July is Picnic Month - Celebrate with Us
When the weather gets warmer and the winds and rains of spring have passed, and for 2020, the lockdown has started to ease, the great outdoors are beckoning all those adventurous families who like to have fun in the sun. Local parks have finally come out from under both real, and pandemic required, grey clouds and picnics can begin again in earnest!
There are plenty of food that suit an easy meal out of doors including; sausage rolls, Scotch eggs, cold chicken along with a selection of sandwiches, salads and fresh fruit along with refreshing and cooling drinks. National Picnic Month encourages you to get out and celebrate the warm summer days, have fun and find your love and wonder of the outdoors again while enjoying some great food!
History of Picnic Month
Throughout the recorded history of civilization, there has always been something special about leaving the stuffy confines of your home and eating a meal outdoors. We know there’s a beautiful world out there waiting for us to get out there and find it. And when summer comes around we’re reminded just how much time we’ve spent being locked inside whether by the weather or pandemic!
The word ‘picnic’ is thought to have first been used by Tony Willis in 1692, and from that point forward everyone from the working class to the upper crust have been fascinated with taking their repast outside under the sun and sky.
Picnics have been used for many things throughout the centuries, from a simply family gathering spent enjoying the outdoors, to being used as a peaceful protest in the Pan-European Picnic, which was held on the Hungarian/Austrian border in 1989. The most notable, and largest, picnic ever held spanned 600 miles, crossing France from coast to coast and celebrated the millennium’s first Bastille Day in 2000. Such a diverse resume for such a simple concept, don’t you think? Picnic Month celebrates the history of this activity and the way it has been used to bring families, countries, and all humanity together.
How to celebrate Picnic Month
Picnic month is exceptionally easy to celebrate! You just have to get outside into the world and enjoy all the wonderful sights and smells it has to offer. Get your family and friends together at a favorite nearby park and bring your favorite foods that can be eaten cold for a traditional picnic, or bring a small grill and prepare warm delicious food on the spot! Of course, for easy clean-up disposable tableware is best and here at Karnival Costumes online party shop we’ve a great selection for you to choose from, from the traditional red and white checked design through to our beach designed ‘Just Chillin’ range.