So apparently Monday signalled the start of British Summertime (LOL) and what do we Brits love more than BBQs in the summer, a picnic! However due to the adverse weather conditions, outdoor picnics are kinda off the cards and pop-up indoor picnics are a pretty appealing option -unless you have the perfect shed or an impressive gazebo. I decided to hold my very own indoor picnic over the weekend, and to get me started, the very lovely people at Higgidy sent me a selection of some of their new products and trusty classics to complete the perfect indoors picnic. Sussex based pie and quiche maker Higgidy is celebrating the season of spontaneous picnics, despite the not-so-great British weather, and their latest two flavours, the Little Pepperonata & Feta Quiche and Petit Pois Quiche are such a delight! As they can be eaten cold or heated up, they really do make the perfect picnic essential, and personally I love them chilled. (also soz they’re not photographed above, they actually might’ve been demolished before I got the chance to photograph them – but trust me, they are DELISH).
Indoor picnics are perfect for the British Summer Time as lets face it, we’re never particularly blessed with the most tropical of summers, so to make the most of picnic season, take the picnic indoors. Bonuses being, minimal hayfever, toilets on hand, and they’re generally a little more comfort. My favourite way to host an indoor picnic is to whack out that fancy picnic hamper that you want to get out when and where poss, aka my gorgeous House of Fraser picnic hamper from last summer that I adore, and if I get the excuse to use it, I love to get it out! Then throw alllll the cushions, rugs, blankets on the floor, string up some cutesie fairy lights, get out your finest crockery (as you don’t have to worry about them breaking en route to the picnic etc), keep those drinks nice and chilled in the fridge, and have the best indoor picnic ever.
Higgidy are also working with British lifestyle brand Joules in a special on pack promotion throughout the summer where hundreds of Joules picnic goodies can be won, so definitely check that out if you can!
What are your essentials for the perfect British picnic?
*In collaboration with Higgidy.