One of my favourite things in life when the weather starts to pick up is al-fresco dining and more importantly picnics in the sunshine! Think pretty melamine dining sets, fresh fruit, music, a game of rounders, some fizz and of course your bezzies! We love nothing more than camping up under a tree with the picnic blankets and having a day at the park and we did just that recently for Stanley’s 4th birthday party.
This beautiful melamine set from the Sarah Miller London Portmeirion collection, with its fun flamingo design, set the scene for a wonderful outdoor spread in Holland Park a couple of weeks ago. The full set includes two trays, dinner plates, side plates and bowls so we were sorted! Tye was in charge of cutting the watermelon and we loaded up the bowls with crisps and dips, while one of the trays was the perfect size for Stan’s Caterpillar birthday cake! It was the best party he’s had to date….the weather was glorious, all of his friends came along to celebrate and the traditional party games of egg and spoon race and pass the parcel were a big hit!
Living in central London we’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to parks and outside space. You don’t even really need the weather to be completely on your side, because similarly sitting on a blanket at the top of Primrose hill with a bottle of wine in Autumn with your tupperware of nibbles is just as wonderful. We’ve had many a picnic wrapped in coats and scarves, while the boys run wild, rolling down hills, climbing trees and foraging.
In the past we’ve taken throwaway plates on our picnic adventures, so this pretty melamine set has been a real treat and is a great addition to our summer of al-fresco dining.
Head over to the website here to shop the range! Happy picnicking!
by Laura xx