7 Tips for Hosting a Country Picnic

7 Ideas for Hosting a Country Picnic7 Ideas for Hosting a Country PicnicIf the warm spring weather doesn't make you want to host an outdoor party, this will! Take a gander at these gorgeous country picnic party essentials. Whether for a beautiful country wedding, or a small Sunday afternoon with family, don't neglect these irresistible details.

Picnic InvitationsPicnic Invitations1. Send Picnic-themed Invitations
These adorable invitations are happy -- and inviting! If they don't make you feel like getting cozy on a picnic blanket, I don't know what will!
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Hay Bale SeatingHay Bale Seating2. Replace Chairs with Hay Bales
Add to the country ambience by substituting hay bales for chairs. The combination of the hay and the gorgeous, understated table setting is picnic perfection. I recommend topping them with quilts, however, to avoid a night of itchy discomfort.
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Glass Bottle VasesGlass Bottle Vases3. Use Glass Bottles as Vases
This detail isn't unique to picnics, but it does seem a perfect fit. The idea of opening a cupboard, selecting an object, and creatively beautifying it is "country" at its heart. Perfect for centerpieces or simple accents.
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Sunflowers and BurlapSunflowers and Burlap4. Decorate with Sunflowers and Burlap
These are two must-haves. The burlap brings an airy, homespun feel, while accentuating the vibrancy of the sunflowers. Burlap can be used as basket or bowl liners as shown here, or as tablecloths or runners.
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Silverware Bread WrapsSilverware Bread Wraps5. Wrap Silverware with Bread
These is so much to love about these silverware napkin rolls, including the delicious rolls themselves! I love the color palate of the napkins, the twine ties, and of course the inclusion of the appetizer.
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Cupcakes in a JarCupcakes in a Jar6. Serve Cupcakes in a Jar
These treats are practical and pretty! When eating on a blanket, getting food from plate to mouth isn't an easy task. Take the balancing act out of dessert and opt for a jar full of delicious cupcake!
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Hanging LanternsHanging Lanterns7. Hang Lanterns
Everything about this picturesque scene is calming and inviting, but the element I love most is the hanging lanterns. Opt for different shapes and sizes, and hang at varying heights to show creativity and depth.
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- By Melanie Blodgett
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