7 Smart Picnic Supplies
Large Market Tote
Fill this woven carryall with everything you might need for the outdoor excursion. Both long and short leather handles make transporting all of your goods a breeze.
To buy: $42, acmepartybox.com.
Featured July 2012
Cheshire Stripe Picnic Blanket
No picnic is complete without a soft blanket to lay your spread upon. This summery cotton throw is large enough to share and can even be used as a cover up in the evening air.
To buy: $50, cathkidstonusa.com.
Preserve Reusable On the Go Tableware
Go green on your picnic by using these lightweight, reusable plates made from 100% recycled plastic. They are dishwasher safe so you can break them out long after summer is through.
To buy: $10 for eight, blueribbongeneralstore.net.
BRK Water Bottles
Fill these environmentally conscious bottles with water or lemonade for your day on the lawn. Made of glass and surrounded by a colorful protective silicone sleeve, each family member can choose a color to identify his or her own jug.
To buy: $28, shop.pommenyc.com.
Bring along ingredients for a summer salad with this clever container set. Keep lettuce crisp by separating it from the toppings and dressing. The two pots could also be used to transport a soup and salad combo.
To buy: $22, momastore.org.
Monogrammed Cocktail Shaker
Whip up a refreshing summer cocktail with this unbreakable tool ideal for your picnic. Have it monogrammed and give as a thoughtful hostess gift.
To buy: $30, williams-sonoma.com.