This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons. All opinions are 100% mine.
Going on a picnic date is a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. Here’s how to make the day absolutely perfect!
How to Plan a Picnic
Skip the crowds and overpriced restaurants and plan a picnic date for Valentine’s Day! All you need is a quiet location, delicious food, your partner, and half of an afternoon without the kids!
The best part about this Valentine’s date idea is that you can make it as simple or elaborate as you like! Here are some of my favorite tips for an impressive picnic spread:
Picnic Date Invitations
First things first, the invitations. Go the “extra mile” this Valentine’s Day and ask your sweetheart on a picnic date in a special, official way! Here are 3 text message invitations that you can send your sweetheart:
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Make Your Meal
While Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year, you can still celebrate by creating a charming and delicious meal for your loved one with beautiful flowers, fresh meat, seafood, produce, and bakery offerings from Albertsons. (Isn’t it nice to have low-stress meal options instead of slaving in the kitchen before your big date?!)
For this picnic date, I picked up some sandwich wraps and potato salad in the deli department, along with a simple meat and cheese tray. I grabbed a fresh-cut fruit bowl and spinach artichoke dip from the produce department, giant cookies, angel food cake, and a loaf of deliciously soft french bread from the bakery.
I love that my local Albertsons store has a variety of delicious and convenient meal solutions that make putting a picnic together so easy! They do all the hard work for me, so I can just relax and spend time with my sweetheart!
Dress it up
You can certainly place all the pre-packaged foods in your basket and call it good, or you can dress it up and make the meal a little bit fancier!
I wrapped our sandwiches in parchment paper and baker’s twine.
I assembled our strawberry shortcakes in Mason jars so they were ready to be enjoyed!
The potato salad and artichoke dip were also packaged in Mason jars, and I wrapped our plastic ware in our napkins and tied them up with twine.
Set the Stage
Plush blankets, soft pillows, and some fresh flowers from Albertson’s will make your picnic look and feel extra cozy!
Once the meal is over, you can hang out and chat, or bring a card game, baseball mitts, or a frisbee to play.
Planning the perfect picnic is easy and fun, and a great way to enjoy time with your sweetheart. Albertson’s stores have high-quality, freshly prepared meals and produce that will make celebrating Valentine’s Day easy and delicious!
Find everything you need from beautiful flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries to fresh meat, seafood, and produce offerings to create a delicious, romantic meal for the ones you love.
I shopped at my local Albertsons, but you can also find quality Valentine essentials at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, Tom Thumb, and Vons. Best of all, they have options like Grocery Delivery and DriveUp & Go™ that make life even easier.