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.

We will notify the winner via email or Twitter.
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.
We will treat your data in confidence and will not disclose it to third parties.
The competition is not affiliated with Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Bonne chance!

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





  1. Grifflett
    July 9, 2017 / 9:01 am

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

    • SIobhan walker
      August 8, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Love a picnic especially on an budget but always fun and happy family time together xx

  2. Tracy K Nixon
    July 9, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Great tips for a picnic thank you! We love picnics!

  3. MARGARET gallagher
    July 9, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Great FAMILY fun thanks

  4. Sue McCarthy
    July 9, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Lovely prize and great photos of your little boy, as usual, he’s very photogenic!

  5. iain maciver
    July 9, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    picnics are the best

  6. Victoria Thurgood
    July 9, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    this would be very handy

  7. Tracy Hanley
    July 9, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    My grandson would love these

  8. Michelle smith
    July 9, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter.

  9. laura stewart
    July 9, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    fingers crossed lovely prize x

  10. Laura Pritchard
    July 9, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    These are some handy items – perfect for my toddler!

  11. Solange
    July 9, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    We love picnics.

  12. Sarah Mackay
    July 9, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    These would be brilliant

  13. Alica
    July 9, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    Thank you for the chance 🙂

  14. Sidrah Ahmed
    July 10, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Excellent giveaway this would be so useful for my baby

  15. Hali kinson
    July 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

    We love a good picnic!!

  16. Becky Yeomans
    July 10, 2017 / 5:35 am

    Really useful to read! Love it!

  17. stuart hargreaves
    July 10, 2017 / 7:10 am


  18. Suzanne Jackson
    July 10, 2017 / 8:15 am

    great giveaway thank-you

    July 10, 2017 / 9:54 am


  20. Ursula Hunt
    July 10, 2017 / 10:24 am

    We love a picnic so perfect article and prize

  21. Tammy Tudor
    July 10, 2017 / 10:44 am

    I love family picnics, would love to win!

  22. adrian price
    July 10, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    this would make a lovely prize for my new great niece Rose May

  23. Karen Barrett
    July 10, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Lovely prize, thank you.

  24. Angela Boucher
    July 10, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I love a family picnic, thanks for the great tips.

  25. Rebecca Duncan
    July 10, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Fab prize! This would be great for my little boy 🙂

  26. Ellen Nixon
    July 10, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Great prize

  27. Jodie A Green
    July 11, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    looks fab! perfect for our huge family picnics

  28. Sarah Corbett
    July 11, 2017 / 9:32 pm

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

  29. Ashleigh Allan
    July 12, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Fab prize

  30. Lisa Wilkinson
    July 13, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love OXO products

  31. Sally Collingwood
    July 14, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Wow, fab prize

  32. Toni Pearson
    July 15, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    we love to picnic at the beach

  33. Ruth Harwood
    July 16, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    great tips, love a picnic in the sun xx

  34. Carrie-Anne Brown
    July 16, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    great tips and giveaway, fingers crossed!

  35. Isabel O
    July 17, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I love picnics, especially with cheese and pickle sandwiches. 🙂

  36. Jo Carroll
    July 18, 2017 / 11:54 am

    I’ve always been impresses by the design and robustness of OXO UK products. x

  37. Rich Tyler
    July 18, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Great excuse to get outdoors

  38. July 18, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Fab tips lovely. I am in love with the first outfit! So adorable.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      July 18, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      merci 🙂 x

  39. July 19, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Don’t forget the blanket. I’m always so worried about the food and drinks that half the time I forget to pack someplace for us to sit! #KCACOLS

  40. Laura Walker
    July 19, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    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!

  41. amy bondoc
    July 19, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    excellent bundle!

  42. Danielle Spencer
    July 20, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Very useful items.

  43. Polly williams
    July 21, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Looks great, me and my little boy love picnics.

  44. July 22, 2017 / 10:11 am

    My 2 love picnics, even if they’re just on a blanket on the living room floor! Love the tip about having one spontaneously too. x #KCACOLS

  45. Sharon Lou Johnson
    July 23, 2017 / 6:52 am

    would be amazing to win this and give my twins a treat x

  46. Jenny (Accidental Hipster Mum)
    July 23, 2017 / 7:10 am

    You’re right, it definitely need to be spontaneous! I love these Oxo goodies, I’ve entered and I’m REALLY hoping I win!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

  47. lynn savage
    July 23, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Thank you some really great ideas for picnics with the little ones

    July 24, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Excellent giveaway.

  49. Rachel Craig
    July 24, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Great prize.

  50. July 25, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Love the wine tip – picnics in our house are like a chimpanzees tea party! #KCACOLS

  51. Deborah Mackenzie
    July 25, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    What a fantastic picnic bundle! Thanks for this giveaway

  52. July 26, 2017 / 5:22 am

    My kids love picnics – you can never bring too much food! #kcacols

  53. Michelle Sykes
    July 27, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    We love a good picnic

  54. Amanda tanner
    July 28, 2017 / 9:17 am

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

  55. Stevie
    July 28, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    We are planning to take a picnic down the riverside this summer. When it stops raining that is.

  56. Jamie Edwards
    July 28, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    That wipes dispenser looks fantabulous! Wish I’d known about it sooner!

  57. Arabella Bazley
    July 29, 2017 / 6:50 am

    The little Flippy Snack Cup is such a great idea and means you can pack little nibbles anytime.

  58. olivia kirby
    July 29, 2017 / 10:21 am

    I love the OXO Tots ranges!

  59. Becky Duffy
    July 29, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    I Really like the OXO Tots range, they have some great products

  60. July 30, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Planning ahead usually means we end up disappointed. We managed to have a good afternoon by just deciding the morning of we would go. #kcacols

  61. Gemzlou
    July 31, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Love a good picnic 🙂

  62. James Harris
    August 1, 2017 / 2:49 pm

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

  63. amanda walsh
    August 2, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I love the oxo to range, I love their homeware range too

  64. Edward Guerreiro
    August 3, 2017 / 1:59 am

    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.

  65. Sheila Sloan
    August 3, 2017 / 6:27 am

    We picnic virtually daily, weather permitting, in the summer.

  66. August 4, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    We love a picnic! Now if only the weather would improve maybe we’ll get to have one! #KCACOLS

  67. Simone Griffin
    August 6, 2017 / 6:31 am

    Great items – so useful x

  68. Chantelle79
    August 6, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    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

  69. Allan Fullarton
    August 6, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Picnics are great fun.

  70. Susan B
    August 6, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Aaaaw. What lovely pics of the little one. Excellent review and giveaway, too. Thanks.

  71. Lucy Carter
    August 7, 2017 / 8:44 am

    We love a picnic, cheap and fun

  72. claire croft
    August 7, 2017 / 9:58 am

    you can’t beat a picnic! We love to picnic at our local park and lakes.

  73. Rebecca Powell
    August 7, 2017 / 10:59 am

    This is a great giveaway, thank you

  74. Cara bemrose-Williams
    August 7, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    The snck cup looks so handy- bubba is always scattering snacks!!

    August 7, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Heard so many great things about this brand and would love to try it myself.

  76. Tracey S Anderson
    August 7, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Some fabulous tips for a family fun filled picnic thank you! 🙂

  77. Katy Malkin
    August 7, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I like the snack cup, a good idea for our house when out and about

  78. Mel Evans
    August 7, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    love picnic so this is a good blog post to read

  79. Adrian Bold
    August 8, 2017 / 1:55 am

    We adore a good picnic. Cheap and fun for the family.

  80. pauline black
    August 8, 2017 / 4:24 am

    not the best weather for picnics up here but it would be nice to get one more in before summer ends

  81. Tracey Belcher
    August 8, 2017 / 6:41 am

    We love picnics and any alfresco dining is always fun – whatever the the weather

  82. Hayley Todd
    August 8, 2017 / 6:54 am

    We love going on family picnics to our beautiful local beach, country park and even in our back garden!

  83. Stacey Gahan
    August 8, 2017 / 7:14 am

    We love picnics! When the weather permits of course

  84. Kirsty Woods
    August 8, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Love family picnics, just need some nice weather

  85. hayley williams
    August 8, 2017 / 9:35 am

    very nice x

  86. Michaela Campbell
    August 8, 2017 / 10:46 am

    We are a family of picnic’rs whether its sunny or not 😀 would love to win this

  87. Antonia Richardson
    August 8, 2017 / 11:07 am

    so cool love the tips

  88. Leanne Perrett
    August 8, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    we love picnics and camping

  89. Averil Lea
    August 8, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    We all love picnics….eating in the fresh air makes food taste better.

  90. Diane Carey
    August 8, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Can’t wait to go on a picnic with my granddaughter when the weather picks up

  91. Kim Neville
    August 8, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    lovely set

  92. tina edwards
    August 8, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    i love taking my two grandchildren on a picnic

  93. Theresa Thomas
    August 8, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I love picnics with the kids, even if it’s rainy, you can have a teddy bears picnic in the living room

  94. gaynor spanswick
    August 8, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    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.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      August 9, 2017 / 8:16 am

      so true, thanks for reading

  95. Laura Hood
    August 8, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Thankyou! Love to make picnics fun!! X

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