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Patriotic Picnics

Add spark to your summer with fun-filled picnics commemorating Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day. These tips lend a star-spangled vibe to the festivities:

Setting the Scene
Though fireworks don't start until dark, kick off your picnic with a bang:

  • Create flag-shape invitations from craft sticks. Paint alternating sticks red and white, then glue the sticks together side-by-side. Glue a blue star-studded square in the top left corner and three plain sticks on the back for support. Write the picnic details on the red and white sticks with a black marker.
  • Use red, white and blue bandannas for napkins.
  • Tie streamers in patriotic colors between trees.
  • Stick small flag picks into meats, cheeses and other savories from your neighborhood Publix.

Picnic Prep
To ensure you're set for a fun-filled day, pack these essentials:

  • Fill your picnic basket and coolers with plenty of ice, food and beverages from your neighborhood Publix.
  • Bring folding tables to make buffet setup simple.
  • Remember a plastic disc, bocce ball and croquet sets or other lawn game equipment.
  • Have guests bring their own lawn chairs if seating is an issue.

Outdoor Activities
When you've finished your picnic lunch, gather the gang for an afternoon of simple, summer-inspired festivities:

  • Make bubble wands by bending long pieces of wire into star shapes. Use a star-shape cookie cutter as your guide. Secure the ends of the wand together with pliers to avoid pointy edges.
  • Put a twist on traditional egg relays with hard-boiled eggs dyed red and blue.
  • Cool down with a sundae bar that features a red-white-and-blue theme. Provide vanilla ice cream, blueberries, strawberries, marshmallow creme, whipped cream and other toppings.

Choose Your Own Courses

Planning your own menu is easy! Visit Plan a Menu and view our delicious selections by course. Then, just decide which ones you want and add them to your planning list.

Put easy shopping on your list

At our new we’ll help you choose the perfect gift card online from over 70 retailers. Then just add it to your grocery list and buy it when you get your groceries.

Prepare Food Safely 

To ensure that your food stays safe after leaving Publix and while you’re preparing it, be sure to follow these four simple food safety guidelines.