Plan a Romantic Summer Picnic in Your Local Park

One of the best ways to enjoy the summer sun with your loved one is by going to a nice, romantic summer picnic in your local park. A summer picnic will allow you to spend some relaxing time with one another, with nothing else to do but enjoy nature and each other. Here's how to plan the perfect romantic summer picnic.

What Should You Bring?

  • Bring a plastic tarp and put your blanket or towels on top of the tarp. Wet grass can make blankets damp or even downright wet if there isn't a tarp underneath them.
  • Bring enough water. One of the biggest mistakes people make with picnics is planning out the food carefully, but not bringing enough water.
  • Bring outdoor dinnerware. Don't bring anything that could break if knocked over. That means no glass plates, no crystal glasses and so on.
  • Bring a small cutting board and a knife. This helps with a lot of things, from cutting bread to cutting fruit to just being an extra makeshift plate. Make sure to bring sunscreen. The last thing you want is to come back from your romantic getaway with a painful burn.

Take mosquitoes into consideration. If you live in an area that has mosquitoes, bring some bug spray to prevent these little creatures from ruining your big day.

Setting the Romantic Mood

Try to arrive at an off-peak time so you can find a semi-shady area to lay out your picnic.Set the mood by bringing a bottle of nice wine. Perhaps you can also try setting the vibe by bringing a small music player and playing some romantic music.

An Added Bonus: Make It a Surprise Picnic

Want to really add to the sense of romance? Make it a surprise picnic. Just tell your loved one that you've got something planned, but don't tell them exactly what you plan on doing.  Figure out the food, the drinks and the location on your own, then surprise your loved one with an amazing picnic experience. This works well at night if you want to make it a candle-lit dinner in the park. For Added Fun...

For added fun, bring a few toys! Bring a Frisbee or a ball to play with. Maybe bring a board game or two to play with your loved one. If you're going to be out for a while, maybe bring a book or two for the both of you.

Going on a romantic summer picnic with your loved one is a fantastic way to take in the summer sun while spending time with each other. Make sure to check the weather, plan different activities and plan different kinds of foods before you go.