It’s National Picnic Week!
National Picnic Week runs from the 16th to 24th June 2017. We at The Party Guide UK we have embraced the chance to have as many picnics and enjoy the heatwave as much as possible. Sandwiches, salads, and colds meats are the most versatile foods to take with you on a picnic. Here are a few recipes to celebrate National Picnic Week UK, or simply for delicious indoor and outdoor party food.
The key to a successful picnic is too keep salads with firm ingredients travel well on picnics. Try not to mix too many ingredients together but where possible use small containers to separate foods, as mixing them can make them quite messy to eat and rather soggy. Invest in disposable containers and make smaller portions for each ingredient. This tip is also useful for school lunches and other outdoor social gatherings. We’ve put together a small gallery of images to inspire you, so why not adapt these ideas and make up your own variation of salad?
Simple Salad inspiration
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad
2 Step Method
Top Tip: use small skewers to make mini kebabs for a party. Add extra basil as it will make it fragrant and add more colour. If you have any ideas or party tips, then send them to us and we’ll publish them in our gallery.
|Try adding parsley in for a different flavour|
Refreshing Cucumber, lime and mint punch.
On a hot day, there is nothing is more refreshing at a picnic than a drink of cucumber and mint together, adding lemon or lime just gives it a lift. The versatility of this drink is amazing because due to its health properties you could also use it as part of a detox cleanse if you are on a diet. Add sparkling water and/or alcohol such as vodka or gin for parties or special occasions so that they become mojito mocktails/cocktails. You could also throw some apple into it to make the flavour even more intense. A nice idea is to serve the drinks in mason jars as it is very trendy. You could even give the mason jar to each guest as they arrive so they become their party bag gift.
3 Step Method
Top Tip: To get a much fresher flavour and more elegant drink add the ingredients into the blender and pulse until smooth. Spoon the liquid into glasses and top with sparkling water and gin or vodka and add a touch of salt. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired