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When the weather permits it, there’s nothing like eating alfresco. We know you want your picnic to be effortlessly extraordinary. These outdoor accessories will make your life easier and guarantee a picture-perfect picnic.

What to Pack for a Picnic

Picnic Package

Gray picnic backpack with blue and white checker pattern Courtesy Amazon

This set is the total picnic package: a bag full of everything you could ever need at a picnic, including cutlery, cups, plates, napkins, and more.

Nature Gear Picnic Tote, about $100; Amazon


Blue picnic blanket with stripes Courtesy Amazon

This blanket is not only reversible but also folds up into a convenient tote bag with an adjustable strap. Plus, it's machine washable.

Picnic Time Vista Blanket Tote In Aqua Blue With Fun Stripes, about $25; Bed Bath & Beyond

Totable Table

Benewin Folding Wood Table- Portable Outdoor Indoor All-Purpose Foldable Picnic Table Courtesy Amazon

If eating off the ground isn't your cup of tea, this is the perfect solution for you. The table rolls up and fits in a canvas carrying bag for easy transport.

Folding Table, about $60; Amazon

Picnic Basket

Wicker picnic basket Courtesy Amazon

For traditionalists, no picnic is complete without a woven basket. Pick up one like this to complete your perfect picnic ambiance. We recommend you check your local thrift store first because you may come across a unique vintage one.

Kovot Poly-Wicker Picnic Basket, about $32; Amazon

Food Tents

Clear food tents for a picnic Courtesy Amazon

One might argue that food is the most important part of a picnic. Keep yours safe from bugs with this set of floral food tents. They even fold up like umbrellas when not in use.

Simply Genius Food Tents - Set of 6, about $12; Brookstone

Spiral Drink Stake

Colorful Spiral Drink Holder Stakes Courtesy Amazon

Avoid spills with this set of drink holders. Glasses (and even a bottle of wine) fit perfectly and you don't have to worry about anything toppling over.

Picnic Beverage Stake, about $35; Amazon