Spring is around the corner and picnics are a huge trend on pretty and perfect Instagram feeds this time of the year. In case you are wondering what is cottagecore: The Cottagecore movement started as an aesthetic and now became a lifestyle focused on connecting with nature and living by the simple, countryside girl values. A picnic outdoors is a perfect way to celebrate and live the Cottagecore mood, contemplate nature, daydream, and enjoy the present moment.
If you don’t live in the fields but are in the mood for the nostalgic and romantic moments outdoors, smelling the roses, drinking rosé, and reading a good book while eating fresh strawberries and a warm baguette, you can.
One of our goals at The Mood Guide is to make aesthetic lifestyles more accessible. So, in this post, we will break down all you need to create your own whimsical romantic cottagecore picnic, even if you live in the city.
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If you are in the mood for a romantic meal in nature and living a vintage moment, you shall have it!
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Cottagecore Picnic Ideas & Essentials:
A cottagecore picnic is for the lovers and the dreamers, for the girl who wishes to live at least for a moment in a classic, vintage, and romantic book scene. Below is a list of the main elements of a cottagecore picnic, so you can truly and authentically live those feelings and moods beyond the Instagram screen.
Create your own secret garden:
The first thing to set a picnic is to find a yard, park, farm, forest, or garden of any kind. It can be a green square near your home or the field of your dreams with domesticated animals. Any open field that allows you to daydream in nature, feel the sunlight through the trees, smell the flowers, and experience a slow-living nostalgic mood is just perfect.
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Cottagecore picnic baskets:
Basket sets are one of the most important items of a cottagecore picnic. Picnics are so famous these days that some baskets even come with plates and mugs secured perfectly into the basket.
Tip from the ♥: For more options of stunning picnic baskets, go to the at the Anthropologie website.
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1 – The Beach People Picnic Basket
2 – Dressed En Plein Air Picnic Set
3 – Blue & White Stripe Picnic Basket
4 – Millstream Home Handcrafted Picnic Basket
5 – Piccadilly Picnic Basket
6 – Les Jardins de la Comtesse
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Don’t forget the flower power! Decorate your basket with beautiful season flowers which you can pick yourself or just order some beautiful blooms.
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Picnic Blanket or Towel:
The most obvious item on this list: a picnic blanket or table towel to serve the food and sit on it. Floral or gingham patterns evoke both the cottagecore and the classic picnic mood. Red and soft colors like baby pink will create that romantic feeling for your picnic setting.
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1 – Outdoor Picnic Tote Blanket
2 – Gingham Picnic Towel
3 – Roll Up Printed Picnic Blankets
Food and Drink Ideas for a cottagecore picnic:
Foods that can be easily picked with your hands like fresh berries, bread, and cheese is all you need. Fresh fruits bought on a local market and homebaked rustic recipes such as pies and muffins are perfect to bring your tea party outdoors. This mouthwatering no-fuss rustic lemon tart recipe is a great one to try!
Tip from the ♥: Learn to home bake cottagecore picnic recipes like your grandma with this awesome course.
If you don’t understand anything about cheese but want to make a legit french picnic, thepage at Di Bruno Brothers website will solve your problems. The most delicious and attractive to our senses are options of cheese, ham, mustard, and much more.
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Raspberry Chia Smash Jam
Italian Cheese Collection
Mix and Match Bakery Gift
To drink, a Rosé is a perfect choice to complement a Cottagecore food Menu. For this post, we featured Avaline, amazing clean wine created by Cameron Diaz. If alcohol is not your thing, afternoon tea is just perfect.
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Avaline Rosé from Provence
Parisian French Loose Tea
Miranda Kerr Royal Albert
Vintage Copper Tea Kettles
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Melamine dinnerware is versatile and safe! Definitely the best option to bring on a picnic. The Juliska vintage collection below is just the perfect match for a dreamy cottagecore picnic set.
Juliska Melamine Dinnerware Collection
Cordelia Food Storage Container
Juliska Sectioned Server
Butterfly Meadow Printed Knives Set
Romantic books and notebooks:
Taking some time with a book and traveling to distant imaginary worlds or reading poetry will make this moment even more meaningful and magical. Another lovely option is to bring a journal or notebook with you to handwrite your own poems, dreams, and thoughts.
Floral Print Notebooks
Wild Poesies Notebook
Foxworth Hall Notebook
Anne of Green Grables
¨“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Other ideas for a cottagecore picnic:
Keep that rosé cold with this beautiful and stylish vintage cooler.
A cute portable table is handy if you want extra comfort and style.
Although we love nature, insects can be quite annoying and we don’t want to accidentally eat an ant.
Cute lightweight net food covers will avoid bugs from spoiling your picnic.
Outdoor Net Food Cover
Folding Picnic Basket & Table
Wine Cooler Backpack