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Host The Perfect End-Of-Summer Picnic

Host The Perfect End-Of-Summer Picnic

Summer may be winding down, but there are still some warm days left to enjoy! Close out the season by enjoying a fun end-of-summer picnic. Best of all, you can host the perfect picnic in Northridge from our apartments near CSUN. Here are some tips and recipes to celebrate the end of summer.

What Food to Pack

For an easy portable meal, pack some yummy sandwiches. The Caprese sandwich is a gourmet classic but oh so easy to make. All you need is a fresh baguette or nice focaccia bread, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, and some basil leaves. You can drizzle with olive oil or a lemon vinaigrette. Don't forget the dessert! Chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite and can be from a local bakery or homemade. Wedges of watermelon are a great send-off to summer as well. If you're feeling fancy, try a bright watermelon salad with feta cheese and heirloom tomatoes.

Where to Hold Your Summer Picnic

There are always lots of great local picnic spots in Northridge, but it doesn't get any more local than your Aspire home. The barbecue area in the courtyard gardens offers the perfect setting for an end-of-summer picnic! You can hang out and enjoy your picnic sandwiches, or throw some burgers on the grill for classic summer fare. Whatever your meal options, you don't have to go far for a great spot to savor them.

Which Activities to Enjoy

The best picnics have good music and maybe even some frisbee or other fun games to play. If you're in a cozier space, a fun card game is a great option. Even just a cool deck of cards with interesting designs will get conversations going. You can also just turn to your phone and download a party game app. Heads Up, a modern take on charades, is a popular choice and is sure to generate some laughs. Players hold their phones over their foreheads with a word displayed on the screen and friends help them guess what the word is.

If you're looking for a nearby park to enjoy your picnic, try a great outdoor space in Northridge. When you want to see all of our awesome amenities at Aspire Northridge, CA, apartments, contact us. We look forward to showing you around.

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