A Valentine Picnic

January 22

If you need to beat the winter blues, try celebrating with a Valentine picnic party!  It seems like the entire country has been blasted this year with snow and deep freezes…and I’m not sure about you but I’m ready for some bright & happy colors to remind me that spring will certainly be on its way!  Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and you can easily create a whimsical picnic to surprise your family or friends with the help of Oriental Trading!  I’d love to share with you some of my favorite goodies perfect for dreaming of summer fun and sharing some Valentine joy at the same time!  So let’s get ready to spread out the gingham, pack up the goodies and…

share the love with a valentine picnic!

samples in this post have been provided by Oriental Trading for me to review.  all opinions and ideas are my own.

some bright, red gingham makes a table every bit as festive as blanket on the ground…

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and a sweet basket filled with posies makes a perfect, picnic centerpiece!  so cute & simple!

valentine picnic centerpiece

i LOVE honeycomb decorations and these adorable hearts make a cheerful addition to a DIY garland made by tying strips of fabric to twine! i just attached the hearts with tiny clips!

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the honeycomb beauties come as a garland on their own, but you can also take it apart and get creative!

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they look festive scattered across the table too!

valentine picnic decoration

a fun way to easily add extra holiday cheer!

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let’s eat!

the best part of a picnic is all the pretty paper products that make cleanup a breeze!  paper plates & napkins in red & white…

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are useful accompaniments to the darling picnic boxes topped with a DIY gingham tag! (just punch or cut some pretty paper!)

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what’s inside?  a sandwich and crackers packed up in a colorful parchment bag!

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a fun way to dress up a simple sandwich is to hold it together with a cupcake pick!  i found these leftover cuties in my cupboard!

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something sweet!

any picnic needs something sweet to finish off a simple meal…and cupcake boxes are a fun way to pack up some sugar!  i love how the window lets you see the yummy goodness inside!

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and red velvet cupcakes are fitting for a valentine dessert don’t you think?

valentine picnic cupcakes

the darling boxes are topped with a tiny wood fork…just in case guests feel like eating fancy!

valentine picnic cupcake

wash it all down…

what better than red soda for valentine sips?

valentine picnic soda

grab your favorite flavor for some festive bubbles on the table!

valentine pinic soda

pretty paper fans, hearts, and mixed shades of red make a festive table that’s bursting with love!

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love is in the air…

celebrate in picnic style!

you can see more valentine DIY inspiration with paper here!

pin for later~

valentine picnic

 

  1. Susan

    January 22

    Such a sweet idea for Valentine’s Day. I love all the pretty details ! And that cupcake looks delicious

    • Lori

      January 24

      Thank you so much Susan! I had fun with this one!!

  2. Those honeycomb heart are a fantastic find! I’ll have to check my local soda store for that red soda too! Great job!

    • Lori

      January 24

      I do love honeycomb anything!! And I sure hope you can find the soda! It’s our family favorite! xoxo

  3. Anonymous

    January 22

    Love it all, you’re so talented ♥️

    • Lori

      January 24

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!!

  4. Patti

    January 22

    Love all the details! You’re so talented♥️

    • Lori

      January 24

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate that!!

  5. Carolina

    January 22

    Can I come over?? Seriously loving the idea of a picnic!

    • Lori

      January 24

      I so wish you could just pop over and have some with me!! A picnic and a friend is a perfect combo!!

  6. Mary Wilding

    January 23

    Darling! Cute and simple! I’m with you…♥️ honeycomb decor!
    Mary Wilding

    • Lori

      January 24

      Oh thank you so much!! I do love honeycomb ANYTHING!!

  7. Brenda

    January 24

    All of this red gingham has me in LOVE. And, that picnic basket with the roses – such a perfect centerpiece. And, that backdrop you created with the pinwheels and the ribbon garland is so pretty. Another amazing styling.

    • Lori

      January 24

      Thank you so much Brenda!! I fell in love with that little basket…it’s actually a purse for a Little Red Riding Hood costume! xoxo

  8. sgwebmaster

    January 25

    so beautiful, love it

    • Lori

      January 25

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!