Plan a Perfect Boating Picnic
It just isn’t a warm weather season without spending some time outdoors. Fresh air and sunlight make for a cozy afternoon for two or a fun getaway for the family. Visit your favorite lake or spend an afternoon cruising on your boat. To top it all off, plan the perfect picnic.
Picnicking on water poses unique challenges. While it’s okay to chase paper napkins on land, they become an instant water hazard should they blow off the boat. Therefore it’s best to picnic with cloth napkins and store food in heavier containers. Another challenge to picnickers with smaller boats is that there are no means for cooking food. An ideal picnic on the water may be cold fried chicken and a variety of cold salads.
That being said, boating can bring out the romantic side of people. A picnic basket stocked with wine, smoked salmon, fruit, and cheese may be the ideal solution.
While a traditional wooden picnic basket may be perfect for a park picnic, a cooler on wheels may be a better solution for boating. They’re durable and many picnicking coolers come complete with wine storage and a variety of compartments. If you’re prone to forgetting to bring a blanket – it’s taken care of with the Picnic Time Pioneer Driftwood Basket, which comes complete with a blanket included. It also comes with utensils, plates, napkins, cutting board, cheese knife, wine glasses, salt and pepper shakers, and corkscrew.
The Picnic Time Excursion Picnic Trolley comes complete with service for two or four. The insulated cooler compartment is divided so the cold items stay cold and the other items stay dry. The cooler wouldn’t be complete without the accessories. Everything is included as above except the blanket. Don’t forget yours!
A relaxing afternoon picnic deserves a delicious meal. Be sure to cook all of your food ahead of time and package it in reusable containers for easy handling and serving. Pulled pork barbeque sandwiches with a kicked up Barbecue Sauce like Big Acres Mango Peach Chili BBQ Sauce will make for a spectacular meal.
Your drink preference depends on who is attending the picnic. For a loving couple, a bottle of wine is the order of the day. A bottle of soda or some bottled water will wet the whistles for your family picnic. With the insulated coolers, they will stay cool while you feed the ducks in the lake or lie on the boat deck and enjoy the rays. While it may be true that there’s nothing better than a day on the water - your day will be enhanced with the right picnic equipment. Combined, they make for a perfect summer day.