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Picnic Recipes, Menus, and Planning

Having a wonderful picnic is simple. All you need is a few good picnic recipes, a great location (or even a so-so one), and a few friends or family members that you love spending time with. The rest does itself.
That said, there are always things you can do to plan a perfect picnic. And this page was created to help you do just that! Here, we have everything from perfect pre-planned picnic menus to picnic themes, to tips for planning the whole thing without a hitch.

Planning to barbecue at your picnic? Then check out our Barbeque Headquarters for tips, recipes, and more.

Perfect Parisian Picnic

Picnic Recipes and Menus

Perfect Picnic Menu

Perfect Picnic Menu: My perfect picnic menu features simple, elegant picnic recipes that you can make ahead of time and serve at room temperature. The result of lots of recipe testing!

Cold Picnic Food Recipes

Cold Picnic Food Recipes: This is classic picnic fare at its best. With perfect potato salad and moist oven-fried chicken, this menu is exactly what you're looking for when you want and American-style picnic.

Romantic Picnic Ideas

Romantic Picnic Menu & Ideas: This simple, elegant menu is perfect for planning a romantic picnic for your sweetie. Just don't forget the wine!

Picnic Food

French Picnic Food Menu: Sure, this menu --including French cheeses matched up with wonderful wines-- is simple and easy to put together. But it's also elegant, decadant, and to-die-for delicious.

Picnic Food IDeas

Family Picnic Menu: Who says kid food has to taste boring to adults, or adult food bad to kids? These family picnic foods are flavorful, elegant, and remarkably kid-friendly.

Summer Picnic Recipes

Summer Picnic Recipes: Nothing says summer like a sun-soaked Italian picnic! This simple and flavorful picnic menu will make you want to up and move to Italy.

Picnic Sandwiches

Picnic Sandwiches: If you're planning a picnic, there's nothing easier than throwing together a few sandwiches. These recipes are easy, tasty, and original.

Picnic Planning, Themes, and Ideas

Picnic IDeas

Ideas for Planning a Picnic: With the resources on this page, planning a picnic is easy. We have everything from food and location ideas, to a supplies checklist that will prepare you for any picnic emergency.

Picnic Games

Picnic Themes and Games: Want to get really creative with your picnic? Here we have tons of themes for your next picnic, including games to play, food to eat, and what to wear. There's also a place for visitors to submit their own!

Food Ideas for a Picnic

Create a "Build Your Own" Picnic: Want to make your picnic planning as stress-free as possible? Bring along the fixins and let your guests build their own. This page tells you how.

Picnic Menus

Picnic Menus and Foods: Whether you want to put together your own or use one of our picnic menus, this page has a HUGE list of the best and more popular picnic foods, plus my favorite menus!

Picnic Supplies

FOlding pIcnic Tables

Folding Picnic Tables: Sure, a blanket on a grassy hill is romantic... but if you're over the age of 12, it's Hell on your lower back! Learn about the different kinds of portable picnic tables to plan a more comfy picnic.

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