We love spending the afternoon soaking up the glorious sunshine. Tucking into a delightful and tasty picnic, and creating fond memories with family and friends is a summer love. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer’s day. With that in mind, we’re looking at essential picnic accessories that every picnic kit should include.
First up is a practical picnic bag that’ll keep your food and drink cool. We have plenty of designs to choose from, including this Bees Pocket Picnic Bag, Strawberries Picnic Bag and our lovely Animals Of The Savannah Picnic Bag (which is part of our collaboration with ZSL and by purchasing anything from this collection you are helping ZSL to create a world where wildlife thrives).
Each of our picnic bags works as a cool bag. They are designed to include extra-thick insulation to keep your food fresh. They also have handy shoulder straps for easy carrying. The perfect picnic basket for all outdoor occasions – including beach days, barbeques, family days out and afternoons at the park.
For a perfect summer picnic, you'll need a picnic blanket or picnic rug. The Rose Knitted Picnic Blanket is an essential piece of picnic equipment that comes with a water-resistant backing to keep you and your belongings dry on wet ground. It's designed with faux leather brown straps for easy carrying, and its pretty design is inspired by Sophie's love of roses, making it a stylish statement. You can choose from numerous designs, all inspired by nature.
Melamine Plates, Bowls and Beakers
For a successful picnic, it's important to have the right dinnerware. That's why we offer a range of high-quality melamine plates, bowls, and beakers that are a must-have for any outdoor dining experience. Our Bees Melamine Dinner Plates are particularly popular and were even featured on ITV's This Morning as the ultimate picnic accessory. These plates are adorned with stunning illustrations of bees, designed by Sophie, making them the perfect addition to any summer gathering.
Don't forget to complete the set with our matching bowls, side plates, and beakers for a chic and stylish alfresco dining experience.
Staying hydrated is crucial, especially during picnics. That's why a water bottle is a must-have item.
Our favourite ones are the Bees and Elephant thermal water bottles, which are crafted from stainless steel and showcase distinct debossed designs. Thanks to its leak-proof lid, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you won't experience any spills in your bag. Additionally, this bottle can maintain hot beverages' warmth for up to 12 hours and cold drinks' chillness for up to 24 hours.
One very important thing and essential for any picnic is cutlery. Our Oakham Stainless Steel Cutlery Set is a 24-piece set offering 6 x forks, 6 x knives, 6 x dessert spoons and 6 x teaspoons. It adds a luxurious addition to your dining experience and comes in a beautiful box, perfect for packing away for dining alfresco on picnics!
If you're looking for a practical picnic accessory, a hammam towel is a great choice. Not only can it be used as a soft towel, but it also works well as a scarf or a blanket, making it perfect for keeping warm if the weather turns chilly. Made from 100% cotton, these towels are lightweight and easy to carry in your car. The Bee design, featuring Sophie's bee silhouettes on a lemon background, is particularly lovely.
Tasty Picnic Food
Finally, a picnic without food doesn’t exist. Sophie’s favourites include cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, and you can’t go wrong with a little dark chocolate for afterwards too! Perhaps pack up some scones, clotted cream, and jam for afternoon tea in your lunch box?
What will you be packing for your picnic set? Let us know in the comments below.