October 04, 2017

How to Throw a Thanksgiving Picnic

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials

When you think of Thanksgiving get-togethers usually you think "evening time, indoors". There might be a fire burning and a turkey in the oven. However, Brandon and I will be away for Thanksgiving this year, and rarely do we do things the conventional way. This year with the help of Kelly's Bake Shoppe we decided to have a romantic Thanksgiving themed picnic for two. Who am I kidding... I decided we were having it and he so graciously went along with my idea!

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials Picnics can be elaborate, or very simple. I chose to go the route somewhere in the middle. I packed up some cozy blankets and some pillows and we headed outdoors with our to-go boxes from Kelly's. Did you know they pre-pack to-go boxes for all your road trip needs? I think these are adorable! You get to try a variety of goodies and if you haven't been to the Bake Shoppe I cannot press you enough to get there. It's literally my favourite. It's just outside the city in Burlington, Ontario and what to hear the best part? Everything they make is vegan, gluten free, nut free and plant-based. BOOM.

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials
This year for their Thanksgiving menu we picked up their award-winning Dulce de Leche cupcakes, along with the Apple Caramel Crumble, Cinnamon Bun and Red Velvet cupcakes. I can never resist the Ginger Molasses cookies (they are immaculate!), so we picked up some of those and we had never tried the Maple Cookie Sandwiches (probably a new fave!!!) and Pumpkin Sugar Donuts, so we had to get a few of those too. I know what you're thinking. DONUT worry-- we shared!

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials

Why don't you try something a little different this year? Here's all you need to throw a mini picnic in your own backyard!

1. Location-- Get creative and pick a spot under a tree where it's not too breezy and the sun can still poke through. Don't have a backyard? Don't worry! There are countless local parks to be found. Just take a drive and find a nice spot. You may even score a gazebo!

2. Blankets/pillow-- The ground can be uncomfortable, not to mention temperatures can vary this time of year. Pack up a few comfy blankets and throw pillows and get ready to snuggle up. TIP- bring a garbage bag or two to put down on the ground under your blankets. The ground may be wet and you don't want to ruin your blankets.

3. Entertainment-- Pack up a deck of cards and a bluetooth speaker. Have some fun, put on this playlist and stay a while!

4. Hard surfaces-- If you're on the ground you may need some hard surfaces to ensure your food/drinks are stable. Trays, plates and cutting boards will all do the trick.

5. Picnic friendly food--What is a picnic without food? You could always do the classic wine and cheese picnic, or you could have a dessert picnic like we did! It's fun to switch things up, and with goodies from Kelly's you will definitely have the tastiest picnic around, not to mention the goodies will have you feeling well, good afterwards! No sugar crash with these ones. I like goodies that can pack easy. That's why it's a no-brainer with Kelly's. Everything is packed up ready to go and they don't need to be refrigerated if you're going to eat them that day.

Keep scrolling to see more of the goodies, and the fun. And, tell me! What's in your picnic basket?!

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials

 Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials
Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials



Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials



Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials
Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials


Thank you to our favourite bakery, Kelly's Bake Shoppe, for providing us with the sweets to make all our picnic dreams come true! Check out our other collaborations here, and here, for the ultimate holiday entertaining guide.  


Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials
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5 comments

  1. What a great setup. You look like you are a wonderful host!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  2. What a hygge picnic! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Nice and cozy and those cupcakes and snickersoodles look unreal. We will have to take a trip out that way just for the bakery, yum!

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  3. Always amazing treats from Kelly's Bakeshop! And I love being outdoors in the fall ❣️

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  4. I love this. So cozy, so perfect.

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  5. AHH what a cute idea for a picnic.. especially since it's been so mild!! I also haven't tried Kelly's Dulce de Leche cupcakes yet so a visit is in order!

    x Sabrina
    http://mymiaou.com

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