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Cute Picnic Dishes for Summer

Updated on August 12, 2013

Cute and fun Picnic Dishes...

Picnics are great fun for families, kids, and couples, so....

Why not spice things up here and there when you picnic this summer, with cute, fun dishes. There are certain colors and styles that are bright and cheerful, and just ooze with the laze of a warm summer afternoon. You pick the locale, and add some fun and color, and whomever you include in your plans will love it!

Who invited the ants?

Ants and Gingham dishes and accent pieces are fantastic! Nobody likes it when real ants invade a picnic, but when the Ants of Ants and Gingham show up, the fun begins! With ant shaped salt and pepper shakers, an ant shaped dip bowl, and ant table weights, the ant part of the party is handled. This is perfect for a Fourth of July celebration, with a fun twist. It's also great for any picnic event...take these pieces to a family reunion for a picnic, or use some of these as fun door prizes for your red hat club. Regardless of the occasion, you really can't miss with these!

Picnic Party Ant Salt and Pepper SetCHECK AVAILABILITY

Ants and Gingham

Ants and Gingham

Gingham, especially in a red motif, is perfect for the quintessential picnic. The bright colors reflect the fun of the summer season. Add some ants, and you've got a great theme. There are many concepts out there, but combining gingham with ants is one of the cutest options for the summer picnic.

Thrill of the Grill Ants & Gingham Prep Bowl Set of 3
Thrill of the Grill Ants & Gingham Prep Bowl Set of 3

Picnic serving bowls are great in the red gingham and ant theme.

Thrill of the Grill Ants & Gingham Porcelain Cocktail Plates - Set of 4
Thrill of the Grill Ants & Gingham Porcelain Cocktail Plates - Set of 4

Who wouldn't love to enjoy pretend ants rather than the real thing on these cute summer picnic plates.


Maybe Ladybugs are More Your Style?

Ladybug Lane Dinnerware

If you aren't as intrigued by ants, ladybugs are another fun outdoor theme, and brightly colored to go hand in hand with the energy of summer. These are perfect for the youngsters who are inquisitive and love nature. They are also great for adding a bit of whimsy without heavy cleanup tasks during a summer picnic or party.

Disposable Ladybug Plates for PicnicsCHECK AVAILABILITY

More fun Ladybug Lane Pieces

There are lots of cute serving pieces to complement your ladybug theme for the summer. Check out these, and don't miss the related items. The options are always changing, and the creativity of the artists who design these pieces is perfect for a summer filled with outdoor entertaining and fun.

Boston Warehouse Ladybug Lane Dip Bowl and Spreader Set
Boston Warehouse Ladybug Lane Dip Bowl and Spreader Set

Perfect for fruit dips, salsas or spreads!

Boston Warehouse Ladybug Lane Earthenware Appetizer Plates, Set of 4
Boston Warehouse Ladybug Lane Earthenware Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Great for presenting your deviled eggs, watermelon slices or other specialties at the next big picnic.


Going with a Luau or Beach Themed Picnic or Barbecue?

Flip Flops Make It Fun

Whether you go all out for a luau, or just include something off the beaten path, these flip flop plates are perfect! You can track down these melamine choices for multiple uses throughout the summer season, or you can explore a huge selection of paper plates for summer picnics in the beach theme.


Watermelon Themes for Summer Picnics

Summer is fraught with watermelon eating fun, and whether it's a lazy Sunday afternoon treat, or a picnic bonanza, the refreshing taste of a juicy melon is synonymous with summer. Watermelon shaped plates, like those shown below, are a fun way to dress up your picnic or barbecue!

Patriotic and Flag Themes for Picnics

Of course, Independence Day is one of the biggest days of celebration in the summer, and picnics abound. Americana themed partyware is a highlight, and pieces, such as these Flag Salt and Pepper Shakers, make great accents. Look for many fun options as you prepare for the summer holidays.

Great Picnic Ideas

Sagebrush_mama is mom to 8, and has enjoyed many picnics, both planned and impromptu, with her is a compilation of picnic themes for kids!

Cute Picnic Dishes: Your Favorite Summer Plates and Themes?

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      5 years ago

      I can relate to the ants :-( The plates would be fun, just for a laugh.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I really like the Ants and Gingham

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      6 years ago

      Thanks wonderful ideas.

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      6 years ago

      Love it! It is so colorful and fun!

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      6 years ago

      Picnics were always so much fun! And look how the picnic dishes have arrived. So much cuteness.

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      7 years ago

      Wow, wow, wow!! I love them all!!! Very cute!!! Hard to choose only one! Well done!!


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