Picnic Party 2015

And just like that, it’s Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of Summer?! (cray-zay) Well, as much as I love the chilly-er weather that has been here the past few days, I can’t really say I get ever tired of some warm “Summer luvin’!”

A big part of summer festivities is getting outside and having a little picnic action! At the office, we had planned a little casual company picnic, but unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperating, so we had to take it inside. Nevertheless, a hot dog is still as delicious inside as it is outside!

Picnic Party via happymundane.com

Our Picnic party got started off with this fun and modern picnic basket that I spotted at Target. I love the teal powder coated handles and the clean rectangular shape. I also love that it still has the traditional woven basket construction, just modernized with plastic strapping and some pop colors!

Picnic Party via happymundane.com

The turquoise table cloth was also picked up at Target from their Spritz line, as well as this matching colored matte melamine chip bowl.

Picnic Party via happymundane.com

The red and white grid/tile pattern napkins are from Unison Home. I can always look to Unison for clean and graphic textiles and I loved how this red grid pattern felt like a fresh alternative to the picnic classic gingham pattern. (Check out more of Unison’s amazing store here.)

Repurpose Compostables via happymundane.com

Awhile back, the folks at Repurpose Compostables contacted me to introduce me to their line. They sent me some samples to check out, and this Picnic Party was the perfect time to give them a test run. At first glance, these plates and bowls look like your normal everyday paper or plastic plates. However, they actually are not made from trees or plastic, but from sustainable plants! They also make cutlery and both hot and cold cups. The plates are microwaveable and cut resistant, chlorine free, and totally compostable! They make a great alternative to the traditional disposable cutlery and serveware, and you can feel good about them! (more info here)

Picnic Party via happymundane.com

Another fun thing I was eager to try were these Aladdin “Cafe-to-go” reuseable Water bottles I picked up at Target as well. They look like normal bottles but the top twists off so you can easily add ice, or fruit, and the best part is they’re designed to keep carbonated drinks nice and fizzy!

Free downloadable DIY paper scoop/serve cones template via happymundane.com

Finally, I was looking through the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens and I came across these DIY paper “scoop and serve” cones and decided to make some myself. I made some fun 80’s-esque “macaroni” inspired patterns

AND… you can download them HERE for free!

Free downloadable DIY paper scoop/serve cones template via happymundane.com

You can also download the original pattern from the BHG website and make your own using whatever paper/pattern you like (email signup required)

Anyway, here’s to more fun-in-the-sun Picnic parties in your future! Do you have any planned this summer? Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Big thanks to Repurpose Compostables for providing cutlery, plates, and bowls and to my friends at Unison for the napkins!

All styling and photography by Jonathan Lo/Happymundane and J3productions.com

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