Picnic season is here and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Every year for Mother’s Day I ask the family for a picnic lunch on the best picnic blanket I can find. There’s just something so sweet about lying in the sun enjoying an afternoon on a one of the best picnic blankets. Our Farmer’s Markets are opening in a couple weeks and the weather is finally warming up. It’s the perfect time of year to buy or make one of these options and get picnicking!

The best picnic blanket

Best Picnic Blanket

There’s a lot that goes into me thinking a picnic blanket is the best. It must be large enough to accommodate laying down and thick enough to ensure everyone stays dry while laying down and staring at the clouds. It must be easy to carry and wrap up, and be beautiful! Obviously. Because, what’s a picnic without an Instagram moment to remember it by? ;)

In preparation for the upcoming picnic season here are 12 of the best picnic blanket options I’ve found to help us bask in the early summer sun! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas, may your weekend be filled with joy and all the sweet tasting picnics.

Best Picnic Blanket To Buy

A blanket that let’s you bring the grass wherever you want to go! Love that this blanket will make you feel like a picnic no matter how alive your grass might be at the moment. Bring it to the beach, use it at home – or lay it out at the park for a picnic moment anywhere.

Best DIY Picnic Blanket

Embroidery and stripes is an instant picnic starter! The best picnic blanket ideas stem from ones that are bright and easy to create. This option does it all. A pretty spring stripe, plus a little DIY embroidery will ensure mom knows exactly how much you love her this year. A simple platter of food makes for a pretty day outside.

Picnic Blanket Tote

A tote that expands to a blanket, such a great idea for picnics on the go! I always love to keep a picnic blanket in the car and this option will stay nice and put until I need it to spread out in the sun.

Twister Picnic Blanket

A picnic blanket that doubles as a game of twister! This is literally one of my favorite best picnic blanket ideas yet! Perfect for picnicking with the kids and spontaneous tangos on the grass.

Best picnic blankets

A no-sew picnic blanket to easily make at home. We crafted this one out of simple fabric with a thick waterproof baking to make sure it will be easy to use for picnics on the beach, at the park, in the mountains… anywhere!

Where to buy picnic blanket

Pretty hues for lying around the yard with. When it comes to the best of the best picnic blanket options – bright and fun will always win in my book. This one looks perfect for all those sweet spring photos I want to take outside.

DIY picnic Blanket

Pom pom and fringe is an instant Mother’s Day picnic blanket winner!

Waterproof picnic blanket

Stamped canvas make a DIY picnic blanket that is wonderfully sweet for a spot to eat and nap. I want to make these for all the moms I know this year.

Pendleton picnic blanket

Pendleton blankets are a traditional and perfect choice for carrying in the car to our favorite picnic spots.

Outdoor picnic blanket

Florals that work just as well in the forest as on the beach.

cute picnic blanket

Kissing Hedgehogs because they are just adorable!A picnic blanket made out of painters canvasThe Best Picnic Blankets to match whatever picnic mood you are in.

Any of these options for the best picnic blanket will have you laying in the sun, enjoying your people in a heartbeat! I just adore how easy a good spring picnic is to plan… For Mother’s Day or any day, picnics are where it’s at!