Happy long weekend! I’m excited to share today’s Friday Favorites because it’s all about Memorial Day Weekend! Whether you’re headed to the beach, a family BBQ or your own little picnic in the park, I have all the party essentials to bring, and wear, this weekend. If the weather holds up, I’ll be spending my days in Central Park catching up on some sunshine and reading for a little travel recuperation.
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Do you have any picnic essentials that I’m forgetting? Let me know so I can make sure to add them to my favorites list! Have a great weekend! xo
What to bring?
What would a picnic be without a traditional picnic basket?! They’re classic, stylish and make for the most grammable picnic. Plus, it can hold all of your picnic goodies!
Summer Water Rosé
Freshen up your Memorial Day Weekend picnic with Summer Water Rosé from Winc! It has tasting notes of lemon rind, pink grapefruit and rose. Also for special SAK readers – Receive 4 bottles of wine for $27 (valued at $52) when you use the code: AUDREEKATE
Watermelon Bottle Stopper
Wait, hold up. You have to make sure that none of your wine spills while you’re having a good time with friends. This bottle stopper is perfect for any summer picnic, plus it matches your (hopefully new) blanket!
It wouldn’t be a proper picnic without a blanket. I always like to make sure that my blanket is big enough for a couple of people and a few snacks!
Ice Cream Molds
A picnic is the perfect time to enjoy a nice homemade ice cream cone. These Martha Stewart ice cream molds will allow you to bring the tasty treats right from home!
I usually just try to pack finger foods for picnics but it’s hard to turn down a good pasta salad! Disposable utensils are essential for any picnic, however, I opt for chrome utensils over plain white ones…because we’re #fancy
First off I am obsessed with these plates! Their unique design immediately captured my eye and I never want to use paper plates again. Also, a major plus is that they’re plastic, so you can easily pack them up when you’re done and reuse them at your next picnic!
What did I say? It’s not a picnic without wine. Here are the perfect wine glasses, they’re plastic so you don’t have to worry about breaking them while walking to your favorite picnic spot!
I love all of the colors of this fiesta entertaining set! You can fill it with fruit, veggies, or cheese and it can be easily covered with saran wrap. Making it perfect for any summer picnic!
Whether it may be holding juice or something stronger, this flask is an essential! It is absolutely adorable and can add a little life to your picnic!
Is your picnic near a pool or beach? If so, this flamingo float is a MUST. Make sure to keep an eye on it though because it’ll definitely be the most popular guest at the party!
What to wear?
Sunnies are a must have when you’re at a picnic! These tortoise shell sunglasses are perfect for any picnic this summer!
If you’re going to be out in the sun all day, make sure to protect yourself with an extra large hat. Plus this hat is adorable and is the perfect nod to a long weekend!
Even though you may be carrying that picnic basket you still need to carry a tote! I always carry a large tote or purse for extra things like games, a book, sunscreen, etc.
Sandals are an easy go-to for picnic attire. They can simply slip on and off between grass, beach or towel. I love these especially because the material won’t get ruined outdoors and they’re super trendy!
Cuff & Earrings
Make your outfit pop with a bright red lip! My favorite red is a MAC matte Ruby Woo.
I always love catching some rays when I’m at a good picnic. This bathing suit is super adorable – it shows a little skin but it also appropriate for a family-friendly setting!
This is not your traditional white tee – spice up the look with some run statement ruffle sleeves!
I think it’s essential to enjoy a picnic in a nice summer dress. This light-weight dress allows you to move around freely and enjoy yourself. Also it can act as a swimsuit coverup.