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There’s nothing more romantic than a picnic in the fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and changing, and there’s a chill that has you snuggling closer to your sweetheart. Picnics are fun in areas like your living room floor, a park or a backyard but for fall how about an apple orchard? Set up among the apple trees, sample the local produce and enjoy all that fall has to offer!
I headed to Morning Glory Orchard in Nolensville for a little picnic and I’m sharing my essentials with you in today’s post!
Fall Picnic Date Essentials
Pop Some Bubbly
For a fun picnic with the girls or romantic date, live a little and pop some champagne or uncork some wine! Picnics are leisurely and the perfect time to unwind with a beverage. If you want to forego the alcohol, go with something a little more festive. Bring along a thermos of hot chocolate or apple cider! The drink will warm you right up.
Pack Some Thick Cozy Blankets
Fall days bring frost and dewey mornings. This can leave the grass feeling a little damp. I recommend packing two thick blankets for your picnic. One to sit on and one to wrap around you if you start getting cold!
Sure it’s nice to enjoy the company around you but you also bring a few things with you to make your outing that much more special! Bring a book or write in your journal if you’ve been with your partner for a while and like to relax. If you’re more active, bring a camera and have a photoshoot or a game you can play like corn hole!
Dress Appropriately for Fall
You are going to be outside and it might be cold so dress appropriately. Since you’ll likely be sitting on the ground or at a picnic table, you’d be most comfortable in a maxi dress or jeans. You’ll also want to wear boots since you’ll be walking on grass and mud. Embrace your inner fall queen and rock your shacket, scarf and beanie!
Don’t Forget the Essentials
It’s good to have a few essentials on hand for any picnic! A few things include bug spray, sun screen, trash bag, wet wipes, paper towels, corkscrew/bottle opener, and plasticware.
Your Favorite Goodies to Snack On
One of the best things about having a picnic is packing your favorite foods in a basket. I keep it pretty simple. Stick to finger foods and make sure everything is preprepared. I brought a board with me and had a little charcuterie set up with fruit, cheese and crackers. You can also add in seasonal things like apple splices, pumpkin seeds and cranberries!