It’s a great day for a picnic!

I know, I know half the country has been experiencing less than fantastic weather this May and temperatures everywhere are at an all time low. However, there is supposed to be some bright skies and sunshine coming this weekend and we plan on taking full advantage of that small window of opportunity with a picnic. Yes, a picnic. A good old-fashioned picnic where you lay-out a blanket and watch the ants come marching one-by-one to take away your food. Whether you live by the beach, the mountains or perhaps just a local city park, there is always a great place for you and your family to be one with nature, enjoy some yummy food and perhaps play some classic lawn games.

To get you started on your planning, here’s a look at our picnic essentials that you may just find you HAVE to have!

Take Your Picnic Basket, $19.95, at landofnod.com

Skip Hop Central Park Blanket & Cooler Bag, $44.99, at amazon.com

Food Tent (no we really don’t want the ants marching off with our food), $4.95, at crateandbarrel.com

French Bull Melamine Container Set, $26.46, at amazon.com

Biodegradable Bamboo Picnic Set, $12.80, at bambeco.com

Noddo Croquet Set, $39, at landofnod.com

Alex Toys Sack Racing Kit, $10.31 for 2, at amazon.com

Good thing dad will be there to help carry all this stuff! What’s on your must-have picnic list?

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Christine Fox is Everyday Mama to two and a San Diego-based freelance writer and PR pro. She loves everything that has to do with shopping, baby gear and being the talk of the playgroup when she finds the perfect shirt and diaper bag. Her philosophy is simple: that being a mom does not mean that you should sacrifice style. You can be a mom and stylish! When she's not shopping or writing about shopping and baby gear, she can be found playing with her two kids at the park. For more mom finds, you can follow her on Twitter @EverydayMama and visit her own daily blog at everydaymama.com.

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Kris Strange
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I love my Skip Hop Central Park blanket! I bought it two weeks ago and have used it everyday!!

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