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Mother’s day is quickly approaching and while I have yet to make firm plans for the day with my mom, my kids and I already have a super tasty and fun little backyard picnic to celebrate. Sometimes it’s the little things like taking the time to create a tasty tray of snacks and throwing a blanket and pillows on the ground that make life sweet. A sometimes it’s actual sweets like Pocky’s chocolate covered biscuit sticks that make life sweet. Luckily I didn’t have to choose between the two and had the best time munching with my kids at our Mother’s Day picnic. This Mother’s day picnic was so simple to put together, but the memories will last forever. Luckily I snapped a few pictures so you can recreate the Mother’s Day picnic for your mom or kids.
Let’s start with that super cute picnic basket flair shall we?! To make your own simply cut out letters from stiff felt sheets from the craft store. Then hot glue them together and cut a slit at the top to add a key chain clasp.
Then clasp the flair onto your picnic basket along with a few giant yarn tassels (you can find the DIY for them here) and you have a super cute basket to hold all your snacks and treats.
Now that you have your decked out picnic basket, lets talk food. A snack tray is one of our families favorite “meals”, so I did my spin on one with tons of veggies, bread, cheese, and olives. So each person can just grab their favorite snack and munch away. While you may not think of this as a very picnic friendly food, all you have to do is assemble your board and then wrap it with plastic wrap to transport it in your basket. Just be sure it is small enough to fit in the basket!
For the sweets I made simple Pocky fruit skewers by threading fresh berries onto the chocolate covered sticks. Then I filled a wood bar cart garnish organizer with more fresh fruit, plain chocolate Pocky sticks, the Pocky fruit skewers, and extra berries. To say that they were a hit is an understatement! The kids loved eating the pocky (as did I!) and all the fruit.
With all the pinterest worthy parties and over the top Mother’s day celebration ideas, I have to say, it was quite nice just having a low key picnic with my kids. And the flowers didn’t hurt either! Now go plan a Mother’s Day Picnic with DIY Picnic Basket Flair for your mom! I am sure she will love it just like me!