Lauren Conrad Shows Us How to Throw an Elegant Picnic

Grab your picnic basket! Lauren Conrad, Us Weekly’s guest entertaining editor, taught Us Weekly Video how to host an elegant alfresco wine tasting.

“Living in Southern California, I entertain outside a lot,” said the author of Celebrate (out now). “It’s not always practical to pack all of your plates and glasses and cutlery and bring them with you because they’re heavy and breakable. It’s great to have some disposable options.”

The LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s designer, 30, suggested packing foods such as orzo salad and a berry mix in “cute” to-go boxes. She explained, “One of the things that’s nice about this is that everyone has their own personal serving, so you’re not worried about having bowls. You’re all ready to go!”

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Conrad, wed to lawyer William Tell, also assembled disposable place settings with bamboo plates and cutlery, paper napkins, twine and a sprig of rosemary. She raved, “It’s simple, it’s light, it’s completely disposable and it looks great.“

Watch the video above and pick up Us Weekly’s current issue — on stands now — to get more of Conrad’s picnic-packing tips. She will reveal her next celebration, a summer barbecue, in June! 

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