If you’re looking for a fun way to get together with friends this fall, consider hosting a fall picnic! This fall has pushed me to be a bit more creative and think outside the box with ways to get together with friends. At the moment I feel most comfortable outside, which is why this lake-front picnic seemed like a no-brainer! Keep reading for all the details on how to throw the perfect fall picnic with Annie Selke!
Before you go, make sure you check out Claire’s (@homewiththewileys), Kristy’s (@kristynewengland), and Caitlin’s (@caitlinhoustonblog) fall picnic posts on their blogs! And a huge thank you to Shannon Shipman for inviting us up to visit her at this gorgeous lake house!
I’ve always admired Annie Selke’s home decor. It’s classic with a coastal twist, which of course I love! That’s why, when planning this fall picnic, bringing in some of Annie Selke’s pieces came to mind first! It’s no secret that Annie Selke has some of the best indoor/outdoor rugs around and our lake-front picnic certainly put them to the test!
These 6x9ft indoor/outdoor rugs gave us plenty of room to spread out and set up the perfect picnic! After finding some level ground to lay down the rugs, we added some of Annie Selke’s oversized poufs, decorative pillows, and a cozy throw blanket! It’s never a bad idea to have few blankets on hand as the weather starts to get chillier!
Side note: I’m always so impressed by the quality of Annie Selke’s pieces!
If you’re looking to recreate our fall picnic, then after placing your pillows, blankets, and poufs, you’ll want to start focusing on the details! We brought in some of Annie Selke’s gorgeous linens and placements to really define each person’s space. I also love the layered look the placemats add, and they ensured we wouldn’t spill any food on the rug! (Even if you did drop a few crumbs, though, these rugs are so easy to clean!)
Claire, Kristy, Caitlin, and I all agreed that an oversized grazing board seemed like the best way to enjoy our fall picnic. You could also just as easily do mini grazing boards for each friend! Our perfect fall grazing board consisted of…
-A variety of cheeses (ours were local to Vermont!)
-Fresh breads & an assortment of crackers
-Dried & fresh berries
-Chocolate chunks… because why not!
-Nuts (feel free to leave these off if there’s an allergy!)
-A variety of meat(s)
The best part about our fall picnic? We get to keep enjoying these Annie Selke pieces in our homes! It was so much fun to bring a slice of indoor comfort outside, and now each time I fold one of these napkins or fluff these pillows, I’ll think back to the fun memories we had that fall afternoon!
Before you go… check out my recent posts reviewing my Oversized Travel Tote & my Martha’s Vineyard Fall Travel Guide!
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This outdoor picnic looks amazing! I love those oversized poufs… I think I need them for around my pool this summer!
Thanks Ava, we had such a fun afternoon! I’d never used an indoor/outdoor rug for a picnic before, but gosh, I have to say it’s a real game changer! You have so much more space!!
What a fun idea!! I have a few rugs from Annie Selke, they’re the best! If I were to host a fall picnic, I think it would have to be at the beach!
Hey Samantha! That’s great to hear, I can’t wait to decorate my outdoor space next summer with this diamond platinum indoor/outdoor rug! And agreed, the beach is always a good idea!
OKAY WOW. this is the most beautiful picnic I’ve ever seen!!
Thank you Taylor! It was so much fun & we lucked out with the weather! Alsooo those lake views, I didn’t want to leave!
Omg this picnic is so adorable!! I love it!
Thanks so much Rach! It was a really fun way to enjoy the outdoors this fall! 🙂
Wow! Those Annie Selke rugs, poufs, throws, etc. really turned a simple picnic into an occasion to remember! The pictures are beautiful. And those poufs seem like a great price point … made need to get a couple.
Thanks Joanne for reading and following along! Agreed, the Annie Selke products are such high quality and I love the patterns and prints! The poufs might be might favorite to… I love how versatile they are!
What a dreamy location for an autumn picnic. I love this idea for a get-together with friends. I’ve been doing a lot of picnics with my husband lately on the lawn of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It’s a beautiful outdoor space and we really enjoy just relaxing and playing card games or reading together while snacking and drinking some wine. It’s a lovely way to spend our time!
Hey Stephanie! Your picnics sound like a blast too, and what an amazing location!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
This picnic looks wonderful. I love the pillows and throws. Hope you had a wonderful time.
Thank you, Lovely!! I love the texture on the pillows, especially as we come into fall/winter, I feel like it makes any space even more cozy!!
Those mini white pumpkins are perfect for that charcuterie! I love how stylish yet casual this is. Perfection!
Thanks Jennifer! I love how the sky is the limit when it comes to crafting a gorgeous grazing board!
This picnic is picture perfect and looks like the perfect way to get together with your girlfriends! Girl time is so good for the heart isn’t it??
Thanks so much Gentry!!
This picnic looks picture perfect and the perfect way to get together with girlfriends! Girl time is good for the heart isn’t it??
Hey Gentry!! This picnic was so much fun and yes, always love my girl time!