A beach picnic can be more than sunblock and surfboards with some inspiration from the past.
An old-fashioned beach picnic is once again in vogue. Take a page from history and create a day you will remember forever. When life coasted at a slower pace, such outings were more commonplace. Make a beach picnic as romantic as you would when entertaining at home.
Here’s to flowing sundresses, large-brimmed straw hats, wet sandy toes, fresh flowers, seashells and sweets at your beach picnic.
Start with something vintage as an inspiration piece; we used beach-themed postcards that have an old-fashioned sensibility and set our color theme for our beach picnic.
Make a Checklist for Your Beach Picnic
Baskets for collecting shells
Lanterns and candles
Painting, coloring or writing supplies and journal
Treats, fruit and lemonade
Vintage plates, cups and flatware
Wagon for toting items
Vintage pails and a camera are thoughtful touches for a beach picnic. A flower frog moonlights as a pencil holder, encouraging guests to draw and write. Hunting for seashells is also encouraged with a tin basket and paper umbrellas.
Written and photographed by Melinda Graham