Tips On How to Plan a Picnic

HopnParty Fire DogPlanning a picnic for friends and family is fun and an easy task to some people while to others it is not. A well organized picnic is the perfect answer to summer and early fall evenings. A picnic can be a simple impromptu take out dinner in your backyard or it can be a more planned out event for family and friends to enjoy. Depending on how you want your picnic to be, there are a number of things you need to consider. The following are tips on how to plan a picnic:

Get organized 

It is important to know the number of people you would like to invite for the picnic. If you will dine on the ground or grass, you should consider a plan for blankets or as an alternative rent tables and chairs from Hop N Party. Check out the picnic area or the park a day before the picnic date. It is also important to consider the day you plan to hold your picnic. For example if it is during the afternoon, ensure that you hold the picnic under shade. If there is no shade, you can also rent tents from Hop N Party, and let us take care of everything.


The menu and food

When you plan your menu, it is advisable to take advantage of the seasonal ingredients. Think of the foods that can be eaten at room temperature, for example, salads both fruit and vegetable salads. You can also use traditional picnic foods, for example, potato and pasta salads, cold cut sandwiches, fried chicken and watermelon. It is important to cover your food properly especially those that must be eaten while warm or hot. It is best to place cold foods on a bed of ice. At Hop N Party, we also have food concession machines available for rent. These machines can add a carnival atmosphere to your picnic while adding food to your menu at the same time. We have popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cone machines. 


Picnic activities

Picnics can be relaxed or they can be physical depending on how you want to enjoy them. Some people enjoy calm relaxed picnics while some enjoy having fun and partying during picnics. So if you enjoy partying and having fun, you will be interested in the inflatable party rentals we have available at Hop N Party. Our inventory includes bounce houses, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, combos, and sports games.

Our bounce houses include Adventure Red Bounce House, Gator Belly Bouncer, Flipper Dipper Bounce House, and Disney Cars Jumper. There is surely something to please anyone. We have a Tropical Jump N Slide with Pool, Rain Forrest Jump N Slide, a 20' Fire & Ice Slide, plus many more. Combo units are also available to provide hours of fun for everyone.


In conclusion, learning how to plan a picnic is vital to having the best picnic experience for you and your family. In order to have the best picnic, call us at Hop N Party today for expert advice and assistance in planning your picnic!