One of our best days this summer was an impromptu day at the Allenwood Beach near Wasaga, with our wonderful friends. One of the best things for me was that there was a bathroom near by! LOL. It was the perfect way to relax, enjoy some family time, cool off in the lake and let the kids have some unplugged fun! We brought a bunch of fun activities for the kids to enjoy, while the grown ups sat in comfy chairs, listened to wicked tunes and caught up on each other's news.
Our fridge was pretty bare and I didn't have time to really prepare for our picnic in the way I normally would, so I was grateful to walk into Loblaws and see their #LetsDoPicnic signs around the store! It really helped to plan some healthy foods and snacks for a long day at the beach!
Our picnic cooler was jam packed to keep us fed and hydrated all day! Maple Leaf deli meats, tons of cut up veggies and PC spicy hummus, Tostitos Cantina chips with salsa, Lay's chips and lots of fruit!
If you are planning to have your own family day and picnic at the beach, here are some tips on what to pack for the kids for the perfect beach day;
- bug spray
- nets or bug catchers
- towels and blankets
- umbrella or sunshade
- sand toys
- water balloons
- baseball gloves
- soccer ball
- blow up pool noodle, raft or ring (great choices at the dollar stores)
- a full cooler or two of SNACKS (the kids literally ate all day!)
- lounge chairs
- phone to take photos and share on social media
- bluetooth speaker for beach tunes (make your own playlist or use a music app!)
- plastic glasses
- adult drinks (wink, wink)
If you have more time to create some picnic recipes, check out the site Let's Do Picnic for recipes, tips, and ideas.
For more inspiration follow the #LetsDoPicnic hashtag on social media and these picnic-experts;