A few weeks ago Home Depot asked me to participate in their style challenge, “outdoor games.” I had to create an outdoor game that celebrated summer and got people outdoors with friends and family. You know a little less texting and social media scrolling, a little more put-the-phone-down-fun. While I was all “yes #letsdothis” the only problem was we live in the city which means we have a teeny-tiny backyard and most or our time spent outdoors is at one of the beautiful parks that grace our city streets. So the answer? Create an easily portable game, grab some friends, and plan a little picnic in the park.
I love to picnic. And the recipe for a good picnic can really be boiled down to five essentials: a great blanket, the perfect basket, simple portable food that can withstand the heat, entertainment such as ladder toss, boccee, backgamon, etc., and portable tunes. Mix with your nearest and dearest friends and you have a day that summers are made for. Check out all of my picnicking essentials below and cruise on over to Home Depot’s blog for my step by step instructions to build your very own ladder toss. TGIF Loves! truly, MKR
*Bike, L.L. Bean || Bike Basket, L.L. Bean || Floral Blanket, Waiting On Martha (pink & blue print available also) || Aqua Herringbone Throw, Waiting On Martha (available in various colors) || Picnic Basket, Pier 1 (I also LOVE this one) || Bicycle Napkins, Waiting On Martha || Polka Dot Spreader, Waiting On Martha (additional options HERE) || On Me: Zebra Dress, Waiting On Martha || Belt, J.Crew || Shoes, Sole Society c/o (sold out, similar HERE) || Sunnies, Ray Ban
**Photography, Rustic White
SHOP PICNIC ESSENTIALS…