Guest post by Lily Ellis of Birch + Bird.
Summer + sunshine = parties and picnics, wouldn't you agree? My kids like nothing better than bringing lunch and snacks out onto the back deck and lawn and I'm a big fan of impromptu shared meals myself. We'll often meet friends at a local park with a bag of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and whatever other goodies we've got on hand to share while the kids play. Now that the sunshine seems here to stay, I cannot wait to get outside...
Photo by Bodil Bergqvist for Trendenser
Whether planned ahead or last minute, picnics are one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon in the shade. Beachside, in a grassy park or in your own backyard, it doesn't take much to make a meal feel special for grown ups and kids alike! Canning jars make great containers for salads and drinks and the farmers markets are full of local berries and goodies just waiting to be shared on a picnic blanket somewhere. Have a sun-filled weekend!