This weekend marks the first day of Autumn. I thought it would be fun to throw an impromptu celebration with my ladies to celebrate and we planned a last-minute Reading Picnic for Saturday morning.
We started this sweet idea over the summer and it was a huge hit. Thanks to my friend Zina over at Let's Lasso the Moon for the brilliant suggestion. All it takes is a large blanket (we use our cherry covered picnic blanket), a tray of snacks, and a pile of books.
To make our "Welcome Fall!" version a little different, I snagged a cinnamon cobblestone bread from the local bakery. If you plan ahead, my pumpkin mini muffins would be awesome for this! I dug up some leftover autumn leaves decorated paper plates and festive napkins for our tray, and snagged a bunch of Halloween books from the library.
We take turns reading our picks. I usually start so the girls can get a few mouths full of food and listen. Then the Peanut takes her turn to read out loud to us and I munch on my snack.
My girls have loved doing these picnics first thing in the morning, still in festive jammies (thanks grandma!). It is such a nice relaxing way to start the day.
Want to host your own Halloween-themed Reading Picnic? Be sure to check out my reading suggestions below! There are so many wonderful options if you think outside the tv character box! "The Dark" by Lemony Snicket was by far my personal fave!
Check out the entire list of books right here!