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Romantic Foods for a Picnic

Updated on September 16, 2014

Plan a Romantic Picnic with Someone Special

New couples and old-married folks alike deserve some special romantic time together. Plan at least one picnic this summer with your special someone and take along romantic foods for a picnic to set the mood.

Be sure to pack an easy picnic lunch or supper. There's no point of stressing out; you want to enjoy your time together after all!

A secluded spot, a basket of food, and you. Does it get much better than that?

Lazy Daisy Afternoon poster shown here is courtesy of and available for purchase at All Posters.

Romantic Foods for a Picnic - A Few Choices to Consider

Great romantic foods include some indulgent foods you both love. Start with a refreshing beverage and include some decadent foods that are special. Be sure to include a few healthy choices to balance the rich foods. End with a sumptuous dessert.

The key to enjoying yourselves is to make it easy. Either prepare food ahead of time or take along finger foods for nibbling or buy prepared foods from a favorite deli.

  • Grab a bottle of something you both like. It can be wine, champagne, beer, lemonade, or sparkling water. In fact, take along some water to stay hydrated.
  • Finger sandwiches are easy to prepare and to eat. Buy some thin sliced bread, spread with tantalizing toppings. Some easy, refreshing, and delicious ideas include cream cheese with thinly sliced cucumbers and a sprinkle of your favorite seasoned salt. Add thinly sliced ham or roast beef with a delicious topping like horseradish.
  • Cheese and crackers. Choose a few delicious cheeses like a creamy cheese and a semi-hard cheese. Be sure to add fun crackers or rolls.
  • Veggies, fruit, and other delicious foods to take on your picnic: cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, pickles, olives, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, to name just a few.
  • Be sure to include a dessert that's easy to eat and that you can feed each other. Good choices? Nuts, fruit, chocolate, or a dense cake that travels well.

Store Your Romantic Foods Safely

This versatile pack will hold everything you need for your romantic picnic. Look at the food and drinks you're taking. Do you need a can opener or bottle opener?

Will you need a few large plastic bags or a container or two? Tuck everything you'll need into this roomy picnic bag.

Remember the Necessities

Choose foods you and your special someone really like. Splurge a little and buy that caviar and champagne, beer and salami, or whatever it is that makes your hearts sing!

Nuts and Chocolate - You can't go wrong!

Delicious nuts, fruits, and really good chocolate make an easy-to-pack dessert for your picnic. Be sure to choose options that you both like.

Picnic Basket - Perfect for a Romantic Meal with Your Special Someone

Stow your romantic picnic foods in a nice picnic basket like this one. It just makes picnics feel more special.

Enjoy a Winter Picnic

Spread a tablecloth on the living room floor

and enjoy a picnic this winter.

Share a Fun Picnic with the Kids

if you can't get a sitter. Kids love picnics!

Find a great park for your picnic at Park Grades. This versatile Web site will help you find just the right place to spend your romantic picnic whether it's just the two of you, the entire family, or a small (or large) gathering of friends.

Park Grades also has an Events Calendar to find parks with events like concerts, movies in the park, and festivals in many major cities.

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

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    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      5 years ago

      Back to bless this wonderful article. John will be with me in Arizona in 2 weeks and I have some very romantic picnics planned thanks to you!

    • sharonbellis profile image

      Sharon Bellissimo 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Oh my that pic of the chocolate dipped strawberry is mouth watering Yum!!

    • Jan 1980 profile image

      Jan 1980 

      6 years ago

      This look very delicious and romantic picnic sound great.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      It's true that kids love picnics and I'm always on the lookout for new food to try.

    • Belle13Dreams profile image


      6 years ago

      @myfirstjobsecon: Totally agree!

    • Michey LM profile image

      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      Love picnics, great lens. Thanks

    • myfirstjobsecon profile image


      6 years ago

      Having a picnic sounds like a great idea. A romantic picnic sounds even better.

    • jdwheeler profile image


      6 years ago

      This would definitely score some points with a lady friend! Blessings.

    • MariaMontgomery profile image


      6 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Thanks for a really nice lens. My husband and I used to do this. We need to start having romantic picnics again.

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      6 years ago

      It's been a long time since we had a picnic. Good idea (when it's a little cooler)! Hope you get lots of visits to this lens on Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

    • LadyCharlie profile image


      6 years ago

      I love picnics...great ideas for romance and family! Blessed!

    • montanatravel52 profile image


      6 years ago

      Wonderful variety of ideas for a picnic! Thanks!

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      Maurice Glaude 

      6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I like picnics a lot. Can never get my friends to do one though. Always turns into a Bar-b-que.

    • Monica Ranstrom profile image

      Monica Ranstrom 

      6 years ago

      I have always loved a picnic. Fun to plan and to attend!

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      pinkrenegade lm 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the great ideas.

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      6 years ago

      really nice

    • eilval profile image


      6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Thanks for the lovely ideas ; it has really inspired me to have one !

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      Stephen Bush 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings. An excellent and unique lens.

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      FalconFan LM 

      6 years ago

      Love this lens! Great ideas :)

    • ismeedee profile image


      6 years ago

      Yes! And so would some sunshine- it's been raining nonstop over here in England for the entire month of June...*sigh

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      6 years ago

      Oh, yes.

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      alex89 lm 

      6 years ago

      nice lens! I love picnics in the summer, although I don't get on enough of them.

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      The Falcon Press 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Thanks for the reminder. I'm so on it!!! I love romantic picnics but haven't done one in in about a year. Your lens inspired me to have one. Nice lens.;)

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      buttonhead lm 

      6 years ago

      Aw, this is great. It's been so long since I've been on a picnic.

    • succesful-dylan profile image


      6 years ago

      Hmm nuts and chocolate, yum!

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      6 years ago

      I never had a romantic picnic before, i think it is time planning one. Thanks for the great advice will surely benefit me.

    • IMKZRNU2 profile image


      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Love picnics! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done-love picnics! :>)

    • DLeighAlexander profile image


      6 years ago

      Great picnic food ideas, especially the chocolate strawberries, Yum! Always up for a romantic get-away with my husband. Angel Blessed

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      alina nicoleta92 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful lens and really enjoyed it.

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      6 years ago

      Great ideas. Love the assorted nuts tray.

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      Mary Crowther 

      6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Great idea and fun for all!

    • eromantic profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens! Planning my next romantic picnic now.

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      6 years ago

      John and I love romantic picnics. Even in the winter, we'll put together a picnic basket, lay out a cloth and sit in front of the fireplace. Way blessed!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      6 years ago

      John and I love romantic picnics. Even in the winter, we'll put together a picnic basket, lay out a cloth and sit in front of the fireplace. Way blessed!

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      6 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I like that handy picnic cooler with service for two. Nice lens!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Congratulations on making the front page. Great lens!

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      6 years ago

      What a great point, the key to enjoying it all is making it easy! I love how the backyard party theme works to add a little extra romance to your picnic. Congratulations on front page honors!

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      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

      Yes, a romantic picnic sounds delightful. The traditional picnic baskets you have here are so nice, especially when loaded with the goodies you recommend.

    • eilval profile image


      6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      You inspired me to plan my next picnic !

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      6 years ago

      I love picnics, but we have yet to see summer here in London. Maybe we can have a picnic in a tent? A lovely lens. *blessed*

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      It's been SO long since I've been on a picnic, albeit a romantic one. lol If I switched out wine for beer, I might be able to talk the hubs into it. ha :)

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      My husband and I had a romantic picnic in Paris. Just a loaf of French bread and some local cheese to cut with a pocket knife and a bottle of wine. Lots cheaper than any of the restaurants in the city.

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      6 years ago

      Some tasty ideas .. fun lens!

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      Kae Yo 

      6 years ago

      What a great idea! Thank you. I remember going on picnics as a child, but haven't done it so much as an adult. These are some great ideas for food to bring along. Congratulations on making the front page!


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