One of the things I love most about San Francisco is Ocean Beach, which borders the far west of the city. Just trek four miles from the hustle and bustle and cable cars climbing Nob Hill (where I live) and you'll hit the tranquil, wild, windy Pacific Ocean.
Obviously, with access to a space so beautiful, I like to host a lot of picnics. Today, I thought I'd share my go-to playbook so you can host your own!
Unless you're the luckiest person in the world, your beach picnic is at least a drive away. That means you'll want to focus on finger foods that don't require extra plates and utensils. Luckily, all of these can be found easily (and cheaply!) at your local grocer. I stopped at Whole Foods on our way to the beach and bought some brie, bread, cold cuts, grapes, and walnuts. I wanted to keep our punch light and refreshing, so once we arrived, I mixed a few cans of grapefruit spiked seltzer (from Costco, highly recommend!) with a jug of Trader Joe's grapefruit juice.
Sand. Gets. Everywhere. So for your beach picnic, you're definitely going to want to layer blankets. Floor pillows add an extra level of comfort for your guests, as well.
Let's face it, the closer food is to your face, the less chance there is for spillage! I made these little picnic tables about a year ago and take them everywhere. If you don't want to make your own table, you can always purchase a "table in a bag," available at retailers like Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn.
Now, turn on some tunes, and wait for your guests!
If you can't wear a flower crown to a boho beach picnic, when can you?!? Haha I'm teasing, but, really. Since I'm in the business of petals, I had flower crowns ready for my guests as soon as they arrived.
Flowers have a habit of putting everyone in a happy mood and made our picnic feel extra special.
That's it! It's so easy! So go forth, and picnic! I'm always ready to join ya ;)
This picnic was a collaboration between several badass female entrepreneurs including: Photos by Natalie Folchi of Folchi Creative // Modeling by Andi Teggart of Lucky Collective and Lucky Andi; Ali Mazzotta; Molly Long of Molllified; and Madison Silotti // Florals and Styling by me (eek!), Annie Heath of Ida Blooms.