Everything you need to pack for the perfect picnic

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    Eating outdoors is one of the great joys of summer! And, now that the weather is finally on the up, it’s time to make the most of the sunny weather with your family and friends.

    Whether you’re planning on picnicking in the park or hosting lunch in your back garden, organising an al fresco feast or a simple, laid-back lunch requires planning ahead.

    From choosing a picnic kit to transportable treats everyone will love, the new Shore collection has just landed at Sainsbury’s Home and has got everything you need for the best picnic ever…

    Inspired by all things nautical, you’ll find sailor striped blue and white dip bowls, picnic plates and fish-shaped platters to help give your summer dining spot a splash of seaside style.

    Plastic bottles with nautical stripes straws will help any little ones to avoid spills and breakages. And if you’re looking for wine glasses to give the grown-ups, we recommend checking out the divine blue tinted ombre-effect ones from the collection. Consider investing in a vintage drinks dispenser – and don’t forget the ice!

    Make sure everyone is comfortable by scattering could-be-designer striped woven cushions around your seating area, and mix and match plates, dip bowls and other quirky seaside inspired table toppers into the mix. The key is to stick to a cohesive blue and white colour scheme, using soft greys and rattan-style wooden pieces to add a weathered by-the-sea edge to the overall look.

    If you’re expecting your summer soirée to run into the evening, use old fisherman-style lanterns and clever solar-powered lighting to keep your summer dining spot warmly lit beyond nightfall.

    Inspired to organise a summer luncheon right this second? Scroll through our favourite picks from the Sainsbury’s Home Shore collection and head to your nearest store where you’ll be able to find everything you need, including summer snacks, in one quick trolley dash.

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