What To Pack For A Perfect Picnic With Your Family (+ Free Printable Checklist)

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Picnics are a great way to spend time with your loved ones. To help you plan for a fuss-free picnic day, we’ve created a complete picnic checklist so you won’t forget anything!

P.S Read till the end to download our FREE picnic packing checklist that has interactive checkboxes too!

Aren’t sure where you should go for a picnic day out? Check out our StyleMag article 20 Best Picnic Spots For Family & Couples in Singapore to get an idea! 

Tip: Choose a picnic location where there’s a playground or an open space so your kids can play after their meal!


Food, Drinks & Tableware

What’s a picnic without delicious food and drinks? You can prepare various dishes such as quiche, pasta, brownies and even fruits! Alternatively, you could order pizza or take-outs for convenience.

If you have children with you, it’s advisable to pack finger food such as chicken nuggets, cheese sticks or meatballs. These food items are easy to eat and prepare, and your little ones will less likely make a mess. Click here for more kid-friendly picnic food ideas other than sandwiches!

  • Picnic basket or bag
    • Use a thermal insulated bag to keep your food items warm.
  • Picnic mat/blanket
    • Be sure to bring one that is big enough to fit everyone that’s going on the picnic trip.
  • Disposable plates, bowls and cutlery
    • Ensure that you pack the necessary quantity depending on the number of people and serving dishes.
  • Food packed in reusable containers
  • Bottled or packet drinks
    • Freeze the bottled drinks and pack them in your bag to avoid diluted drinks. By the time you reach the picnic spot, the drinks would be defrosted and chilled. It also saves you from having to carry an ice pack!
  • Condiments
    • Bring along small sachets of condiments from fast food joints for convenience!
  • Corkscrew or bottle opener
  • Food sealing clip for the leftover chips

Check out the video below to learn how to properly seal a half-eaten snack bag with a food sealing clip!

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Double-Sided Portable Food & Snacks Container Lunch Box Holder Baby Food Storage Box Style Degree Sg Singapore
Double-Sided Portable Food & Snacks Container

Store dry and wet food separately with our Double-sided Portable Food & Snacks Container. Uniquely designed with a dual-sided leakproof lid, store liquids with a peace of mind – no spills! Enjoy the convenience of storing salads, cereal and even baby food on-the-go without the hassle of bringing multiple containers.

  • Airtight and leakproof lid
  • Easy to twist for opening and closing
  • Comes with lanyard strap for added portability

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Eco Wheat Straw Lunch Box (With Utensils)

Embark on an environmentally friendly lifestyle with our Eco Wheat Straw Lunch Box! This unique lunch box comes with a convenient top storage nicely fitted with utensils. Microwave safe and freezer safe, heat up your packed lunch easily.

  • Made with wheat straw which is an eco-friendly plastic that’s fully biodegradable and BPA-free.
  • 4-Sided locks with silicone lining for a leak-proof design
  • Steam vent to release hot steam (seal when carrying)
  • Microwavable (remove lid) and fridge safe
  • Holds temperatures from -20°C to 120°C

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  • Item weight: approx. 0.3kg (slim), 0.4kg (large)
  • Material: wheat straw


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Everyday Bento Lunch Box (With Dividers)

Our Everyday Bento Lunch Box that comes with removable compartments is a lightweight and microwave-safe option for those of you who are always eating on the go! Never worry about spills thanks to its airtight lid that snaps shut securely. Pick from 3 sizes of bentos today!

  • Side clips for easy closing & opening
  • Divider containers to organize & separate food items
  • Microwaveable without lid

 

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Silicone Collapsible Food Container (3pc Set)

Space-saving and lightweight, our Silicone Collapsible Food Container (3pc Set) is the perfect lunch box for office or picnic dates. Its foldable design makes it extremely convenient to bring it around! Comes in 3 handy sizes, use it to store your home-cooked meal and even soups with its leak proof cover.

  • Microwave safe
  • Built-in steam hole which allows for microwaving with lid on (unseal hole before microwaving)
  • Dishwasher safe for easy washing
  • Leak-proof design suitable for soups and gravy food items
  • 4 Sided snap-on lids for a tighter seal
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How To Keep Food Safe During A Picnic 

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  • Store food in proper conditions: For cold food such as chilled salads and sandwiches, wrap them in foil before keeping them in a cooler (75% food, 25% ice) to maintain a safe temperature. As for hot food, do consume it within 2 hours to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Tip: Save time by preparing chilled food the night before your picnic. However, for cooked/hot food, do prepare it the day of the picnic to maintain the freshness. 

  • Don’t let your food sit out: While it’s tempting to lay your food out on the mat, it’s advisable to leave it in the cooler box and serve it from there. This is to keep your food out of the danger zone (5ºC to 60ºC), where bacteria multiplies best. Remember to keep an eye on the perishable dishes, especially those that contain dairy products!

Cleaning Up

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While you’re at the picnic spot, it’s important to keep the space clean after use. The restrooms and dustbins are usually located far away, so remember to pack along with these essentials in your picnic bag.

  • Trash bag
    • Prepare a trash bag at your picnic spot and dispose of everything at the end of the day.
  • Baby/wet wipes 
    • Not only are these great for cleaning up food spills or messes, but it’s also handy for when you can’t locate a restroom.
  • Paper towels or wipes
    • As the washroom is usually rather far, use this to clean your hands and utensils after eating.
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Personal & Hygiene

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People often forget to pack these small essentials whenever they’re going for a picnic. Stay prepared by storing these items in a pouch to stay safe and prepared for any emergencies!

  • First-aid kit (e.g band-aids, plasters)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Face mask & mask holder 
  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Portable fan

Note: Remember to observe the Phase 3 restrictions – keep to no more than 8 pax per social gathering and put your masks on whenever you’re not consuming food or drinks. 

Also check out on StyleMag: Natural & DIY Mosquito Repellents To Keep Dengue Away

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Portable Silicone Face Mask Storage Holder

Keep face masks clean when not in use with our Portable Silicone Face Mask Storage Holder. Lightweight and foldable, this mask pouch fits well in your pocket or bag on the go! Made with silicone, it’s easy to wash and stain-proof. Designed with a handy side loop, use it with a carabiner (sold separately at $0.50) or simply hang it after washing.

  • Front buckle to hold contents securely
  • Made with foldable, protective and easy to maintain silicone
  • Comes with hanging loop

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Bring masks out cleanly with our Protective Face Mask Carry Pouch that comes in 4 pastel colours! Slip new masks inside and secure them with the pouch’s magnetic clasp. At the same time, keep used masks separate by folding and storing them in its 2 back compartments. Never fuss about your masks ever again.

  • Dust and dirt proof to keep face mask protected
  • 2 Rear slots for hand sanitisers and to store used masks easily
  • Light-weight & slim design

 

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An easy way to keep your medication organized and protected, our Pill & Medicine Travel Storage Box helps to store your pills, vitamins and supplements while on the move! Coming with 7 individual compartments, it is perfect for holding your daily pills for a week!


Features:

  • Strong exterior case for added protection
  • Slim & compact design for easy carrying
  • Easy-to-open yet secure clip
  • Made with food-grade PP material

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Safety is always top priority, especially when travelling! Our Slim First Aid & Medicine Organizer helps to keep all your important medication and first aid essentials organized and protected. Perfect for creams, plasters, pills and more, stay safe with us today!


Features:

  • Various slots and pockets to organize important accessories
  • Made with protective splash-proof polyester
  • Comes with pen holder

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Miscellaneous

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Consider bringing these essentials along with you on your trip for a comfortable and enjoyable picnic experience.

  • Baby carrier
    • You’ll get a longer picnic time if your baby has a place to rest, especially during naptime.
  • Entertainment (e.g books, toys, board games, frisbee, speakers)
    • If there are no playgrounds or sand around the picnic area, bring some games on the picnic trip to keep your child entertained. 

Ready for a picnic day out with your family?

Download our FREE interactive PDF checklist here. Do download and save it as a file on your computer or phone for the checkboxes to be interactive!

Here are some final tips for you to keep in mind when choosing a picnic spot:

  • Choose a picnic spot that’s located near the restroom so you can easily bring your kids there whenever needed.
  • Try to find shadier picnic spots; not only does it protect you from the sun, but it helps your ice pack melt at a slower rate.
  • Check how far the car park is from the picnic spot – if the location is quite far, ensure that you have everything with you so you don’t need to go back to the car to retrieve something. 

Use this time to bond with your family and have lots of fun 😊 What are your picnic essentials? Let us know in the comments below!

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