When I was growing up, venturing to the backyard for a picnic was one of my favorite summer pastimes. Even at 20 years old, eating lunch under a shady tree in my backyard is still exciting- and don’t forget relaxing. My summer picnic necessities? Fresh fruit from the local market, sweet tea, San Pellegrino, and a cute blanket scarf from Forever 21. These mason jar lids I found at Target and gingham towels from HomeGoods made it feel all the more special. I even tried this DIY tutorial on painted picnic utensils- just to add another touch. Perfect for an afternoon with the kids or a last minute lunch with your significant other- backyard picnics are an easy, affordable, fun summer tradition.