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The Perfect Picnic Basket

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Picnics are the best thing about summer except maybe for popsicles. We eat outside a lot but we made some more official picnic dinners the last few weeks and it was fun. Making a good picnic basket is definitely an art. Here is a little video we made that shows my favorite things to pack for a picnic. It was really fun to make! I hope you enjoy!

The Perfect Picnic Basket - Oh Happy Day - Target #SummerUp

Giant Bubble Wands ($2 in store at Target), Frisbee, Dress (in store at Target), Plates, Cups (in store at Target), Utensils, Napkins (in store at Target), Perrier (in store at Target), Izze Soda (in store at Target), NutellaNilla WafersSalt & Pepper Chips, Picnic Blanket (from Mexico,) Picnic Basket (thrifted,)

  1. Sarah | Sarah The Architect

    July 3, 2013

    Love it! Picnics are my favorite part of summer.

  2. Anne

    July 3, 2013

    I agree. Aside from the picnics, popsicles and ice cream I also love camping. The smell of marshmallow and smores are so good!

  3. dawn

    July 3, 2013

    Picnics are a highlight for our family especially because summers seem so short here in the Midwest! Jordan, can you share the name of the dress you are wearing? I clicked on the link and it took me to Target’s home page. Thanks!

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • July 3, 2013

      Hey Dawn! I bought the dress at Target last week, but I couldn’t find it on the website. I found it in the “Juniors” section.

  4. Maggie

    July 3, 2013

    Yay for picnics! And this video is super cute. Thanks!

  5. Desiree

    July 3, 2013

    Love this! Great video. Thanks for sharing,

  6. Mackenzie

    July 3, 2013

    Picnics are the best!! I love the idea of using an old-fashioned picnic basket. So nostalgic!!


  7. Anne

    July 3, 2013

    Wow this video is so cute! (I also had to watch “how to create a beach kit” – so lovely!) Summer time is such an amazing season. I definitely enjoy the bubbles most of this basket :) Thanks for sharing, Anne

  8. Davon Hatchett (The Bubbleista)

    July 3, 2013

    I love the video for this post! So fun and interactive. I just wrote an article about picnics a coupe of weeks ago and I love the visual this video provides.

  9. Harer Anne

    July 3, 2013

    Oh Happy Day and Target. Geez Louise! Get me a picnic basket right NOW! Seriously though, thats some good old fashioned fun right there. And those kids!
    Those noms looked so yummy. And you KNOW I love me some Target po-tay-toe chips! (Z snap!)
    Oh Happy Day and Target doin’ their thang, doin’ it again.

  10. Rebecca

    July 3, 2013

    looks so yummy! picnics are my favorite in the summer :)
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  11. Viv

    July 3, 2013

    Love the video, Jordan! How did you make them all dance?! Miss the outdoor picnic season, it’s super chilly in NZ right now :)

  12. Marie

    July 3, 2013

    Cute video! :)

  13. brittney

    July 3, 2013

    That video is magical! I love it.

  14. Tara

    July 3, 2013

    LOVE IT! Thank you for making us smile! Nutella & Nilla=YUM!

  15. Natalie Britton

    July 3, 2013

    Oh man, this video is so beautiful! It captures the mood of summertime perfectly. I’ve always thought picnics were so charming- something that happened often years ago, but is a dying pastime now. It’s definitely a goal of mine in the near future to buy a picnic basket and head to the country to snack, play, and relax in the grass.

    ♥ Natalie of LIVE TEACH ALASKA

  16. Jordan

    July 3, 2013

    Jordan, this is such a cool little vid! Your husband is one clever guy! : )

  17. Tin

    July 3, 2013

    i love the video! how did you make the food float??? it was fun to watch. very creative.

  18. Eva

    July 4, 2013

    Hey, this video i fantastic and i have never seen flying food. :) I am in love. :)

  19. victoria

    July 4, 2013

    picnics always make me happy, just like this video!
    can’t wait for summer now :)

  20. Jasmine

    July 5, 2013

    Super cute video! Who doesn’t love picnics? :)

  21. Katy @ All Sorts of Pretty

    July 5, 2013

    HOW DID YOU DO THAT?! So cool :)

  22. elin

    July 8, 2013

    I fall in love with your blog ! I have to organize a birthday party, and your blog help me a lot ! Thank you for all your ideas !

  23. Sarah

    July 8, 2013

    Ok, that picnic is very impressive and yummy…. but I have to say the tricks you did in that video is what took the cake for me. The floating look while packing the basket! Is that stop motion? I haven’t seen floating stuff like that before!

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