Summer Solstice Picnic // Finish Power & Free

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family picnic | livelovesimple.com

In the summertime, our family is always looking for an outdoor adventure. If the sun is out, you’ll catch us swimming in lakes, camping, hiking, or having a picnic. On the afternoon of the Summer Solstice, we packed up some delicious food + drink and headed out into our backyard to throw a picnic and officially welcome in sweet summertime.

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com^^^ Roman wasn’t certain how to feel about the sweet + tangy strawberry at first. ^^^

toddler boy | livelovesimple.com^^^ But he decided that he liked it. ^^^

family picnic | livelovesimple.com

family picnic | livelovesimple.com


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Before I close, I want to share a few details about our picnic in case you’d like to plan your own.

On the Menu
Creamy Kale & Spinach Dip
Guacamole
12 Grain Crackers
Rosemary Raisin Crisps
Organic Strawberries
Red Grapes
Pink Lemonade

Our pretty cloth napkins are Dot and Army. Our picnic blanket is this one from JJ Cole Collections. It’s perfect. I love the colours. The material makes it super-easy to clean up messes (Hello, toddler!) and it folds up into a cute little easy-to-carry tote. We’ll be getting a lot of use out of this at the beach this year. Our picnic tote is this one from Toluca. I love that it’s insulated and keeps everything on the inside perfectly cooled. It will be another summertime staple.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into our Summer Solstice celebration picnic. I’d love to hear about the ways that your family celebrates the beginning of summer.


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12 Comments on Summer Solstice Picnic // Finish Power & Free

  1. Nichole
    June 25, 2014 at 5:52 am (5 months ago)

    I love the look on his face as he tries the strawberry :) So sweet! Looks like a tasty picnic.

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  2. Tina
    June 25, 2014 at 9:09 am (5 months ago)

    I’ve been planning picnics as well! This is so cute :) That creamy kale and spinach dip sounds delish!

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  3. Gillian
    June 25, 2014 at 9:20 am (5 months ago)

    I love these photos, Dena! So happy and bright and summery. :)

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  4. Suzy
    June 25, 2014 at 11:25 am (5 months ago)

    What a great way to celebrate the first day of summer!

    And, baby tanks are just too adorable: )

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  5. Nicole
    June 25, 2014 at 11:29 am (5 months ago)

    Our favorite traditions are having friends over for food and drinks. Sitting outside and enjoying time together! It really doesn’t get better than that!

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  6. Liz
    June 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm (5 months ago)

    Yay for summer! Hope to do a picnic soon as well.

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  7. Shecki @ Greatly Blessed
    June 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm (5 months ago)

    Sleeping in! Oh, wait. We have football practice every morning. Scratch that. How about going to the pool?

    Reply
  8. Patty
    June 26, 2014 at 9:32 am (5 months ago)

    Our favorite summer tradition is going on road trips! The hubby loves to drive. We’ll go anywhere and everywhere! In a few weeks, we’re driving from Central NJ to Toronto. We can use the $100 for gas money. Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  9. Kay
    June 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm (5 months ago)

    I love that picnic bag!

    I think our favorite summer tradition is one we’re *hopefully* getting to do tomorrow – going swimming at a waterfall, have a picnic while we’re there, and then go blueberry picking on the way home. :)

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  10. Julie Arnhold
    June 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm (5 months ago)

    What an adorable picnic! and of course, great giveaway! :) xo

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  11. Frances
    June 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm (5 months ago)

    I love that you are in the pictures with your baby! So sweet and he will love seeing these when he is older.

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  12. betty
    July 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm (5 months ago)

    Our favorite summer tradition is going on beach !

    Reply

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