I was first inspired to have an End of Summer Picnic with my family after reading this post about having a Little House on the Prairie inspired picnic. I have a child who was born on the first day of Autumn, and Fall is our favorite time of year, so I thought this would be a great way to say goodbye to Summer and have a bit of a pre-celebration for our little guy as we ring in our favorite season.
I’ve always wanted to have a fried chicken picnic (have you ever seen the movie Follow Me Boys?), but I don’t make fried chicken. I know that sounds lame, but my husband doesn’t like it, and I really don’t want to make that kind of mess in my kitchen. However, my children do like fried chicken, so I decided to buy some at the store and save myself the hassle and make the preparation for this picnic that much easier.
We spread a quilt on the ground, and brought out the fried chicken. My oldest daughter made her famous homemade lemonade: