General Picnic/Luncheon/BBQ's Tips
Pack a basket-full of picnic favorites, such as cheeses, sandwiches, fruit, muffins, pastries, chips and crackers. Go traditional with basket, or chose a practical carrier, such as a cooler or large lunch box.
Don't forget the essentials, such as a blanket, insect repellant, eating utensils, napkins, garbage bags, corkscrew or bottle opener, sunscreen, condiments. Keep a first aid kit in the car just in case. Make the picnic more comfortable with cushions, an umbrella, and lawn chairs. Most parks have regularly-watered grass, so the ground may be wet. Bring a tarp to spread out under the blanket to ensure a dry sitting area.
Separate cold foods from hot foods. If possible, bring a separate container for each. Carry perishable food in a cooler.
Choose a spot with enough privacy to relax and spend quality time together. Protect yourself from sunburn with a shaded area or an umbrella.