We've got your picnic wedding menu AND the cute blankets to go with it #Food#menu Updated May 21 2019 (Posted Jul 20 2015) Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photo from A sunny picnic wedding with lawn games and love by Carly Bish and Chantal Andrea Thinking about a picnic-themed wedding? You're probably gonna want a picnic wedding menu to go with it. You've seen our menus for afternoon wedding teas and the wedding menu for (just about) every diet, right? Well, here's one fit to share on an adorable blanket on a green summer lawn somewhere… complete with a suggestion or two for picnic blankets and baskets at the end! Wilted salad A wilted salad is an elegant (but not vegetarian-friendly!) option for a picnic salad. Photo by Stacy Spensley Fresh fruit Fruit salads are awesome, but think about fruit you can handle with fingertips: whole strawberries, raspberries, and grapes, for example. Photo by Jennifer K. Warren Cold fried chicken Not everyone agrees BUT cold fried chicken is a picnic staple. The End. Photo by Andrea Nguyen Chicken salad sandwiches If you just can't stomach the idea of cold fried chicken, a chicken salad sandwich is an acceptable stand-in. Photo by Duncan Callow Summer veg sliders You can go a million directions with a veggie slider, but this recipe from Campbell's sounded promising to me! Photo by Soon Koon Baked beans Vegan-friendly baked beans from the famous Veganomicon! Photo by Kelly Garbato Brownies What picnic is complete without homemade brownies? Photo by Olya Sanakoev Cherry pie You could always offer mini pies for easy, picnicky eating! Photo by Sam Howzit Hot dogs and potato chips for the kiddos Whether you're into the idea of kids eating different food or not, it's tough to argue with hot dogs and chips as a regular picnic attendee. Photo by Stuart Spivak Honey lemonade Try honey in your lemonade instead of sugar! Photo by Barbara Mazz Iced tea Now, I am partial to sweet tea myself, but no one will give you the side eye for offering unsweetened iced tea at a picnic — super refreshing! Photo by David Bonus picnic basket and blankets! You may not be ready to toss this blanket on the actual ground — but I couldn't resist the the tassel/stripe/teal/orange combo. A Pop of Cover blanket from Modcloth Found you one on sale! The Turkish Lightweight Strip Throw from Williams-Sonoma And finally… The Willow picnic basket from Pier 1 We know this menu isn't for every need out there — tell us how you would tailor this for your own wedding! Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS Polly & Dave's last-minute wedding turned nautical dream elopement NEXT The wrong way to make a bouquet? Learning to accept help and relinquish wedding control Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] I love the picnic blankets! They are the only things I had planned but forgot for my wedding day (which was completely awesome and perfect)…. I didn't have a picnic themed wedding, but I had a low key, intimate (but stylish!) wedding at a small venue with a gorgeous, grassy lawn on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Many guests skipped having their meal inside the venue and instead brought their plates outdoors to the patio. My husband and I loved that everyone felt relaxed enough to do that! The only things missing were these lovely picnic blankets. 🙂 Reply So dreamy! Reply It's not picnic, but the most affordable catering option we found was for a backyard BBQ option- burgers, brats, salad and potato chips (and Butterbeer, because Harry Potter Wedding) It's nice because they will literally show up, serve food, clean up and leave us to party. Easy and minimal fuss for us! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.