Is there anything more romantic than an impromptu picnic in the park with the people you love? Throwing a blanket down on lush green grass with delectable treats, a bottle of bubbly (or your favorite wine), the warm sun kissing your skin, and the sound of laughter in the air is pretty much our idea of heaven. What better time to plan a park date with friends than during spring’s crisp and sunny weather. To help you plan, we curated a list of picnic essentials and five of our favorite make-ahead picnic recipes to host an intimate and elevated outdoor gathering. We’re talking salmon toast and zucchini fritters with avocado cream carried in a chic woven basket and served on a soft linen throw—yes, beauty and utility strikes again.
Read on for the make-ahead picnic recipes then keep scrolling to shop our curated picnic essentials. And don’t forget to tag us in your picnic photos @eyeswoon on Instagram!