reFreshing birthday picnic

We don’t have big birthday celebrations, but because we were going to be at the lake… and we needed to eat anyway, I thought why not make it special.  Mr. reFresh has a birthday on Flag day, June 14.  Here’s how we celebrated:

I took a lot of pictures.  But I’ll only show you 200 of them!  (not really)

Fun stuff!Chicken Salad sandwiches, cheese, grapes, chips and dip!

White Wine Sangria*

Little Umbrellas

A table with a great view,

A little bit of rain,

*White Wine Sangria Recipe

1 bottle white wine

1 liter ginger ale

1 each orange, lemon, lime

Pour wine in container, add the juice from each fruit.  Slice those fruit up and add to wine mixture.  Refrigerate over night.  Before serving add ginger ale.

This is my recipe, adapted from trying several.  Some suggest adding sugar, but I found that it’s not necessary.  For us anyway.  

Get that picnic basket out, and enjoy the afternoon!

Sharing our picnic at: Centsational Girl





  1. 1
    SueAnn says:

    What a wonderful celebration!! Loved all the pics!! Happy Birthday Mr ReFresh!!

  2. 2

    These pictures are so fun! Happy birthday to your husband! I have been missing going to the lake so bad these past few weeks! We sold our pontoon boat and lake cabin on Lake Mitchell last year, and while it’s nice having the new house and pool as a replacement I really miss boat riding! And fishing. :o(

  3. 3
    Lisa says:

    I wish I was at this picnic right now! :) I just love all the fun, bright, happy colors! It looks like such a beautiful time.

  4. 4

    How fun and bright are your colors! I love your basket!

  5. 5
    debbie says:

    WOW that was fun and packed full of color. I love the sangria recipe. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  6. 6
    linda says:

    Everything looks great !!Thanks for sharing .

  7. 7
    Melanie says:

    These photos just look like summer!!! Beautiful!! This is my first visit to your blog, and it is beautiful! I am excited to come back many times!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. 8
    Jill says:

    All the wonderful pictures!! Thanks for sharing your sangria recipe – it sounds yummy :)

  9. 9

    So summery & fun! Sorry about the rain. Thanks for visiting & following me!

  10. 10
    Donna@theBeach says:

    I love it all….I am sure you have carried over the birthday celebration all week for Mr. Refresh…..

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    Beth says:

    Think I will be making some of the White Wine Sangria soon … hope Mr. Refresh had a great birthday …great photos

  12. 12

    This looks so fun & your photos turned out great. Thanks so much for linking up to Fab Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

  13. 13
    Vanessa says:

    Hi Debbie! As soon as I saw that sangria I thought, “oh I hope she gives us the recipe” and then there it was! :-) Even your picnics are extra special and just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing this little slice of summer with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  14. 14
    Jennifer says:

    Very cute! I’ll take some wine please!

  15. 15

    Debbie, What a wonderful way to celebrate Mr reFresh’s birthday! Everything looks wonderful and I especially love the basket. Thanks for joining Summer Entertaining.

  16. 16

    How fabulous and yummy! I love a good picnice…and Happy Belated Mr. ReFresh!
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