Beach Picnic!

Emily DaFoe

Summer is about beach days, and keeping things REALLY simple! That is why we enjoy those late afternoon days at the beach where we can feed the kiddos outside and let them play while the sun goes down.

Last week, we took a super easy dinner seaside that consisted of watermelon, hotdogs, popcorn and marshmallows. Because we are the ones who carry everything, we kept it really light and as effortless as possible.



  • One pack of organic hotdogs

  • One pack of organic buns

  • A small jar of ketchup - or any condiments you prefer.

  • One pack of Jiffy Pop

  • 1 watermelon - pre sliced with the rind on

  • 1 pack of marshmallows


While there isn’t really a method to making this happen we do have a few tips that might be helpful:


  • First make sure you are allowed to have a fire on your chosen beach.

  • Bring a small Duraflame to get the fire started.

  • if you have one, bring a small camping grate to put on top of your fire so you can cook the hotdogs easier. Or just bring long skewers or use sticks.

  • Dig a really big hole for your fire so it’s blocked from the wind. Always bury your fire when you are finished and clean up after yourself.

  • Bring a trash bag to make clean up a breeze.

  • Find long sticks that will work for marshmallows so you don’t have to bring bbq skewers from home.

  • Add any condiments to small containers so you don’t have to carry large jars.