Whether you decide to go all out with a table, fine china and linens or to come casually with a blanket, the fun of the Prohibition Picnic is doing it in style.
You may be as simple or extravagant as you wish, but pay attention to the details - bring vintage linens for the table, or a nice blanket or tablecloth to spread on the lawn. Use real plates and silverware, glasses and period-appropriate bottles and wraps. Stow your plastic beneath a hand towel or blanket. If you're bringing a cool drink, choose bottles with corks and vintage style sodas in glass. Wrap cheeses, sandwiches and other simple foods in parchment paper or wax paper. Use a pretty wicker or metal basket.
There is a whole host of recipes and picnic ideas available at the website: Foodtimeline.org. A favorite simple picnic of ours:
If you feel ambitious and wish to go all out, the sky is the limit! Picnic trunks, serving platters, tea service, delicate silverware, portable phonograph - what can you dream up?