It’s bittersweet when the holidays come to a close. All that build up and excitement ends so abruptly and I always find myself looking for fun ways to keep the spirit alive. Enter: Julie Blanner‘s winter picnic. A crisp afternoon, a cozy blanket and a basket filled with goodies seems to me like the perfect way to beat those post-holiday blues. Captured by Kristen Clayville, there’s more in the gallery! 

So what does it take to host a little Winter Picnic of your own? Oh just a few of our favorite ever cold weather treats and accessories to make your heart go pitter patter. Gather up some of these little gems and your friends will just may give you extra holiday hugs and kisses!

Homemade Marshmallows | Inexpensive but Fabulous Red Blanket | Best Ever Coffee Travel Mugs | Shaved Chocolate Hot Cocoa | Keep Warm & Snuggle Up Throw Pillow | Festive Throw Pillows | Gold Zig Zag Tray OR DIY Gold Tray | Yummiest Whoopie Pies (or Whoopie Pie Cookie Recipe)

Photography: Kristen Clayville | Design: Julie Blanner | Blanket: Restoration Hardware | Mugs: Anthropologie | Picnic Basket: HomeGoods | Starry Lights: Restoration Hardware | Velvet Pillows: Pottery Barn | Weck Jars: Crate And Barrel | Wool Blanket: MacAusland