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Picnic basket full of food, including sandwiches, berries, grapes, and apples.

4 IDEAS FOR THE PERFECT LIVING ROOM PICNIC

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While picnics are a great outdoor activity, they're also the perfect indoor activity! When the weather is too hot, there are too many ants, or you don't want to tote a heavy picnic basket around, plan a living room picnic with these helpful tips.

Decorate it!

Every good picnic starts with a blanket, but there's no reason to stop there. Throw up some fairy lights, grab a few pillows, and make your living room look like a Pinterest board. For the finishing touches, visit a thrift store to pick out some unique dinnerware, find an ice bucket, and grab some cute antique glasses for an eclectic excuse to drink at home.

Plan Your Menu

The best part of the picnic is the snacks. And since you'll have access to your home kitchen, you can kick the menu up a notch for a truly decadent experience. Finger foods, sandwiches, or a cheese board are the three basic staples. Or bring all three!

Finger Foods

Cook up some fresh finger foods to fill your plate and your stomach. You could do mozzarella sticks, or you could try something new. Here is a recipe for Avocado Summer Rolls, a light and healthy snack you might enjoy.

Sandwiches

Take the chance to branch out in your sandwich game. PB&J is great, but this is a special occasion. It's a picnic! Try this caprese sandwich recipe, and don't get cheap with the foccacia – the right bread makes all the difference.

Cheese Platter

A variety of cheeses, fruits, nuts, and crackers give you a perfect meal in no time flat. If you want to take your cheese platter to the next level, here is a baked brie recipe that will shock and awe your guests. You invited guests, right?

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