Our Fave Fall Picnic Essentials to Welcome the New Season

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For those of us that love a slightly chilly breeze and the assurance of an overcast day, summer can feel too long sometimes. If you're ready to welcome cooler temperatures, and you need a break from the indoors, might we suggest a fall picnic?

Whether you're setting up shop in your backyard or (safely) venturing outdoors, here are some of our picks for creating a chic and cozy setup.

1. H&M Home Small Printed Dish, $5.99

If you're getting the inside of your place ready for spooky season anyway, why not add a little pumpkin chic to the picnic, too?

2. Threshold Sheesham Wood Serving Bowl, $24.99

Another pick that you can make use of both inside and outside, this wood serving bowl makes it easy to bring your picnic treats outside. And we love the rustic look of it, too.

3. Terrain Portable Waxed Canvas Pet Bowl, $34

Don't forget your pooch! This chic little pet bowl is also useful for hikes and camping (done safely, of course).

4. Pottery Barn Gingham Cotton Napkins (set of 4), $32

We're personally fans of a classic black-and-white gingham napkin but any of these colors will do for a fall-friendly picnic-scape.

5. Crate & Barrel Slate and Wood Serving Board, $34.95

A good cheese board elevates any outdoor feast. This board has a removable a piece of removable slate that makes it easy to keep your cheese all in one place.

6. Pottery Barn Pumpkin Premium Flickering Flameless Wax Candle, $69

Make the autumnal vibes especially cozy with these faux candles, complete with a timer function.

7. H&M Home Wool-Blend Throw, $59.99

It will inevitably get chilly, so keep a blanket on hand for both setting up your picnic and wrapping yourself up when the sun starts to go down.

8. Crate & Barrel Portable LED Lamp, $179.95

Speaking of which, keeping a light or two on hand can also help. And this LED lamp is totally portable, making it easy to take with you.

9. Jungalow Tangerine Throw Blanket, $119

And because you can never have too many blankets, here's another one of our faves. Also great for keeping on your bed for a bright dose of color that fits in perfectly with your fall decor.


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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