Celebrate Summer | A Picnic Lunch.

School has finally let out for Summer vacation around these parts and we're thrilled! We're ready for days at the pool, craft camp, boating on the river and sleeping in.

I like to give the children's teachers something special at the end of the year to thank them for all they do. Last year I put together a few Summer In A Basket kits and was so happy with the teacher's reactions. They loved them! This year I decided to stick with the basket idea and create a First Day of Summer Picnic Lunch.
Each Basket contained:
Kettle potato chips
A yummy sandwich
Fresh cherries 
Chocolate bar

I also included a paper napkin and used wood excelsior as a basket filler. The baskets were purchased from Hobby Lobby. The kraft ripple cup is from Garnish

I think it would be a sweet idea to put a few of these together then deliver them to friends a week from today on June 20th. The official first day of summer here in the northern hemisphere.


  1. Such a cute idea. Love the sandwch and the cherries.

  2. Yum! Grapefruit IZZE is the best.

  3. This is adorable!! Such a cute idea. I'm not even a teacher but I wish I taught your children :)

  4. Love this! As a former teacher, I can confidently say your children's teachers will love it, too :)

  5. so darling! and very thoughtful of you. :)

  6. Loved your finger nail polish!! Can you share the name of it?? Thanks and love your blog sooo much!

  7. How adorable! Gift baskets are super fun to make and everyone loves to get one. Your blog is lovely and full of great ideas, I love it! ♥

  8. Danyelle, ADORABLE!!! I used some natural wooden creates for a bbq table setting, that I'm also using today for Fathers day - now i want to use them in the next couple of weeks for little lunch kits. maybe for my girlfriends. SO CUTE!!! you are a gem with creativity. xo.

    btw, I'll be in the tri-cities somewhere between August 25-30, would love to meet up for a soda or lunch!

  9. I love this idea, especially for a teacher's gift.
    So adorable.

  10. Such a cute idea!! Your nail polish is adorable by the way! Would you share the color? Thanks!

  11. Wonderful picnic basket idea. I suggest that if anyone will try to do this, they should buy a very sturdy basket because that bottle is heavy.s

  12. I guess I could also bring this for our camping trip, in addition to the usual food we bring during camp out. Chips will always be a hit, and a wine is surely a great drink on a cold night.

  13. I'm thinking about making a personalized picnic basket that I will be giving away as a promo gift to my newly opened business.

  14. Nice way to start the summer. Anyone that should receive this will be delighted. A great idea for giveaways or just a plain gift.

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