The Ultimate Date Night Picnic at Wolf Trap

One of my all-time favorite things to do in DC in the summer is enjoy a concert on the lawn at Wolf Trap. Warm summer air + good friends + great entertainment + delicious picnic food = a fabulously festive time.

There’s really no better date spot in the summer than Wolf Trap. So whether it is a first date, “date night” with your spouse, or even just a time to hang out with friends, create the perfect evening by putting together the ultimate picnic ensemble.

Wolf Trap kicks off its summer season tonight, so what better time to share some tips on creating a super-chic picnic?

Start with the blanket — quite literally the foundation of any good picnic experience.

I adore Yumi & Laurie Blanquettes. They are 100% organic cotton and super plush — great for cozy-ing up!

Furano Blanquette from Yumi & Laurie

Furano Blanquette from Yumi & Laurie

If you are looking to impress with a custom blanket, check out this do-it-yourself version from Design*Sponge. The vinyl is a smart way to make sure you stay dry if the ground is at all wet.

Do-it-Yourself Blanket from Design*Sponge

Do-it-Yourself Blanket from Design*Sponge

Then, set the table…

I bought this table in a bag for my father a couple of years ago for going to the beach. It makes eating a picnic meal so much more convenient.

Crate & Barrel table in a bag

Crate & Barrel table in a bag

Reusable plates, flatware, and cloth napkins are not only a must, but are eco-friendly. Here are a few fun options:

Aren't these Warhol quote plates from CB2 totally fun?

Aren't these Warhol quote plates from CB2 totally fun?

Bamboo Flatware from Crate & Barrel

Bamboo Flatware from Crate & Barrel

Organic Cotton Napkin Set available at Bambeco

Organic Cotton Napkin Set available at Bambeco

Don’t forget the bubbly for toasting to a great evening.

The Veuve Clicquot Ice Jacket will keep your bubbly cold.

The Veuve Clicquot Ice Jacket will keep your bubbly cold.

Polycarbonate champagne flutes from Nautical Luxuries

Polycarbonate champagne flutes from Nautical Luxuries

Pack it all up.

I love so many of the products from Picnic Time. This insulated cooler on wheels is perfect for packing all of your picnic food and items.

Picnic Time's Metro Kart

Picnic Time's Metro Kart

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4 comments to The Ultimate Date Night Picnic at Wolf Trap

  1. Fun and excitement is the name of the game when you go on picnics. Considering the current economic situation, it is but normal to want to save money. Picnics are a cool way to to this.. Also, typically most kids love the outdoors, so picnics are a great match. Hey, grab your picnic baskets and have fun.

  2. Coming in from LA CA. we are going to wolf trap the second night and looking for a place to purchase a delicious picnic basket with healthy food and reasonable cost. We are staying by thomas circle in dc

  3. Hanna, I hope you have a great trip to DC! Wolf Trap itself offers picnic baskets that can be pre-ordered (http://www.mealsbeneaththemoon.com/index.php) and picked up right there before the show. That is my best suggestion, but I will continue to think of others!

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