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Enjoy the gorgeous weather this spring with a beautifully styled coffee and dessert picnic, featuring your favorite sweet treats, brews and Coffee-mate® Dessert Creamers.
There are so many things to love about spring…
Once the weather turns warm and the flowers start blooming, I love packing a picnic and spending time outside. Our community offers a lot of free spring and summertime concerts, which is the perfect excuse to load up the picnic basket.
But if the weather is right, you don’t even need an excuse! Just lay out a blanket in the backyard, grab some snacks and someone to share them with and have yourself a picnic.
And don’t think you have to go the whole sandwich route, either. Why not invite your hubby or your gal pals on a coffee and dessert picnic?
I was inspired to create this delicious and pretty spread after seeing the new seasonal Coffee-mate Dessert Creamers at Walmart.
The new flavors — Toasted Marshmallow Mocha, Coconut Caramel Latte and Cookies & Cream — are so yummy. And they’re perfect for spring, whether you add them to your morning cup of coffee or an afternoon cold brew pick-me-up.
I wanted my picnic to have a vintage vibe, so I used a lot of antique and vintage-inspired serving pieces in soft pastels.
I spread out a soft matelasse blanket on our lawn and added a few velvet pillows to encourage relaxing. Then, I filled an insulated carafe with coffee and a vintage picnic basket with treats.
If you don’t have an insulated carafe, you can always bring the coffee in insulated mugs, especially if your planning a smaller picnic.
Rather than baking sweets from scratch, I picked up an assortment of miniature baked goods from the Walmart bakery for this coffee and dessert picnic. Walmart makes it so convenient to plan a coffee and dessert picnic. You can buy your coffee, snacks, Coffee-mate Creamers and decor all in one spot.
Muffins, cream-filled cookies and doughnut holes, skewered on paper straws, look so pretty on an enamel tray.
For our backyard picnic, I used enamel mugs and some vintage tins for serving coffee and mini cinnamon buns and shortbread cookies.
When planning your dessert and picnic, don’t forget to add some unexpected elements, like pretty pillows or a bouquet of fresh flowers.
It’s also helpful to have a few rocks to weight down your blanket. (If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can paint a rock for the picnic.)
Don’t forget to make a playlist for the occasion. Be sure to bring a book, too, and give yourself permission to relax and enjoy the beautiful moment. Something magical might happen, as it did when I was outside enjoying this coffee and dessert picnic.
My friend, Chat, the horse who lives on the other side of the fence wandered up, no doubt looking to share in the coffee and dessert. I gave him an apple instead!