Friday, May 16, 2008

Picnic in a box

Have you ever been out and about with kids and they beg to go to a park and play, so you decide "let's pick up something to eat on the way and have a picnic? "
And have you ever gotten there, started unpacking your food only to discover "They forgot to give us ____?" (One particular trip to Mrs. Winner's they forgot to give us plates and plasticware that are supposed to come with a family meal should've seen us trying to scoop up the mashed potatoes with the container lid we were sharing!)
Since then I've been meaning to put an "emergency stash" of picnic supplies in our van.

So here is our "emergency picnic kit"
(Hmmm...maybe I'll stamp a new label and change the name to that...)
Paper plates, napkins, plasticware, cups (I don't have bowls yet, but a cup could be used in a pinch,) a small trash bag for clean up.
One could even include wet wipes or condiments if they wanted. (I already have baby wipes in the diaper bag as well as in the"emergency baby kit" in the van :) )

For the box label I used PTI's set Father knows best on SU Bashful Blue cardstock with PTI's Spring Moss ink and Palette's Burnt Umber. The lettering was done in Palette's Noir with their Simple Type alphabet. (My only complaint is they only give you one C per upper or lower case where as they have multiples of most letters. I really didn't wan't to have to go back and try to line up the one letter and possibly mess up an otherwise finished project, so I used the upper case C at the end of the word Picnic.)

So that's my emergency picnic box...Now if I can just remember to actually put it in the van!

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