Eat and Drink Must-have gear for your next picnic By Meredith Deliso email@example.com May 31, 2017 6:10 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A proper picnic requires more than just food. If you’re looking to perfect the art of the picnic, here are some essentials that will keep you going all summer long, whether you’re casual or more serious about picnicking. Blanket for the novice: Target picnic blanket Photo Credit: Target Add some food appeal to your picnic with this polyester blanket from Target, with a built-in handle perfect for toting. $19.99; target.com Blanket for the pro: Fatboy picnic lounge Photo Credit: Amazon This oversized picnic blanket will fit your whole group. It also has a special pocket for your keys and phone and a strap for carrying. And it only resembles a rug — the weather-resistant material makes it easy to clean. $232.59; amazon.com Cooler for the novice: IKEA cooler Photo Credit: IKEA IKEA knows a thing or two about bags — its blue shopping bags are probably the best 99 cents you can spend on a storage bag. For a no-frills, convenient cooler, you can’t go wrong with its cooler bag. $5.99; ikea.com Cooler for the pro: Ascot Trellis picnic cooler for four Photo Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond An actual picnic basket can be a bit unwieldy, which makes this cooler/picnic set combo from Bed Bath & Beyond ideal for lugging around the city. It comes with a compartment filled with plates, glasses, forks, knives and spoons for four, as well as a cutting board, napkins and a corkscrew. Bonus: The cooler also separates food and wine. $97.99; bedbathandbeyond.com Utensils for the novice: Flying Tiger picnic box set Photo Credit: Flying Tiger For the one-off picnic, pick up a set of dining ware for four (including plates, utensils, cups and napkins) at Flying Tiger. $8; flyingtiger.com Utensils for the pro: Wüsthof knife set Photo Credit: Williams Sonoma If you’re all about the cheese and charcuterie, keep this Wüsthof four-piece set from Williams Sonoma handy for all your slicing, cutting and wine-opening needs. $49.95; williams-sonoma.com Game for the novice: Card games Photo Credit: Amazon For some easy entertainment at your picnic, grab a game like Go Fish. $6.89; amazon.com Game for the pro: Bocce ball Photo Credit: Crate & Barrel Up your outdoor gaming with this bocce ball set from Crate & Barrel. $149.95; crateandbarrel.com By Meredith Deliso firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.