We covered all the best tips and food ideas for a romantic picnic for two here. But when it comes to planning a Valentines Day picnic, there are some special romantic tips and picnic essentials that will make your Valentine swoon.
If you have decided to surprise your Valentine with a picnic, it doesn’t have to be super fancy, but attention to detail can go a long way. These romantic picnic accessories will help you create the perfect Valentines picnic.
It might be a romantic woodsy retreat, a Valentine’s Day wine and cheese date on the beach, stargazing in the back yard or an indoor picnic by an open fire. Whatever you choose, think about the scene you are going to set, think about comfort and most of all, make it a special, romantic occasion.
If you’re planning a romantic brunch picnic, we’ve got loads of gorgeous Picnic Brunch recipes here that are easy to make but very elegant.
Set the scene starting with a romantic wicker picnic basket. A wicker picnic basket is not only romantic but is extremely practical with everything you need in one basket. We reviewed some of the most romantic picnic baskets for two here but these are two of our favourites for both practicality and on the romance scale.
Comfortable Waterproof Picnic Blanket
No matter if Valentine’s Day falls in summer or winter depending on where you live, a comfortable and cosy waterproof picnic blanket is a must. It sets your piece of picnic real estate and spares you from sitting on cold or wet surfaces. A quality waterproof picnic blanket is a great investment for so many occasions, not just picnics. You can see some more of our top picks for some beautiful waterproof picnic blankets here.
For a chic romantic picnic, we adore this thick waterproof picnic mat by Layzy on Etsy. It comes in all kinds of colours and patterns and rolls up easily into its own bag.
Extra Cosy Blanket
Even if you are enjoying a summer Valentines Day, but especially if it is a romantic winter picnic, an extra blanket will never go astray.
Use it as an extra warm layer to sit on, or wrap around you in cold weather. Or, if the weather turns cool in the evening in summer, a light throw is always very thoughtful.
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A beautiful blanket can also make a cherished Valentines gift – win, win.
These beautiful handmade throw blankets made with baby Peruvian Alpaca wool by AlpacaThreadz are lightweight, warm and incredibly soft. They make a beautiful picnic throw and a very romantic gift.
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Set the Scene with Romantic Decorations and Accessories
Depending on the time of day, small decorative statements can make a big impression as can the smaller details of your picnic kit.
Make it magical with Fairy Lights
Candles are always romantic but a simple strand of fairy lights can make a night picnic magical. Place string lights in jars for a firefly effect or dress your picnic table with a floral fairy light garland for a romantic setting.
Pack Your Best Linen
Don’t scrimp when it comes to setting your table or blanket spread. Ditch the paper napkins and opt for some luxe linen instead. It is one of those small touches that make a big statement.
These fresh linen napkins with pom pom trim make a romantic statement and come in sets of 2,4,6, or 8. They will make a classy addition to your picnic basket for all occasions.
Add a Little Valentines Decoration
Add some romantic decorations to your picnic setting. This can be as simple as a paper garland strung from a tree or little romantic floral flourishes.
We also love this wisteria garland as a spring decoration for an Easter Picnic.
Create Atmosphere with Music
A little bit of music can really set the mood. Don’t just rely on your smartphone speaker for a romantic vibe. Bring along a small wireless speaker for some low key quality sound.
We love this JBL Clip Speakerphone because it is wireless, has 10 hours of playtime, it’s waterproof and tough, fits in the palm of your hand and clips onto your picnic basket with the integrated carabiner.
Picnic Table & Chairs
For those who don’t feel like snuggling on a rug, there are lots of very portable foldable picnic tables and chairs on the market to set a sophisticated and romantic picnic setting.
We reviewed some fabulous folding picnic tables of all sizes here but we love these canvas foldable chairs with a folding table set. You can create a comfortable and chic romantic picnic setting for two anywhere without the burden of carrying too much heavy gear. If you like a romantic boho vibe, see our top picks for foldable low boho picnic tables.
Whether you plan to wow your Valentine with bubbles or have a very suave wine and cheese affair planned, drinking wine at a picnic can be awkward. These are some helpful accessories that will take the worry out of enjoying a glass of wine alfresco.
Picnic at Ascot Deluxe Wine Tote with Real Glasses
A favourite in our review of the best picnic wine totes, this cooler bag has everything you need for serving wine at a picnic including real glasses for a luxe touch and cheese accessories.
While not as elegant as a glass champagne flute, these insulated champagne tumblers are a very sleek and practical solution to enjoying some bubbles alfresco. They keep your bubbles cold and you don’t have to worry about precarious flutes being knocked over.
Avoid awkward spills with these clever solutions to using stemmed glasses at a picnic.
Remember, some of the best romantic picnics can be the most simple. You don’t have to go overboard with gimmicky romantic gestures because small, elegant statements can go a long way.