How to have a luxury picnic

Sometimes, being luxurious can just mean adding a touch of something special to an everyday activity. Going out for a picnic with a loved one or taking the kids along can be a lovely way to spend a summer’s day. But let’s face it, the majority of picnics are certainly not luxurious. For me, it’s time to pack away the sausage rolls and the packets of hula hoops and make your day that little bit extra special and preparing for a luxury picnic!

How to have a luxury picnic

Picnic equipment

First of all, you need to think about your whole picnic experience. Plan ahead and consider where you’re going to actually hold your picnic. Do you know of a beautiful spot? Maybe there’s a quiet, grassy bank with a slow-flowing stream nearby.

Once you’ve decided where you’re going to settle down, you need to make sure you have something soft and comfortable to sit on. Choose a hard wearing but comfortable picnic blanket that will do you year after year. Whilst we’re after a touch of luxury, we don’t want to throw money away unnecessarily!

Picnic food

There’s nothing that screams luxury picnic more than a luxurious picnic hamper. You can buy some beautiful baskets including full sets of plates and cutlery. Perfect for setting the tone for your luxury picnic!

Luxury 4 Person Natrual Willow Green Tartan Tweed Hamper With Brown Leather Handle. 

Luxury Picnic

Just by putting your food in a basket, you’ll make the whole picnic experience feel extra special.

So, what kinds of foods could you include in a luxury picnic:

  • Strawberries
  • Smoked salmon sandwiches
  • Potato salad
  • Summer berries
  • Individual quiches
  • Roasted vegetable salad
  • Humous
  • Couscous

Anything that screams “special” and those foods you buy for special occasions will work. Just make sure that you opt for low-mess options. The last thing you want is to open up your picnic only to find it’s ruined by something spilling or leaking!

For drinks, think sparkling mineral water or if you’re planning on a cheeky drink then opt for pimms & lemonade.


It really is quite simple to put together a luxury picnic. It just takes a little imagination and some forward planning.


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