Top tips for a perfect picnic for National Picnic Week & a gorgeous Picnic Hamper Giveaway!

The perfect picnic

Summertime is the perfect excuse to dig out your old picnic blanket, or perhaps win yourself a new hamper (more on this below) and head out to your local park or your back garden with friends

We have put together some excellent tips for you to pack a proper perfect picnic basket – now that is a mouthful!

  • Freeze bottled water to work as icepacks. Once melted, you have a chilled drink! Make sure to steer clear of using glass bottles as they can shatter in the freezer.
  • Keep dressings separate to avoid any soggy salads. We like to use a clean jam jar for this.
  • Make sure to pack a bag or two to carry home your rubbish, preserving scenic picnic spots the way they should be!
  • Napkins and hand wipes are a must, as well as sun cream to protect you from the glorious sunshine (even on an overcast day the sun’s rays can catch you out).
  • Pack foods that are easy to eat with your hands, the less messy the better, trust us on this one!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Dairy Diary blog without some gorgeous recipes. So here are some of our favourite picnic-suitable snacks.

Hot Bakewell Blondies

An irresistible bake taken from the Quick After-Work Cookbook.

Vietnamese Banh Mi

A quick and tasty Banh Mi recipe from A Zest For Life Cookbook.

Feta, Olive & Tomato Muffins

Pretty and delicious, these muffins are from A Zest For Life Cookbook 

Broccoli & Stilton Quiches

Scrumptious quiches taken from a Just For One or Two cookbook.

Win a picnic hamper

We also have a fabulous competition lined up for you this June has kindly provided us with the opportunity to give away a STUNNING wicker picnic hamper for four.

Head over to our competitions page to enter and you’ll be picnicking al-fresco in no time!


Emma Snow

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

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