Every summer, my husband and I attend several outdoor concerts near our house. The venue is such where you can bring a full picnic of outside food, wine/alcohol, small tables and chairs, candles, etc. Although many couples and groups of friends go all out – bringing fancy plates, real wine glasses, and gourmet food, others are more spur of the moment, and bring just a blanket and dessert.
Last night, we attended a fantastic concert by the Portland, Oregon jazz band, Pink Martini. Not only did hear the wonderful sultry sounds of the band, but it was also a very special night for picnic-goers. Home and Garden Television was on hand to host and judge an ultimate picnic contest. Although we did not participate in the contest, it was lovely walking around taking pictures of the beautiful picnic and food displays. The time and creativity spent on some of these displays was amazing and the styles were reminiscent of classic outdoor parties in England and France, many that were truly fit for royalty.
Take a look at a few of my favorites (including the above). Enjoy!