If you don’t have a dedicated picnic set, don’t worry. The essential building blocks for a successful picnic are all things you can find at home. A blanket to sit on is key, as is a basket to make transporting your evening repast a snack. Next you will require something to present your ingredients on: don’t forget the cheeseboard. A knife is critical, but we recommend you pack more than one to allow a dedicated cheese knife in addition to condiment spreading. Ramekins or little serving dishes allow you to serve the perfect amount of your sides, be they pickles, preserves or chutneys, and a napkin is always handy in case of spills. But to really elevate your picnic experience it’s the Champagne flutes that mark your preparation as a cut above.