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25 Romantic Picnic Date Ideas You Both Won't Forget

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Planning the perfect picnic date? Here I wanted to give you some ideas to make your picnic date one to remember!

1. Location, Location, Location

The first step to planning a great picnic is finding the perfect location. If you're lucky enough to have access to a beautiful park or beach, that's ideal. But even your own backyard can be turned into a romantic oasis with the right planning.

2. Make It a Potluck

One of the best things about picnics is that they're meant to be casual and relaxed. So why not take the stress out of planning by making it a potluck? Ask each person to bring their favorite dish or dessert to share.


3. Don't Forget the Drinks

No picnic is complete without drinks! Make sure to pack enough for everyone, plus a few extra in case the party gets going. If you're serving alcohol, be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic options as well.

4. Get Creative With Your Menu

Just because it's a picnic doesn't mean you have to stick to the basics. Get creative with your menu and try something new!


5. Make It a Themed Picnic

If you really want to make your picnic date unique, try planning a themed picnic. This can be anything from a Hawaiian-themed picnic complete with grass skirts and leis, to a movie-themed picnic where you watch your favorite film outdoors.

6. Decorate Your Picnic Area

After you've decided on a location, it's time to start decorating! Picnics are all about setting the mood, so bring some blankets and pillows to make things cozy. You can also bring along some twinkling lights or lanterns to create a romantic ambiance.


7. Pack Some Fun Activities

A picnic is the perfect opportunity to try out some new games or activities. If you're feeling competitive, pack a frisbee or other outdoor game. Or, for something more low-key, bring along a deck of cards or your favorite book.

8. Make It a Surprise

Want to really wow your date? Plan the entire picnic as a surprise! This is sure to score you some major points. This requires planning ahead on your part, but it will be worth it when you see the look of surprise and excitement on your date's face.


9. Don't Forget the Music

Music is an essential part of any picnic date. Create a playlist of your favorite tunes, or bring along a portable speaker to listen to your favorite songs.

10. Have Fun!

The most important part of any picnic date is to have fun! Let loose, relax, and enjoy each other's company. With the right planning, you're sure to have a Picnic Date that's perfect in every way.


11. Visit a Drive-in Movie Theatre

If you get the timings just right , you can park up at a drive-in movie theatre and enjoy the film from the comfort of your car. Make sure to bring along some snacks and drinks to make it extra special.

12. Try Out Wine, Cheese or Chocolate Tasting

If you're both foodies, then a wine and cheese or chocolate tasting picnic is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Visit your local farmer's market or gourmet store to choose the best options, then find a quiet spot to enjoy them.


13. Have a Scavenger Hunt

For something a little different, try having a scavenger hunt picnic. Make a list of things to find ahead of time, then see who can find the most items on the list. The winner gets to choose the dessert!

14. Go on a Hike

If you're both active, then go on a hike to a spot with a stunning view. Pack a light lunch to enjoy when you reach the top, then spend some time taking in the scenery.


15. Visit a Botanical Garden

For a romantic and serene picnic date, visit your local botanical garden. Find a quiet spot to set up, then spend the afternoon exploring the different gardens and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

16. DIY Some Tacos

If you're feeling culinary, try making your own tacos or pizza. You can either make the dough ahead of time, or buy it pre-made. Then, set up a toppings bar and let your date choose their own toppings.


17. Make Your Own Ice Cream

For a fun and unique twist on the traditional picnic, try making your own ice cream. All you need is some ice cream mix, some plastic bags, and some creativity. Plus, it's a great way to beat the heat! This way, you'll have a tasty treat to enjoy after your lunch.

18. Make Your Own Sushi

If you're feeling adventurous, try making your own sushi. It's not as hard as it looks, and it's a great way to impress your date. Just be sure to buy good quality sushi rice and fish.


19. Go Fruit Picking

If you're lucky enough to live near a farm or orchard, go fruit picking! This is a fun activity to do together, and you'll get to take home some delicious fresh fruit. Just be sure to check the picking schedule in advance so you know what will be in the season.

20. Have a Beach Day

If you live near the beach, make the most of it and have a beach day picnic. Pack up some sandwiches and drinks, then spend the day relaxing on the sand and swimming in the sea. If you get the timing right, you might even be able to watch the sunset.


21. Do Some Stargazing

For a romantic and unique picnic date, do some stargazing. Find a spot away from the city lights, then lie back and enjoy the view. If you're lucky, you might even see a shooting star!

22. Go on a Bike Ride

If you're both active, go on a bike ride together. Explore your local area, or go on a longer cycle if you're feeling adventurous. Just be sure to pack some snacks and drinks to keep you going.


23. Set up a Truck Bed Date

This is a great option for anyone who lives in a rural area. Pack up a picnic dinner and head out to a secluded spot. Then, set up your picnic in the back of your pickup truck and enjoy the stars.

24. Camping Trip Picnic

If you're both adventurous, go on a camping trip and have a picnic dinner. Just be sure to pack all the essentials, including a tent, sleeping bags, and of course, food and drinks.

25. Have a Movie Night Picnic

For a fun twist on the traditional picnic, have a movie night picnic. Set up your blanket and pillows in front of the iPad or laptop you brought along, then make some popcorn and enjoy your favorite film. This is a great option for a rainy day.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Elin Beck