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Pack the perfect picnic basket with a list from Rochelle Trotter!

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Get the kids off the couch and into the sun with fun summer plans that won't break the bank! Lifestyle expert Rochelle Trotter shares must-have items for the perfectly packed picnic basket.

Tip 1: Check the Weather forecast!

Tip 2: Ensure the location is suitable – eg. Child friendly, scenic, bathrooms, barbeques

Tip 3: If you think you might drink alcohol then make arrangements beforehand about getting home eg. Take a taxi, the bus or the train

Picnic Packing List

In the Picnic Basket

  • Bottle Opener
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Picnic Blanket/s
  • Food
  • Alcohol (to be consumed responsibly)
  • Condiments
  • Fruit
  • Main dish i.e. sandwich, meat, fish
  • Snacks i.e. pretzels, crackers
  • Soft Drinks and water
  • Sweets

Other Items

  • Barbeque (if grilling)
  • Barbeque accessories i.e. spatula, grilling fork
  • Board Games/other games for kids
  • Camera/PDA to take photos and video
  • Cooler Insulated for holding items which require cold
  • Reading Book/Newspaper/Magazine
  • Sports Items (ball, frisbee)
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissues
  • Towels
  • Toys
  • Trash Bags (Recyclable
  • Umbrella
  • Utensils
  • Washing-Up Liquid/wet wipes

First Aid Kit

  • Additional Personal medication eg. Asthma inhaler
  • Adhesive Bandages/Tape in various sizes
  • Antihistamine
  • Antiseptic Cream/Salve
  • First aid guide
  • Headache and fever tablets
  • Soap
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Sunscreen and After-Sun Lotions
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