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Picnic basket on a table with a gingham table cloth

June 18th is International Picnic Day! The weather is getting warmer here in Ladson, SC, making it a perfect time to pack up a meal and a picnic blanket and enjoy the weather! Many movies portray picnics as a perfect date activity, but have you actually gone on a picnic? In this week’s Cypress River Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you on making the most of a picnic!

Pack the Essentials

Before you go out of your apartment, we recommend making sure that you’ve packed the essential items for a picnic. Think about the type of items you don’t want to be without when you’re having your picnic, then make a list. Your list can include, but is not limited to:

  • Napkins

  • Eating/serving utensils

  • Cups

  • Plates

  • Trash bags

Outdoor Activities

When you’re out enjoying the nice weather, what better way to spend a day after eating delicious packed food than by playing a sport, laying on the grass to catch some rays, or even playing some music! Bring some sports equipment, a blanket to lay on, or a musical instrument to play around with. If you’re going to be having a picnic with friends, you can invite them to bring some of their favorite activities.

Clean Up

Regardless of where you’re having your picnic, it’s important that you clean up after yourself. Remember to bring extra trash bags so that all present can aid you in your efforts to make your space cleaner than when you found it. Treat every place you attend as your own and make sure it’s left better for the next person to use it.  


Take advantage of International Picnic Day and have a picnic! If you’re an experienced picnicker, share with our apartment community your tips so we can have a blast too!