The grass is green, the sun is shining, and picnic season is in full swing. There’s no better way to take advantage of warm summer days than by enjoying a leisurely meal outside with family and friends. Whether you’re heading to the park with a basket full of fresh bread and cheese, to the beach with sandwiches and potato salad, or simply to your backyard with last night’s leftovers, you’ll need a big, comfy blanket on which to perch (okay, and some wine). Below, we’ve collected five cute throws that’ll have you noshing outside all summer long. Take a look.
1. Monogrammed Gingham Picnic Blanket
This oversized gingham blanket sports one soft, quilted cotton side and one weather-resistant nylon side for easy cleanup. Have it monogrammed for a friend, et voilà: the perfect summer birthday gift.
2. Quilted Throw
Let your inner prepster shine with this adorable, anchor-patterned quilted throw. The cozy blanket is machine washable and made with 100-percent cotton.
3. Seersucker Stripe Picnic Throw
Go for a bright, summery look with this seersucker throw, complete with dip-dyed tassels.
4. Grass is Greener Picnic Blanket
If the goal of your picnic is to be at one with nature, then this is the blanket for you. It’s also a great piece to have should the rain drive your lunch indoors.
5. Stripe Picnic Blanket
A waterproof blanket is a must for damp grass—how else will you keep that cute outfit intact? We love this simple, machine washable number.