It is possible to have a picnic almost anywhere. The venue should reflect the things you want to do when you get there. So whether you choose the racecourse, the park, roof terrace, beach or even a quiet spot on a country walk, we can help you make the most of it for any size budget.

Picnic on a budget

Enjoying a nice meal with friends and family in the park doesn’t have to be an expensive day out.

Get organised easily by purchasing melamine plates, bowls, beakers and plastic cutlery. They are durable and reusable and you will find a wide range of colours to make picnicking fun.

Homemade sandwiches, a healthy salad and some crisp snacks will guarantee a successful lunch, so prepare at home the night before and remember to take any condiments and sauces from home too.

The day shouldn’t just be about the eating and drinking, bring along balls, frisbees and kites to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.

You may want to include a couple of torch candles too, from as little as £7.50 they have a burning time of 12 hours, so they can be used all summer long or keep you partying outdoors into the evening.

Glam up your picnic

If you’re looking to blow the budget this summer what better way to spend it than picnicking in style – such as during a day at the races?

Order in some catered food from a local deli, stock up with champagne and rose. You may want to keep it cool in a quirky top hat ice bucket.

For the ultimate in luxury picnicking, we suggest you opt for all-day comfort. At just £65 each we love these colourful rocking deck chairs, which are portable and perfect for a sneaky forty winks under the sun.

Fill up your picnic basket with plates, utensils, bottle opener and corkscrew, cups and napkins. Also remember to plan your picknicking spot beforehand and give guests directions to the destination to avoid disgruntled pinickers.

Bring along a picnic blanket and/or folding chairs for your sitting and dining comfort or go ethnic with these leather pouffes. Also pack flashlights or lanterns for nighttime picnics, or in the event your daytime adventure carries on into the night. Battery operated radios or ipod speakers are a must for a picnic party.

Most important of all….enjoy yourself, after all this is where memories of summer are made!

Article sponsored by Graham and Green