How to set the scene for a romantic picnic; foods that will please and a checklist of what not to forget to take.
When it comes to romantic picnic ideas there are three things to consider for the success of the event:
On this page, we’ve put together some romantic picnic ideas including choosing a picnic location that will work for that romantic get together.
Also some suggestions for romantic picnic food ideas that are easy to prepare and will travel well to that special picnic spot.
Finally and maybe, most importantly, use our check-list of all the things you might need or want to make sure your romantic picnic is comfortable and memorable.
And if the weather is looking dubious and you’re not sure if an outdoor picnic is the
best of romantic picnic ideas. Do visit our quicklinks to lots more romantic date ideas.
If a favorite picnic spot doesn’t immediately come to mind, here are some suggestions for finding that perfect romantic picnic location – and avoiding some of the traps.
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Any picnic food can be made romantic. Even the humble sandwich.
But like all romantic picnic ideas, it's all about presentation. The pretty cloth, the carefully folded napkins, beautiful picnic plates and glasses.
This is not a recipe site, so for actual recipes there are loads of picnic food websites and cookery books to explore and we will soon be listing them for you to review and buy.
A lot will depend on your food preferences, but the main thing to remember is to choose foods that will travel well and are not too messy to eat.
The other thing to consider is how much work do you want to do on preparation. Do you want to be barbecuing, slicing and making salads or do you just want minimum food fuss?
If it's the latter you could simply buy an assorted sushi plate or barbecued chicken (already cut up) and some salads that need no preparation. Follow with cheese and some delicious fresh fruit.
Even the humble sandwich can be a romantic picnic idea if you go for exotic fillings like smoked salmon, rare beef, or prosciutto with olives and cream cheese on a tasty gourmet bread (yum).
Picnicking in the cold weather? Then how about a flask of hot soup? Similarly a cool gazpacho could be a great way to start a summer picnic.
And don’t forget to use our checklist of picnic equipment to make sure you have everything you need.
You are not going to need everything on this list for your romantic picnic idea.
But if you use it instead of wracking your brains to remember things, you will avoid disasters such as forgetting the bottle opener or glasses, insect repellent, tissues, torch or some other such essential.
So there you have it – now the only ingredient missing is you and your loved one.
Have you ever planned and had a wonderfully romantic picnic?
We’d love to hear about the most romantic picnic you have experienced, so do take a couple of minutes to tell us and our readers all about it.
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Do you have a great "romantic picnic" story to tell? Share it with other visitors to this site and give them a chance to try out your ideas!
For example where did you go? what food did you bring? what made it special?
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