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With two toddlers 4 and under, quality time with my hubby can be hard to come by. Not to mention, as an essential worker, my hubby’s schedule has been a lot busier than usual. That said, when it comes to spending quality time together, we have to get creative!
So today I’m sharing one of our favorite easy date ideas: a car picnic.
Car picnics are one of the best, budget-friendly ways to spend some quality time together no matter where you are! Not to mention, the upcoming Fall weather is the perfect time to enjoy your picnic. Car picnics are one of the best ways to enjoy quality time and beautiful weather minus all the ants and bugs that would love nothing more than having a taste of your lunch.
Before you surprise your spouse with a car picnic, here are three easy tips to ensure that your car picnic becomes your new favorite date ideas!
Make It Comfy
Before you grab your spouse or any food, first you want to make sure your car is comfy and cozy!
The trunk of your car may not be the comfiest spot for long periods of time, which is why blankets and pillows are crucial – and the more the merrier! We tend to keep a few blankets in the trunk of our car but for our car picnic’s we grab extra pillows and a picnic blanket with a waterproof backing just in case we have any spills.
It’s also a good idea to pack a tablet for an easy way to watch your favorite show or movie on the go!
Once you’ve gotten your blankets and pillows, now it’s time to gather your snacks!
Whenever we plan our car picnics, we like to stick to easy grab and go snacks that don’t require refrigeration – with the exception of fruit! So we typically pack pretzels, fruits like strawberries and sliced apples, celery, and crackers to make a simple snack board.
We also make sure to pack a few SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Spread Squeeze Packs. Besides the fact that peanut butter goes with basically everything, SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Spread Squeeze Pack makes it easy and convenient to enjoy peanut butter no matter where you are!
Not only do our kids love SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Spread Squeeze Packs, but we love that we can also get all the benefits of a mess-free snack while spending some quality time together. We always grab our SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Spread Squeeze Packs from Walmart using the delivery or pickup option!
Once you have all of your snacks, grab a cooler or a large basket to keep everything in until you arrive at your destination. Which brings me to my next point…
Scenery Is Key
Last but not least, one of the most important things to consider when planning your car picnic is the scenery. While you can totally have your car picnic in the driveway, I highly recommend going the scenic route.
Don’t worry, no need to drive to the beach or anything fancy, but somewhere with elevation where you can see the city or nice park with big open skies during sunset are a few of the best places to enjoy your car picnic.
Depending on where you live, you may already have a few unique spots in mind!
There you have it!
Three simple tips for having an easy car picnic date with your spouse. Making sure your car is comfy with blankets and pillows, pack some easy grab and go snacks – don’t forget the SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs, and find a beautiful place to enjoy your picnic.