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Jul 01

The BEST Summer Picnic Recipes

Summer picnic recipes are here because It’s July, it’s summer, and it’s picnic weather! (Well, it is for some of you. For me it’s indoor picnic 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 of these summer picnic recipes will you make for your potluck picnic this year?

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

Honey Lime Berry Salad – The Baker Upstairs

Honey Lime Berry Salad
Cherry Tomato Corn Salad – Your Homebased Mom

Cherry Tomato Corn Salad


Sriracha Grilled Corn – Sweet C’s Designs

Sriracha Grilled Corn
Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad – Julie’s Eats & Treats

Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad


Root Beer Baked Beans – Reluctant Entertainer

Root Beer Baked Beans

Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad – Honey and Birch


Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad
Sweet Maple Barbecue Chicken Kabobs – A Dash of Sanity

Sweet Maple Barbecue Chicken Kebabs

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad – Yellow Bliss Road

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad


Butterfinger Apple Salad – Crazy For Crust

Butterfinger Apple Salad

Lemon Sheet Cake – TidyMom

Lemon Sheet Cake
Homemade Roasted Lemonade – The Cookie Writer

Homemade Roasted Lemonade


Host a Family Picnic – Celebrations At Home

How to Host a Family Picnic


Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable – Live Laugh Rowe

Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable

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!