“Kickoff” Football Season with a Fandom-Inspired Picnic

Fall may be on the way but judging by the weather summer isn’t over just yet. And there’s no better way to close off the season (and start the NFL season) than with a fancy picnic. Whether your plans include family, friends, or little ones, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the essentials you’ll need.

Feeling classic? Then how about a Mickey and Minnie theme? The Mickey and Minnie Mouse Artisan 24-Inch Acacia Serving Plank is both classy and fun, adding a dash of whimsy to any cheese platter, a “perfect pairing” with a bottle of wine or chilled cider. Measuring 24-inches long x 8-inches wide x 1-inch tall, a live bark edge and hemp hanging loop make this a fabulous decorative element for your kitchen when not in use.

The interior of the Minnie Mouse Topanga Cooler Tote Bag is made of heat-sealed PVC to prevent leaks, and is large enough to carry up to 24 cans of soda – or perhaps the aforementioned wine or cider? Made of durable polyester with an exterior pocket perfect for your wallet or keys, this bag is also great for any wet towels or swimsuits after a day at the beach or pool! Bag measures 21-inches long x 13-inches tall x 8 1/2-inches wide.

And who needs a picnic basket when you could choose the Mickey Mouse Picnic Backpack instead? This insulated cooler backpack includes a full service for four diners: four plates, plastic glasses, knives, forks, spoons, cloth napkins, salt and pepper shakers, and, of course, the necessary picnic blanket. With a 20-can capacity, this beautiful black bag with faux leather accents measures 16-inches tall x 13 1/2-inches long x 8-inches wide.

Love Disney but want something fit for a fairy tale? The Beauty and the Beast Champion Picnic Basket puts a princess twist on the classic picnic staple. Measuring 16-inches long x 12-inches wide x 8-inches tall, the willow basket with dark brown leatherette accents has full-wrapping closure straps, an overlapping lip, and a sturdy suitcase-style handle. Included is a deluxe service for two, featuring two wine glasses, two porcelain plates, stainless steel flatware, and two cloth napkins the same deep navy as the basket’s interior.

The Beauty and the Beast Delio Acacia Cheese Board and Tools Set gives you everything you’ll need for a fancy French feast. Carved out grooves in the two-toned acacia cutting board hold three acacia cheese markers and a professional cheese knife; also included is a wet erase marker to label each cheese marker. A recessed juice groove along the perimeter means there’ll be less of a mess to clean up afterwards—board measures 15-inches long x 10-inches wide x 1/2-inches tall.

And the Beauty and the Beast Metro Basket Collapsible Cooler Tote Bag is a lightweight, fully-collapsible, insulated basket large enough to handle any occasion! Made of durable 600D polyester canvas, the interior is water-resistant. An expandable drawstring top allows you to pack taller items, while the sturdy aluminum frame can detach from the canvas for easy storage. Measuring 19-inches long x 12-inches wide x 9-inches tall, this tote is fit for a princess!

Speaking of stories from long, long ago: how about a Star Wars-themed end-of-summer bash? The R2-D2 Portable Beach Umbrella provides refreshing shade on any beach, camping, or picnic adventure. The pole measures 81 1/2-inches tall with a tilting option and a pointed end for easier penetration in any sand or dirt. The umbrella measures 5 1/2-feet across and comes with a matching polyester drawstring storage bag with carrying strap.

Pairing perfectly with the Artoo umbrella is the R2-D2 Portable Folding Table with Seats. Once folded out, the table – emblazoned with everyone’s favorite astromech droid – provides bench seats for four (maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs. per seat and 20 lbs. for the table). The seats are molded polypropylene with a basket weave pattern; the frame is a durable aluminum alloy. Use indoors or out – if the latter, a hole in the center of the table accommodates the Beach Umbrella! Measures 53-inches long x 33 3/4-inches wide x 26 1/4-inches tall.

To complete the set, there’s the R2-D2 PTX Cooler Backpack. Use it as an activity pack or, thanks to its fully-insulated and water-resistant interior liner, use it as a food and beverage tote on your picnics on Tatooine! A variety of expandable pockets and a front-mounted stretch cord allow it to accommodate items beyond its visual confines. Backpack measures 17-inches long x 12-inches wide x 4-inches tall.

Last but certainly not least, for all the patriotic picnickers out there, there’s the Captain America Picnic Blanket. With a topside made of soft polyester fleece and a water-resistant underside, grime and damp won’t stick to this blanket! As an added bonus, the blanket refolds into a convenient carry tote that features a closing flap, zippered pocket, and an adjustable shoulder strap. Should a sudden shower disrupt your gathering, the blanket doubles as a handy, protective cape! Measures 59-inches x 51-inches when unfolded, making it big enough for you and several friends!

For those who don’t like to (or can’t) sit on the ground, Cap’s got you covered with some alternative seating options. The Captain America Sports Chair is lightweight, portable, and folds easily, with a sturdy aluminum frame and an adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying OR two sturdy webbing handles. An extra-wide 19 1/2-inches seat made of durable 600D polyester (with extra padding) accommodates most; even the armrests are padded! A variety of side pockets are there to hold cell phones, sunglasses, magazines, scorecards – whatever you need! Also included is an insulated bottled beverage pouch and a zipper security pocket so you can keep an eye on any valuables. A convenient side table folds out for any food or drink (up to 10 lbs). Perfect for picnicking, RV-ing, camping, or spectator sports (maximum weight capacity is 300 lbs).

Or perhaps the Captain America Ventura Portable Reclining Stadium Seat is more your style? This portable recliner has comfy armrests and adjustable backpack straps for easy toting. Filled with a high-density PU foam, the chair provides firmness to prevent aches or pains. Six backrest positions offer a wide range for your comfort; chair measures 38-inches long x 20-inches wide x 4-inches tall.

So for all of your camping, picnicking, fall sports needs, look no further than Entertainment Earth! We’ve got the Picnic Time gear that’s both fun and functional!



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