Frugal Fun: Picnics for Pennies ...

Picnics are such a fun summer activity.

Good food, good company and good R&;R.

It’s also an activity where costs can go crazy mad if you’re not too careful or set your expectations too high.

Whether you want a romantic date for two, a family outing or a gathering of friends, you can have a picnic on a budget and still have an awesome time.

Here’s how:

1. Pack Linen and Real Dishes

Budget picnics don't have to look like something the cat dragged in.

Dig out that embroidered linen tablecloth some aunty gave you ages ago and pack real dishes, turning your picnic into a classy affair.

Take real cutlery, too and wine glasses.

There's nothing more irritating than trying to cut a well-cooked barbecued steak with a plastic knife!

Using real rather than plastic or paper plates and cutlery is far better for the environment and enhances the taste of food and drink.

Besides, paper plates, plastic cutlery and paper napkins cost money.

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