Surprise Backyard Picnic

Picnic party ideas :: Thoughtfully Simple

This weekend, I was looking for a little way to carve out some special time with my youngest girl. The weather was perfect so I thought a surprise backyard picnic would be a fun way to spend a little one-on-one time together. Have a backyard picnic

Picnic party ideas :: Thoughtfully SimpleI filled up some pink and yellow balloons to give our picnic spot a little extra touch. I printed and attached the words “let’s have a backyard picnic” to one of the strings. When my daughter spotted the balloons, it put a huge smile on her face!

Surprise Backyard Picnic A blanket, a couple of pillows, some lemonade, fruit, and cookies was all we needed. It was the perfect way to unwind on a warm afternoon.

Picnic party ideas :: Thoughtfully Simple

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Who doesn’t love a balloon surprise?! I love having Balloon Time’s kit on hand because you never know when the idea for a balloon surprise will strike :).

Picnic party ideas :: Thoughtfully SimpleHow will you carve out time to celebrate the little things this summer? A quite walk through the neighborhood? A trip to the park? At home movie night? Share in a comment below!

  bt-logo This post was a collaboration with Balloon Time. All ideas and thoughts are my own.

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12 Comments on Surprise Backyard Picnic

    • Tori
      May 27 at 2:36 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Chris! Proof you don’t need to “go all out” every time. The little things can be just as lovely, right?

  1. Melissa
    May 27 at 2:45 pm (4 years ago)

    Adorable! I love a random backyard picnic, we should have them more often! :)

    • Tori
      May 27 at 8:55 pm (4 years ago)

      Do it! :)

  2. Carmen
    May 27 at 8:34 pm (4 years ago)

    So cute! I love a little picnic and next time I’m bringing balloons!

  3. Kristin A
    May 27 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

    So fun!! Having a kit like that on hand makes you totally party ready. I love that little tray table.

  4. sharon garofalow
    May 27 at 9:11 pm (4 years ago)

    This is such a great idea! My boys would love this! And I’m thinking I should pick up one of these tanks to have on hand. As room mom, it would come in handy, next week, when I will have to drive all over town before school to blow up birthday balloons for the teacher!

    • Tori
      May 28 at 9:47 am (4 years ago)

      Sharon, you would definitely thank yourself for getting a kit. Balloons — anytime, anywhere!

  5. Jessica
    May 28 at 12:15 pm (4 years ago)

    I LOVE this! My son always appreciates the special little touches even if we’re having a picnic in our yard. Makes life so fun!

  6. Carrie Harris
    May 28 at 1:49 pm (4 years ago)

    I buy several of these tanks a year now that helium has become so hard to find. What a fun idea for kids…and even grown ups!

  7. laura londergan
    May 28 at 10:15 pm (4 years ago)

    LOVE this – I am all about spontaneous parties & this one is especially adorable! Plus who doesn’t just LOVE balloons? ;)

  8. katy
    April 30 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Being party ready is totally awesome! And who doesn’t love picnics? A simple backyard picnic is just as fine as those on a park. What’s important is to share it with the ones you love. A jog or just a simple walk works too! Thanks for sharing this idea. Btw, love those food basket!


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