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Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party

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Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty



Summer's here and there's nothing I love more than to treat my family to a tasty picnic!

Whatever event you're celebrating in summer, picnics are a super relaxed way to entertain and enjoy your guests. So for me, the styling and prep need to be relaxed too. No fussy food or decor in sight! 😉

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

In our house, we find any excuse in summer to have a picnic - be it a birthday, end-of-school celebrations or simply a  trip to the lakes.

I think it bring us all back to 'basics' and in touch with nature, and that's always a relaxing and enjoyable experience that's become an integral part of our summer 'bucket list'.

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party -  DIY Decor

Keeping the decor super simple and relaxed, I grabbed a gingham red tablecloth, some cute disposable plate, cups, straws and flatware to match the color of my party. All prettily packaged into a wicker basket that makes it easy to carry.

I also added some paper decorations that you can hang from the trees or use them to ornate your table  for the cute factor. The key is simplicity! 😉

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - The Food

Since no picnic is complete without tasty snacks and treats, I love grabbing easy, portable and healthier version of our favorite foods.

Fruit and vegetables are a must, especially if you portion it all in cute party cups or ice cream tubs to elevate them to the “party snacks” status. Plus, it's a really great way to get kids to eat healthily in a fun way!

Watermelon is in season, is so refreshing and it rhymes with picnic, right?! What I like to do is slice it and place into a plastic container, ready to be dished out at the party.

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

Other picnic staples are chips and pretzels! And I am in LOVE with the great tasting, better-for-you ingredients of Snyder’s-Lance snack packs, which are so versatile. You juts grab and go!

These snack packs come in four different pack varieties:

* Premium Variety
* Non-GMO Variety
* Small Batch Kettle Chip Variety
* Gluten Free Variety

I love these variety packs because they're the perfect on-the-go snack for any occasion, including summer road trips, beach weekends, sports days and of course, picnics!

The single-serve sizes allow portion control and are convenient for tossing in your picnic hamper or storing in the pantry for those impromptu picnic parties!

Each pack features a flavorful variety of snacks from five Snyder’s-Lance family of brands that both kids and adults will love; which makes it ideal picnic snack!

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

One of our favorite snack packs are the Non-GMO Variety that contains Cape Cod® 40% Reduced Fat Original Potato Chips, Late July® Nacho Chipotle Tortilla Chips, Snyder's of Hanover® Mini Pretzels and Kettle Brand® Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips.

My husband and daughter love the  Kettle Brand® Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips and I am quite partial to the Late July® Nacho Chipotle Tortilla Chips, so yum! 😍

Our other fav is the Gluten-Free Variety pack with Snyder's of Hanover® Gluten-Free Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Sticks, Snack Factory® Minis Gluten Free Original Pretzel Crisps®,
Late July® Jalapeno Lime Tortilla Chips (my son' favorites!) and Cape Cod® Original Potato Chips.

We love them all in our house, but the Snyder's of Hanover® Gluten-Free Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Sticks are a family favorite!

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

I love serving my chips and pretzels with a couple of healthy dips like houmous, cucumber raita or pico de gallo, which goes so well with all the tasty snack flavors!

You could totally buy shop-bought, but if you prefer to make your dips,  they take no time at all 😉

Tasty Ideas for the Perfect Summer Picnic Party - quick, easy, gluten-free and healthier picnic party food ideas & DIY decor! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

If you want to give these tasty Snyder's-Lance snack packs a go, they're available online and in-store at major retailers.


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