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    Posted on May 17, 2013

    37 Ways To Have The Most Delightful Picnic Ever

    Food is the best. Food in nature is even better.

    1. Pick the right spot.

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    Teepee mos def necessary.

    2. Or make the best of wherever you happen to be.

    3.

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    Whatever makes you happy.

    4. Get the right blanket.

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    Like this one, which blasts mad tunes.

    5.

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    Or this one, which is *fun*.

    6. If you're feeling crafty, make one yourself.

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    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.

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    And, by extension, your butt.

    8. Invest in a backpack that carries all the essentials.

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    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.

    10. Keep utensils from getting dirty by attaching them to clothes pins.

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    Get the tutorial here.

    11. Turn your bike into a portable bar.

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    BRILLIANT.

    12. Pack individual lunchboxes.

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    To minimize squabbling.

    13. You can even make your own lunch contaners.

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    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.

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    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.

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    A common picnic affliction.

    16. Or your sandwiches.

    17. Let muffin pans be your new best friend.

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    They're perfect for serving deviled eggs, picnic food extraordinaire.

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    20. And muffin liners are rad in re: keep bugs out of your drinks.

    21. Repurpose egg cartons to serve food as well.

    22.

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    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.

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    Turn one into a keg.

    24.

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    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.

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    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.

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    These little numbers are genius.

    27. They make them for cans as well.

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    Available here.

    28. Serve food kebab-style.

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    Also great for preventing spillage.

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    30. Serve birthday cake truffle-style.

    31. Individually packaged wine makes outside drinking a breeze.

    32. As does a picnic table with a cooler trench.

    33. Mason jars are excellent ways to transport food for picnics.

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    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.

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    You can even use them to serve non-picnic-y things like pasta.

    35.

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    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.

    37. You can always enjoy a picnic of your own no matter where you are.

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    Just make this handy, adorable kit.

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