Celebrate the End of Summer with a Cheese-tastic Picnic
August 22, 2017
Whether you're looking for one last get together with the kids before summer ends or wanting a romantic opportunity with that special someone, Fromagerie Sophie has the perfect picnic planned.
When heading out with the family, remember these tips:
Don’t only focus on the food. Pick a theme and pack books, costumes or toys to inspire their imaginations creating a world centered around play.
Plan food that ties into a theme like cheese from a certain country, deli sandwiches with meat from an area that’s similar to what they usually eat, and snacks that tell a cultural story. Use local shops to help find a few fun and unexpected items.
Let the kids help prepare the food. Layering sandwiches or using frozen grapes as ice cubes are tasks that help kids feel excited and engaged.
Create a scavenger hunt. Pick items that are easy to find take it a step further by taking photos of the items being used in creative ways.
Have the kids decorate cupcake wrappers and turn them upside down, punching through them with a straw turning the wrappers into eco-friendly drink lids that keep the bugs out!
And if you're picnic is just for the grown-ups, here are some ways to make your sweetie swoon:
Plan ahead! A little prep goes a long way when picnicking away from the crowds. Take it up a notch with throw blankets and coordinating pillows for an Instagram-worthy image.
Grab some lavender bouquets and spread them around the blanket creating a lovely scene while also keeping inspects away. Lavender is a natural repellant!
Stock up on battery-powered candles to set the stage while limiting fire danger. The candles aren’t scented so they won’t interfere with the lavender scent or with the food.
Leave the libations to the pros. Utilize resources, like Fromagerie Sophie, to plan perfect pairings for wine and cheese or crackers and pâté.
Try canned wine to cut down on extra items like corkscrews and glasses while also making the event more eco-friendly.
Check out Fromagerie Sophie, a European-Inpired cheese shop in downtown San Luis Obispo that will work you to put together just the right collection for your next picnic.