Picnic Like a Pro

It’s summer, and if you’re anything like me, being indoors just doesn’t feel right.

I have two words for you: Shabbat. Picnic.

Whether it’s in your backyard or at a local park, OneTable’s here to support you and your picnic needs. Get lost in our special “OneBlanket” picnic board on Pinterest for inspiration.

Already inspired? Apply to host or post your next Shabbat picnic now.


Step 1: Picnic Blanket

Select Etsy as your Nourishment option to get yourself a beautiful, timeless picnic blanket.

I did the work for you and picked out three of my favorites.

Click the photos below to be directed to the Etsy shops where I found these gems.

Picnic Blanket

Step 2: #FoodPorn

Picnics can be tricky. The food must be able to travel and there’s typically no place to reheat it.

I found a few simple summer salads that will survive no matter how far you’re venturing.

Click the yummy dishes below to get recipes, and check out our picnic Pinterest page for more ideas.


Red-Berry Avocado Spinach Salad
Israeli Couscous
Quinoa Salad

Step 3: Drinks

Instead of schlepping a heavy bottle of wine, why not try making some of these awesome mason jar cocktails together? Comment at the bottom of the page with your favorite one.

Step 4: Desserts, Duh

Never trust anyone who says they are too full for dessert. Try these fun dessert kebabs that are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They’re easy to pack and serve, or assemble on the spot.


Step 5: Chill out and Nosh Away

Jam out to this awesome picnic playlist while indulging in all the delightful food and company.

Here are some tips to make your Shabbat picnic ritual-friendly:

  • Electric tea lights make beautiful “candles” and you can get these inexpensive lanterns to kick it up a notch.
  • Plastic wine glasses!
  • Use a twister mat as your “table” and have a built in game.

Tell us about your Shabbat picnic by commenting below. Planning one? Use #MyOneTable when you post on social media to show us your awesome photos.

OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is funded to support people (21-39ish), not in undergraduate studies, and without an existing weekly Shabbat practice, looking to find and share this powerful experience.

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