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8 Great Picnic Accessories

With a few key pieces, you'll be ready to take the whole family out(side) for dinner.

By Lauren Rosenberg

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Fabric picnic basket
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To-Go Bag

A classic picnic basket is nice, but it's hard to clean. Try a wipeable fabric tote to hold your treats.

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Bug Off

Play a game or two of Frisbee without worrying about flies getting in your food.

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Cool Idea

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. This container keeps a pint of your favorite flavor cool for 90 minutes!

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Easy Elegance

Looks like a roll of paper towels, but it's actually a roll of cloth napkins. Toss in your bag and just tear off as needed. Bonus: the napkins can be reused six times.

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Swanky Supper

Looking like fancy crystal, but made from shatterproof acrylic, these rocks glasses make a picnic posh.

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Listen Live

The Swiss Army knife of radios, it plays AM/FM, charges a cell phone and has a flashlight—plus it's solar powered.

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Into the Wild

Give your meal safari flair with zebra-print melamine plates.

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Soft Touch

Sprawl out in comfort on a waterproof blanket big enough to fit the whole gang.

Copyright © 2011 Meredith Corporation.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

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