Entertainment for winners
Ballers don’t play hackeysack. After you’ve polished off wine and cheese, keep the momentum going with these cool wooden playing cards. They have interlocking slots so you can stack them together to create awe-inspiring mini works of architecture, or you can just use them to crush your friends in hearts.
Drinks served just so
Improperly chilled drinks? So amateur. Make sure your whites stay chilled with a leather wine tote, lined with fleece. You can even get it monogrammed, if that’s your style. Don’t forget about the IPA’s, either -- these coolers make it easy to carry your favorite microbrew in style. Alternatively, rock the rugged look with a wooden six-pack holder that makes you feel like a lumberjack with great taste in beer.
A good-looking barbecue
The best picnics involve cooking up food on the spot, not just carrying someone else’s snacks that were pre-made and become unidentifiable after hours in the sun. Portable barbecues have come a long way in recent years, like this barbecue-in-briefcase option. Throw in a handcrafted rosewood BBQ set and you’ll be counting jealous looks while you flip skewers.
A final course
Regular chocolate bars and grocery store marshmallows? Yawn. S’mores can be so much s’more than that. Check out this dulce de leche s’mores kit, with salted caramel milk chocolate to go with your horribly scorched marshmallow. (Real pros cook their marshmallows however they want.)
Finish off your night right with an on-the-go movie. Whether you’re trying to show a highbrow French film or just your favorite ‘80’s action flick, hook it up with a minibeam projector that can turn any flat surface into a screen. Kick back, relax, and bask in the glory of having thrown the most awesome picnic of all time.