Picnics are such a marvelous way to fill our need to escape to the great outdoors, away from the walls of small spaces. Parks and beaches are perfect spaces. But frankly, after a long winter, even a big rock on a hiking trip is inviting!
Anyway, make your picnic table setting an elaborate event with stylized centerpieces, tablecloths and dining ware. Or keep it as simple as a bare rustic table, a blanket, piles of cushions, paper napkins and plates. The latest collection for outdoor dining ware can be found in attractive unbreakable melamine dinnerware in stores such as Pier One Import, William Sonoma, Plow And Hearth, and Crate And Barrel.
Below are 16 more lovely picnic table setting ideas to get your creative juicy going:
Note in the image below how small cheese boards are used here as part of the table setting. what a clever idea!
What's to love here? Rustic simplicity is at its best: silvery-gray patina picnic table left bare; heaps of good food; plain dining ware and glasses; and of course, sharing a meal with great friends and guests.
Or take your picnic adventure right to the ground--and with style. Start with creative ideas for a table: the ground for one; a sandy beach; a low table; or even shipping pallets. Add lots of cushions for seatings. Top with fun colorful tableware and of course, great food.
Ready for a beach picnic?