The sun is shining, the temperatures are heating up and picnic season is now in full swing! Planning a picnic is a great way to throw an informal outdoor celebration, while giving you the chance to unwind and enjoy yourself. Whether it be a family reunion, company event or graduation party, just about everyone loves a picnic! Here are some picnic pointers to keep the day fun and stress-free.

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Keep the Food Simple: When planning a picnic, it’s important to keep in mind that while you want delicious food, you also want food that is no-frills. Since you’ll be eating outdoors, sticking to foods choices that are mess free will not only help keep you and your guests clean, but will be your best bet to avoid attracting unwanted pesky visitors.

Keep the Cold Food Cold: This one is important! Remember to bring plenty of ice packs and coolers to keep your food cold and prevent it from spoiling. Stashing your cooler in a shady spot, will be an extra preventative in snack safety.

Don’t Forget the Silverware: Or in this case, plasticware! While it may seem obvious, we would be remiss if we didn’t remind you to pack utensils, tablecloths, plates, cups and napkins!

**Try this picnic tip: Pack your sandwiches in plastic containers and the lid can double as a plate!

Arrange the Seating: If you’re opting for a more unconventional picnic spot, consider bringing lawn chairs or a large blanket for a comfy place to chow down.

Pack Up the Leftovers: Don’t let all of that extra good food go to waste! Chip clips, storage containers and plastic bags are all useful to have on hand to transport additional food home.

Think Outside the “Lunch” Box: In addition to the picnic necessities, you may want to pack additional items like sunscreen, bug spray and wet wipes–it’s better to be prepared for anything!

Looking to plan a fun summertime picnic? Italian Center Banquets offers the finest tented picnic grounds in Fairfield County. Visit us here to learn more about our ‘Summer Savings’ deals, when you book before June 15th. To schedule your picnic, give us a call at 203-322-6950 today!