The Perfect Afternoon Picnic

The sun may have left us prematurely, we are still stuck in summer mode.. We still want to do all the things summer allows us to do, and most of all enjoying a nice picnic outside. As you may have gathered we love food. Any kind. We love going out to restaurants, ordering takeaways, trying new recipes, finding excuses to brunch with friends, organize a barbecue or just enjoy a picnic on the grass. So we thought you might like it if we shared with you what our favourite picnic foods are šŸ™‚

What You Need for the Perfect Picnic

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If we love cakes in all shapes or forms, with think that they are better eaten with a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate. So not very picnic appropriate. Our NĀ°1 item on our list while putting a picnic together is fruit. They are yummy, easy to transport and to eat! Here we went for melon, blueberries, strawberries, nectarines, gooseberries & grappes. Obviously the best thing to associate fruit with is yogurt. Here we were in Corinne’s garden to it was easy for us to transport it in a dish, but if you are far from home by individual pots and it will be as easy šŸ™‚

Because we have such a sweet-tooth we had to add a brioche on the list, along with a pot of homemade blackberry jelly (made by Corinne’s mum, so so yummy). We also added a few biscuits: some apricot Lunettes (just because we love biscuits).

As for drinks we went for milk (because it’s the best thing with biscuits & brioche!) & homemade virgin mojitos. To stay on the fresh and fruity side.

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Homemade Picnic Virgin Mojitos

Serves 2

  • 2 glasses of Lemonade
  • 1 lime
  • 10 mint leaves
  • Crushed ice cubes

This is the most easy cocktail ever: just cut your limes in quartes, place 2 quartes in each glass, add 5 leaves in each glass, the ice and top up with lemonade. Enjoy!

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If you don’t like fizzy drinks, mint or limes you might want to try our homemade iced-tea recipe for your next picnic or barbecue!

Do you like going out for a picnic during summer? What is your favorite food?

See you soon, love

Corinne & Kirsty

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77 Comments

  1. abbeylouisarose
    September 10, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    How gorgeous and Instagram-perfect does your picnic look?! And you had a little kitty come to visit as well, how sweet! Virgin mojitos are the ideal option for enjoying that cocktail feel without being drunk mid afternoon haha! Anything with lemonade and mint is top notch in my book! Loving all your healthy fruit as well, tropical fruits are my favourite thing about summer! Fab post as always!

    Abbey šŸš² http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  2. September 10, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I love a good picnic, in fact I’ve got a picnic hamper I have been meaning to use for ages so I think I need to get making some of those mojitos and get going!! xx

  3. September 10, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    This is such a cute idea I’m definitely doing this with some of my friends soon! All that fruit looks so yummy and I agree you definitely can’t go wrong with brioche ā¤ļøšŸ™ŒšŸ» I’m also so excited to try the virgin mojito recipe too

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

  4. September 10, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS the aesthetic on this post is beyond incredible!! This is such a lovely post idea, I definitely have a sweet tooth too so I’d definitely include a couple of cakes in my picnic!
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com

  5. September 10, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Everything looks delicious, I haven’t been for a picnic for years maybe next summer I’ll give the mojitos ago! x

  6. September 10, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Oh I do love summer berries and melon, but that loaf of bread looks so inviting. So maybe I would have that for the main dipped in oil and berries for dessert šŸ˜Š.

  7. September 10, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Brioche is my favourite! I was gutted when I became dairy and gluten intolerant and couldntvhave it anyone, thankfully I’ve found a dairy and gluten free version that’s almost as nice! Thy fruit salad looks so yummy! I’ll have to give those virgin mojitos a go!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  8. September 10, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Picnic’s are just the best, aren’t they? I want to do it more often. I will be definitely trying this Virgin Mojito as I’ve never tried it before.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  9. September 10, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Oooh this sounds like such a yummy picnic! I’m sad that I missed out on doing one this year, but the weather was so temperamental that it was impossible to plan so I opted for going out for afternoon tea instead. Next year I’d like to make more of an effort to do this!

    I’m also loving the sound of the homemade picnic mojitos…

  10. September 10, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    This is such a good idea! Definitely going to add this to the list of things to do with friends for next Summer! I absolutely love brioche, so that is a must on the picnic list! Everything looks absolutely amazing for your picnic, definitely made notes on what to make for mine.

    Jenny x
    http://www.theconfessionsofanonlineshopaholic.com

  11. September 10, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I think I say this every time but your photography is amazing and always makes the food your are taking a picture of look so delicious! I don’t even remember the last time I had a picnic but I certainly really want to have one now haha x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

  12. Ashleigh
    September 10, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I love a good picnic but I haven’t had one in a long while! This really makes me want a picnic now though! Your photos look absolutely great too! X

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

  13. Yiota www.instagram.com/yiotou_la
    September 10, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    It’s still summer here so a picnic is always a good idea. Love your photos all that food looks delicious! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  14. September 10, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    We love picnicking in this house. Sadly, my little boy is a stickler for his peanut butter sandwiches, smoothie and crisps. Fruit is the bottom of the list but I’m insistent! I do like an adult picnic too, a bit of prosecco and posh nosh. Oh yeah. Other great post. x

  15. September 11, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Both the food and drinks look super yummy! Your photos are really well-taken too šŸ™‚

  16. September 11, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    This looks super refreshing! I miss having picnics like this, especially right now when the weather is so nice!

  17. September 11, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    omg everything looks so perfect. would love a picnic like that

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      They are! We wish summer was still with us just for things like these ^^ x

  18. September 11, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Your photos are awesome and they clearly state what a great time you had. I love picnics and we have them at the park all the time!

    • September 11, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      It’s not that complicated šŸ™‚ we’re sure you could manage šŸ™‚ x

  19. September 11, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Okay so not only did this make me incredibly hungry but o my god how beautiful are your pictures šŸ’–šŸ’–

  20. September 11, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Wow this picnic looks amazing, those photos are perfect! I want to try out your virgin mojito too, as someone who can’t drink alcohol at the moment due to tablets I’m taking it’ll be great to feel like I’m drinking even if I’m not šŸ˜‰

  21. September 11, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I ADORE picnics! You’re super braze to bring such nice dishware – I’m too klutzy for that – it looks so classy! Hummus, veggies, bread & cheese are my picnic go-tos šŸ™‚

    • September 11, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Oh that does sound really nice! As we were in Corinne’s garden it was fine for the dishware ^^ x

  22. September 11, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    How good are you at setting up a picnic, this looks absolutely amazing, I really hoping we have a last bit of sunshine so I can try out something like this.

  23. September 11, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    This has to be the most neat and cutest picnic I have ever seen! It belongs in a magazine! Love the food and your pictures are lovely! Great post, I’ll definitely have to make the virgin mojitos!

  24. September 11, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    This looks amazing! The pictures are so good! I haven’t had a picnic in so long, definitely tempting to have one if the weather is nice enough for one haha. Oh, and you definitely can’t go wrong with adding a few cakes or biscuits to it too šŸ˜‹ xx

    https://allaboutamy.uk

  25. September 11, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Wow this looks like the perfect picnic!! Im such a savoury person so theres usually some sort of biscuits/pastries involved! Lovely post!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

  26. September 11, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Everything looks so tasty! I haven’t actually had the chance to go for a picnic this year but I really wish I did now. Hopefully if the weather picks up again, that could be something on the list. Hopefully!

    Reema | http://www.aumsome.co.uk

    • September 11, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Or you could push the furniture to one side and do an indoors picnic in your livingroom ^^ x

    • September 11, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Oh you should they are really easy to make and super refreshing šŸ˜€ x

  27. September 11, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I haven’t had a picnic in years! I wish Autumn wasn’t creeping up on us so fast! Your pictures are beautiful also – that picnic spread has definitely made me hungry! I can’t say I was much of a fan of bringing fruit to a picnic when I was a toddler, but I wouldn’t be opposed to it now. Yummy!

    Alice x | http://www.invocati.co.uk

    • September 11, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Same for us ^^ but now we really enjoy fruit šŸ™‚
      Thanks for your kind words too x

  28. September 11, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Wow! This is one of the most aesthetic posts I’ve read in a while, it all looks perfect and makes me want a picnic! X

  29. September 11, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    All of this food looks amazing. I haven’t been on a picnic in forever, and my foods were boring. I think we had sandwiches and chips.

  30. September 11, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Everything looks delicious, there’s nothing better than enjoying a picnic on a sunny day!

    Krystin

  31. September 12, 2017 / 12:45 am

    This is such a lovely picnic! It makes me want summer to stick around foreverrrr!

  32. September 12, 2017 / 1:53 am

    These are all so tempting to look at, I love all the food really great ideas for a picnic.

  33. Megan
    September 12, 2017 / 2:10 am

    It’s been so long since I’ve done a true picnic. We got a great picnic basket as a gift once and with the weather cooling off a bit, it might be nice to do one soon!

  34. September 12, 2017 / 2:46 am

    This is such a beautiful, fresh, healthy spread for a picnic! I usually go with cheese, a baguette, some grapes, olives, salami, and (when I’m not pregnant) a bottle of wine, but this is so much better for you!!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  35. September 12, 2017 / 4:17 am

    I love your pictures and all the food looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  36. September 12, 2017 / 5:28 am

    We have just come into Spring so I am SUPER excited for picnic weather. I am loving the virgin mohitos btw, I’m pregnant so these would go fabulously at our BBQ’s. I love all the colours here too!

  37. September 12, 2017 / 6:22 am

    We usually have a family picnic with three kids at the beach even in winter too. And this list makes me easily find how to plan it.

  38. September 12, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Those pictures are so enticing. I would love to have an afternoon picnic like this. Seems so much fun.

  39. September 12, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    It really does look like the perfect picnic! I did a lot of overtime at work during the summer, I didn’t get the chance to have a picnic šŸ™

  40. September 12, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Wow, what a delicious and healthy little picnic. I haven’t done one of these in a while. This inspired me to fit one in before fall is over.

  41. Chloe Rennard
    September 12, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Gosh, this is making me incredibly hungry! Looks delicious gals!

  42. September 12, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    The pictures in your blog posts are always absolutely gorgeous!!! šŸ˜
    This picnic looks so quaint and cute xx

  43. September 12, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    This look delicious, love the virgin mojitos! xx

  44. September 12, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Your picnic looks perfect. Those virgin Mojitos look so refreshing. I’ve never tried one, but I love lime.

  45. September 12, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Everything looks delicious! Perfect food for picnic!

  46. September 12, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Ah Mojitos are my absolute favourite! I also love a picnic and I think that it is also a great idea for a date too. What a sumptuous looking feast x

  47. September 13, 2017 / 2:00 am

    Oh, wow. You certainly know how to pack a damn good picnic! Can I come next time? šŸ™‚

    Louise x

  48. September 13, 2017 / 3:15 am

    What a darling picnic arrangement. It’s like something straight out of a magazine! I could really use a relaxed picnic this weekend while the weather is still warm and bright outside. Thank you so much for the Virgin Mojitos recipe and the me-time inspiration! šŸ™‚

  49. September 13, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    What a great idea for a picnic! I love being outside when the weather is cool like this. It makes me wish it would stay all year round.

  50. September 23, 2017 / 4:51 am

    That is one awesome looking picnic, especially with your feline visitor! Love the idea of these virgin mojitos too. Yum!

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