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Red Hat Society International Convention August 2-5, 2018

How To Have A Perfect Picnic

Invite your society sisters to throw on a red hat and purple outfit, and head to the park for a picnic.  Pack a cooler, a blanket, and some wacky red hat eyewear for a great picnic. Here are a few essentials you will not want to leave out of your red hat tote bag.

Food: When choosing the menu, keep in mind the warm temperatures it will be sitting in. Foods like pasta salads and salsas are composed of vinaigrette marinades, and therefore the high amount of acidity in them can withstand the heat. By bringing a delightful deli bar with meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, and bread, everyone can make their specialized sandwich.  Don't forget to pack all of the necessary utensils.

Drinks:  Place your water bottles in your freezer the night before. Your future beverage in the park will also serve as ice for the cooler. For something with a little more kick, try Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade, a refreshing red alcoholic beverage that is easily transportable. Be sure to check your local alcohol laws to verify that drinking in public parks is permitted.

Setting: Scope out your spot before you set off to the park. There may be benches you can take advantage of or use as a buffet line for your food dishes. You will also be able to determine the areas with more shade. You may also want to check the weather a week before to steer clear of thunder storms.

Activities: Remember the days of hula hoops and hopscotch? Have sisters bring some hula hoops and colorful chalk for a day of reminiscing on the sidewalk. You can even throw a competitive twist to the games--form teams to see who can hula hoop the longest. For the woman who wants to test her luck at just how limber she is, limbo is the game for laughs in the park. Personalize the limbo stick with red and purple crepe streamers or wraphia.

Now that you know how to pack the perfect picnic, put your red hat on, it's time to meet your sisters at the park.

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