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Indoor Picnic Guide – How to create the best indoor picnic –

An indoor picnic has become really popular in the past few weeks as many of us spend more time at home. With the Backyard Picnic, which is great for warmer days, an indoor picnic can be hosted any time of the year!

Indoor Picnic Tips and Tricks

If the weather is bad, or you can’t get out for an outdoor picnic, a cozy indoor picnic can be just as fun!

Living room picnics have many benefits! First, you don’t have to travel anywhere! You don’t even have to carry food, drinks, and decorations around! Plus, unlike Backyard Picnics, you don’t have to depend on the weather!

One of our favorite event planners, Little Miss Party Planneris an expert on boho indoor picnics and agreed to share some of her favorite indoor picnic photos and inspiration with us!

Read on to find out how to make the best indoor picnics at home!

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How to set up a great Indoor Picnic

Setting up a boho indoor picnic at home is easy to achieve if you follow a few simple tips.

Remember to use styling items you have in and around your home to create a special place for your indoor picnic.

Indoor picnics are great for all kinds of celebrations including birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers or just because! After all, who doesn’t love a picnic!

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Planning a stylish picnic in the living room

So, to begin with think about the scene you want to create.

Is it an intimate setting for two? Or are you setting up a family picnic area that needs to be child-friendly? Is it for a special event with girlfriends so you can go for a really feminine vibe?

Take a look at Pinterest (we’ve put together a great here is the inspiration board for you) and get your ideas flowing.

My favorite is always a relaxed boho theme as it works so well with the informality of the picnic meal.

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First, set a theme for your living room picnic.

Everything works best around a theme and helps with other planning. It can be a color theme, an event theme or a theme that is special to you. Write all your ideas down on a piece of paper, circle the ones that really stand out… let the pen do the talking.

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Pallets or low tables can really help set the mood for an indoor picnic. If the picnic is your living room, your coffee table is usually perfect.

If you want to include pallets, the Little Miss Party Planners tip is to go to any industrial yard and they will let you take their pallets for free.

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Remember to check for nails and be sure to sand to avoid splinters.

If you use your coffee table, throw in a tablecloth or sheet or a runner of some kind to soften the look. Look around your home for rugs, blankets, throws and fabrics in different colors, patterns and textures. You will be surprised at what you can find.

Mixing rather than matching is key here to create soft boho vibes.

For seating, find a selection of cushions and ottomans in different colours, styles and textures. Place them on the floor around the table and in comfortable, casual positions around the room.

Styling items for the table can vary from small jars with flowers, candles or anything you find around the house. Pretty and soft or boho and vintage, the options are endless.

Fresh flowers can transform a space into something magical. Flowers liven up any event and you can even grab some from your garden to fill some jars.

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Finally, add some lighting. Fairy lights are a must and will transform any space. Casually drape them in a dark corner and watch the magic happen!


Now think about your picnic food.

Basically, we like grazing platters at the moment. Not only do they look great, but you can create your own with all your favorite goodies! Watch below how to create a gorgeous … It fills an entire table but you can easily adjust it to be smaller.

Finally, add some drinks to your menu. Do you want champagne, wine, beer or punch? Prepare your drinks list and have everything accessible and ready to go.

A champagne ice bucket can serve as a great container to keep your drinks cold.

Above all, keep it relaxed and casual. An indoor picnic should be one of those beautiful, unusual events that your guests remember for a long time to come, simply because of its simplicity and relaxed nature.

Finally, thank you Little Miss Party Planner for stunning inspiration, ideas, and photos for these beautiful boho picnics.

About the Author

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mother of three. She started Darling Celebrations in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating life’s special events.

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