Easy Backyard Picnic


Love Sadie Dress c/o // Sam Edelman Slides c/o

Throw a Party, Spark Change

I love having impromptu get togethers, especially during the Spring months when the warm breeze is lovely, but not too overwhelming, and the sunshine turns golden just around dinner time. It’s by far my favorite time of year to entertain.

When it comes to entertaining I try to follow my mom’s rule of always having the “staples” in my pantry – nothing fancy, just the go-tos like chips and salsa, sweet tea, pasta for a salad, bubbly sparkling water, etc… All things that easily keep in the pantry, but you’ll be glad you have on hand when your Aunt Sally just so happens to be in town and wants to stop by, or you just get a hankering for a good old fashioned picnic after work on a random Tuesday. Both of these things are worthy of being prepared for in my book!

My go to impromptu picnic usually looks something like this…

  • Pasta Salad: made from bowtie pasta and whatever veggies I have in my fridge, tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper, and lemon.
  • Sliced Fruit
  • Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole: I always have guacamole ingredients on hand! ALWAYS.
  • Sweet Tea and Bubbly Sparkling Water

Such a super simple list, that always makes such a spectacular spread. The next time you’re picking up groceries or placing your online pick-up-order, check out Walmart’s Fight Hunger, Spark Change selection. Purchasing any of the participating items between now and May 20th, 2019, will donate $0.10 to Feeding America® – enough to secure at least 1 meal on behalf of a local food bank!

When we think about hunger, we often think about it being an issue that is far away from home, but it’s quite the opposite! 1 in 8 struggles with food insecurity (that’s over 40 million Americans!). Those are people in our cities, towns, and communities, hurting and in need. This is such a simple way we can together make a big difference for our neighbors. And just to think, by purchasing one jar of salsa or a pack of bubby water you and I will be securing a meal for someone who really needs it. Honestly, can’t think of a better reason to throw a party full of these products. 

So this Spring, let’s link arms and help Walmart in their fight against hunger! Plan a picnic for your friends and family using Walmart’s Spark Change product selection.



Love Sadie Dress c/o // Sam Edelman Slides c/o

In Partnership with Walmart and ShopStyle. Thoughts and opinions are my own.


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