Summer is a joyous time of year. It’s the time to kick off your shoes, go outside and play. This is the season we all get to be kids again, regardless of how old we are. While our washable rugs are widely known to be amazing for indoor use, many people don’t realize they can also be used outdoors! For picnics and outdoor playtime, our machine washable rugs are a dream. When you get home from the park, beach, lake, pool or your backyard, just toss them in the washing machine to get rid of any dirt and crumbs. Our playful rugs are also super easy to tote around! Made with lightweight cotton, you can quickly fold them up and put them in the trunk of your car for easy transport. From the park to your floor, our stylish rugs are multitasking summertime heroes.
The Ultimate Summer Picnic With Kids
One of our favorite things to do in the warmer months with the kids is take a picnic to the park. With the right food, fun games and great weather, a family picnic is a surefire crowd pleaser. Here, our tips on how to make your next family picnic a winner–just don’t forget to bring your machine washable rug!
- Pack Finger Foods: Load your picnic basket with easy, finger foods and the whole gang can enjoy the spread, family-style. Some of our favorite kid-friendly foods include veggies and hummus, grapes, ants on a log, chips and guacamole and mini sandwiches.
- Bring Games: We don’t mean pack up your entire game room either. Leave the Monopoly at home and opt for good, old-fashioned outdoor games, like potato sack races, a DIY ring toss, or a fun egg and spoon balancing race.
- Stay Cool: Bring ice packs or bags of ice in your cooler. Not only to keep your food cool, but if it’s a hot day you and the kids will appreciate some icy coolness on your foreheads.
- Water Fight: We challenge you to find a kid that doesn’t love water balloons. Make a dozen before you head out on your picnic and let the kids play. Just make sure to station their water balloon fight a safe distance from the adults.
- Clean Up: To make your picnic cleanup a cinch, make sure to bring wet naps, either store bought or a ziplock baggie of DIY wipes, a trash bag and plastic utensils.
While many of our rugs are made in bright and happy colors, there are some styles that just scream summertime! Our favorite washable rugs that epitomize the light and airy summertime feel are the Ombre Emerald rug, Coral Pink Stripes, Soft Blue Braids and every rug in our Hippy Collection!
Shop Lorena Canals machine washable rugs for a seriously stylish summer!