- Sangria Make your own and transport in jars.
- Muffuletta The New Orleans sandwich is the perfect picnic food. Cut into slices before you leave and you have yourself handheld scrumdiddlyumptious-ness.
- Tiny sandwiches Or try tiny sandwiches — think tea time. If you want to go all nuts, cut the sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters.
- Bite-sized fruit like strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and grapes.
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- ###Little things on skewers! — Melon, ham, mozzorella, cherry tomatoes, artichokes — especially if it’s March 28, National Something On a Stick Day!
- Risotto balls There’s something sexy about risotto, isn’t there? Since that’s too tough to bring on a picnic, shape it into balls, like these Lemon Basil Risotto Balls from Food and Wine.
- Stuffed dates I like to stuff them with almonds, and then roll them in powdered sugar.
- Silly candy like sweet tarts or pop rocks This is so you don’t take your picnic too seriously.