Picnics are a great way to spend time outdoors with friends, family, or a significant other. Grab a blanket, a cute woven picnic basket, and some fresh flowers to really make your next picnic special. Then, start working away at these delicious recipes to make it the perfect picnic. But what foods would make it an ideal picnic? Off the bat, the foods have to be easy to pack and carry. Think finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, and, of course, something sweet. Also, make sure to add a drink to stay hydrated! Here's a list of the best picnic recipes to make for your next outing.

Egg Salad Sandwiches

These egg sandwiches from @afternoontealondon are the perfect picnic staple! It’s a simple recipe that can be ready in minutes and can be paired with slice bread or whatever bread you fancy. This is my favorite sandwich to eat during the summertime, a delicious and fresh staple in my family — just make sure to bring some ice packs so these sandwiches stay cool.

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

This ham and cheese pinwheel recipe from @kroger is an easy twist to add to the picnic table. These pinwheels do require 25 minutes in the oven but are simple enough to throw in the oven while you’re making the other dishes!

Potato Salad

My mom makes fresh potato salad every summer holiday making it a picnic must in my mind. This easy-to-make creamy addition makes a perfect side dish to the sandwiches above.

Chef's Salad On A Stick

This is the best recipe for an easy transfer when it comes to salads. I love adding some fresh greens to the picnic mix but sometimes it’s just too complicated and then gets soggy with the heat. These skewers are easy to assemble and perfect to take outdoors adding the dressing on after you arrive.

Deviled Eggs

There are a lot of people out there that only make deviled eggs on Thanksgiving but my family is not a part of that. We make deviled eggs for every occasion including picnics and barbeques. This TikTok recipe stands out because it’s exactly how my Great Grandma made it before her daughter, my Nana, changed it up for my Papa. The only change from the @razzledazzlelife's recipe is we love adding dill relish instead of sweet and we add whatever mustard is on hand but it’s up to you! Whichever way you make the filling, it’ll be delicious.

Fruit Kabobs

This recipe from @casinocrisis on TikTok is one of the quickest and easiest recipes on the list but a picnic is not a picnic if there is no fruit. Choose your favorite fruits and make fun kabobs that are easy to make and transfer to your picnic spot.

Nutella Nachos

These nachos are the perfect sweet treat to add to your picnic. It takes little time to prepare and you can use all store-bought ingredients making it the easiest dessert to make.

Key Lime Cheesecake In A Jar

Key Lime is a perfect summer staple. These no-bake cheesecake jars by @qvc are perfect little desserts to take to any picnic.