When we lived in Tennessee, we went camping at least once a month. There were so many gorgeous parks with waterfalls, mountains and creeks nearby. Now, I'm not going to lie...I'm a one-night kind of camper. I want to explore a little bit, make a fire, eat s'mores, go to sleep, and then head home as soon as we wake up.
Since moving to Texas, camping has become a rarity for us. Maybe it's the landscape, our busy schedules, or we're just too old to sleep on the ground anymore! But we still love campfires and picnics, and any excuse for a getaway. It's already too hot to camp here, so we decided to celebrate Summer with a Campfire Picnic in our own yard!
My first stop for parties and Outdoor Entertaining, is always World Market. And their fun line of camping and Picnic gear, not to mention the yummy foods and drinks, made throwing together our backyard getaway a breeze.
This collapsible tote has an insulated cooler on the bottom, and a matching picnic blanket with waterproof backing on the top. It's so cute, drinks look great served right out of it. And speaking of drinks, how much do you love the line of World Market sodas?! My favorites are blood orange and lemoncello. And of course the mini-bottles of wine.
I consider myself to be a guacamole connoisseur and purist, so I was skeptical about trying their Guacamole Dip Mix. But now it's safe to say I'm obsessed...we've already polished off this jar, and a back up is waiting in the fridge. You just add it to mashed avacados and you're done!
We threw some beach mats and floor pillows in the grass, and had a comfy lounge area. It wouldn't be a Campfire Picnic without fire, and this galvanized steel bucket grill was perfect for our set-up. The kids had so much fun grilling their own hotdogs.
And of course, we made s'mores for dessert...getting a little fancy by using Pizzelles in place of graham crackers, and World Market sea salt chocolate. Yes, they were as good as they look!
We only went as far as our own yard, but our picnic felt like a special getaway. If only for an afternoon.
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So tell me, are you a camper...or do you just go for the s'mores?
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