Planning the Perfect Indoor Picnic

Picnicking No Matter the Weather

Spring is definitely in the air, but temperatures and rain may have you still feeling stuck inside. If you’re hankering for that spring feeling, you can try an indoor picnic! It’s the perfect opportunity to maybe try some new local food spots or other shopping destinations. If you live in a prime location like Muirwood Village, you’ll have access to everything you need to make a perfect picnic. Our apartments for rent in Reynoldsburg, Ohio are located near a variety of international grocery stores and other specialty stores to make your picnic extra special. Try an indoor picnic to satisfy that itch for a casual but fun experience you’ve missed in the winter without worrying about mud or cold. 

#1: Choose the Spot

The best picnics involve a special spot, and you can definitely create that inside or outside. For an indoor picnic, you’ll want to pick a space that offers plenty of floor space so you can sprawl a bit and really get into the picnic mood. You may also want to consider a spot that already has comfortable flooring, like a carpeted room or space with an area rug. Another big bonus is an area that’s near plenty of natural light. You can even open your windows a bit for some fresh air if the weather permits.  

#2: Set It Up

Now it’s time to get creative. Your setup could be more traditional or take on a completely unique theme. That’s part of the fun! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Traditional: Use a classic gingham blanket or large outdoor blanket and add some couch cushions and throw pillows for added comfort. Serve food from a basket and provide basic plates, napkins, and utensils.

  • Jungle themed: Gather all your potted plants and assorted greenery and make your living room a jungle oasis. You can get some fresh flowers, twinkle lights, and tropical scents to make it even more immersive.

  • Beach themed: Start with a beach towel as your base and add in whatever beach-y items suit you. You can use small, folding beach chairs, tiki lights, little paper umbrellas to put in your beverages, and leis. 

  • “Nighttime” themed: Make your space even more fun with a blanket and pillow fort! You can dress in your PJs, use twinkle lights for “starlight,” wrap up in fuzzy blankets, and sip on hot cocoa from a thermos. 

#3: Food Fun

Let’s be honest. One of the best parts of a picnic is the food. The ideal picnic is easygoing, and that should be true indoors, too. Focus on finger foods and shareables that will last a while outside of the fridge. There’s no need to turn on the stove or oven just because you’re inside. Keep it simple. Some popular choices are sandwiches, chips, and fruit; a charcuterie board or general cheese board; tear-and-share desserts and breads; dips and dippable foods like pita, veggies, fruit, chips, etc. If you live in Reynoldsburg, you can even try some fun new international foods or indulge in super-fresh produce from one of the local grocery stores: 

#4: Make It Interactive

You obviously can’t fit a whole park into your space, but you can bring some of the fun of the outdoors in. There are many games that you can play no matter your location, and that will ensure your picnic doesn’t begin and end with some food. Try one of these popular choices:

  • Giant checkers

  • Cornhole

  • Giant Jenga

  • Ring toss

  • Any board game that fits the number of attendees

#5: Keep It Flexible

If you’re thinking that the weather may let you take your picnic outside, then it’s smart to plan a flexible picnic. Have the basket ready to go, along with sunblock, blankets, and utensils, but also plan your indoor space in case the weather is uncooperative. If you’re considering an apartment for rent in Reynoldsburg, then check that you’ll be close to outdoor options if you want them. For example, Muirwood Village is located right across from Blacklick Woods Metro Park, which includes hiking trails, paved walkways, picnic areas, rentable shelters, and a golf course. 

Discover the perfect place for your indoor picnic and so much more at Muirwood Village. Our apartment homes offer spacious 1, 2, and 3-bedroom floor plans in a prime Reynoldsburg location. Call today to learn more: (614) 868-8300

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