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Celebrate National Picnic Day at Mountain House

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Hello spring, we lilac you a lot. The sunny days, blue skies and green grass make us want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Did you know that April 23rd is National Picnic Day? There’s nothing better than gathering with people you love while enjoying some al fresco dining in the beautiful sunshine. ☀️

 

 

 

Need some help planning your epic weekend picnic at Mountain House? Check out these awesome tips to execute the most fun-filled afternoon.

 

Seating Is Everything

An important must when planning a picnic: Bring something comfortable to sit on. A comfy water-resistant blanket is perfect for a more intimate gathering, but if you have a larger group we recommend bringing a collapsible chair for each person.

 

Make A Refreshing Drink 🍋

Nothing says spring quite like enjoying a refreshing lemonade on a warm day. Quench your thirst during your picnic with one of these crowd-pleasing recipes. Looking for an easy way to transport your lemonade concoction to your picnic destination? Try using mason jars!

mason jar of cold lemonade

 

Must-Have Picnic Goodies 🥪

Looking for new picnic recipes? You’re in the right place. From savory pasta salads to filling sandwiches, we’ve found a list of mouthwatering and easy recipes that will be a hit with the whole family. We recommend using a cooler tote bag to keep all your culinary creations cool while transporting them to the park.

triangles sandwiches with cheese ham

 

Head To One Of Our Parks

Mountain House is home to amazing parks that would be the ideal venue for your family picnic. If you’re looking for a spacious park with plenty of open space, Altamont Park offers a beautiful rolling green landscape. Prefer to head to a park made for recreational activities? Central Park is the heart of our community and offers areas for playing basketball, soccer, baseball and more!

Hansen Park at Mountain House

 

Entertain With Outdoor Games 🥏

Everyone knows a picnic is much more than just munching on delicious food. It’s a wonderful way to spend time with the people you love and have some fun in the sun. Grab a Frisbee and head to one of the gorgeous open spaces at Bethany Park, or bring this ring toss game that only takes a couple of minutes to set up!

cute little boy girl playing rings toss outdoors

 

We hope these helpful tips and fun ideas encourage you to ditch your dining room on April 23rd and help you have the best picnic experience at Mountain House! 😃