Make Your Picnic a Walk in the Park with these 6 Picnic Accessories
Summer is here and picnic season is upon us, which means it’s time to pack a bag and head out to the myriad of picnicking havens that Bay Meadows and San Mateo offer. Before you head to your picnic destination – check out these 6 perfect picnic accessories that will make outdoor eating more fun, stylish and comfortable:
Fatboy’s circular Knäpsäck rug: Grab your basket, load up your knapsack and head to the park. Spread out this checkered outdoor all-star and create an instant picnic area under the sunny skies and green grass. This round soft blanket is made of lightweight parachute fabric and large enough to picnic on. When you’re done, pull the drawstring sack, sling it over your shoulder and you’re ready to go.
Picnic Basket: The most essential part of the picnic, besides the bites and sips, is where to store them – in the perfect picnic basket. This natural woven rattan basket is a classic and includes everything you need for a picnic for two – plus plenty of room for food and wine. If you’re looking to picnic with friends and need a little more space, check out this stylish Luxury Wooden Picnic Basket for 4.
Retro Red Picnic Cooler: A new take on a nostalgic classic refreshes food and beverage service for day trips, picnics and entertaining. This retro-style durable steel cooler with bright red powder coat finish is insulated and outfitted with a built-in bottle opener and carrying handle. Using this cooler should be added to the list of reasons to go on a picnic.
JBL Charge: Enjoy some chilled tunes on your next outing with JBL’s portable wireless speaker. You can wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet. The speaker is lightweight, comes with a carrying case and with more than 12 hours of playback time, it’s the perfect portable audio powerhouse to spice up your picnic or any environment.
Bamboo Wine Table: Enjoy wine in the meadow watching the sunset with this table for two without having to worry about spills with this genius bamboo wine table. You just stick the stake into the grass, and voila: there’s your table. Designed to work with any stemmed wine or champagne glass, this table holds glasses steady and even has a small surface for some cheese or chocolate for easy nibbling.
Cheese Board and Tools Set: Cheese is a must at any picnic and with this compact gourmet cheese board you’ll be ready to slice and serve on the go. The bamboo two-toned oval cutting board has a slide-out drawer that conveniently holds three cheese tools and a wine tool.
With these smart picnicking paraphernalia finds, your next picnic will be a walk in the park. We have you covered from seating to storage and tunes to tables – you’re ready to enjoy the summer picnics and all the al fresco dining you can manage! If you’re aching to test out a few of your new gadgets, give ’em a test run at Bay Meadows Park.
Picnic and pose! As we develop community, we want to see how you live or play at Bay Meadows. Share your fun lifestyle photos with our community by using #baymeadowslife in our Fame x Frame Photo Contest. You could WIN $50 or our Grand Prize of $500 at the end of 2014 and be featured in a live pop-up photo gallery exhibit. Click here for official rules. Each month, Bay Meadows will select one photo to WIN a $50 gift card at Whole Foods Market San Mateo. Simply hop on instagram or twitter at tag us using #baymeadowslife or submit up to 10 photos per month to photos@BayMeadows.com .
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