Gather a band of merrymakers and seize upon the first grassy patch you find.
Don’t be a barbarian just because you’re sitting on the ground. Hand out personal cutlery sets ($4.50) to fellow picnickers. These are wood and come in a printed paper pouch.
Dab that driblet of mustardy goodness from your mouth with a handmade linen or cotton napkin (two for $30). The cheery prints brighten any meager deli spread.
Two of our favorite stores plus one awesome NYC designer equals this Salvor x Kiosk x Project No. 8 chair ($89). It’s graphic, lightweight, and easy to carry.
Kites are swell, but if you prefer something more interactive, try assembling this rubber-band-powered balsa wood Artful Flyer ($9). When the party’s over, display it on a shelf.
These colorful throw pillows ($80-$110) will look great on your couch or the lawn. Made by Brooklynite Kara Green from dead stock Pendelton fabric, they’re rugged enough to be tossed around the park.
For gingham plates, a drool-worthy teepee, and a DIY birdhouse, go to ShopTalk.