1. Soggy Bottoms Aren’t Cool
Ever plonked yourself down on a picnic mat only to realise it’s been soaking up groundwater? Especially in Singapore where it gets rainy and humid quite often, you may unwittingly set up camp where the soil is damp. Prevent your mat from getting wet by first laying an old waterproof shower curtain on the ground before placing your picnic mat on top. Voila! No more soggy bottoms.
2. Freeze Water Bottles
No freezer packs? No problem. Freeze a few bottles of water and use them as freezer packs to chill your drinks. You can drink them when they have melted to lighten your load while packing to go home.
3. Muffin Liners Are Your Lifesavers
When you’re eating and drinking outdoors, you’ll naturally attract pests like flies and bugs. Instead of having to keep an eye on your drinks all the time, use muffin or cupcake liners to cover open cups. This prevents pesky insects from crawling into your drinks. Poke a hole in the middle of the muffin liner and insert straw for easy drinking.
4. DIY Chips Bowl
We often make a mess of our surroundings when eating chips. To avoid feeding the bugs and dirtying the environment, fold the bottom of packet of chips inwards and upward, so you create a flat base that sits perfectly on the mat without toppling over. It also makes these crunchy snacks easier to reach! Looking for healthier chip options? Start with these ones that are lower in fat but high in taste.
5. Mason Jars Salad
To keep salads fresh, store them in a Mason jar as an alternative to plastic containers and layer the ingredients accordingly with dressing at the bottom. Shake the jars to mix the ingredients evenly without making a mess. Instagram-worthy!
Try this recipe: Spring Salad In A Jar With Yoghurt Mint Dressing
6. Chocolate Strawberry In Egg Cartons
Cover or stuff strawberries with melted chocolate and keep them in cleaned egg cartons for easy carrying. It’s the best dessert to bring to picnics, as you can pop them into your mouth with ease.
You can also try: Easy Peach Melba Trifle (In Dessert Jars!)
7. Kebab-styled Fruits
A refreshing fruit platter is perfect for picnics! To make them easier to eat, chop up your favourite fruits and skewer them onto satay sticks for an easy, mess-free picnic.
9. Tie Sliced Apples Together
Instead of bringing a knife to slice apples on the spot, prep them at home and keep them fresh with this simple yet effective hack. Hold sliced apples with a rubber band to prevent them from turning yellow on the way to your picnic location.