Photo by Ivy de Leon

This time of year is the perfect weather for an outdoor picnic. No need to pack a tote bag and drive to find a spot to enjoy one — invoke the feeling of a picnic at home. Make home yours with a picnic that is easy to setup (and cleanup).

Pillows make easy seating.

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Keep your fine china safe. Instead of regular dishes, embrace melamine.

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Plastic baskets are a good alternative to paper. Use a tray to keep glasses and drinks from tipping over.

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Lit candles help keep the bugs at bay.

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Paper lanterns decorate the tree for a festive mood.

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For a delicious picnic menu at home, order take-out from a favorite deli.

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Our picnic at home was a great hit. I look forward to entertaining our next group of friends. How do you entertain your family at home? Share in the comments below!

Ivy is a decorator and lifestyle blogger at Ivy de Leon. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


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