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When the weather is beautiful, everyone loves a picnic. Here are some ideas to make things easier.

  • Homemade flavoured water can be especially refreshing.  Just add a few slices of fruit!
  • Place Ice cubes in a Thermos flask, so you can chill your drinks as you go and not worry about them melting.
  • Use a jam jar in which to make and transport simple shaken salad dressings like balsamic, olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
  • Opt for SPAR Paper Plates as they are easier to carry.
  • Prepare just a few things and do them well.
  • Plan carefully how much food you may eat. Take too much and you have to carry it all back.
  • Popcorn:  Make your own popcorn.  Place in a large plastic container with a lid that seals.  It is really easy to transport this way.
  • Melba toast: Use dry or stale bread.  Cut it as thinly as you can.  Place the slices on an oven tray and dry out in an oven at about 120°C until the toast curls and is completely dry.  Place in an airtight container.  Snack on this at a picnic, spread with SPAR Butter, chicken liver spread or marmite.
  • Vegetable Sticks: For healthy snacks try some carrot, cucumber and celery sticks with a SPAR Dip.
  • Fresh Fruit: Serve fresh fruit cut into cubes.  Thread pieces of apple, melon, pear, peach and banana onto kebab sticks.  Serve with a little SPAR Golden Syrup or with SPAR Yoghurt.
  • Ensure all picnic foods are simple to transport and not too heavy to carry. Some picnic spots can take a long walk to reach.
  • Don’t forget SPAR Wet Wipes and SPAR Bin Bags – picnics are messy! Make sure the perfect picnic spot remains a perfect picnic spot.