Who doesn’t want to have an Instagram-worthy picnic spread? Long gone are the days of PB&J—picnics have gotten a major upgrade in recent years. With the right planning—and some smart thinking—your picnic is sure to be a hit!

What to pack:

  • Fruits (apples, oranges, watermelons, pears, etc.)
  • Salads with a vinegar or oil-based dressing, such as pasta salad
  • Sliced cheeses
  • Sliced deli meats
  • Popcorn
  • Infused water
  • Iced tea
  • Fruit juices
  • Wine or beer (tip: check with local regulations on the allowance of glass bottles)

Try to avoid packing any of the following:

  • Overly sugary drinks, like soda
  • Anything mayonnaise-based
  • Melting cheeses
  • Soft fruits (bananas, berries, etc.)
  • Bottled condiments

The key here is to keep your food and drinks simple and to make sure to have enough ice packs on hand to keep everything cool and tasty.