The season of red roses, ribbon-wrapped chocolate boxes, and hallmark cards is fast upon us. Regardless of whether you’re a lover or hater of Valentine’s day, I think we can all agree that a picnic in the park is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. So, as a result of my current obsession with Pinterest dream boards, I present to you – How to: Picturesque Picnics.
Bring your best pals (or crush!!?), a flirty playlist, and a Fly-ready outfit – I’ve got you covered on the rest. From heart-shaped sweets and fresh flowers to pink bevvies, everyone will be happy; especially your ‘phone eats first’ friend.
Let’s start with the essentials: Setting
I am a personal fan of Audubon, as many of you are, and will be having my picnic on a shady patch of grass along the water. No matter how beloved it may be, Audubon is not the only option. The Fly, City Park, or campus quad will work just as well.
Next, the foundation: Picnic blanket
If your worn out Fly blanket isn’t going to cut it, here are some affordable and adorable alternatives. Click on each photo to see where it’s from and the price:
If you’re swinging by a store or placing an online order, don’t forget to pick up the basic props: Fresh flowers, a film camera or polaroid, decorative plates/utensils, and cup. Click on each photo to see where it’s from and the price:
And, of course, the eats! I’ll be serving: Pizza (shoutout magazine pizza, you are my gf valentine), fresh fruit, chocolates, pink lemonade, and cookies galore!
Hannah is currently a freshman at Tulane, studying Philosophy and Digital Media Communications. She is from Los Angeles, CA, and loves all things fashion-related! In her free time, you can find her strolling around farmer's markets and craft fairs, going to yoga classes, and walking in Audubon park.