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Cheat Sheet: Easy Breezy Tips to a Fun Family Picnic

Cheat Sheet: Easy Breezy Tips to a Fun Family Picnic

Picnics never go out of style. With the sun out and the outdoor breeze just right, who can resist al fresco dining with the family? It need not be lavish to be fun: The calming ambiance, your crazy-good stories, and these tips will help you achieve that awesome picnic with the fam bam!


Prepare exciting outdoor games. While cuddling and munching all day sound great, why not liven things up by way of games, too? Bring board games, play Frisbee, or have a treasure hunt! An action-packed picnic is definitely one for the books.


Pack light. Leave the bulky containers, use disposable utensils, and go for multi-purpose supplies to cut the prep time. You're out on a picnic; focus on having fun than doing chores.


Prepare delish snacks. Nothing beats a good meal over great conversations. Supply your baskets with tasty goodies like everyone's favorite, the classic sandwich. It’s best when stuffed with luscious fillings like Arla Cheesy Spread. Made from almost 90% fresh cow’s milk, this is a naturally mild, creamy, and delicious spread that is a natural source of calcium and vitamin A.

To attest to its healthy goodness, Working Mom and Lifestyle Network, together with Arla Cheesy Spread, planned a special family picnic last Mother’s Day. The Sunken Garden at the University of the Philippines Diliman was filled with lovely picnic setups and families celebrating their supermoms' selfless love.


Celebrities like Dimples Romana, Kathryn Bernardo, Mommy Min Bernardo, Little Lhexine, and Richard Poon entertained the guests throughout the event. Even Lifestyle Network’s Modern Girls, Gretchen Ho, Denise Laurel, and Sam Oh joined the crowd for an afternoon of relaxation. A Pinch of Portia host, Chef Portia Baluyut, also shared lifestyle tips and cooking lessons.


The event also sponsored exciting booth activities: The Lego and Kidzania play area, Goody hair styling booth, Girl Stuff nail art services, and a kiosk giving away yummy Arla snacks. There was also an Arts and Craft Zone where kids got to create and paint clay accessories, design tote bags, and make bento boxes with owl-shaped Arla cheese sandwiches.


Summer picnics are always in, no matter how extravagant or how simple. As long as you’re complete and game for an out-of-the-box (and out-of-the-house) bonding experience, a grand picnic would definitely delight the whole clan!


To learn more about Arla’s healthy goodness, find them on Instagram or use the hashtag #GetReal.


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Photographs from Arla Cheesy Spread





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