Pack the Perfect Fall Picnic
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Look closely, and you’ll see that our spiffy picnic uses supplies you probably have on hand.
Baskets Classic for a reason—light, cheap, pretty, easy to carry.
Totes We used a variety of wood boxes and wire baskets to corral plates, silverware and snacks.
Plaid blankets Throw one over a park picnic table for instant style. Pack extras for snuggling or spreading on the grass.
Cutting boards Even if you have nothing to cut, wood boards are attractive and sturdy for serving.
Jars Large or small, they work well as drinking glasses or utensil receptacles.
Baking pans Pie plates and muffin tins make indestructible plates or condiment holders.
Twine We brought one roll, and it got a lot of use. We tied labels on thermoses, secured parchment on sandwiches and looped it around silverware.