Happy Monday Friends !
So Fall is here and its in full effect in North Carolina ! The leaves have changed and so have the temperatures. The air is crisp and everything just seems fresh and new ! At least that’s how I’m seeing it ha !!
Speaking of Fall and the weather. I love to entertain and eat outdoors especially in the Fall. Now mind you, for someone who has serious allergies and hates being cold… I love to be outside… sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it ?
Anyway, the hubs and I have created a fall bucket list that you can check out here. One of the things that we planned is a Fall picnic. We all know that some kind of food is essential to a great picnic, but there are also some other essentials that you’ll need to set the atmosphere the right way ! Since I am the chief planner for this date I made up a basket of the essential things that you and I will need. Now you can have this picnic inside or outside. If it’s just a tad too chilly for you, by all means have the picnic inside. Just make sure that you do something on date night ! Either way, you’ll need to pack a few things to be ready for a cozy and romantic date ! Here’s a list of the things in our basket:
Picnic Basket Essentials
- Soft Blankets – nothing says cuddle like warm, soft blankets ! I picked up a couple of throws from Wal-Mart ! Yes Wal-Mart ! They carry a line by Better Homes & Gardens that is not only affordable, but very good quality ! One I plan on using as a place for us to sit and eat and the other I plan on snuggling with !
- Mugs – I’m all about that mug life ! Now these don’t have to be fancy. Who am I kidding ? It’s date night !! You have to fancy things up just a tad, but not too expensive ! You don’t have to buy anything, especially if you have some super cute mugs already. I purchased some cute mugs from Target for $3.99 not too bad !
- Candles – I love candles everywhere and all the time !! I do believe that candles play an intricate part in date nights. You have to set the stage and get the ambiance just right plus they smell good ! Again, I bought candles from Wal-Mart . These candles come in tons of scents from floral to fruity ! I chose fall scents of course ! These candles also can be bought at a reasonable price just $3.97 and just because I didn’t spend a fortune on these candles doesn’t mean they don’t smell up a room ! They seriously pack a whollup ! There’s a lot of bang for your buck friends right here ! I love them ! OH and don’t forget the lighter !
- Apple Cider – If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a picture of our apple cider bottles that I wrapped in cloth napkins to put in our basket. The hubs and I don’t drink so, we’re perfectly ok with apple cider and wrapping the cider in napkins serve as double duty ! You could use a thermos if you’d like to house something hot to drink. The sky is truly the limit on this one.
So there you have it have ! Just a few items ( aside from food ) that we will take on our Fall picnic !
The main goal here is to be creative on your date night ! Be sure to make good plans, but also go with the flow !
I have one more essential that is a must ! It involves a slight bit of crafting and a little surprise with it ! So be ready to check that out tomorrow !
Until next time Friends…What are some of your favorite things you pack for a picnic or your favorite Fall date ?