Pontoon Picnic

P is for Pontoon Picnic. . .

Jenny Matlock

I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter P.

 Our picnic paraphernalia was purchased at Kohl’s including the placemats, napkins & napkin Rings, fish bowls & glasses.

 This place setting is not our normal boating picnic fare~ for practical purposes we typically use plastic :-)

  To drink~ Pellegrino. . .

 This Pontoon Picnic wouldn’t be complete without plenty of pillows.

 For the purposes of these photos, we are at our pier, pretending to float on the lake :-)

 For the wine drinkers we are pouring Pinot Grigio~

Our Picnic Menu includes a Turkey Panini with Provolone & PearOrzo Pasta Salad with Pine Nuts, and Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus. . .


This Panini is a combination of provolone, sliced pear, and turkey with apricot mustard. We prefer La Brea Rosemary Olive Oil Bread, which is available at our grocery store.

 This Pasta Salad is one that is light and easy~ adapted from The Fresh Market’s deli department. . . cook your orzo according to the package directions. Add to taste: capers, toasted pine nuts, lemon juice & zest, chopped basil, parmesan,  grape tomatoes & Newman’s Own Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Dressing.


 This Prosciutto Roasted Asparagus is a perfect picnic side and is ready in just 5 minutes. Roast in a 400 degree oven. For Picnic Protocol and food safety tips, you can read here.

Be sure to stop by Jenny Matlock’s Aphabe-Thursday for more alphabet fun and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. I’m also joining Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum and Smiling Sally for Blue Monday.

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42 responses to “Pontoon Picnic

  1. How fun! Everything looks so pretty and now I am hungry! Dropping by from BNOTP.


  2. JDaniel4's MOm

    What a pretty picnic! The food looks wonderful. I love all the blue and white accessories.

  3. What a wonderful post! Beautiful pictures and delicious food. Love all the blue and white—perfect for a summer boating picnic.

  4. Love all the blues! Those pillows look inviting. Wine and your menu, perfect!!

  5. I am on my way over for a Panini and Peligrino – Way fun!

  6. Oh, what delicious looking food for your pontoon picnic. Brings back fond memories of our boating days. Love all the color you have in the pillows and the placemats. Beautiful post!

  7. OH what a lovely Italian picnic you had! That’s a might fancy pontoon too! FUN and Classy!

  8. this looks like a magazine photo shoot…so gorgeous…and the food, oh the food…amazing looking! can i come next time…please?

  9. This is adorable! I love the blue theme and all those pillows are fabulous! Wow- this really makes me want warm weather so I can go out on our friends’ boat.

  10. Your photos are so vibrant and clear. I really like the blue colors and the food is to die for! I’ll join you as soon as I take some motion-sickness pills!

  11. Oh what a delicious picnic!!!


  12. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Everything just looks lovely, I can almost feel the breeze!

  13. That pontoon picnic looks like it would be fun. Love all the blues. The food looks amazing.

  14. Jacquelynn

    Gorgeous pictures and products. I went to Kohl’s website and can’t find any of the napkins, placemats,pillows, etc, pictured above. I want to buy it all (from the napkins to the pillows). Can you please send me a link or further information…
    Thank you so much…

  15. Now this is a tablescape I can really relate to! All those fabulous shades of blue! Truly a charming pontoon picnic, Mary.
    And the food. Oh my!

  16. I found the placemats, napkins & glassware in the store early this spring~ I’ve noticed everything in their stores is not available online. :( The pillows were from Super Target! Thanks for visiting…

  17. I ♥♥♥ your pontoon picnic…those blues are striking!

  18. What a great visual post! What kind of pontoon do you have?

  19. Love your pontoon picnic. The blue cushions and the food display is awesome.

  20. Love it! Gorgeous photos, beautiful food, wow!

  21. gorgeous place setting, love the fish knife :D

  22. So many ‘p’s – well done! Lovely photos that remind me of summer!

  23. Great photos, terrific menu, lovely ideas….thanks for sharing this perfect post!

  24. Mmm everything looks so beautiful and delicious! Wish I was there!!

  25. Such a nice blogsite and a wonderful post…your photos are super nice…the food looks so good and I love the blue…wished I were there…Peace and blessings

  26. Yummy! and BEAUTIFUL! How I want a Pontoon Picnic now!

  27. Wonderful pictures of your pontoon picnic – almost like we were there. I want to try the asparagus and prosciutto, 2 of my fave foods!

  28. Wow…I love this p post for Alphabet Thursday….I have never been on a pontoon for a picnic…or anything else for that matter……terrific pictures….I love the color blue.

  29. Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday!

    And you certainly started out with a fabulous “P” post!

    I have never been on a pontoon boat…and certainly never for such an elegant picnic.

    Your table setting and food is Perfect!

    Thank you for participating and making our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday’s Letter “P” positively sea-worthy!


  30. Mary, you have NO idea how happy you have this blogger today! First, I love picnics and at the beach or on a boat are my favorites. Your picnic looks fabulous, the food and the picnicware (love that fish corkscrew). But what has me overjoyed and doing the happy dance is that you mentioned the bread you used was from La Brea Bakery!!!!!

    I was at that bakery the day they opened their doors back in 1989. I lived in Hollywood and being a bread fanatic I had to check it out. Well, needless to say, I was hooked. Later they started selling their bread in local markets in SoCal, but when I moved to Florida in 2000, I had to say goodbye to my beloved bakery. I had NO idea they are now selling nationwide. I, of course, had to check out if they have it here in Georgia and found the closest one to me is a mere hour away in Jacksonville, Fl. For anyone who has never experience the perfect bread, an hour is worth the drive for even a tiny morsel.

    Mary, I am sending you the biggest virtual hug ever!

  31. What an amazing picnic! And I love all the blues. To be honest, your post makes me want to cry; because I spent every summer of my childhood having pontoon picnics( not anything as lovely and special as your fare, probably peanut butter and jelly and chips) on the lake, and now it feels so far away.

  32. WOW. I am a new visitor from Between Naps on the Porch, I cant tell you how much I love your pictures! That is my dream.. to have a boat like this. Everything looks amazing and you’re food pics have certainly made me hungry. What a beautiful post!

  33. What is it about blue and white that just sends me?? Lovely picnic and lovely tablesetting on your pontoon! The menu is smashing too…I am going to have to make that orzo salad…yummy! Joni

  34. When I was browsing through your tablescape, I thought it was absolutely stunning. What a beautiful location and what lovely (p) things! Your beautiful design could only be topped by the delicious picnic served aboard. Your food is outstanding. What a wonderful day!

  35. Really beautiful and the food looks awesome! I love the blue and white!

  36. What a beautiful post for the letter P. This is just gorgeous, a feast for the eyes as well as the body. And such a gorgeous setting!

  37. They are wonderful shots of blues….Happy blue Monday.

  38. Oh, what luxury! I love the blues. Happy Blue Monday, Mary.

  39. wow love it! the place and the settings look really elegant because of the touches of blue :)

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  40. You did a fantastic job on your Blue Monday! Wow, I’m impressed. Really great pictures. I dont feel son blue anymore LOL.


  41. Jealous!! That looks so wnderful, romantic and delicious : )

  42. A beautiful picnic and decorations. The food you chose is “P” for perfect!