How to style your Christmas picnic A Wandering Folk guide

Wow it's that time already. Christmas is just around the corner! It's the perfect excuse for afternoon cocktails with your favourite people. We love creating a beautiful space; working with what we have to create a dreamy event. We would love to share our secrets with you...
For a set up like ours you will need: 
  • A long, low laying table 
  • Picnic rugs and cushions
  • Plates, cutlery and napkins 
  • Christmas picnic food 
  • Your choice of cocktail
  • Fresh flowers 
  • Festoon lights 
  • A Christmas tree



 A long low laying table 

We don't do chairs because we love sitting on our picnic rugs so much, so we chose to have a low table for our Christmas picnic. We created our own table with materials from Bunnings. We chose a beautiful piece of solid hardwood and 6 steel table legs. Its very easy and creates the perfect size table for your picnic! 



Picnic rugs and cushions

To go with the Christmas theme we chose to go with our green rugs and throws. Our Native wildflower Emerald forest picnic rugs and Peppermint throw. We layered them with our matching cushions for styling and to make sure our friends were comfortable.

Plates, cutlery and napkins 

We love earthy tones, so we chose to style our table with rust colour napkins and light clay coloured plates. We then set our table with some beautiful rose gold cutlery




 Christmas picnic food 

We decided to do a platter styled picnic with an array of yummy fruits such as grapes, cherries and berries. We then chose our favourite cheese, crackers and olives. For the finishing touch we added with our favourite Christmas sweets, such a rum balls, white Christmas slices and of course mince tarts! 




Our choice of cocktail was Aperol spritz. 


  • Aperol 
  • Prosecco
  • soda water
  • drided oranges  

Put a couple of cubes of ice into your glass add a 50 ml measure of Aperol. Add your desired amount of prosecco then top up with soda. Add dried orange for extra flavour.




Fresh flowers is a beautiful way to bring more life and vibrancy to your Christmas picnic. We chose Kangaroo paw because of the lovely vibrant red, we then combined this this with lots of greenery and a touch of white flowers. 

Festoon lights 

The right lighting can really bring an element of magic to your picnic. We suggest festoon lights strung up over your long table or even fairy lights running along the centre on your table 



Christmas tree 

We chose to have a real life Christmas tree that we purchased from our local nursery. We collected some beach spinifex to decorate our tree to keep a natural earthy look :) 

Though you could chose any decorations that you like, even add some more fairy lights to brighten things up! 



We hope you have inspired you to create a dreamy Christmas picnic for you and your loved ones! 

We are wishing you a very Merry Christmas 

May your day be filled with smiles and lots of yummy food! 




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