24+ Romantic Picnic Ideas For Couples To Have A Good Time

Everything you need to know about picnicking, from snacks and drinking to dancing and games

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Picnics with your partner are the perfect occasions for enjoyment. But planning them can be a tough task. But, don’t worry. Here, we have compiled a list of picnic ideas for couples to help you organize a wonderful outing with your partner. Planning a picnic or any other outdoor activities can sometimes be a little overwhelming as it involves many things, including the place, food, setup, and weather, among others. As a result, you may lose out on the fun part in the process and stress of organizing a picnic.

Now, ease your burden of planning by choosing one of the readymade ideas we have listed in this article and enjoy a beautiful and romantic outing with your partner. Keep scrolling!

All You Need To Know To Set Up A Couple’s Picnic

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When planning for a picnic, think about the things that you two can enjoy. For instance, if both of you have athletic personalities, you will enjoy picnic games. And if you are a ‘let’s talk about anything and everything’ type of couple, you will enjoy a picnic spread on the beach.

Here, we have curated different types of romantic and fun picnic ideas for couples. Choose the ones that you both will enjoy.

Picnic Food Ideas For Couples

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Sharing food is one of the best ways to create good memories. It is why most people go on their dates to restaurants. But if you want to take it a notch up and add a dash of fun with tasty romantic food like heart shape sandwiches and cakes, go on a picnic instead of restaurants.

Here are some simple yet tasty picnic meal ideas:

  • Healthy Snacks: If you are going out for a short time, it is best to carry snacks. You can try healthy snacks like fruit salad, frozen fruits, unsalted nuts, fruit bars, and so on.
  • Light Food + Drinks: If you plan to play fun games at the picnic, the chances are you will exhaust yourself. In that case, you can have some light food with drinks to re-energize yourselves. Some good options are a chickpea salad sandwich, egg salad, spring rolls with drinks like lemonade, or unsweetened iced tea.
  • Nutritious Meal + Dessert: You will need a full-fledged meal if you plan to spend your whole day on the picnic. Barbecued chicken, cheese flatbreads, and pasta salads with dips are perfect meals for picnics in a park or even hiking trails. In dessert, you can have coconut date rolls, cookies, or brownies.
  • Ice Cream Treat: There is nothing like an ice cream treat on a hot picnic day. To make your summer date a little extra special, get yourself a travel-friendly mini fridge and carry your favorite ice creams in it. Once you are done enjoying the scenery, the ice cream cups are going to be the perfect treat for your picnic.
    Make The Salad: Instead of packing the food for your picnic, why not bring everything you need and make it there as a team? Make sure you carry all the kitchen tools and ingredients, including a lot of paper towels, to make the picnic experience mess-free.
  • Orchard Picnic: Why not plan your picnic in an orchard where you can devour fresh fruits that you can pluck from trees with your own hands? You can either wash them and bite into them or chop them up, add the spices, and enjoy a delicious bowl of fruit salad.
  • Potluck: This might sound weird, as it is just you and your partner; but wait till we explain how fun it can be. You and your partner can each pack your favorite picnic foods in individual baskets. When it’s time to eat, you can exchange the baskets and share your favorite foods with one another. This way, you can experiment with different food combinations and discover your partner’s favorite picnic foods.

There is something about beaches that no other places can match. When your body touches the grains of sand, it feels as if everything is melting down. And this feeling becomes even richer when you are with your partner. Here are some key points for a beach picnic.

Beach Picnic Ideas For Couples

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  • Get Some Wine: If alcohol is allowed on the beach, it is a must to click wine glasses with your partner. You can also get some snacks and enjoy the sunset view at the beach while sipping on your favorite wine.
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Popcorns, cheese, pizza, cupcakes (for the sweet-toothed) and crab cakes (for the salt-lover) make a great pairing with wine.
  • Read Together: Not all couples want adventure. For many, a simple, leisurely time at the beach with a book is romantic, with a blanket hugging you both together. If you are among those, bring some books and read to each other.
  • Dance To The Tunes: Find a secluded place, put on a romantic song, and swirl with your partner. The idea will come out much better in the evening. Enjoy the moments and get closer to your lover or steal a kiss or two!
  • Barbecue: If you both are in love with food, and don’t get time to cook meals because of your busy lifestyle. Try a barbecue picnic in a cozy atmosphere of a beachy evening. Just grab a barbecue, set, a picnic basket, candles and flowers for that extra aesthetic and spend the evening together, star gazing while munching on your favorite snacks.
  • Photography: If you and your partner love getting pictures together. You can set up a photographic session with lots of props and decorations. You can ask your friends or a professional photographer to click great pictures of you two together at the beach.
  • Collect Seashells Together: Instead of buying souvenirs, you can always collect beautiful seashells with your partner from the beach and decorate them to your liking. All you need to do is time your visit to the beach right after a high tide and discover beautiful seashells dotting the sand.
  • Make A Sand Castle: No one ever said there was an age restriction for making sand castles! If you carry a bucket and spade, you can make your sand castle any time you visit the beach. You never know how fun your beach picnic can be till you build a sand castle with your partner.
  • Write Each Other’s Names In The Sand: There are very few things as romantic as having your partner engrave your initials on the sand with their fingers. You can create the perfect frame and click a photo of your name to create ever-lasting memories.
  • Take A Long Walk Together On The Beach: Beaches are perfect for long walks. Time your visit during the late afternoon so you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset while walking hand in hand with your partner on the golden evening sand.
  • Stargaze: Why not arrange your picnic after sundown? After the beautiful sunset, you can take a mat and lie down on the sand to enjoy a sky full of stars.
  • Go On A Banana Boat Ride: Banana boats are perfect if you want to make things interesting on your beach date. Make sure you carry an extra pair of clothes so that you don’t have to sit all day in soggy clothes in case one pair gets wet.
  • Go For Surfing Together: If you both want to add a sense of adventure to your beach picnic, go surfing together. You also can take a few classes if you are new to this adventure sport.

Winning a game against your partner isn’t that hard. But naming five good games for couples can be a task. Here is a list of some games that can be played by two, are fun whether you win or lose, and don’t need you to break your partner’s bones.

Picnic Games Ideas For Couples

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  • Never Have I Ever: This one never loses its charm and it’s one of the best conversation starters. While it is something you usually do at house parties, you can also play this game in a park or at the beach. Ask interesting questions, and you will be surprised at the revelations about your boo!
  • Treasure Hunt: Let’s bring some adventure into the mix. You can create your own version, or we can say, a romantic version of the game. Leave little clues for your partner to reach the treasure, which can be a movie night or a trip together in nature. Make it surprising and see the smile on your lover’s face.
  • Role Play: Sounds naughty, doesn’t it? But this doesn’t have to be all naughty; bring in an element of fun. For example, you can act like two strangers or pretend to be your favorite characters from a book or movie. And see their love story shape up.
  • Simple Sports: Are you and your partner both sporty pants? Then you can carry the sports gear you like and make your picnic even more thrilling. If you are not sure what to pick, a simple game of frisbee will keep things very exciting for you and your partner!
  • Board Games: Never underestimate the thrill of simple board games on a picnic with your partner. While they may not look like much, they will keep you entertained thoroughly. You can ask your partner what games they like the most and carry a few classic options like UNO, Ludo, or Snakes and Ladders to keep things fun and entertaining.
  • Truth And Dare: This game never gets too old! To make your indoor picnic special with your partner, you can arrange a game of truth and dare. Ensure you keep a list ready beforehand to make things interesting and quick.
  • Guess Who?: This is a perfect picnic game for couples. As you know each other the best, guessing the individual’s name won’t be a challenge. All you have to do is, think of a person you both know well, and your partner will ask you 10 questions to guess who the person is. The only rule is that you can only say a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ to the 10 questions your partner shoots at you.

You are one step away from winning the world if you can learn how to pull off a perfect indoor picnic. Some people consider it the best form of picnic because you get the enjoyment of the outdoors within the comfort of your home. Here are some interesting indoor picnic ideas for couples.

Indoor Picnic Ideas For Couples

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  • 36 Questions: The famous 36 questions by New York Times are known for making someone fall in love with you or make your love even stronger. Who knows, you guys may come out with a never-before intense feeling for each other!
  • Karaoke: Sing with your partner and dive into the world of music. And if you don’t have a karaoke machine, fret not. There are plenty of karaoke music apps online that contain hundreds of songs.
  • Video Games: This is a great idea if you and your partner both love to play games. It can bring an exciting competitive spirit. Raise the heat by deciding on a romantic punishment for the person who loses. Some games you can play are Guitar Hero, Portal, Wii Sports, Warcraft, Super Smash Bros, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Minecraft, Mario, Overcooked, and so on.
  • Play Soft Music: If you and your partner are inclined towards music, you are going to love this idea. Just carry a musical instrument with you. Your partner will love it when you dedicate a song to them or sing it for them.
  • Give Each Other A Facial: If you want to spend quality time with your partner on an indoor picnic, you can always arrange for a facial spa! You don’t have to be an expert at it. Just gather the basic items like towels, face cleansers, moisturizers, and toners, and give them a good facial massage for 30 minutes!

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You can spend some time making snacks together. Quick and easy “picnic-worthy” options include ham/cheese sandwiches, burgers, deep-fried rolls, sausage, eggs, and cheese platters to pair with drinks and nachos.

Infographic: Outdoor Picnic Checklist

Outdoor picnics are always exciting. Fresh air, nature, fun time with friends and family – what’s not to love about them! But haven’t we all experienced a picnic where we either forgot to pack something, or it started to rain out of nowhere? It is so annoying when things do not go as we had hoped they would.

Check out the picnic checklist in the infographic below to ensure you have a great time when you go for a picnic the next time.

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Picnics are a great way to take a little time off from the busy work schedule and lackluster life and spend with your partner. However, many give up on this idea fearing the amount of planning that goes into it. But, in reality, you don’t need to put much effort. All you need to plan is some good food and a few fun activities. So, go through the above picnic ideas for couples and craft a perfect plan to get lost in your partner’s company and forget your worries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a picnic a good second date?

Yes. A picnic is a great second date idea. Depending on where you choose to set up, it can be a little less formal and stuffy than an expensive restaurant and also provide you the chance for some more solitude.

How can I make a picnic special?

To make a picnic special, follow the points mentioned below:

  • Choose a good location.
  • Pack food that your date likes.
  • Take a comfortable blanket to sit on.
  • Bring extra pillows.

How can I create a cozy and intimate ambiance for a picnic?

Choose a private location, set it up with fairy lights and flowers, bring comfortable cushions and blankets, and play soft and romantic music to create a cozy picnic ambience.

Can I include surprises or gifts to make the picnic extra special for my partner?

Yes, you can definitely include surprises like a love letter, a piece of jewelry, a special book, or a photo shoot to make your partner feel special and loved.

Can I plan a picnic during different seasons or weather conditions?

Yes, you can definitely go for a picnic during different seasons. Spring is the best season to go for a pleasant and beautiful picnic in the park. If you are planning a winter picnic, wear warm clothes and bring warm drinks and food. However, for summer picnic lovers, ensure you bring a pack of cold refreshments and light food along with an umbrella to keep the picnic going.

Key Takeaways

  • Picnics are a great way to spend time with your partner away from the distractions of everyday life.
  • All you need is some good picnic food, some fun activities, and the company of your loved one.
  • You can pack some light snacks, put on some easy tunes, and pour some champagne to have a good time.
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Need some tips to plan a romantic picnic date? Check out this video for ideas on delicious food to carry and surprises to create beautiful memories with your loved ones.
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