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Plan A Mother's Day Picnic For A Day To Remember

Author: Michelle Richards   Date Posted:19 April 2022 

Kick Back & Relax With These Mother's Day Picnic Ideas


Are you wondering what to do with your mum to make this Mother’s Day special? Well, it wouldn’t be complete without a special Mother's Day picnic lunch or fine dining experience together. A relaxed Mother's Day picnic that you can plan with the help of a Mother's Day hamper lets you choose a wonderful spot to relax all day as you enjoy each other's company and savour each moment without having to do a lot of preparation. 


At The Hamper Emporium, we specialise in creating gourmet feasts that feed all the senses. We also love traditional picnics of any kind. Relaxing picnics with family create magical Mother's Day moments to remember and can turn any time of the day into something special. Plus, picnics are an excellent excuse to get out in the fresh air and explore our beautiful Australian nature.


We especially love the idea of a planning a picnic as part of a nice Mothers Day gift from a daughter. Mother's Day picnic ideas can include a luxury affair for some quiet mother-daughter bonding, or a family picnic to share with kids, mums, mother-in-laws, and grandmothers.  


Here are our thoughts on how to plan a picnic with mum on Mother’s Day and revel in the unique experience of sharing a hamper of delicious food. There’s a handy mum picnic checklist along with our favourite menu ideas for laying on a perfect feast and grazing all day. 


Mum Picnic Planning Checklist For Setting The Scene


What more can your mum want than fresh air, a fabulous picnic spread and your attention? We’ve thought of everything needed to celebrate in style and make the day extra special. Remember to gather the essentials before the weekend, including decorative accessories and a lovely Mother’s Day gift.


If you’re heading off in the car, make sure you take comfy seating, cooler bags and reusable plastic utensils. If a backyard picnic is the order of the day, then lay out a beautiful tablecloth and use your best champagne glasses and dinner service. You can even have it in the house if the weather doesn’t cooperate! 


  • Fresh flowers
  • Low folding table 
  • Picnic rugs and throws
  • Comfy cushions
  • Plates and cutlery
  • Gorgeous glassware 
  • Ice bucket and coolers 
  • Lantern and candles 
  • Picnic food hamper
  • Delicious desserts 
  • Drinks or champagne
  • Chocolates
  • Thoughtful gift


Mothers Day Picnic


5 Gourmet Mum Picnic Menu Ideas For A Heavenly Feast


Seafood Platter

Of course, seafood belongs on the barbie, but it’s also delicious served cold. There’s something for every seafood loving mum that’s perfect for picnic life. A cold seafood platter is a great staple, filled with all her favourite finger foods for sharing. From prawns to fresh oysters and smoked salmon, it will be a real treat. Add side salads, lemons and avocado, and top it off with an assortment of delicious cheeses, dips, and sauces.  


Vegetarian Flavours

It’s easy to pack your hamper with colourful, healthy veg, savoury tarts and grilled paninis. Raw or roasted veggies from cucumbers and carrots to radishes and cherry tomatoes are ideal for picnic salads. Try them in tasty wraps or stuff them in pitta bread. Prepare a selection of delicious skewers like melon, mozzarella and tomato or pesto baked mini potatoes. Or make a selection of tasty pasta, brown rice or couscous salads topped with cubes of cheese. 


Dipping Delight

Everyone loves to dip, so a sweet dessert box is an easy and fun mum picnic idea for grazing all afternoon. First, choose the foods to be dipped, from vegetable sticks to French bread and slices of cheese. Personally, we love dipping strawberries and other fresh fruits. If your mum has a sweet tooth, plan a picnic with a fresh fruit platter. For the perfect dessert hamper for a picnic, the Chandon & Sweet Foodies Hamper includes burnt fig jam that's perfect for dipping crusty bread sticks, dark chocolate vino cotto caramel for dipping strawberries, and salted brandy caramel sauce that is divine with popcorn or churros.


Chandon & Sweet Foodies Hamper


Charcuterie Platter

Does your mum adore nibble treats from a delicatessen? Then your Mother’s Day picnic hamper should indulge her completely. A charcuterie platter is a great alternative to the traditional cheeseboard, and there’s no end to the variations. Pile on the sliced meats, salami and spicy sausages. Dress with quince, figs, sweet pickles, nuts and colourful slices of fruit. Add crusty bread and crunchy crackers, and prepare to enjoy and overindulge.  


Artisan Cheeseboard 

Of course, if she’s a cheese fanatic, you can’t beat a hearty selection of cheese and pate. Order a cheese hamper, and pile on rustic flavours and varied strengths, textures, colours and shapes. Add crunch with nuts, crackers, crisps and breadsticks. Savour some sweetness with dried apricots or mango and yoghurt dips. Finish with artisan bread and pastries. Of course, remember to add some creamy chocolate covered fruit to your picnic items list - it’s Mother’s Day, after all!


Dress Up Your Delicious Desserts And Drinks


No picnic is complete without some scrummy desserts. You might want to stay healthy with watermelon slices, berries and bananas, but we think the best options for Mother’s Day are decadent choices. Think mum’s favourite bakery fresh berry tarts, lush cream cakes, mini cheesecakes or chocolate fudge brownies. Luxury hampers with chocolates, cake slices, and lush sticky figs are wonderful. Add a bottle of champagne or fun cocktails for a great afternoon choice.  


Take your Mother’s Day picnic to a new level with picnic-perfect drinks for dining outdoors and celebrating. Make it a lavish afternoon affair for mum to enjoy a bottle of wine or Mother’s Day cocktails. Whether you choose pre-made fruity sangria, gin cocktails or mocktails, you can bottle them up or mix on location for drinks to share. There’s a perfect picnic choice, from a glass of sparkling champagne in the park to a refreshing gin and tonic in the garden. 


Chandon in Bloom Cocktail Hamper


Dining Alfresco With The Hamper Emporium 


We hope you find our picnic checklist for food and drink useful and feel inspired to spoil your mum with a fabulous day to remember. If you love the idea but don’t have the time to organise the menu, then browse our full collection of appetising gourmet hampers. They’re chock-full of flavour-packed ingredients and an invigorating choice of celebratory drinks.


Plan something special for mum with a delicious picnic lunch where no one has to cook or plan a thing! Order a gift basket with all the food you need for a Mother's Day picnic. What are you waiting for?


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