Four Hosting Trends for an Absolutely Unforgettable Spring Picnic

Now is as good of a time as ever to plan that family picnic you’ve been wanting to go on. From spring weather to classic potato salad and Frisbee in the park, there are plenty of ways to make this fun, family outing one to remember. In this blog post, we’ll give you the scoop on all of the items and activities that you’ll need to make your picnic worthwhile for everyone.

What Food Items to Pack in Your Picnic Basket

What’s a picnic without pasta and potato salad? You’ll want to pack both for your excursion. Make this spicy pasta with chicken, spinach and goat cheese, which can easily be served at room temperature. For our potato salad lovers, check out this classic recipe that is sure to be a hit. For those with a sweet tooth, consider baking this lemon cake. To keep the area that you’re in clean, we have napkins that are perfect for a picnic. Need a few more ideas of what to make? Check out this article from Food Network for more spring picnic ideas.


Picnics are a great time to bring out that Frisbee or football collecting dust in the back of your garage, as they are fun activities for everyone to enjoy. When was the last time that you flew a kite? Picnics are a perfect time for that, too! Get creative and play a round of red light, green light family trivia or hula hoop charades, to keep the whole family laughing all afternoon.

Picnic Playlist

Leave it to Spotify to have a picnic in the park playlist, filled with classic songs from John Mayer and Jack Johnson. If you have a family member who’s musically gifted, invite them to bring their instrument along and play a few tunes. Music is best enjoyed together, and there’s no better way to do that best than at a picnic with the whole family.

Don’t Stress About the Weather

The picnic must go on! Regardless of the weather, you can still have a picnic. Take it indoors or put up a tent in the backyard or at a local park and resume your activities under there. We have plenty of great options, perfect for any occasion.

Whatever you choose to do at your picnic, we hope a few of these ideas will help to make your day one to remember. Contact a Mahaffey Special Event Consultant to help get you started! And see our catalog for a host of great picnic rental supplies, including dining and tableware, folding chairs, linens, and catering equipment.

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