Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the last days of sun to your advantage. One way to reignite the spark in your relationship is by going on a picnic, soaking up some fresh air, and eating some delicious food.
Trust us, a picnic date is a refreshing break from your weekend plans of Netflix at home or going to the same old restaurant you always go to. You can use a picnic date to create a much needed romantic experience with your partner and reignite the spark.
If you need a little help planning the perfect picnic with your partner, read on as New Jersey Singles reviews a simple guide to plan the ultimate picnic date.
1. Pack the Drinks
If you and your partner are winos, then pack more than one bottle of your favorite wine, and don’t forget to cool it the night before. Mixed drinks and beer can also be fun for those who aren’t into wine. If you and your partner don’t like alcohol at all, then why not bring some juice or sparkling water instead? No matter what you pack, don’t forget to bring water along, especially if you’re going to be in the sun all day.
2. Pack the Perfect Foods
The best picnic foods are those that don’t have to be heated. Prep your appetizers the day before and keep them in the fridge so they stay chilled. If it’s a super-hot day, your food will be room temperature by the time you get to eat it. You can pack light sandwiches, strawberries, grapes, figs, cheeses, crackers, and asparagus.
3. Don’t Forget the Blanket
You’d be surprised how many people forget this one. If the location you choose doesn’t have tables, then you can’t forget to pack that checkered blanket so you and your partner have something to sit on without ruining your clothes and worrying about ants.
4. Bring Bug Spray or Insect Repellent
Talking about ants, no one likes to go on a picnic only to have it ruined by bugs, mosquitos, and lingering bees. To prevent insects from ruining your date, make sure you bring some bug spray to keep those pesky critters away while you eat.
5. Pack Your Sunscreen
Yes, summer might be coming to an end, but the sunrays are still stronger than ever. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the Jersey sun.
6. Bring Utensils
Don’t ruin a romantic picnic date by forgetting to bring utensils, cups, and napkins. You’ll definitely regret it. Bring disposable utensils so you can toss them in the garbage after the date is over.
7. Bring a Picnic Basket
You can’t have a romantic picnic date without a picnic basket. If you don’t own one, go to your local thrift store and pick one up so you can pack all your goodies.
8. Find the Perfect Location
In order to have a romantic picnic date for two, you have to put a lot of thought into the location. While you’re at it, consider what you and your partner each like. Do you like private or public places? Do you want to enjoy a wooded area or would you like to be close to the water? Would you enjoy being in a garden or would you prefer a spectacular rooftop setting? There are many places to have a romantic picnic, you just have to find the perfect spot that both you and your partner will like.
9. Don’t Forget the Games
A romantic picnic date would not be complete without games. You can fly a kite, play cards, throw Frisbee, catch football, do a crossword, or simply spot the shapes of the clouds as you lay back on the blanket with your partner and enjoy your quality time together.
10. Bring Your Camera
Last but not least, don’t forget to fully charge your cell phones before the date so you can capture these wonderful moments together and share them with your friends on social media.
The key to a perfect picnic date is to plan ahead. Use these ten helpful tips from our expert matchmakers here at New Jersey Singles and enjoy a romantic summer date with your partner.
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