Before talking about the classic table, that of the dining room or that of the garden furniture. We’re going to talk about meals outside, outside your home. Even if it is rarer, we have something to tell you, especially since usually the picnic is a plastic horror. So we thought it was an opportunity to take stock of the greener alternatives in tableware and make the picnic greener.
SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO DISPOSABLE TABLEWARE
Plastic plates, plastic cutlery, plastic cups, paper towels, freezer bags, stretch film, and aluminum foil, have been part of the picnic for years. And they were practical! It was enough to put everything in a plastic bag and throw it away. No risk of breakage, no dishes to do. And now the situation is different. We know that all this single-use plastic is not god for the planet. If ecology is at the heart of your concerns even when it is the holidays, you can also take a look at the side of zero waste. Bye-bye plastic straws, hello metal straws. Instead of taking stretch film, there is the fabric wrap coated with a layer of vegetable wax that will protect your food as well as plastic film. we can also think of the goblet, made of plastic, but reusable. These are the cups that you are given at a festival against a deposit and that everyone forgets to return. Rarer and less plastic, there is the solution used for generations by scouts, meals, and the metal cup. It’s a small investment in the sense that it costs more than a lot of disposable plates, but you will have it for life.
UPDATE THE ART OF BEAUTIFUL PICNICS
Change of scenery. Do you see picnics in the movies? With the pretty basket, the checkered tablecloth, the pretty dishes, the champagne flute. And if you were inspired by them for your picnics in summer? So yeah, in a family with children excited like fleas it is not what seems the easiest to implement. But the holidays are an opportunity to ease off and take the time to eat, even outdoors.
LESS BUT BETTER FOR OUTDOOR DINING
And then in summer, there is a picnic by the road when you go on vacation. We are less inclined to take the time because we still have some road ahead. The atmosphere is more practical than bucolic at once. Again the wrap may be a good alternative for packing your sandwiches prepared in advance. The idea is to leave on at least but better since the car is already packed and there is no point in boring you with dishes that will not be used on vacation. The multi-function Swiss knife is used for almost everything and it does not take up space in the glove compartment. Gourds instead of goblets for the whole trip.
Now let’s move on to the house: indoors or outdoors, there are different ways to create a summer table. Obviously, the bouquet of freshly cut flowers is a classic. But that’s not all!
COLOR PALETTE FOR A SUMMER TABLE
Summer is also synonymous with colors. We dare colors more easily in summer while in winter we will have more sobriety. The color gives a relaxed and relaxed side to the table. And the summer colors are flamboyant, vibrant, dynamic. I’m not telling you to turn your table into a rainbow, huh! I’m just telling you that you can dare the color, even if it’s only in small touches. Yellow, coral, terracotta are coloring suitable for summer and holidays. Blue, green will give a more maritime (sometimes) side to your table.
THE SIMPLICITY OF OUTDOOR MEALS
And to finish this article, we will come back to the simplicity that is specific to outdoor dining. A good banquette is often the watchword of meals in the garden, we do not necessarily put small dishes in large ones and this is felt in dishes or table textiles.
SOME SHOPPING IDEAS FOR A SUMMER TABLE DECOR: