How to Pack a Romantic Picnic Lunch

Coming up with new ideas for romantic afternoons are fun and they help keep romance alive. Pack a picnic lunch, set out to a local park or a quiet area and enjoy a romantic picnic lunch for a change of pace with your loved one.

Set up your basket with your utensils and a few items that are okay unrefrigerated for a couple of hours. Place a colorful tea towel in the bottom of the basket so the sides of it hang over the basket a little. Neatly arrange your napkins, plates, utensils, glasses and desserts in the basket. Place some roses throughout the basket to add a romantic touch to it.

Pack food in airtight containers or sealed bags to keep freshness in when you pack your picnic lunch. Put things that ruin when squished in hard plastic container. These items might be sandwiches, fruit or desserts.

Place ice packs on the bottoms of the basket or cooler when you pack your picnic lunch. If you will be driving or walking a distance a cooler is a better idea to keep items from perishing. Put any items that need to be cold against the ice packs.

Keep liquids that need to be warm in a thermos. Heat the liquid to hot and place it in the thermos before you leave. When you arrive at your picnic, the liquid should be the right temperature to drink.

Bring a variety of drinks such a water, soda and, as a romantic touch, wine or champagne. When you pack your picnic lunch, place the drinks where they'll be cool and safe from being damaged.

Put the cooler in the car instead of the trunk as the car is cooler. This way, your food stays fresher longer.

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Things You Will Need

  • Basket
  • Tea Towel
  • Eating Utensils
  • Cups
  • Napkins
  • Food
  • Corkscrew
  • Cooler
  • Table Cloth
  • Roses (optional)


  • Choose a color that suits your mood for your tea towel. Red add a romantic touch to the basket. You can buy matching cloth napkins to match your color theme and create a more intimate feeling to your picnic.
  • Pack your sandwiches unmade and make them when you are ready to eat so they stay fresh. If you make them before you go, they might get soggy.
  • Check to see if alcohol is allowed at your designated location.
  • Bring a first aid kit and bug repellent for any accidents or pesky mosquitoes.

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