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Friday, January 28, 2011

Ezine Articles Published My Article

Ezine Articles has published my article, "Have Alternate Plans for Your Fun Picnic." Here is a link to the article on the Party Picnic website if you wish to read it:

Have Alternate Plans for Your Fun Picnic

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentines Day Sale and Free Shipping Offer

We are offering free shipping on all orders totaling over $100 dollars. This is a part of Party Picnic's Valentine’s Day Sale, which includes our entire inventory of over 400 deeply discounted picnic supply items.

More Luxury Baskets on the Party Picnic website

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Have Alternate Plans for Your Fun Picnic

Sometimes the best laid plans may have results that fall short of our desired intentions in life. That is why it is often a good idea to plan an alternate activity, which may be far different from your original plan of action. This is especially true during the winter season.
My wife and I love to take a drive out into the country, to the beach or to a nice, secluded park. It was a foggy January day, one of many that we recently had been living through, and it was starting to wear us both down. There is just something about the fog that stifles ambition and lowers the spirits in people. I hear them complain about it often during this time of the year.
I was having some of those less than desirable thoughts go through my mind, when I had a memory of one of the more memorable spontaneous picnics we had at Bodega Bay, several years ago, while watching surfers trying to navigate the thirty foot waves that were the aftermath of a storm, which I wrote about in a previous article titled, "Preparing for a Spontaneous Picnic."
With this refreshing memory in the forefront of my mind, I asked my wife if she would like to go to the beach and have a picnic. She gave me that look that I sometimes get when she questions the logic of my suggestions and started to protest about the fog.
I was ready, though, with an alternate plan, just in case the fog was also at the beach. I said that we could pack a simple picnic and drive towards Stinson Beach, but if we noticed that there was fog in Drakes Bay or along the beach, we would redirect our course to the quaint little town of Point Reyes Station, a short distance away, and have lunch at the Station House Café, which is one our favorite places to eat when we are in the area.
The rest of the day went well. We drove towards the ocean and the sun came out before we got to the beach, revealing blue skies and the brightness that we hadn't seen in San Rafael in nearly a week. We had dressed warm for the occasion and sat on our folding picnic chairs, facing the ocean and enjoying our picnic. We read, watched the waves and luxuriated in the sun, which we didn't have on the other side of the mountain where we lived.
Our day of fun was not yet over. We decided to take the long way home and stopped at the Station House Café for hot coffee and dessert. They are noted for their bread pudding, which was delicious, as usual.
A little while later, when we drove back over the hill and were entering San Rafael, my wife exclaimed, "Can you believe it? It looks like the sun never did come out!" That was one fun picnic.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wedding & Gift Ideas

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to share the Weddings & Gift Ideas Page on the Party Picnic Website.

Wedding Heart Romantic Picnic Basket
The exquisitely handcrafted Wedding Heart picnic basket was designed for the most romantic couples. It is heart-shaped, white washed rattan and bamboo construction which makes this basket stand out amongst the rest. The Wedding Heart is fully-lined with white quilted cotton and includes all the amenities needed for an intimate picnic for two.

This item is now back in stock. It has been a very popular item.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Gifts For Her

Guys, this would go great along with your Valentine's promise of a Romantic getaway for just the two of you when the weather is perfect for a Romantic Picnic.

Cheshire Basket for Two With Blanket-London Collection
The quality and sophistication of the English style Cheshire Picnic Basket for two is sure to impress. Beautifully hand crafted using full reed willow, each basket includes ceramic plates, glass wine glasses, and the highest quality accessories.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentines Day Gifts for Him

Here are some gift ideas for men, which are straight from the school of how to keep a guy happy. They are the perfect Valentines Day gift ideas for men:
B.B.Q. Chef's Barbecue Apron & Tools It comes in red or black.

There are more BBQ Tools, Grills and Tailgating Supplies to choose from on our BBQ Tools and Tailgating Supplies page.

Picnic Time Portable Folding Sports Chair/Pocket and Table
There are seven colors to choose from.

There are more chairs and tables to choose from on our Outdoor Chairs & Picnic Tables page.

Ace Golf Putter Set, a complete compact executive putter set you can use indoors to practice putting.

The Golf Accessories page has more gifts for your golfing enthusiast.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine's Gift Ideas

Here are some ideas for Valentines Day Picnic Gifts that are on the Party Picnic Website:

Pinot Wine & Cheese Cooler for Two Aegean Collection The Aegean Collection contains, Picnic Backpacks, Picnic Sets, Wine Bottle Carriers, and Cooler Totes.

Eco Picnic Cooler With Wheels for Four This is a part of the ECO Friendly Collection.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

How to Make a Romantic Picnic

Furthering our discussion about being ready for Valentine's Day, I have included this You Tube video made by on how to plan a Romantic Picnic. This presentation talks about the importance of choosing the right food, creating the best atmosphere and the charm of an old fashioned Picnic Basket.

Valentine's Day Outing

In today's economy we may not all be able to afford that nice weekend away to our favorite resort, but we can probably all afford that outing to a nice local attraction. If we put our food and beverages inside a picnic backpack, we would be mobile enough to enjoy our time together, much like we did back when we were dating.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Picnic at Ascot Aegean Collection

We have an Aegean Collection Tab if you would like to check out just the Aegean Collection items on the Party Picnic website. The Beautiful Aegean Blue Stripe Denim fabric with Nautical Trim is clean and fresh. This collection contains, Picnic Backpacks, Picnic Sets, a Wine Bottle Carrier, and Cooler Totes.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Party Picnic Products Tab

You can go directly to the Products Tab if you would like to check out the over 400 items on the Party Picnic website: