I wanted to set up a picnic at the beach for my husband to celebrate our anniversary but it was way too windy! Plan B quarantine style? Set up a romantic picnic in our bedroom complete with a charcuterie board. Here's a photo of us enjoying a "picnic at the beach" below. Read through the blog for a shopping list of items to recreate your romantic picnic at home for your loved one!
Before I started doing the board, I set up the room first because I didn't want the cheese and fruit to just be sitting there. I used old bedsheets and pillows (that were clean of course) to create a cozy look. I used candles, candle holders and battery-operated twinkling lights to add to the ambiance. Here are the products you can buy off of Amazon:
Richland White Pillar Candles Set of 30 (if you want more)
Once I was happy with the look, I started on the charcuterie board! I had to make sure to add watermelon and peanut butter cups because that's some of his favorites. It was easy to shop for this charcuterie board because Trader Joe's has everything (and we also already had some of these items at home). For your salami, you can roll it or just fold it in half to make it look good. A good rule of thumb is to make sure there's a balance of color on your board. Don't place all the cheese and crackers on one side!
Recommended Charcuterie Board (not pictured): Charcuterie Platter with 3 Bamboo Spoons
Trader Joe's Shopping List:
Multigrain Crackers (Green & White Box)
Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Vegan Kale, Cashew and Basil Pesto
Uncured Applewood Smoked Salami
Asiago Cheese with Rosemary & Olive Oil
Brie Cheese with Wild Mushrooms
Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions
Watermelon (ready to eat)
Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly (This one is a GAME CHANGER)
Once the charcuterie board was finished, I grabbed our glasses, champagne, orange juice and La Croix (the Limoncello flavor is BOMB) and any other beverages. I searched "beach view" on YouTube to play beach waves in the background, lit up the candles as well as a "Summer" scent candle to give the room a bit more of a summer feel.
And that's it! It was simple and super cute, using mostly items we already had. Matt and I also changed into summer clothes to add to the beach vibes. We had such a fun time and it felt like we were somewhere different just by changing up the setting in our room. Tag me in your charcuterie board and picnic at home! I'd love to see what you create. :) Also - let me know what your favorite Trader Joe's items from this board are or if you find any other good stuff to add. I love me some TJ items!
With love & confetti,