How To Plan The Perfect Picnic On A Shoestring
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How To Plan The Perfect Picnic On A Shoestring

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Carl Shave Carl Shave | July 17, 2014

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Sunshine, blankets, paper plates, sausage rolls, ant attacks, sunburn, the company of family and friends – there’s nothing quite like a picnic in the Great British summertime.

If you love heading out for a lovely lunch in the great outdoors (but you’re also thinking about getting in touch with a bad credit mortgage broker) you might be looking for smart ways to make your picnic a little kinder to your pocket. Fortunately, we’ve got a few great budget-friendly tips and tricks to make your perfect picnic cost a little less…

1. Who needs a hamper?

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A traditional hamper may look lovely, but they’re also ridiculously pricey. Picnics are about quality time, not fancy accessories, so use bags and boxes you have lying about to pack up your picnic.

2. Forget about ice packs

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No need to worry about proper ice packs either, if you don’t have them handy. Plastic bottles full of frozen water will work just as well – especially if you securely seal them in plastic bags to protect against leakages.

3. Don’t worry about disposables

3. Cutlery
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Instead of splashing out on paper plates and plastic cups, choose your old rubbish crockery and cutlery from the back of your cupboards and drawers instead. It may be a little heavier, but you’ll save a packet.

4. Go veggie

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Meat can get very pricey, as can pre-made picnic favourites like sausage rolls and scotch eggs. Instead of the usual picnic fare, choose to go veggie instead – it’s much cheaper and much healthier! Cut lots of celery and carrot sticks, then mix up some tasty dips. Pasta salads are also nice and cheap too. Yum!

5. Prioritize potato salad

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Potato salad is a picnic classic – and it’s not just tasty, it’s also brilliantly cheap to make in bulk. Plus there are loads of different recipes to try! Just check out Good Food’s 7 different varieties! Scrummy.

6. DIY dessert

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Don’t splash out on pricey (melty!) ice cream, pre-packaged sweet treats and supermarket meringues. Instead, cook up your own tasty puddings before you set out. Tray bakes like brownies, flapjacks and rice crispy cakes are all nice, easy, cheap and yummy!

And if you’re still wondering about chatting to a bad credit mortgage broker by the time you pack up your picnic, Just Bad Credit will be here to help. To learn more talk to our team on freephone 0800 9777840 today.

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