A Fall Picnic with Friends

Fall in the south may just be one of my favorite things! After a brutally hot summer, it’s so nice to be able to step outside and enjoy it! Lately we have been spending a lot of time outdoors – whether we’re sitting on our porch, grilling, or dining al fresco! Another great way to spend time outdoors? A fall picnic! It’s a great, easy way to get outside and that’s exactly what we did a few weekends ago in Tennessee while at RT Lodge.

Jessica, Lauren & I always have a great time when we get together and had a great time in Tennessee. When we arrived into town we set up shop picnic style and spent a few hours catching up on life & enjoying the outdoors.

If you’re looking for a chic setup for a picnic (or even need items for a styled shoot!) look no further than Picnic Time! We ordered a picnic basket from them that comes with everything you’ll need for a picnic, including silverware, plates & cups! We also ordered this 3-tiered serving ladder and cheese board to complete our picnic! Each of these items could easily be used for other forms of entertaining as well!

tips for a successful picnic

  1. check the weather | nothing will ruin a picnic quicker than a rainstorm!
  2. prep everything ahead of time | make sure that you have all of the utensils, napkins & extra items you may need! I love this picnic basket because it comes with all the essentials and they’re not plastic (aka they won’t blow away!)
  3. pick the perfect spot | whether it’s a local park or you take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway for leaf peeping, choose a spot where you can enjoy your surroundings!
  4. plan a picnic worthy menu | when I think of the perfect picnic I think of mets & cheeses and some delicious handheld snacks!
  5. pack a blanket or two | don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on & one in case you get cold, too!
  6. bring your favorite drink of choice | bring your favorite drink to sip as you catch up with your friends or s.o. A bottle of wine is an easy drink to bring (bonus: the basket has a wine opener!)

p.s. if you’re looking to extend the life of your pumpkins after Halloween, make them the base of a flower arrangement, like this one! It’s very easy and makes a unique centerpiece or arrangement!

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This post is in partnership with Picnic Time. All thoughts, writing & styling are my own.

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  1. Brooke wrote:

    I love the idea of turning a pumpkin into a vase! I’ve never even thought of that and it looks beautiful with the white pumpkin.

    Posted 10.24.19 Reply
  2. Amanda wrote:

    My best friend is coming this week, and I was just thinking about how great a fall picnic would be!

    Posted 10.24.19 Reply
  3. Megan wrote:

    This looks like so much fun! I love it and you all look so good!

    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
  4. roxyturtle wrote:

    I love picnicking in the Fall!! Your set is so cute and I love that 3-tiered platter. Also the pumpkin floral arrangement is a marvelous idea.

    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
  5. This looks like such a fun time with the girls! xoxo sarah

    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
  6. Stephanie wrote:

    My husband and I have been spending time outside every chance we get. With the weather cooling down and the sun not beating on us quite so hard, it’s been wonderful being outdoors. We picnicked at a winery yesterday, and did a cheese tray and it was phenomenal! I love your ideas!

    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
  7. Rachel wrote:

    I’m such a sucker for a good picnic and this one is absolutely magical! Love the three tiered serving platter for cheese, it’s adorable!


    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
  8. legalleeblondeblog wrote:

    I LOVE that picnic basket! I need to get one for next summer ( i wish we could still picnic here in the fall but it’s freezing!)

    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
  9. Stephani wrote:

    This picnic looks so beautiful!! I am going to need to plan a fall picnic since our weather is still nice!

    Xo, stephani

    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
  10. Lizzie wrote:

    So beautiful! I’ve been wanting to go on a fall picnic! You’ve inspired me 🙂

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  11. Fall picnic for the win! Everything looks amazing. Such a great set up.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  12. What a fun set up! The pumpkin as a vase is PERFECT, I love that you used a white pumpkin. I have a similar jacket!

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  13. Annie wrote:

    Those pumpkins and dahlias are stunning! I love this fun fall picnic setup, looks incredible!

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  14. Kristina wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to get a cute picnic basket like that- and that tiered serving tray is pretty cool too!

    Posted 11.4.19 Reply

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