A picnic is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while still following social distancing rules. I love everything about picnics: incorporating a cute patterned blanket, a wicker basket filled with goodies, or styling a cute floral maxi dress. I find that when I’m packing for a picnic, I usually don’t spend as much time on the actual aesthetic. I’ll usually throw all of my food in a random bag in my pantry, and grab any spare towel in the closet. But, these stylish picnic finds, all under $30, are not only aesthetically pleasing, but are actually useful and effective!
So grab a friend or significant other, head to the park, and find a cozy spot under a tree (and remember to wear sunscreen whenever you’re outside). Here are my recommended products to help create an aesthetically pleasing picnic experience on a budget (because I’m also definitely looking to save right now).
Basket Print Insulated Cooler
You can’t go wrong with this Basket Print Insulated Cooler ($23). On the outside, it’s a modern picnic basket, but on the inside, the insulated lining will keep your drinks and food cool and fresh.
Cotton Pop Striped Throw
This Cotton Pop Striped Throw ($19.99) from West Elm is a trendy replacement to a regular picnic blanket. I love the yellow and blue accents, and the soft, yet durable material makes it great to use outdoors.
Lightweight Wheat Straw Plates
This set of Lightweight Wheat Straw Plates ($11.99) from Amazon is not only environmentally sustainable, but the plates are lightweight and easy to maneuver for any picnic outing!
Disposable 3-Ply Party Napkins Paper, Blue Plaid (Pack of 50)
I’m obsessed with these Disposable 3-Ply Party Napkins Paper in Blue Plaid ($9.98)! I love the blue gingham style, and the napkins are disposable making for an easy cleanup!
Athleta Everyday Non Medical Masks (5 Pack)
For a face covering (as we’re still in primetime COVID-19 season), this set of Athleta’s Everyday Non Medical Masks ($30) are an ideal breathable and machine washable option. The set features 5 different masks in different shades, averaging at about $6 per mask.
Breezy Blooms Mustard Yellow Floral Print Scarf Ponytail Holder
Use this summery Breezy Blooms Mustard Yellow Floral Print Scarf Ponytail Holder ($10) to hold you hair back in the heat! I love the mustard color of this hair scarf, especially in the summer, and I guarantee it will look trendy in any photo!
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