National Picnic Day falls on the 23rd day of April each year. Who knew there was day for this, but I’m not one to turn down an opportunity to hang with my girls and enjoy some grown up drinks and appetizers! Picnic comes from the French word piquenique which means a meal eaten outdoors. I’m typically anti-nature but the weather has been amazing so I couldn’t pass that up!
This year I had the pleasure of enjoying an afternoon picnic with 4 other amazing women: Malia of Lia Went Where, , Melissa of Fab Glance, Kay of I Am Kay Elle and Tomiko of Passports & Grubs.
No picnic would be complete without a nice spread! You can either go all out or you can keep it simple. If you’re going to get together with a group you can have everyone bring a dish to keep it easier. We had a nice mix of meats, cheeses, crackers, dessert, dips, fruit, cocktails and dessert! Basically all of the major food groups! LOL
One of the highlights of the afternoon was the cocktail that Malia whipped up. It’s called the Hemingway Daiquiri and it was so good! I’ve got the deets on how you can make your own too!
- 1 3/4 oz rum
- 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- Stir it up, pour over ice and enjoy!
Whether you’re planning a picnic for the girls, a romantic afternoon or family get together all that matters is great food and great company! What are you favorite things to bring for a picnic and have you celebrated National Picnic Day before? Feel free to share below!
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