Three years ago, I was psyched about the idea of Summer Picnic Club, where you’d meet friends at different parks around town every other Saturday. Wouldn’t that be fun? Then Toby arrived, and in the haze of first-time parenthood—when it’s hard enough to even leave the house—it never happened.

But! I’d love to try for one for this summer. Everyone could bring snacks to spread out on a blanket (along with sneaky wine juice boxes, perhaps?). Babies could wriggle on blankets, and kids could run around. And you could carry everything in this awesome picnic bag with a waterproof lining and seven pockets.

What do you think? Would you be up for it? Any go-to picnic foods? (Alex brings shrimp:)

(Photos by Apolis, via Daily Muse)