How to Throw the Perfect Kid’s Picnic
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Ever since school ended in early June, one of my children’s favorite ways to enjoy the warm summer weather is by playing outdoors. I guess you could say that they truly did celebrate Get Outdoors month this past June. Whether it be a game of Frisbee, catching bugs, chasing butterflies, or even making mud pies; my kids love being outside. Some days, it is even a struggle to get them inside to eat because that means less time playing under the sun. That is why I decided that this year, I would allow them to have the perfect kid’s picnic complete with macaroni & cheese.
Typically, our family enjoys lots of BBQ’s and cookouts with family and friends, but we have never intentionally had a picnic. I thought a picnic would be a great way for my kids to get even more fresh air all while enjoying their lunches. Since school is out, I have much more leeway on the types of meals they can eat. Sandwiches or salads are no longer the norm due to school time constraints at lunch.
Now, they can enjoy their favorite lunch which happens to be macaroni & cheese. Specifically, I like to buy varieties like Back to Nature Made with Organic Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, or varieties with silly shapes like Back to Nature Made with Organic Silly Sea Life Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.
As mentioned, this was my first time putting together a picnic outside so I wanted it to be fun and enjoyable for my 3 kids. Since they loved it, I wanted to share How to Throw the Perfect Kid’s Picnic with you all just in case you want to be more adventurous with your children.
How to Throw the Perfect Kid’s Picnic:
Find the Perfect Outdoor Space: We are lucky enough to have some beautiful maple trees in our yard which provide cooling shade to many spots. I decided that the shade was a great spot to set up our picnic.
Decide on a Dish to serve: While sandwiches, and finger foods are the norm for picnics, I wanted to suggest a food that most kids love and adore: macaroni & cheese. My three children LOVE Back to Nature Made with Organic Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Dinner and one box produces the perfect suggested serving for each of them.I buy several boxes each week at Target because my kid’s love this easy meal so much. To prepare it, I made this product inside and was easily able to deliver it to their picnic area without a hitch.
My kids love the cheesy, creamy, and very delicious fun shapes this brand has to offer. As a parent, I love that it is made with ingredients that are free of artificial flavors, preservatives, and synthetic colors. Plus, it is a good source of protein and calcium which my sometimes picky eaters need to grow strong.
Choose some entertainment: My girls decided that they wanted their doll friends to attend the picnic. Maybe your child has a special doll, bear, or toy that they would like to include at their picnic? Perhaps, they would like a real-life friend to attend as well? To keep my kids busy after eating, I also provided some old fashion outdoor entertainment like paddle ball, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk.
So, did I cover everything on how to throw the perfect kid’s picnic? I am thinking outdoor family picnics are in order next time so that we can all enjoy the great outdoors, and some warm macaroni & cheese.
July 14th was National Mac & Cheese Day, but around here, macaroni & cheese is celebrated any day!
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