Friday, April 15, 2011

Get Jazzed for Springtime!!!

After one of the most grotesque Winters in recent memory, how could we be any more excited about the blossoming of springtime! Picnic season is upon us and we, at Picnic Trend, want to do everything we can to prepare you for the great outdoors!

We have a TON of new and exciting products that we think you will absolutely love! Here are just a few that we can't wait for you to check out:And much much more!

Please take a look at all of the great new products that we have available for your this spring.

Happy Picnicking!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Picnic Recipe: Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

Cookies are the perfect addition to any picnic but they are also a big favorite around the holidays. They make nice gifts for friends and neighbors and they are easy to carry to holiday gatherings and potlucks. This recipe for chocolate cookies is one of our favorites!

These cookies are not meant to be cooked to crispiness. They are best when soft and chewy. Store them in an airtight container for two or three days and enjoy!

Here’s what you need:

  • 8 ounce(s) semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup(s) (packed) light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 package(s) (12-ounce) semisweet chocolate chunks

Throwing it all Together:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until almost melted; do not overheat. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets 10 minutes; with a thin metal spatula, transfer to racks to cool completely.
*Thanks to Martha Stewart for inspiring this recipe.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gear Review: The Avalanche Wheeled Picnic Cooler

This cooler comes with service for 4 making it perfect for busy families on the go! It’s super easy to transport food and drinks in this cooler because it’s situated on 2 inch easy glide (inline style) wheels with a telescoping handle making it perfect for beach, park picnicking or anywhere you need to go.

This cooler features a large 45 can-capacity food section with waterproof lining, and Thermoguard insulation. The service for 4 includes plates, drinkware, cloth napkins, cutlery, cutting board, wine key and table cloth.

This cooler can be easily stored in almost any closet and fits into the trunk or back seat without hassle. Because of the innovative design of this cooler, even children can help wheel it when parents find themselves with too many things to carry.

We highly recommend this cooler because of its portability, durability and capacity to serve a family of four!

Click here to get your own Avalanche Picnic Cooler!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gift Idea: The Sports Chair

This chair is as easy to give as it is comfortable to sit in! With an extra wide seat, durable lightweight construction and padded arm rests, it’s perfect for any outdoor activity from soccer games to picnics to sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows.

The Sports Chair comes in many different styles from camouflage to St. Tropez stripes with many solid color selections. The handy side table flips up making an instant place for beverages or food. It’s portable, easy to wrap for gift giving and really can be used for years to come.

Remember…there’s no better gift than a practical gift! Happy Shopping!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Need a Last Minute Holiday Gift?

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For orders up to $50, get your packages in 2 days for only $10!

Orders above $50 get 2nd day shipping for only $20.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It’s Gift Giving Time! How To Pick That Perfect Gift

Step one: Select a gift.

Step two: Wrap and deliver.

Step three: Watch the look of surprise and excitement on the face of your loved one.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? The reality is, however, that it takes a lot of time and effort and general all around thinking hard about what gifts are appropriate, especially when we have that one really hard to buy for person on our list.

There are a couple of things to think about when selecting gifts that might help you get just what you need. Plus, we’ve put together a short guide to direct you to items that might be the perfect fit for that special someone in your life.

Selecting the gift

Think outside the box and come up with meaningful gifts that not only fit your budget but also the personality of the person you are buying for.

Before hitting the stores, search online. Look for niche web sites that offer the type of gift you have in mind. Since a niche is an area of expertise, these types of sites are excellent resources for finding the perfect gift. They offer a specific product as well as every available option, color, style, make and model and probably some you never dreamed existed for your gift…ie J

Look for Free Shipping offers. Also, many retailers ( included) offer an extra 10-20% off for shoppers who make purchases between Thanksgiving and the second week in December.

Your Short Gift Guide to the Perfect Gift

Coffee and Tea Lovers

Honesty, do they really want yet another holiday mug? Give them the gift of a coffee tote. They come equipped with thermal/stainless steel flasks and mugs as well as spoons, cloth napkins and containers for cream and sugar.

The Gardener

Why not give a themed garden gift? A Garden tote is fully loaded with 5 garden tools and detachable storage and it quickly folds into a chair for easy access to pesky weeds or for planting bulbs and flowers.

Sportsman or Sportswoman

A collegiate inspired gift is guaranteed to be just the ticket. BBQ tool kits, sports chairs, stadium seats, coolers, totes and even portable grills can be customized with a favorite college sports team logo making both a practical and fun gift for college sports fans.

The Wine Connoisseur

Consider a wine case for easy portability to and from wine tastings or wine events. A fully-loaded wine tote complete with corkscrew, wine glasses and napkins or a wine set that includes cork-pull, bottle stoppers, drip ring, foil cutter, pourer/stopper and thermometer is exactly what every wine lover needs!

The Grilling and Barbecuing Fanatic

A portable grill for quick and easy tailgating or a BBQ tool set will get them ready for the next game or that spur of the moment picnic. Portable grills are super easy to pack and haul and very often come with cooler compartments for keeping meat, veggies or drinks cool. BBQ tool sets come with every item needed to flip, skewer, poke, prod or remove whatever is on the grill.

The Person Who Loves Picnics

Of course, Picnic Baskets are perfect for just about anyone on your list. From the young to the young at heart, everyone loves sharing good times with loved ones in the great outdoors no matter what time of year! Picnic baskets come with service for two, four or even six so whatever the family size happens to be, there is something for everyone.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yogi Bear Razzle Dazzle Breaking the Picnic Barrier Giveaway!

Because Yogi Bear (the movie), is set to be released nationwide Dec 17th and we want to, in the words of Yogi Bear, himself, “Razzle Dazzle” you with something cool in honor of “breaking the picnic barrier,” we are giving away one of our most loved baskets just like the one in the movie!

Go to the PicnicTrend Facebook Page and leave a comment answering this question:

What was the name of the park where Yogi Bear and Boo Boo had their adventures?

Upon answering the question, you’ll be entered to win the Chardonnay Picnic Basket with wine service for 2!

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