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Jul 01

The BEST Summer Picnic Recipes

It’s July, it’s summer, and it’s picnic weather! (Well, it is for some of you. For me it’s picnic indoor weather!) These recipes are the BEST Summer Picnic Recipes and they’re perfect for a picnic or a potluck. From appetizers to drinks to main dishes to decor, there is something for everyone on this list.

When I was a kid we’d do a family barbecue potluck every summer. We’d all meet at a park and someone would grill chicken and others would bring pasta salads and fruit and chips; the kids would play and reconnect and the adults would talk about sports and politics. Now those have kind of gone by the wayside for us, since we don’t live near family, but we do our own picnics and barbecues with friends that are like family. This list has everything I’ll need for everyone on my guest list, from fruit salad to pasta salad, chicken to roasted corn, and dessert too: lemon sheet cake, apple salad, and homemade lemonade. Then I’ll send the kids outside for a Nature Scavenger Hunt!

Which recipe will you make for your potluck picnic this year?

The BEST Summer Picnic Ideas: recipes, printables, and more! This is the ultimate list for how to plan the perfect picnic.

Honey Lime Berry Salad – The Baker Upstairs


Cherry Tomato Corn Salad – Your Homebased Mom


Sriracha Grilled Corn – Sweet C’s Designs


Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad – Julie’s Eats & Treats


Root Beer Baked Beans – Reluctant Entertainer



Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad – Honey and Birch



Sweet Maple Barbecue Chicken Kabobs – A Dash of Sanity

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad – Yellow Bliss Road


Butterfinger Apple Salad – Crazy For Crust

Lemon Sheet Cake – TidyMom


Homemade Roasted Lemonade – The Cookie Writer


Host a Family Picnic – Celebrations At Home


Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable – Live Laugh Rowe

This post was brought to you by:
Yellow Bliss Road | The Cookie Writer | The Baker Upstairs | Sweet C’s | Your Homebased Mom |
A Dash of Sanity | Julie’s Eats & Treats |Honey and Birch | TidyMom | Celebrations At Home | Eighteen25 | Balancing Home | Live Laugh Rowe | Crazy for Crust | Reluctant Entertainer

Be sure to join us next month when we’ll be sharing our favorite BACK TO SCHOOL RECIPES & TIPS food, printables and decorating ideas.

Don’t forget to pin this post so you can use all of the ideas this summer!