This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
The first day of summer officially arrives this month and I’m so excited I just can’t hide it! No waking up early to pack lunches and dig around for matching socks. It’s all about the grass between our toes, campfires, and PICNICS!
I’ve loved picnics since I was little. Tossing blankets on the ground or clipping tablecloths to wooden picnic tables. Filling our bellies with picnic favorites and tossing the frisbee around the park.
I still love picnics as an adult but just being told to load up in the car is way more fun than having to plan and pack and clean it all up. Am I right? It’s easy to overthink and overstress family outings but picnics can be so simple and fun!
There are three rules I follow for the best family picnics and the first starts with the most important. Food! Easy foods are the way to go especially when kids are involved.
Picnics foods like lunch meat sandwiches or PB&J, sliced fruits, water bottles, and Ritz Crisp Thins at Walmart are the perfect grab-and-go, no mess snacks and picnic ideas. If you haven’t tried RITZ Crisp & Thins two new great flavors, Barbecue and Cheddar, put them in your picnic basket STAT.
I won’t lie to you – we’ve already gone through two bags of barbecue and the other day I spotted BACON flavored RITZ Crips & Thins. Delicious on their own as well as a great addition to those summer gatherings and road trips. You can find all varieties at conveniently at Walmart so you can get in and out and on your way to the picnic.
Rule number two for stress-free picnics are outdoor family games. We try to picnic at places with playgrounds but it doesn’t always work out that. Bringing along games like outdoor checkers, foam darts, bubbles, and frisbees keep the family entertained for at least an hour at any park.
My final rule to making picnics stress-free is being prepared for clean-up. I always bring along wet wipes for sticky hands or spills and a bag for trash. Most parks have trash cans but sometimes they are full, plus having a bag helps transport the trash to the can easier.
Hopefully, my tricks for making picnics stress-free will encourage to pack your picnic a little more this summer. Don’t forget to pick up some extra bags of Ritz Crisp & Thins to enjoy after the picnic too and enter the giveaway below!