Family Picnic Fun - Engineer Mommy
Jun 212017
 

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During the summer, we are always on the go! Going on adventures together as a family is one of our favorite activities. One such adventure we recently had was to enjoy a family picnic at the park. To keep up with all our summer activities, I recently upgraded my phone plan to the $49.88 PLUS Plan from Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile. This plan offers Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data, which includes up to 15GB of 4G LTE† then 2G*, and a free VUDU◊ movie credit every month ($7 value). With zero activation fees and zero late charges, this is a monthly service plan that is affordable and easy to set up.

Family Picnic Fun

family-picnic-fun

I can’t wait to share with you all the details of our family picnic. Here are my tips on having a successful family picnic:

Pack everything in a basket!
I first placed everything we would need inside this big basket: picnic blanket, drinks, snacks and more. This makes transporting everything to the park a breeze!

Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


Bring drinks for everyone!
Everyone needs to quench their thirst, especially when we’re spending plenty of time outdoors in the summer. For my kids, I filled up their water bottles with some carbonated water & a splash of lime. Yes, my kids have developed a taste for infused water – I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! For myself and the hubby, I made this Blueberry Soda using only soda water, ice and frozen blueberries.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


It’s all about the dips!
To make snack time more fun, I always bring along a bunch of different dips and dressings. They really add so much to our picnic experience. Our family’s favorite choices are ranch, hummus and pesto. We can dip veggies or sandwiches right into these sauces to boost the flavor profile. Plus, this way, everyone can customize their meal to their taste.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


Keep it simple with finger foods!
My kids love salami and cheese sandwiches, so I made a bunch of them and cut them into bite-sized pieces. By cutting them into small pieces, we don’t have to bother with plates or forks/knives. For my husband and I, I made these simple skewers with rolled turkey, mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes. Again, these bite-sized snacks keep the picnic easy and stress-free. By keeping things simple, We can simply grab a bite and keep chatting.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


Add plenty of veggies!
With all those dips we brought to the picnic, my kids love having cut veggies available for dipping. So I prepared some celery sticks, cherry tomatoes and broccoli florets.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


Have the right mindset!
Sometimes planning an event with kids can be challenging. Sometimes a toddler will throw a tantrum. Sometimes a drink will spill. It’s not about a perfect experience. It’s all about spending quality time together and chatting & laughing. With the right mindset, a family picnic can be fun and easy.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


Enjoy the moment!
Sitting on the lawn to eat a meal may not be super comfortable for the adults, but the kids absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. The experience makes it worthwhile. My older daughter really loved the unexpected adventure of a picnic on the grass.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


I decided to capture the moment with my new smartphone, the LG L59 – Grace. I love that this phone offers a large, crystal-clear display and plenty of storage for all my photos & videos.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


Then I decided to share the picture with my mother. I recently upgraded my cellular plan to the Walmart Family Mobile $49.88 PLUS Plan. I love that this service is so easy to set up – simply pick a phone, pick a plan, activate & go! Activating a phone on the Walmart Family Mobile service is always quick and easy. By the way, you can even switch phones at any time!
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to this page or your local Walmart for current pricing.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


My mom doesn’t live near us, so she loves receiving various pictures of us throughout the day. With my Walmart Family Mobile service plan, I don’t have to worry about limits on talk or text with my family & friends. Plus, there are no contracts at all, so my monthly prices are clear & straightforward. With zero activation fees and zero late charges, this monthly plan represents Walmart’s best pricing in no-contract wireless plans.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


With coverage on T-Mobile’s nationwide network, my Walmart Family Mobile monthly plan keeps me online when I need to be. I don’t have to worry about losing service or that dreaded phenomenon of spotty service.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


As a busy mom that’s always on the go, I keep my phone at my side at all times. For less than $50 with Walmart Family Mobile, I get so much more data than my previous cellular provider. This gives our family more money for other fun summer adventures, such as visiting the amusement park, going on vacation, buying a kid’s play set for the backyard, etc.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


The Walmart Family Mobile plan offers a generous data allowance of 15GB of 4G LTE† data. This helps me stay connected and get work done even when I am on the go. I use the Internet to check stock prices, check the weather, check my email, respond to blog comments, and search for random things throughout the day.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


I also keep my schedule on my phone’s calendar. It’s an easy way to keep track of appointments, deadlines, meetings and other important events.
Family Picnic Fun

Family Picnic Fun


Check out the Walmart electronics department for the LG L59 – Grace smartphone. Also, keep an eye out for signs for the $49.88 PLUS Plan from Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile. Again, this plan offers Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data (up to 15GB of 4G LTE† then 2G*) plus a free VUDU◊ movie credit every month ($7 value) per line for $49.88. What a fabulous deal! By the way, customers on the $49.88 PLUS Plan will receive a free VUDU◊ movie rental credit valued at $7.00 each time they renew their service.
Limited time offer. Available for lines active with the PLUS $49.88 plan only. VUDU◊ enabled device and account required for digital viewing. Customers must be 18 years or older to open a VUDU◊ account. Movie rental only available in the USA. Free movie rental provided in the form of a movie rental code to the value of a $7.00 VUDU◊ credit. Movie rental code allows for selection from available movies for rent. May not be readily redeemable on all new releases. Code will be delivered within up to 24 hours of the effective account renewal date. Must be used within 30 days of receiving code. Offer is non-transferable. Limit 1 per customer. Additional terms and conditions on VUDU’s◊ website: http://www.vudu.com/termsofservice.html walmart-store

Would you love to try the $49.88 PLUS Plan from Walmart Family Mobile? Does your family enjoy having picnics together? What are your tips for a successful summer adventure with the family?

*Please always refer to the latest terms and conditions at myfamilymobile.com.
†To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM Card. Actual availability, coverage, and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.







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21 Responses to “Family Picnic Fun”

  1. Awesome tips, mama! We just got a condo up in New Hampshire, so we are going to be doing lots of picnics up in the mountains this year.

  2. Family picnics can be so much fun! I love all the different dips for the veggies. Looks like my kind of picnic.

  3. What a great phone! Picnics with your family are a lot of fun especially when you plan ahead! Thanks for sharing the Walmart plan.

  4. Great tips! Picnics are so much fun with the kids and all those bite-sized foods make it so much easier, It’s great that the plan helps keep you connected no matter where you are — making more time for fun stuff like this! #client

  5. Dips are great for picnics. There is nothing like chips and dips or veggies with ranch dressing to set the picnic mood.

  6. I love how you used a bento system to organize your picnic. I’ve been hearing such great things about Walmart Family Mobile lately. As a blogger I need a reliable phone while keeping the cost down.

  7. Now that looks like the perfect picnic, it has been forever since I went on one as well. In this weather, though it would be the perfect activity.

  8. Finger foods are always easier to have for a picnic. We love to go for a family picnic when we can. Walmart has a great mobile center. I need to go pick up a new phone soon.

  9. Now I really want to set up a picnic with the family! It’s a little too hot here in Florida now, but maybe in the fall.

    We DO love taking lots of pics!

  10. Sounds like a great plan. It’s great to have a wonderful camera phone to capture your special moments.

  11. I love summer picnics. We often do our little picnics in our backyard or front yard. So fun!

  12. A friend of mine has had a phone through Walmart Family for a while and it really sounds like a great value. Love the turkey, tomato and mozz skewers!

  13. Looking at the title, I thought I’d get tips for picnicking somewhere out, in a park or beach. But it’s all about bringing the party into your backyard!

  14. We love having the picnics in the summer. Packing finger foods, veggies, and fruits is what we do. It is great when you have the kids. Walmart Family Mobile phone plan with T-Mobile sounds amazing.This is something I will have to share with my sister and nephew. They could really use this with their families. Thanks for sharing the information.

  15. Once our fence is done, I will definitely set up a picnic for my family to enjoy. I love the finger foods you’ve prepared.

  16. Summer is the best time for a fun picnic. My friends and I do lots of picnic gatherings during this time with lots of food and drinks!

  17. I’ve had my eye on this phone plan. It’s definitely a great deal with no hassles.

  18. We love going on picnics in the summer. It’s especially helpful for me as a working mom so there is less clean up and we can enjoy a beautiful day together without being cooped up indoors!

  19. What a cool phone. I love to have picnics with my kids. Next time I will try some of these finger foods.

  20. I do love a good family picnic, my son always loves it and its nice just to sit outside. I keep hearing about the family plans at Walmart and don’t understand why Asda haven’t yet done the same thing considering they are the same company.

  21. What a great idea. Thanks for the great idea.

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