What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a picnic? If you said 'Ants', you're funny, but wrong. What most people will respond with is 'Romance'. Picnics provide significant others with the perfect setting to enjoy one another's company. There are no distractions, just you and your loved one.
While you know your potential local picnic destinations better than we do, we thought we'd give you some general ideas when it comes to planning your next romantic picnic.
Sunset Picnic – This romantic picnic idea depends less on the location and more on the time of day! Find a comfortable place with a view of the western sky and plan to set up shop around dusk. A sunset is universally symbolic of love and caring. Couple that with a picnic and you've got yourself a foolproof romantic experience. Remember to bring some form of lighting so that you can enjoy your picnic beyond the waning daylight.
Sunrise Picnic – Why not be spontaneous and do the opposite of a Sunset Picnic ?! Extra points will be awarded to you if you can successfully pull of a Sunrise Picnic. If all goes well, it will surely go down as one of the most romantic ideas you've ever come up with. However, if you're not known to rise before dawn, then a breakfast picnic will work just as well. Pack some breakfast food and surprise your loved one with a nice morning drive to a location of your choice.
Wine and Cheese Picnic – No need for a big meal in this situation. Take the love of your life on a simple wine and cheese picnic. This way, you'll be able to focus solely on each other. Pick a wine and assortment of cheeses (and maybe some fruit) that you both like and enjoy a classy picnic experience.
Picnic in the Park – Yes, its obvious, but we had to start with the most common picnic locale; the park. Find a quiet (let us stress the 'quiet' part again) park that will allow you two lovebirds to sit and let all of your worries fade away. Warm summer nights are perfect for a relaxing one on one picnic. It may be considered cliche, but everyone can appreciate a good old picnic in the park.
Picnic at the Beach – This idea may still be somewhat common, but it does pair two amazing experiences in one. Few people can say that they do not enjoy picnics, and even fewer can say they do not love visiting the nearest beach or lake. As long as you come prepared to deal with the elements (sun, sand, etc.), then you are destined for a picnic to remember.
Picnic at Home – This picnic idea will allow you to combine something sweet and romantic with the familiarity and comfort of your own home. Whether it's in your backyard, front yard, or even your living room, a spontaneous picnic at home saves you the hassle of lugging around lots of food and drink, but still allows you to concentrate on what's most important … each other.
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Dessert Picnic – This is by far and away our favorite! After a nice romantic dinner out at your favorite restaurant, hold off on dessert and head off to a quiet location where you can impress them with your baking skills. They will never see it coming!