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We may not be able to fully commit to summer backyard parties *just yet*, but there’s always the socially distanced picnic to keep our hopes up. So while we all dream about the day where we can meet up with our friends at our favorite brunch spot, keep reading for some colorful outdoor dining accessories to use in the meantime!
1. UO Bamboo Tray, $10
This patterned bamboo tray is totally durable enough to bring outside for a summer nosh — it’s even dishwasher safe! Use it to serve up food or as a steady place to sit your drink.
2. kate spade new york Plaid Picnic Blanket, $42.95
A picnic blanket should be two things: cute and water-resistant. This perky plaid blanket includes a water-resistant backing, so you can easily find that perfect picnic spot without worrying about sitting on something icky.
FYI: When you’re not toting this bag to your next socially distanced outdoor event, you’ll be bringing it to the market, traveling (someday, sigh) and anywhere else that requires carrying a lot of stuff. It’s strong enough to hold over *100* pounds and even has a water-resistant interior that you can wipe clean. Oh, and the “all is good” saying on the front should totally be a (much-needed) positive mantra for 2020.
Planning a two-person picnic? Make sure this beachy picnic set is packed along with your other outdoor dining accessories. Inside you’ll find plates and place settings for two!
In the likely event that someone forgets their water bottle, these colorful acrylic cups can save the day! Cute, lightweight and totally portable — what’s more to love?!
These non-toxic silicone bags can be a total game-changer in your pantry *and* picnic. Fill them with your favorite snack foods (even frozen stuff!) for your upcoming picnic and get ready to never use disposable plastic bags again. One percent of all Tropical Collection sales will also be going to the Coral Reef Alliance, so you can feel good about reducing your footprint *and* protecting coral reefs around the globe.
7. heyday™ Portable Speaker, $10
When making a list of must-have outdoor dining accessories, don’t sleep on a solid Bluetooth speaker! A good playlist (just like the snacks) can totally make or break a picnic, so make sure your tunes are ready to go with this vibrant portable speaker.
These vibrant hand-printed napkins can instantly your picnic into an Instagram moment. Just remember to sanitize them if you’ll be sharing with a friend!
9. Terrazzo 8″ Side Plate Set of Four, $18.11
Make sure your picnic food has a summery plate to match with this durable terrazzo plate set! Each set comes with four lightweight, scratch and shatter-proof plates that you can easily pack away.
10. UO Basket Print Insulated Cooler, $23
This cute basket may not be the traditional picnic basket we’re used to seeing, but this hot summer season calls for something insulated to keep our drinks cold!
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Allison Castloo is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.