22 August 2012

Picnic Party: food (and summer recipe links)

Last weekend was Sunnyboy's birthday picnic party. We met up with our guests in the play area at the Country Park,

then we walked through the woods and set up the picnic in a more secluded spot.

The picnic food included french sticks, a selection of cheeses, humous, carrots, cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, grapes, bread sticks, twiglets, peanuts, savoury biscuits and crackers, crisps, malt loaf, iced buns, snowballs and iced gem biscuits. We also had a basket of apples from the tree in our garden.

For drinks we had lemonade, apple and blackcurrant squash, orange juice, apple juice and water. I used two tins to put drinking straws and cocktail umbrellas in, and covered the tins with pages from the same old atlas that I used to make the nature walk gift bags.

It was a very hot day and we chose a shady place to eat our picnic.

Sunnyboy's cake was decorated with toy bugs and six candles.

After the picnic Sunnyboy put on his bow tie and performed two magic tricks, then we handed out the nature walk gift bags and went for a nature walk.

Picnic Party: invitations and nature walk gift bags
Picnic Party: food (and summer recipe links)
Picnic Party: nature walk
and Picnic inspiration on Pinterest

48 summer recipe links from the Summer Carnival:

Boba Tea ("Bubble Tea") at KidWorldCitizen
Raw lettuce soup at Poco Mountain Girl
Floral cream cheese with chives at Home Baked
Blackberries at Home Baked
Apple and Blackberry Jam at Home Baked
Blackberry and Apple Curd at Home Baked
Lammas Loaf at Home Baked
Apricot Curd at Home Baked
Home-made Ice-lollies at Home Baked
Lavender Shortbread at Home Baked

Cherries at Home Baked
Easy Fruit Pavlova at Home Baked
Raspberry and basil cake with cream cheese icing at Home Baked
Mini Quiches at mamacook
Make ice cream in a bag at mamascout
Elder flower cordial at The shed and beyond
Blueberries at The Educators' Spin On It
Sunshine Fruit Plate at Little Wonders' Days
Banana Split Bites at All Things Beautiful
Baby Bel Umbrellas at All Things Beautiful

Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches at Plain Vanilla Mom
Cloud Cupcakes at All Things Beautiful
Watermelon Waffles at All Things Beautiful
Watermelon Pie at All Things Beautiful
Caterpillar and Watermelon Sugar Cookies at It's a Cookie World
Healthy Ice Cream at
Fourth of July Party Food at The Cheapskate Mom
Berries and Chocolate Tea Time at All Things Beautiful
Watermelon Slushie at All Things Beautiful
Watermelon Shark at All Things Beautiful

Butterflies for Lunch at All Things Beautiful
Fruit Smoothie Popsicles at Raise A Boy
Edible Mini Mint Garden at All Things Beautiful
Homemade Ice Cream at Crafty Moms Share
Ladybug Cookies at All Things Beautiful
Making Butter at A Moment In our World
Straw....berry fun at Time to Craft
4th of July Pudding Pops at
Summer Solstice Celebrating and Feasting at Love in the Suburbs
Baking Cookies in a Shoebox at No Doubt Learning

Smores on a Stick at
Edible Sand, Watercress Sandwiches and more at All Things Beautiful
Ice Cream Mini-Bites at Little Homeschool Blessings
The Beach Birthday Cake at Little Homeschool Blessings
3 Ingredient, No-Bake Cookies at The Good Long Road
Pinkalicious Pancakes at
Smores Cone at
Healthy Pizza Bites at

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  1. Looks like you had an amazing picnic and a great time. And all followed by a nature walk - sounds perfect!

  2. Thanks for the mentions...looks like a really fun picnic you had!

  3. Thanks for featuring so many of our recipes. And I can't wait to try all those other yummy recipes listed... YUM!

  4. A wonderful picnic, the nature bags and the food were great and a good time was had by all. A lot of effort went into it so thank you for all your hard work. Mum and Dad

  5. And here's my answer! :) Love the cake too!

  6. Why is it that kids eat twice as much outdoors on a pic nic as inside!

  7. Delicious! I wish the weather was lovely in March and April for the mini mes birthdays x

  8. Very sensible to do the food first, then you didn't have to carry it around!

    Popping over from Country Kids

  9. Wow what a fantastic list of picnic party food ideas. Love them. Will know where to come next time for picnic inspiration.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  10. Looks like a YUMMY picnic =-) I love picnics!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Looking forward to seeing you linked up again tomorrow =-)

  11. What a wonderful party!! It looks like such a good time. I wish my daughter's birthday was in the summer. Thank you for featuring my ice cream!! And, thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  12. Looks like a wonderful party! Happy birthday to your little guy. Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase.

  13. What a fun party! Happy Birthday! Thanks for linking to the Outdoor Play Party.