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The Prettiest Picnic in the Park

May 30, 2018 (Last Updated: April 12, 2020)

It’s easy to throw the prettiest picnic in the park! All you need are some tasty treats, refreshing drinks, a picnic basket and some strategically placed doilies and lace.

A picnic spread of fresh cut baguette, a plate of deviled eggs and sandwiches on a platter beside a picnic basket.

What a BEAUTIFUL day for a fancy little Prospect Park Picnic! I wanted to throw a late summer picnic for my friends, and I couldn’t have picked a better day to do it! 75 and sunny all day.

I haven’t packed a picnic all summer, so I was really excited to go a little overboard. My mother gave me some lovely doilies and lace. I was finally able to use them!

An elaborate picnic spread. Trays of food, flowers, picnic basket and glassware on a lace blanket.

I made spicy little chipotle deviled eggs with Sriracha-soaked mustard seeds and a little baby’s breath 😉

A few deviled eggs in arugula garnished with mustard caviar and baby's breath.

My husband was concerned that there wouldn’t be any room for a cocktail once I was done with the Pimm’s Cup garnishes – Fresh peaches, cucumber, thyme, rosemary and strawberries!

There’s was just enough room after all.

5 wine glasses on a wooden tray full of herbs, fruits and cucumbers.

a hand holding a Pimm's Cup cocktail in a wine glass, full of herbs, cucumber and fruits.

If you’re going to have a pretty picnic, not just any sandwiches will do. They better be extra fancy.

I made some roast beef sandwiches with horse radish, caramelized onions, spicy pickles and gruyere cheese – and I also made turkey, swiss, bacon and fennel coleslaw sandwiches too!

Sandwiches wrapped in paper and tied with string on a glass cake platter with grass and a picnic basket in the background.

These are the easiest, tastiest pesto chicken skewers!

Pesto covered chicken laid out on a plate covered in arugula.

I thought it might be sweet to add a little baby’s breath to the napkins.

Napkins tied with string in a basket with baby's breath.

It’s easy to get glasses confused with everyone sitting in the grass, so I made these precious little glass charms with old jewelry that I got at a flea market.

The glasses got mixed up anyway. I think the garnishes were a little distracting.

A heart shaped charm tied with thread to the base of a wine glass on top of a doily with 4 other glasses on a wooden tray.

This was my glass 🙂

A heart shaped charm tied with thread to the base of a wine glass on top of a doily.

Everyone loves this spinach dip and it couldn’t be easier to make!

A hand scooping spinach dip onto bread.

I made 2 different desserts. I brought along my raspberry-peach crisps and these sweet little brownies!

Brownies garnished with strawberries on a glass plate.

And a final touch – just a little Boursain and some of the yummiest blackberries I’ve ever had.

A cheese board with cheese, a big pile of beautiful blackberries and a plate of deviled eggs surrounded by arugula in the background.

It was such a lovely day with some of my favorite friends. Even Paddington Perchupon showed up!

A fake black bird sitting on a picnic basket next to flowers in a white jug, next to a basket full of napkins.

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If you throw a pretty picnic of your own, or make any of my tasty drinks or treats, make sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram! I love to see your creations! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more loveliness, too.

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    February 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    This picnic is now my dream, some day I’ll make the same… So inspiring <3

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