The novelty has long since worn off; all the funny quarantine memes and delightfully creative parodies of cult-classic TV shows have been done and redone. You’ve colored pictures, painted rocks (twice), and made playdough and slime more times than you’d like to count. Yes, socially isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic has lost its luster. You no longer have school, the neighborhood park, or piano lessons to keep you scheduled and entertained.
Well, never fear! There is more to life than homeschool-play-sleep-TV-repeat. Kara’s Party Ideas has partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to create a fantastic picnic at home! Make the kids feel regal and royal as you instantaneously bring joy and life back into your daily routine!
Come with us and see just how glorious and upscale a Quarantine Family Picnic in Living Room can be with the help of Bed Bath & Beyond.
Unique Indoor Family Activity
It’s amazing what gorgeous chairs, a few luxuriously fluffy pillows, and some candles will do to set the mood for a memorable family picnic!
Creating the Space
I simply LOVE the Graham Rattan Lounge Chairs and Global Caravan™ Rattan Bench, which doubles as a mod serving tray. They brought in a boho element from the outdoors straight into our living room. The soft-toned Safavieh Monaco Timeo Rug and pops of color from the oh-so fluffy Safavieh Loli Square Throw Pillows brought a fantastically comfortable vibe that would be hard to find in the outdoors.
One of the things that I had to include in this upscale picnic was beautiful pink flowers. I think we should all stop and smell the roses during this unique time in our lives. They bring an element of life that is so needed right now. My littlest could not stop burying her nose into the flowers; it was as if she was rejuvenated through the smell alone.
Doesn’t it just call out to you? It’s as if I was able to take these simple elements and bring them together to create a soft place to land, to take time away from our current reality, to just relax and enjoy something new. And enjoy we did! My kids felt extra special, each having their own Azza Square Floor Cushion that was theirs and theirs alone. No sharing here, just your own personal space. The Imani King Comforter Set and the Bee & Willow™ Glass and Rattan Lanterns added more beautiful boho elements to the scene.
Enjoying the Splendor
I don’t know about you, but I always feel like a queen when I sit down to a meal of soft cheeses with salty crackers, sweet and tangy fruit, and perfectly sliced meats. I took the time to arrange them in an eye-capturing display on the Fitz and Floyd® 21-Inch Oversized Oval Platter and Acacia Wood Chopping Board. You know that we feast with our eyes first!
I love the fringe on the Chenille Lattice Fringe Oblong Throw Pillow.
Each guest at our quarantine family picnic had their own berry Pedestal Dessert Plates, garnished with a sprig of rosemary.
Exploring the Kingdom
Don’t worry, these fantastic rattan chairs did not get the snub. After feasting like kings, my kiddos decided to take their spot in the high tower of the rattan chair, to get a look at their kingdom. They surveyed the scene and took note of the flickering lights on the other side of the room. They must go explore…
As the kids took the Flameless LED Wax Pillar Candles on their exploration expedition, my husband and I had a rare moment to ourselves. We noshed on grapes and enjoyed the stillness around us.
Before long, the crew had returned, ready for some dessert. We sliced up the pie and enjoyed the afternoon sun’s rays as they came through the picture windows, warming more than just our bodies. The whole scene warmed our hearts.