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

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

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

French Bull Melamine Container Set, $26.46, at

Biodegradable Bamboo Picnic Set, $12.80, at

Noddo Croquet Set, $39, at

Alex Toys Sack Racing Kit, $10.31 for 2, at

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