{[ translations.title]}
{[ translations.countrySelectLabel]}
{[ translations.selectLabel ]}
{[ currentCountry?.name ]}
{[ translations.countrySelectTitleLocalizations]}
Australia flagAustralia
Austria flagAustria
Belgium flagBelgium
Brazil flagBrazil
Cambodia flagCambodia
Canada flagCanada
China flagChina
Czechia flagCzechia
Denmark flagDenmark
France flagFrance
Germany flagGermany
Greece flagGreece
Hong Kong SAR China flagHong Kong SAR China
Hungary flagHungary
India flagIndia
Indonesia flagIndonesia
International flagInternational
Italy flagItaly
Japan flagJapan
Laos flagLaos
Malaysia flagMalaysia
Maldives flagMaldives
Myanmar (Burma) flagMyanmar (Burma)
Nepal flagNepal
Philippines flagPhilippines
Poland flagPoland
Singapore flagSingapore
Slovakia flagSlovakia
South Korea flagSouth Korea
Spain flagSpain
Sri Lanka flagSri Lanka
Taiwan flagTaiwan
Thailand flagThailand
United Kingdom flagUnited Kingdom
United States flagUnited States
Vietnam flagVietnam
{[ translations.countrySelectTitleCountries]}
Afghanistan flagAfghanistan
Albania flagAlbania
Algeria flagAlgeria
American Samoa flagAmerican Samoa
Andorra flagAndorra
Angola flagAngola
Anguilla flagAnguilla
Antigua & Barbuda flagAntigua & Barbuda
Argentina flagArgentina
Armenia flagArmenia
Aruba flagAruba
Azerbaijan flagAzerbaijan
Bahamas flagBahamas
Bahrain flagBahrain
Bangladesh flagBangladesh
Barbados flagBarbados
Belarus flagBelarus
Belize flagBelize
Benin flagBenin
Bermuda flagBermuda
Bhutan flagBhutan
Bolivia flagBolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina flagBosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana flagBotswana
British Virgin Islands flagBritish Virgin Islands
Brunei flagBrunei
Bulgaria flagBulgaria
Burkina Faso flagBurkina Faso
Burundi flagBurundi
Cameroon flagCameroon
Cape Verde flagCape Verde
Cayman Islands flagCayman Islands
Central African Republic flagCentral African Republic
Chad flagChad
Chile flagChile
Christmas Island flagChristmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands flagCocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia flagColombia
Comoros flagComoros
Congo - Brazzaville flagCongo - Brazzaville
Congo - Kinshasa flagCongo - Kinshasa
Cook Islands flagCook Islands
Costa Rica flagCosta Rica
Croatia flagCroatia
Cuba flagCuba
Cyprus flagCyprus
Côte d’Ivoire flagCôte d’Ivoire
Djibouti flagDjibouti
Dominica flagDominica
Dominican Republic flagDominican Republic
Ecuador flagEcuador
Egypt flagEgypt
El Salvador flagEl Salvador
Equatorial Guinea flagEquatorial Guinea
Eritrea flagEritrea
Estonia flagEstonia
Eswatini flagEswatini
Ethiopia flagEthiopia
Falkland Islands flagFalkland Islands
Faroe Islands flagFaroe Islands
Fiji flagFiji
Finland flagFinland
French Guiana flagFrench Guiana
French Polynesia flagFrench Polynesia
Gabon flagGabon
Gambia flagGambia
Georgia flagGeorgia
Ghana flagGhana
Gibraltar flagGibraltar
Greenland flagGreenland
Grenada flagGrenada
Guadeloupe flagGuadeloupe
Guam flagGuam
Guatemala flagGuatemala
Guinea flagGuinea
Guinea-Bissau flagGuinea-Bissau
Guyana flagGuyana
Haiti flagHaiti
Honduras flagHonduras
Iceland flagIceland
Iran flagIran
Iraq flagIraq
Ireland flagIreland
Isle of Man flagIsle of Man
Israel flagIsrael
Jamaica flagJamaica
Jersey flagJersey
Jordan flagJordan
Kazakhstan flagKazakhstan
Kenya flagKenya
Kiribati flagKiribati
Kuwait flagKuwait
Kyrgyzstan flagKyrgyzstan
Latvia flagLatvia
Lebanon flagLebanon
Lesotho flagLesotho
Liberia flagLiberia
Libya flagLibya
Liechtenstein flagLiechtenstein
Lithuania flagLithuania
Luxembourg flagLuxembourg
Macao SAR China flagMacao SAR China
Madagascar flagMadagascar
Malawi flagMalawi
Mali flagMali
Malta flagMalta
Marshall Islands flagMarshall Islands
Martinique flagMartinique
Mauritania flagMauritania
Mauritius flagMauritius
Mayotte flagMayotte
Mexico flagMexico
Micronesia flagMicronesia
Moldova flagMoldova
Monaco flagMonaco
Mongolia flagMongolia
Montenegro flagMontenegro
Montserrat flagMontserrat
Morocco flagMorocco
Mozambique flagMozambique
Namibia flagNamibia
Nauru flagNauru
Netherlands flagNetherlands
New Caledonia flagNew Caledonia
New Zealand flagNew Zealand
Nicaragua flagNicaragua
Niger flagNiger
Nigeria flagNigeria
Niue flagNiue
Norfolk Island flagNorfolk Island
North Korea flagNorth Korea
North Macedonia flagNorth Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands flagNorthern Mariana Islands
Norway flagNorway
Oman flagOman
Pakistan flagPakistan
Palau flagPalau
Palestinian Territories flagPalestinian Territories
Panama flagPanama
Papua New Guinea flagPapua New Guinea
Paraguay flagParaguay
Peru flagPeru
Portugal flagPortugal
Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico
Qatar flagQatar
Romania flagRomania
Russia flagRussia
Rwanda flagRwanda
Réunion flagRéunion
Samoa flagSamoa
San Marino flagSan Marino
Saudi Arabia flagSaudi Arabia
Senegal flagSenegal
Serbia flagSerbia
Seychelles flagSeychelles
Sierra Leone flagSierra Leone
Slovenia flagSlovenia
Solomon Islands flagSolomon Islands
Somalia flagSomalia
South Africa flagSouth Africa
St. Barthélemy flagSt. Barthélemy
St. Helena flagSt. Helena
St. Kitts & Nevis flagSt. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia flagSt. Lucia
St. Pierre & Miquelon flagSt. Pierre & Miquelon
St. Vincent & Grenadines flagSt. Vincent & Grenadines
Sudan flagSudan
Suriname flagSuriname
Sweden flagSweden
Switzerland flagSwitzerland
Syria flagSyria
São Tomé & Príncipe flagSão Tomé & Príncipe
Tajikistan flagTajikistan
Tanzania flagTanzania
Timor-Leste flagTimor-Leste
Togo flagTogo
Tokelau flagTokelau
Tonga flagTonga
Trinidad & Tobago flagTrinidad & Tobago
Tunisia flagTunisia
Turkey flagTurkey
Turkmenistan flagTurkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Islands flagTurks & Caicos Islands
Tuvalu flagTuvalu
U.S. Virgin Islands flagU.S. Virgin Islands
Uganda flagUganda
Ukraine flagUkraine
United Arab Emirates flagUnited Arab Emirates
Uruguay flagUruguay
Uzbekistan flagUzbekistan
Vanuatu flagVanuatu
Vatican City flagVatican City
Venezuela flagVenezuela
Wallis & Futuna flagWallis & Futuna
Western Sahara flagWestern Sahara
Yemen flagYemen
Zambia flagZambia
Zimbabwe flagZimbabwe
{[ translations.langSelectLabel]}
{[ currentLocalizationLang?.name ]}
{[ localization.label ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidDate ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidDate ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidAge ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidDate ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidAge ]}
{[ translations.locationMessage ]}
Home Blog articles Summer Guides Picnic Date Ideas: How to plan the perfect picnic

Picnic Date Ideas: How to plan the perfect picnic

4 min
[Sassy_Social_Share style=""]

Summer is here, which means it’s finally picnic season. Whether you’re getting together with friends at your nearest beach or eating al fresco in your back garden, it’s time to make the most of the sunshine while it lasts.

Of course, a Great British summer means there’s no guarantee that the weather will be on your side. However, you can still bring your best picnic date ideas to life – at the park or in your living room!

Two-Dudes-Aperol-Park-Shoot-5x4-02-scaled
quantum_210419_apperol_6515_V3-min-min-2-crop

WHAT IS THE PERFECT PICNIC DRINK?

Planning the perfect picnic means you need to plan the perfect picnic drink. We think that an Aperol Spritz is just the picnic cocktail for your mates to sip on, or as the cherry on top of a perfect romantic picnic date idea.

Not only is an Aperol Spritz delicious in any kind of weather, but it’s easy to make wherever your picnic takes place. All you need is a couple of ingredients, and you have something tasty and thirst-quenching to round off your day.

Share the Joy with Aperol

Make your picnic one to remember and treat your guests to the perfect Aperol Spritz. Salute!

WHAT TO PACK FOR A PICNIC

Wherever you end up having it, no picnic is complete without the right picnic drinks, nibbles, and goodies:

Aperol_Picnic_HiResEdit

WHAT IS THE PERFECT PICNIC DRINK?

Picnic blanket

Keep those grass stains away and get comfy in the sunshine with your besties.

Picnic basket

Go traditional with a cute wicker basket or bring an insulated bag to keep your picnic cocktails ice cold.

Picnic drinks

You have to stay hydrated, so make sure you have plenty of water as well as some tasty tipples for your afternoon in the sun (Aperol Spritz anyone?).

Snacks and nibbles

Live la dolce vita with some olives, antipasti and a fresh green salad, or take a trip down memory lane with your favourite sandwiches and crisps from your childhood.

Portable speaker

The best picnic date ideas always include a sizzling Summer soundtrack, so charge your speaker up and create lasting connections with friends.

Picnic games

Whether you’re the sporty type or a complete Scrabble geek, pack your bat and ball, your frisbee, or your deck of cards and get competitive!

OUR TOP 5 PICNIC DATE IDEAS

There are so many ways to make your picnic special, from picking a unique location to planning a themed meal. Here are five of our favourite picnic date ideas to brighten up your summer.

HAVE A ROOFTOP PICNIC

If you don’t have a garden but you do have an accessible rooftop, this is the perfect place to catch some rays and host your picnic. All you need is sun cream, cosy cushions and blankets, and maybe even a bench or deck chairs. Decorate it however you like, throw on your favourite tunes, and transform your building into the hottest rooftop hangout in town.

WORK UP AN APPETITE WITH A HIKE

Take a romantic stroll or an energising hike with your mates before you settle down to enjoy your delicious picnic. If you live near cliffs, mountains or forests, this is a great activity to get your adrenaline pumping before you sit back and take in the views.

CREATE A PICNIC CINEMA

A great choice if you’re having a picnic at your place, this is one picnic date idea that you can do inside or outside. For a sunset cinema, get a portable projector against a sheeted wall, and if it starts to rain then simply take the screening inside for a cosy evening around the TV.

GIVE YOUR MENU A THEME

If you’re a foodie bunch of friends, why not give your picnic a theme and encourage everyone to bring a dish? Create an official picnic menu and pair your picnic drinks with each course. Homemade focaccia and Aperol Spritz to start, affogato and limoncello to finish. Buon appetito!

GET CRAFTY

For a creative picnic date idea, why not bring some paints, paper and whatever else you fancy along to the picnic so you can craft and snack at the same time. Take inspiration from the feast in front of you, your beautiful surroundings, or your fabulous group of friends.

ITALIAN-INSPIRED PICNIC FOOD IDEAS

Turn your back garden or local park into your own slice of Venice with some delicious Italian picnic food ideas that pair perfectly with an Aperol Spritz.

Aperitivo-Snack-Platter-scaled (1)

‘Nduja sausage rolls – easy to make beforehand, this picnic staple has been given the Italian treatment with moreish ‘nduja and fresh thyme. < Fig and prosciutto crostini – sweet, salty, and undeniably Italian, this is one picnic treat that you can all enjoy assembling yourself. Use Crosta & Mollica chilli crostini for an extra kick.
Tramezzini – give finger sandwiches an Italian twist with tramezzini, bursting with homemade olive oil mayonnaise and Mediterranean inspired flavours such as buffalo mozzarella, aubergine, basil and capers.


RELATED ARTICLES

Buy Now
Select Country
Select Product
Home Blog articles Summer Guides Picnic Date Ideas: How to plan the perfect picnic

Join the Aperol Spritz® community!

Sign up to hear from Aperol, including future events, offers, and news!