Patriotic Beach Picnic

Finally sharing pictures and details from our Memorial Day weekend...picnic at the beach. Thought this was the perfect time to share this party idea since Fourth of July is around the corner. 

We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather at Mother's Beach in Marina Del's great place for toddlers since there's zero waves coming in. And in the Summer there's a Water Bus that'll take you to the different docks for only a $1 each way!
 So if you're in Los Angeles...make sure to check it out. 

Having a picnic at the beach is so much fun for the kids, 
but it can be messy when it comes to eating because of all the sand. To keep food and drinks away from it, I made a low table using two wooden crates that was  flipped over and covered with burlap. 
The crates also came in handy when transporting goods from the car. 

How cute are these popcorn boxes and polka-dot candy cups  Oriental Trading Company?
You can fill them up with just about any snack or treat! 
I ordered the mini popcorn boxes in white (from OTC) and loved how perfect the size was for my toddler. The boxes are plain and simple, giving you the creative freedom to customize! 
For the picnic, I filled them up with homemade popcorn and wrapped ribbon around it. 
The polka-dot candy cups looked so cute with the red and white stripped ones (that I already had)...they were used for fruit salad and yogurt stars. 

I made Almond Butter and Jelly sandwiches and put them in candy bags and sealed them with washi tape. 
The kids (and adults) loved unwrapping the sandwiches! 
For dessert, I brought a store-bought Apple Pie and added the DIY Pom Pom bunting
...find out how, here

And lastly I served a refreshing Watermelon Aqua Fresca 
I used this recipe but without the mint. 
Caiden had so much fun serving his favorite drink to everyone! 

Hope this inspired you to have a Beach Picnic!!


Disclaimer: This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided free product from Oriental Trading Company for review and provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review. 

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