10 Blankets That Will Help Bring Your Picnic Dreams to Life

Inflatable pillows, water-resistant fabrics AND cute designs?! Yes, please!

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July 12, 2021

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Whenever I imagine going on a picnic, I envision sitting on a beautiful mountain top overlooking a gorgeous, deep-blue lake on a sunny, warm day. Of course, all of this depends on my location and the weather but a girl can dream, right? While picnicking has always been a great way to enjoy outdoor dining, it’s never quite as dreamy as you imagine it’s going to be. The main issue is that you’re literally sitting on the ground. Yes, you spread out a blanket but that old, checkered one has little-to-no comfort at all. So, while you’re trying to enjoy a glass of wine, a charcuterie board or fancy little finger sandwiches, the wind is lifting the corners of the blanket and the ground keeps feeling colder and less comfortable. Trust me, you’re never going to get that picturesque mountain-top moment with your current blanket. That’s why you need one of these cute, above-and-beyond versions instead.

$20.00
Target

This fun-loving blanket is perfect for a foodie picnic with its bright and colorful fruit pattern. It’s machine-washable so you can throw right into the laundry after using it — and it folds into a tote-like bag so you can carry anywhere.

$24.99
Amazon

Show up fashionably prepared with this portable picnic blanket that includes a faux leather carrying straps and metal buckles. Another major plus? It’s PEVA waterproof on the bottom side of the blanket so it will keep you dry even on the dampest grounds.

$48.00

A floral-patterned blanket not only captures the very essence of summer but it’s also super practical with its waterproof backing and double-handle feature. Not only will you want to eat off it, but this almost-quilt-like blanket is made out of soft terry cloth — ideal for an afternoon nap in the sun.

$32.00
Food52

Dine in style with a modern take on the picnic blanket. A contemporary backdrop for any IG photo, this blanket's surface won't be damaged by spills, thanks to its water-wicking material! Plus, it zips up into a cute tote with a pocket on the outside so that you can hold your extra utensils. Love the pattern? Shop the whole collection for matching plates, beach towels, tent, and even an inflatable pool!

$60.99
Walmart

Your group picnic has you in a food coma? This travel-friendly blanket features four inflatable pillow headrests so that you can sit back and relax after feasting. Great support, easily inflates and folds into a bag once your done.

$27.99
Wayfair

You would never guess that this cute watermelon-print blanket was actually comfortable, too! The blanket is constructed with three unique layers of fabric so it’s extra thick and more comfortable than the average picnic blanket.

$43.99
Wayfair

Skip the hassle and go right to the relaxing with this easy-setup blanket. All you have to do is take it out of the bag and its pop-up design springs open and spreads out without any folds or wrinkles. You can also use the zip-up carrier bag that it came in to store your belongings and personal items while you eat.

$28.00
Shopmossrose

When you have all this food to carry, it’s a relief to know that your picnic blanket comes in this small pouch that is so easy to travel with. Its lightweight, recycled material makes it that much more portable, too. The best part about this blanket? It comes with 4 anchor stakes so your blanket will never fly away, and the corners will be shoe free forever!

$99.00
Kollab US

A beautiful design, water-resistant front and back and a foam lining; what more can you ask for?! How about a convenient way to put away your picnic blanket every single time? No matter how you fold, roll, or tuck this away, the adjustable straps make it easy. No need to fold it exactly as it was when you first got it!

$71.99
Society6

How can you not sip on a glass of champagne or rosé with this fun picnic blanket?! It comes in other cute patterns and prints, all of which have the same water-resistant material and UV coating so the colors of your design will never fade.

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