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Posted on August 03, 2015 by Fancy Dress Ball


The Summer Holidays are in full swing now, and the novelty of not having to go to school has probably worn off slightly.

If you’re looking for a fun activity to fill those long Summer days, why not throw a Summer fancy dress picnic? It needn’t cost you a fortune; just arrange with friends to all bring your own picnic and picnic blanket, and the children (and adults if they like!) can all dress in their favourite fancy dress outfit.

The great thing about a picnic is, even if it’s just the same cheese sandwiches you eat at home, it feels special because you’re outside, sitting on a blanket.  Add in a fancy dress costume, and you’re laughing! Children don’t need much to be entertained; just the very fact of being somewhere different, wearing something different, is often enough to set their imaginations alight.

Here are our top tips for a successful fancy dress Summer picnic:

  • Whether you’re looking for costume ideas or fancy recipes, Pinterest is the place to look. Seriously, this is the sort of event Pinterest was made for and you’re bound to find loads of brilliant ideas.  For example, this pin:
  • picnic-recipes
  • Don’t over-think it! Arrange to meet a couple of other families at the park, and stress that it’s not a big deal. Nobody wants to be stressing over something that’s meant to be fun!
  • Freeze your drinks and use them as ice blocks to keep the food cool. This will mean less to carry there, and even less to carry back again!
  • Bring bubbles. Never underestimate how much fun children can have with just a couple of bottles of bubbles mixture. Double points if you can get one of those massive bubble swords that make gigantic bubbles!
  • You don’t need to go far. Anywhere with a bit of green space is ideal. You could even just put up some bunting in your garden and invite people to picnic with you there.
  • Cutting sandwiches into different shapes always makes them more tasty. Even if you only cut the crusts off, they’re always more exciting than what you eat at home every day.
  • Bring sun hats and sun cream, and try to sit in (or near) the shade. We know the Great British Summer has a habit of disappearing, but it can also sometimes creep up unannounced – and sun stroke is nobody’s idea of a good time.
  • Have fun!

If you’re having a fancy dress picnic this Summer Holidays, we’d love to see some photos! Why not share them on our Facebook wall or Tweet us @FancyDressBall.

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