Valentine’s picnic

A picnic is a great idea for Valentine’s Day. All you need to do is pack some of your favourite foods and maybe try something new to create a special memory with your loved ones this year. We have some traditional Valentine’s food ideas as well as a few new ones too!

What you need:

  • Food
  • Picnic blanket or rug
  • Valentine’s decorations
  • You and your loved ones

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Picnic food choices

If music be the food of love, play on… As Shakespeare so famously wrote centuries ago, food as long been associated with love and affection. If you want to create a Valentine’s Day picnic, stock up on the traditional treats and foods that have long been associated with inducing the right mood on Valentine’s Day.

Here are some mood foods of love you can include in your picnic:

  • Chocolate
  • Asparagas
  • Banana
  • Caviar
  • Champagne
  • Figs
  • Ginseng
  • Oysters
  • Radish

Recent food trends for Valentine’s Day include prawns, avocado, mango and our favourite strawberries. While these are not traditional foods of love, they are definitely worthy additions to the Valentine’s Day picnic food list.

Of course if these foods aren’t appealing you can always recreate the menu from a first date, a special meal or even your wedding dinner.

Picnic location

Choose a picnic spot that means something to you such as a favourite park or area. This will add meaning to your ‘date’ and hopefully bring back good memories of times you have shared there before.

If you want to try somewhere new, check the area before the planned day as you don;t want any surprises disrupting your plans.


Include paper hearts or flowers and chocolate love hearts to encourage a romantic atmosphere for the meal.

Simple touches like themed serviettes, tying a red ribbon around your wine glass stems or a rose to place by the food all work to create a sense of warmth and love.

Most of all, enjoy your time and your meal with those close to you and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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