Mason Jar Picnic Ideas

We’re back with our talented group of 10 blogger besties to share June’s themed hop. Head on over to their blogs to see and save their projects after viewing ours. Last month’s hop theme was citrus , so many cute ideas! Pin this collage below, and make sure you come back on the 10th each month! June’s theme is MASON JARS for this beautiful summer weather!

10 mason jars projects and recipes

To see each contributors Mason Jar posts up close, join the Blog Hop!

1. Little Miss Momma sharing Quick and Easy Painted Mason Jar Vases

2 .Landee See, Landee Do is sharing DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars

3. Thirty Handmade Days shares Kids Summer Jar Ideas + Printable

4. Simply Kierste is sharing an Easy Mason Jar Lanterns tutorial

5. Your Homebased Mom shares Mason Jar Picnic ideas

6. Lolly Jane shares some quick Mason Jar Vases

7. Six Sisters Stuff sharing a Rainbox Cake in a Jar recipe

8 .Eighteen25 sharing their Laundry Room Mason Jars

9. Or So She Says sharing a DIY Bug Jar Caddy

10. Capturing Joy shares Mason Jar Mod Podge Photo Art for the home

Mason Jar Picnic Ideas

mason jar picnic

Picnic season is here.  One of our favorite summer activities is to pack up a picnic dinner and head to a local park for a concert or play.  Portland has a wonderful program of concerts and plays in their parks each summer.  There is usually something going on somewhere almost every night of the week!

To go along with our Mason Jar theme this month I have put together a mason jar picnic.

Packing your picnic is not only easy but it looks dang cute too.  Clean up is a breeze also.

You can basically take any of your favorite picnic foods and just pack it up in a mason jar.  You can use the mason jar as a serving piece or give everyone their own jar and eat right out of the jar.  No need for plates.  If you are going to eat out of the jar a wide mouth jar is a bit easier but the narrow one will work too.

Mason Jar Picnic

Of course a cute picnic basket and blanket is always nice too.  For our picnic I grabbed a few things from our local deli  because I am usually planning last minute!

I picked up some chicken salad, pita bread, baked beans, broccoli salad and hummus and veggies. But of course you could make all of these things at home.

Mason jar Picnic

I love the little half pint size jars – perfect for lots of things including dip for veggies.

Mason Jar Picnic

Of course what would a picnic be without lemonade!.

Mason Jar Picnic

We also had to add a little pretty.  I picked a rose out of our garden and just floated it in some water in a jar – instant centerpiece!

Mason jar flower centerpiece

And a few tea lights in a jar complete the scene.

mason jar tea lights

For dessert I did homemade and I made a fresh blueberry and raspberry crisp.  I baked them right in the little mason jars.  Come back tomorrow for more details and the recipe.

mason jar berry crisp

A Mason Jar Picnic is a fun and easy way to put a picnic together.

Mason Jar Picnic

Transportation is easy too – just put the lids on the jars and pack everything up in your cute picnic basket!

Mason Jar Picnic

What’s your favorite picnic food?

For other yummy picnic food ideas check out these:

Tailgate Sandwich

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto Sandwich

Tomato Basil Tart

Rustic French Tomato Tart


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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. dawn says

    Leigh Anne, Kerr or Ball makes white plastic lids that make it really easy to transport. I found them at Fred Meyer near the canning supplies, but last year I hunted high and low for them.

  2. says

    My boyfriend and I had a picnic this past weekend and used mason jars too! I made an amazing raspberry trifle that fit perfectly in a quart size jar! I’d love for you to check it out!!

  3. Linda says

    Thanks for linking to Tumbleweed Contessa. Tomorrow we are hosting Saturday Dishes featuring cupcakes/cakes. Hope to see you.

    Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

  4. says

    I love your little picnic!! I grew up in Southern California and my parents were big into concerts at the Hollywood Bowl….we always had season tickets with box seats. My Mom and everyone would pack these elaborate picnics, candelabras and all. We would listen to the symphony under the stars with our fried chicken and candles and salads often in mason jars. This just reminded be of it. So cute.


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