Warmer weather means outdoor meetups, and picnics! Natasja has you covered with cute food ideas so here’s some kawaii picnic items – some are useful and some are just for fun.
If you’re heading out, a picnic blanket is a must and kawaii designs are easy enough to find, thanks to cherry blossom parties in Japan. I love this fruity friends design at Modes4u (HK), which includes pegs for the corners and comes in 2 sizes.
Paperchase (UK) have an adorable new Bee Happy collection that’s full of outdoor items. Pick up a lunch bag or bento box, or just some cute stationery and craft kits.
The Cherries collection at Cath Kidston (UK) has a cute retro style and will see you through years of picnics. There’s a classic picnic basket, plus more modern cool bags and a range of matching drinkware and dishes.
Bento boxes and accessories are perfect for picnics and Bento&co (JP) have so many cute ones to choose from. Bento picks aren’t just for decoration, but handy for eating fruit and other small pieces of food without bringing full size cutlery.
I’m also a big fan of snack boxes as you usually get a set of 3 so you can bring a variety of treats, even if it’s a solo picnic. Rex London (UK) have very affordable animal designs including cats, dogs and jungle friends.
To keep yourself entertained, grab something from the new Bar-B-Cute range from Doodlebug Design with stickers, papers and ephemera packs that are perfect for journaling and crafts. There’s loads of stockists worldwide including Etsy shops.
If it’s not picnic weather for you, LOVESOUP (JP) has a new collection of prints from her recent Odekake (A Day Out) exhibition, which includes Pepper & friends on a picnic. There’s some matching stickers too, plus a bread lovers tote bag!
Or pick up something from TRXYLAND (Singapore). This new Sakura Picnic collection has 3 cute kitty enamel pins plus washi tape and stickers. I love the picnic basket!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.