The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel

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The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

With picnicking season upon us (if you need us, we’ll be in the backyard until September, K?), we’re taking our most beloved serveware outdoors for all occasions big and small. While you may have more formal parties in mind when adding pieces like those from Crate and Barrel’s Prospect line to your Gift Registry, there are also tons of sweet, more casual events that become instantly elevated by incorporating them. Allow us to illustrate with the perfect easy summer picnic that just so happens to make use of your long awaited Registry picks:

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

Such a warm, relaxing scene, right in our own backyards…

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

But let’s back up a minute: what to pack it all up in? An adorable picnic basket, duh! Amanda’s fair trade woven basket is a good way to tote your blankets (or favorite linen tablecloth, if you’re like us!) and blooms too.

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

These classic canning jars make for the perfect salad servings on occasions such as this, and we probably don’t need to convince you that a good set of a jars is a must when adding more practical wares to a Wedding Registry.

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

How pretty is this Small Bites Appetizer Server? If you’ve seen this piece from Crate and Barrel before, we’re 1000% sure it was in an indoor context. Which is going to be so great for the holidays and beyond, but we’re pretty thrilled with how functional it is for outdoor entertaining!

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

As you know, we don’t go anywhere these days without a cake. Haha! Prospect’s Wood Base Dome Server allows you to bring a pretty dessert to an outdoor party without worrying about pests getting to it first. If you love hosting parties, there’s bound to be a friend that just has to knock this one off the list for ya. So good!

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

And just because you’re breaking out a few of the more formal entertaining pieces you received at your wedding doesn’t mean you aren’t still keeping it simple. Paper plates, napkins, and easy utensils are still so convenient for a picnic, not to mention the bestest excuse ever to utilize the goodies in our paper party line. Don’t worry, it’s all super cute and won’t throw off the gorgy spread you’ve got going on!

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

Louella’s our No 1 model now, don’t you know?

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

Here, Jillian’s serving us up in the most gorgeous decanter, which is clearly going to make the most beautiful statement piece on the ol’ bar cart.

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

And jar salads were made for picnic season, obvs.

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake

The perfect easy summer picnic with Crate and Barrel

But while we totally recommend *all of the above* for your Registry, our most favorite piece may just be the Prospect Serving Board with Glass Dome. So clever!!! You can keep your cheese or charcuterie fresh and safe in the dome until ready to slice and serve on the acacia board. Hooray!

Prospect Serving Board with Glass Dome | Wood Base Dome Server | Small Bites Appetizer Server | Prospect 64 oz. DecanterWeck Canning JarKiondo Large Black & White Basket | Onslow Tray | Heritage Serving Board | Bodega 11-oz Glass Set of 12 | Mahogany Handle Cheese Knife | Brennan Grey Strip Dish Towel | Helena Dark Natural Linen Tablecloth | Leather Handled Picnic Basket

Well, Cakies, if you didn’t think it was possible to throw a super easy and laidback picnic with all those insanely beautiful pieces on the Wedding Registry, now you know! Click on over to Crate and Barrel’s blog to see how to pack it all up for the perfect outing in the sun.

Photography: Heather Kincaid

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