Jul 1, 2011

Picnic Ideas

by Heinrich Hettig
Summer Picnic Ideas

With beautiful weather during the month of July, we can't stay inside all day. Its time to enjoy the sun, the shade and the wonders that the summer brings. One good way of taking full advantage of this splendid weather is to have a picnic with a date.
Your basket doesn't need to be filled with the most exotic foods. The best foods for a picnic are light and fresh. Try getting some locally grown produce at your community farmers market. Make that picnic in the park memorable for your date as you enjoy crisp, mouth-watering, fresh fruit and vegetables this summer.
Here are some ideas for what you can include in your picnic basket for the summer:
  • Pasta salads - These are filling and last a while in the summer weather.
  • Fresh fruit - Make room for different types of fruit.
  • Vegetables and dips - Carrots and celery are always good with a dip.
  • Cheese and crackers - Provide a variety; different cheeses and crackers.
  • Sandwiches - Make a delicious sandwich that will stay fresh.
  • Sparkling apple cider - This always adds a special touch to your date.
Many of these items can be purchased at any of the BYU Creamery locations or the LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market.

Easy Decorative Glasses

Easy Decorative Glasses
These decorative glasses, inspired by DIY projects, are an easy way to dress up your parties without costing you a fortune. The craft is not permanent which allows you to decorate for any occasion.
  • Clear glassware
  • Decorative tape, decals, or stickers
  • Utility knife.
  • Choose your theme and colors. For example: seasonal colors for holidays, BYU blue and white for tailgate parties, or the bride's colors for a wedding shower.
  • Place the tape, decals, or stickers on the outside of the glassware so none of the decoration touches food or liquid. Place in straight or twisted patterns around the glassware.
  • The tape can be somewhat transparent so experiment with overlapping and crisscrossing with different colors.
  • Cut off edges evenly with a utility knife.
  • Remove the decoration before washing and start over for your next party.
Decals, stickers, and some varieties of decorative tape can all be purchased at the BYU Bookstore.