Everyone loves a picnic! Eating outside can make even a simple meal seem like an adventure (if you're a kid), romantic (if you're a couple), or just a welcome change of pace (for the rest of us). But you don't have to trek to a park, beach, or forest preserve; it's just as fun (and much easier) to have one in your own backyard. These recipe and craft ideas will help you get organized.
Though you're only going as far as the yard, you'll want to plan your picnic the same way you would if you were packing up the car and setting off for a destination. Start by picking a menu and making a list of everything you'll need. Pretend as if you can't get up and run into the house if you forgot something (trust us, you and your guests will have a much better time this way). To figure out what basic items you'll need, check out our planning checklist.