Eight Easy Picnic Ideas

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BY JO MCCARTHY - INTERIORS EDITOR

The fun giftware store Temerity Jones shop is a new discovery for me and I am hooked! We've partnered with them to show you eight easy ways to throw the perfect picnic.

In these challenging times we need to enjoy being together as family and friends and bask in the glorious sunshine while it lasts, so to get you inspired we have designed the perfect summer picnic with our Temerity Jones Shop favourites! 

The site is divided into 8 collections, and since I've just relocated from vibrant Puerto Rico, I was instantly drawn to the fabulous Fiesta range for a tropical picnic theme. 


1) For your perfect picnic, you must start with bunting {the very fact that the website has the word 'bunting' included in its search words made my heart sing}. Bunting can enliven even the most bland yard so choose wisely - I love this version of the traditional Mexican Paper Picado. If you are picnicking in the park, just string them between two trees and you are all set. 

2) Use these Fiesta garden flowers to add colour to your picnic table. 

3) Then you need to think about the music. Besides laid back summer tunes, you have to test your talents with this Summer Festival Butterfly Ukulele. 

4) String lights that look like juicy summer strawberries? Temerity Jones Shop has got you covered. Just don't nibble on them {or the satsumas and lemons either}. They will even look adorable unlit and strung around the picnic blanket. 

5} Decorate your tropical picnic with these fantastic artificial succulents in gorgeous copper pots. Buy a load of them and arrange them on your picnic benches for a touch of glam. 

6} I love using upcycled items for informal parties and these Fiesta chilli storage jars are so useful. I love the idea of using them for cutlery and then at home displaying them in a macrame hanger. 

7} Its never too early for cocktails, even at a daytime picnic, so make it a fun, kitsch moment with these fiesta tequila sunrise cocktail gift set. They'd make great takeaways for your guests. 

8} Make your picnic an easy, breezy affair with this cute summer festival picnic hamper for 8 people - all items are made from natural, recyclable materials. 

Tag @temerityjoneslondon and @thelondonmother on Instagram and show us your summer picnic pictures. We'll choose our favourite at random and send them a prize!