Unless your park has a spare leisure table and bench chair when you arrive, you could be sitting on the grass with the ants biting your bottom when you overlook your picnic blanket. A waterproof one that may be rolled up and strapped to a basket or slung over an arm makes life easy. Throw meals to grill in the cooler whereas they’re still frozen. If you are just going 10 minutes away, you can skip this step.
If you’re hosting a bit of a soiree, maybe for a birthday celebration or giant household gathering, you may need some extra house to arrange and serve food on. BYO a picnic or tenting table when you have one, or get inventive and seize a couple of wooden pallets to stack up and make yourself a DIY picnic table. Cover with a cute desk cloth and Bob’s your uncle.