Crystal Cheese Knives, a $29 Blanket and 11 Other Buys That’ll Instantly Up Your Picnic Game


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I’m a huge fan of picnics. In fact, I’ll take a picnic over a fancy long lunch any day. In between the two lockdowns in Sydney, my friends and I started to do Sunday picnics on the Grassy Knoll in North Bondi quite regularly. We’d each bring some chips, dips and other snacks.

Someone would bring a big blanket. Someone else would bring a Polaroid camera or astrology cards. And we’d sit for hours, just snacking and chatting. I absolutely loved it.

And with picnics of up to five people, who are fully vaxxed and not living in an LGA of concern, now set to be allowed in NSW from Monday, September 13, I couldn’t be more excited. Alyce Tran, co-founder of In The Roundhouse, is also a fan. “Picnics don’t have a time limit – there’s no ‘handing the table back in two hours’ so you can unwind and really D&M with all of those friends you’ve been missing,” she says.

As for the most important thing to keep in mind when styling a picnic, Tran says it’s the ease of transportation and clean-up of your styling elements. And the make or break of a picnic? “Missing mundane items like cutlery, napkins, wipes,” she says. “What can make a picnic is a fun vibe and great food.”

So, with that in mind, here are 13 things to buy that’ll instantly up your picnic game.

Luigi Bormioli Michaelango Masterpiece Stemless Wineglass, $32.97 (on sale)

No. 22 Crystal Reine Cheese Knives, $149

Crystal Reine Cheese Knives

In The Roundhouse Multi Colour Napkin Set, $49.95

In The Roundhouse napkins

Wiltshire Staysharp Paring Knife, $17

Wiltshire Staysharp Paring Knife

D.Line D Line Insulated Carry Basket Black, $34.96

D.Line D Line Insulated Carry Basket Black

Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Cup, $44.95

Frank Green ceramic reusable cup

Coles Picnic Serving Bowl, $3.20

Coles picnic serving bowl

Wheel&Barrow Picnic Basket, $169.95

Cotton On Picnic Table for Two, $34.99

Picnic table for two

House & Home Acacia Round Cutting Board, $16

Cotton On Day For It Cooler Bag, $20

Day For It Cooler Bag

Gold Palm Bottle Opener, $8

House & Home Washed Linear Throw, $29

Washed Linear Throw

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