Planning the Perfect Spring Picnic

April 04, 2018

Spring has sprung! This time of year can provide the perfect weather for enjoying a picnic. From planning the main dish to packing all the right cutlery, enjoying a picnic may require preparation ahead of time.

For the main dish, recipes like the Best Every Juicy Burgers or Barbecue Chicken Packets from Dollar General Easy Meals can be staples that require few ingredients and little prep work. Five Minute Coleslaw and Macaroni Salad are the perfect quick and tasty sides to complement the main dish. Consider preparing desserts that can easily be packed like this Double Peach Pound Cake. Slice ahead and it makes for an excellent warm-weather treat.

Frequent grillers may consider getting large bags of charcoal to last the entire spring and summer season, as well as grill brushes, trays and a variety of grilling tools.  

Pack everything you need for the day’s outing in a portable cooler with freeze packs to ensure food and drinks stays cool. Keep easily-spoiled foods on ice for as long as possible to prevent spoilage. Storing prepared foods in disposable containers may help organize and transport the items.

To make clean up easier, consider packing your own trash bags along with disposable plates, cutlery, cups and paper napkins. Plus, you can consider purchasing them bright, spring colors to complement the blooming outdoor scenery.

To save more on planning the perfect picnic and all your grilling needs, consider signing up for Dollar General’s Digital Coupons Program, it provides customers with an easy-to-use platform to load coupons to the account and redeem at check out during their next visit!  Sign up today by clicking here, by visiting or accessing coupons on the Dollar General mobile app.

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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