How to Throw a Picnic in the Great Indoors
Summer weather can be unpredictable, but don't let that ruin your picnic! Come thunderstorms or extreme heat, these ideas will keep you and the family in a picnic-perfect mood while dining in the great indoors.
Photo By: Carlene Thomas
A Moveable Feast
Don't Forget the Picnic Basket
You may be dining indoors, but you'll still need a wicker tote or traditional picnic basket to pack extras in a corner of the room. It will not only add the picnic ambiance but also corral your party supplies in one place. Gather your striped or gingham table linens and blankets for a classic Americana vibe.
Salad in a Jar
Upright Deviled Eggs
Self-Serve Iced Tea Station
Skip pitchers, which are easy to knock over and hard for kids to pour. A large vessel with a spigot keeps everyone hydrated without a hassle. Serve up fresh herbs or peaches for pretty mix-ins.
Get the Recipe: Oven Fried Chicken
Picnic-Perfect Potato Salad
Get the Recipe: Aunt Eleanor's Potato Salad