5 tips to have a great family picnic

5 tips to have a great family picnic & OXO GIVEAWAY

Bonjour lecteurs! I hope you are enjoying the weekend and you are fully ready for 5 tips to have a great family picnic. After telling you everything you needed to know to have the best camping holiday ever, we are now telling you our tips to have a great pique-nique!

We have not had many of them with Grumpy Boyfriend but since having Baba, we have a different kind of fun! No more clubbing up to 4.00am or late festivals! We are now very civilised and go to the park and eat food! So let’s share what we learnt on the way!

And don’t forget to enter our fab GIVEAWAY with OXO to win some perfect accessories for a picnic worth £32!

Now let’s go and share our tips!

Be spontaneous!

Nothing better than a picnic on the go unplanned. A couple of weeks ago, we went to the seaside with Grumpy Boyfriend’s dad. As the weather was gorgeous, we decided while in town to stop by and have some food on the beach rather than going to a restaurant.

We stopped by the shop and even bought a mini tent for Baba to have fun while we were eating. It was quite fun!

I am usually quite organised with this sort of events, but doing a picnic out of the blue was actually quite relaxing. We didn’t have to worry about forgetting anything (which I always do). Plus it made me feel quite adventurous. Baba was very happy aussi to do something out of the ordinary.

Now if you want to be more organised, here is what you can do to have a great family picnic!

Have plenty of food and drinks for the kids

There is nothing worse than un bébé grumpy. Baba is not himself when he has not had food. So be prepared with plenty of drinks and food for your littles ones. Bring some cold food and enough sandwiches to feed all your tribe.

Don’t forget do pack up on fruit and some sweets too. Fill up your bag with snacks!

Having a snack!

We love using a snack cup with us so that Baba can help himself anytime he feels like it. This Flippy™ Snack Cup With Travel Cover we received from OXO is just fabulous with its flexible opening that gives kids easy access to goodies, yet keeps even small snacks off the floor. Le Frenchie bébé has a bad tendency to play with food as soon as he has a chance. With this, no waste nor mess on the floor!

Trying hard bit nothing is on the floor 🙂

Another fab item we always use with us as soon as we are outdoors? This Twist Top Water Bottle. Baba is a very active baby, so I need to make sure that he keeps hydrated. I either fill it with water or coconut water for something different (it’s less sweet than orange juices!).

Having some refreshing coconut water.

Indeed, we love it so much we use it all the time, even at home! The twist top helps you to avoid leaks! C’est fantastique!

Bring some fun games and toys to keep entertained

Now the family is well fed, you need to keep them entertained so that you can relax (see our last tip!). Bring toys and fun games to keep les enfants busy. Cars and trains are les préférés for Baba at the moment, but you best know what your little ones like!

Some good ideas: balloons for something different, a Frisbee if they are sporty, a puzzle if the fresh air makes them feel clever.

Or what about a good book if they want to chill out? After all, a picnic is exhausting! As long as they are quiet, you can carry on with our last tip!

No phone nor tablet bien sûr! The point of this family event is to bond and get some fresh air 🙂

Protect yourself from the sun

We know that sunny days are not common in the UK (we have been very lucky so far this month!), but when it happens, we better be ready. So make sure you pack up caps or hats, sun cream and even a sunshade if necessary!

Nothing worse than getting sunburnt! That might totally spoil such a lovely moment.

Don’t forget some wine!

You guessed I was going to mention wine, non? You know me now. I need some Merlot wherever we are going!

So the kids are happy, well fed, entertained and protected! Job done! You can now relax, put your feet up and enjoy some of your favourite beverage. Pour moi, a glass of Merlot a with a bit of fromage will do!

So what do you think about our 5 tips to have a great family picnic? Do you think we have it covered?

I think we have it all Maman… Hold on, where is my Snack Cup?

Oh non! I forgot to mention something! If your little one is like Baba a bit of a cochon, then don’t forget to pack some wipes in your fabulous on-the-go wipes dispenser with nappy pouch. (They always decide to do a massive poop at the wrong time and in the wrong place…)

We love our wipes dispenser so much we also take it for our daily walks!

Now, j’ai fini! I hope you enjoyed reading 5 tips to have a great family picnic and it made you feel like having a pique-nique ASAP!

Are you ready to do it? Then, you need the fabulous items we received from OXO to write this post!

Enter now our new Frenchie GIVEAWAY  and enjoy the wine!

5 tips to have a great family picnic – OXO GIVEAWAY

Do you want to go for outdoor adventures this Summer like the Frenchie family? Or do you simply like the OXO items we presented in this post? Then, it’s your lucky day as we teamed up with OXO for our new Frenchie Giveaway. You are in to win a lot worth £32 (a Snack Cup, a Wipes Dispenser and a Twist Top Water Bottle).

This lot can be yours for more family adventures!

Enter our Frenchie Giveaway now via Gleam! We are so excited to offer you such an amazing prize! There will be only one winner!

Win a OXO UK Lot for Baby worth £32

This giveaway starts on Sunday 9th July at 9 am and ends at midnight on Tuesday 8th August 2017 at midnight.

Competition Terms & Conditions:

The closing date is 11:59 pm on Tuesday 8th August 2017 at midnight.

Entry into this competition confirms your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and your agreement to be bound by the decisions of the blog.

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No cash alternative available.
The competition is open to UK entrants only.
We will select a winner at random using Gleam.
The winner must respond within 5 days of receiving the email to claim their prize.
Provision of the prize is the responsibility of OXO.
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Bonne chance!

Disclosure: we received these 3 items for free. This is a collaborative post. 

 

 

 

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103 thoughts on “5 tips to have a great family picnic & OXO GIVEAWAY

  1. Always love a picnic – a great way to enjoy the outdoors with Littley and socialise with friends on your “maternity pay budget”

  2. The kids and I love a good picnic! These OXO products look great – ideal for the Summer we are waiting on!

  3. This would be great as we love to get out and about at the weekend but it costs a fortune when you end up paying constantly when you are out. We definitely need to picnic more!

  4. Last picnic we had was in a water park last we last week in majorca and got swarmed with wasps but still enjoyed it.

  5. OXO products are so well made, durable and practical that they’re great to use at any time, but especially at a picnic.

  6. This is a very useful little bundle. We actually don’t have child friendly ‘snack cup’, we just use a small storage container. So this would be very welcome.

  7. Great giveaway would come in very handy. Love picnics, no need to worry about crumbs and spillages. Just keeping Britain tidy.. plus feed the birds too. I’m very tempted to invest in some of these

  8. Great for family time and getting the children out of the house instead of in front of the tv ,phone or video games ,fresh air ,love it.

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