And muffin liners are rad in re: keep bugs out of your drinks. pinterest.com 21. Repurpose egg cartons to serve food as well. sviitanen.tumblr.com 22. lilyshop.com These chocolate-filled strawberries are brilliant because they won't melt all over your hands the way chocolate-covered ones will. 23. Also surprisingly versatile: watermelons. ministryofalcohol.com Turn one into a keg. 24. blog.hwtm.com Or a vase. Why do you need flowers in nature, you ask, where they roam free and wild? Shut up and look at the watermelon. 25. Speaking of watermelon, serve it pre-cut and on a stick. tidymom.net So you don't have to mess around with sharp knives and messy juices once you're already settled in. 26. Keep your wine glasses and bottles from tipping over in the grass. freshpicnic.com These little numbers are genius. 27. They make them for cans as well. etsy.com Available here. 28. Serve food kebab-style. superhealthykids.com Also great for preventing spillage. 29. melskitchencafe.com 30. Serve birthday cake truffle-style. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com Minimize melting. 31. Individually packaged wine makes outside drinking a breeze. wileyvalentine.com Get them from Drink Stack. 32. As does a picnic table with a cooler trench. thekitchn.com Make your own or buy one.. 33. Mason jars are excellent ways to transport food for picnics. thedecoratedcookie.com No matter how sick of mason jars you are, never underestimate their portability power. Find all the recipes you need to make a full Mason jar meal here. 34. skinnyjns4me.blogspot.com You can even use them to serve non-picnic-y things like pasta. 35. babble.com And desserts. Also, there's no hard and fast rule that says these NEED to come in jars; use Tupperware or Solo cups or anything else your heart desires. 36. Show ants who's boss. celebrations.com Recipe here. 37. You can always enjoy a picnic of your own no matter where you are. designsponge.com Just make this handy, adorable kit.