Super easy and vegan Boho Garden Picnic and how to DIY

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A Boho Picnic

It has been my dream for a long time! Actually, I wanted to do one for my last birthday. But the idea was not yet fully developed, and you couldn’t really celebrate last year. That year 2020 …

But this year finally and on a small scale, I was able to completely implement my boho picnic and of course made it completely vegan and with gluten-free options. And what should I say? It was such a wonderful evening with friends that I got so much feedback on Instagram and the demand for a blog post about it rose sharply. In short, this blog post is just for you guys!

On the one hand, I enjoyed hosting such an event and on the other hand, being able to let off steam in the kitchen! I love snack platters immensely and as you can perhaps see, I prepared a hearty snack platter and a sweet fruit platter. Most of the time you just need LOTS of people to be able to clean away such a plate and at this boho picnic the time had finally come.

HERE you can see how I prepared the sweet fruit platter.

HERE you can see how I arranged the hearty snack platter.

By the way, the whole setting looked LIKE THIS in the end.

Vegan & Gluten-free Ice Cream Cake

That was of course the star of the boho picnic. What else? As the focal point of the table, I couldn’t avoid such a cake, of course, and had already been busy experimenting in the kitchen a week beforehand. Of course, I also typed the recipe for you once. You can find it in detail in the previous blog post.

Super easy Ice Cream Cake – vegan, gluten-free and no bake
Prep Time
8 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
8 hrs 20 mins
 

Super simple and creamy ice cream cake. Vegan & gluten free. You can find the recipe here on therawberry.de

Course: Cake, Dessert, ice cream cake
Keywords: cake, dessert, glutenfree, ice cream, no bake, therawberry
Servings: 8 pieces
Marie Dorfschmidt – therawberry: therawberry
Ingredients
  • 100 g almonds ⎮ for the base
  • 50 g oat flakes ⎮ for the base
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder ⎮ for the base
  • 200 g cashew nuts – soaked in water for 8 hours preferably overnight ⎮ for the filling
  • 175 g oat milk ⎮ for the filling
  • 150 g coconut yogurt or oat yogurt – vegan ⎮for the filling
  • 100 g maple syrup ⎮for the filling
  • 1 pinch of vanilla ⎮for the filling
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted ⎮ for the chocolate topping
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder ⎮ for the chocolate topping
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup ⎮ for the chocolate topping
  • Fruit of your choice for decoration
Instructions
  1. Line the bottom of a round baking pan Ø 20 cm / 8 inch with parchment paper.

  2. Put all the ingredients for the base in the mixer and mix until you have a dough-like mixture. If necessary, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Spread the mixture in the baking pan and press down evenly.
  4. Wash the blender. Drain the cashew nuts.
  5. Now put all the ingredients for the filling in the mixer and mix until you have a smooth mixture.
  6. Put the filling on the bottom and put the cake in the freezer for at least 6 hours. Preferably overnight.
  7. Take out 1-2 hours before serving.

  8. In a small saucepan, slowly melt the coconut oil. Then add maple syrup and cocoa powder and stir. Pour over the cake while it is still in shape. Wait briefly until everything has hardened and then remove the cake from the mold. Garnish with fresh fruit and serve.
  9. Once frozen, the cake can be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  10. Don't forget to #therawberryeats over on instagram and tag me @therawberry if you remake this one. I'd love to see your recreations.

Boho Garden Picnic Essentials

  • Pallets
  • Picnic blankets (for underneath) + blankets + seat cushions – preferably white or beige
  • Tea lights + old glasses and macrame cords for the boho feeling, DIY below
  • Pennant chains + garlands
  • Fairy lights – I’ve taken solar powered ones
  • Snack Platter – Inspo is available here
  • Fruit platter – Inspo is available here
  • Dips and crackers and whatever you like
  • Mocktails, or cocktails
  • Infused water with citrus fruits
  • Cake / cake of your choice as a centerpiece & eye catcher

Pallets

I actually used pallets as a board. Simply because I wanted it to be a bit shabby chic. A long coffee table also works. Or directly on the floor. But I think the difference in altitude makes the whole thing look so much more.

For 8 people I put 2 pallets next to each other on the short side and another 2 pallets on top. So 4 people could sit on each of the long sides.

Blankets

I found the pallets with a large, white bedspread (found at IKEA – no advertising) and covered the table with them. I put picnic blankets around the pallets as protection from the wet and of course as a base for the white blankets over them. That was a perfect fit. Then I put 8 seat cushions on top. For this I simply grabbed the seat cushions on our corner bench from the living room. You don’t have to buy everything new, just take a look at what you already have at home.

Tea lights + old glasses and macrame cords for the boho feeling

Here you can conjure up a quick boho feeling with just a few steps. Simply cut off about 1m of cord with scissors and glue it around an old jam jar with the hot glue gun. Fix and let dry. Then put a tealight in it and you’re done. I then made 10 pieces. Can also be beautifully reused after the party in the garden or in the apartment.

Pennant chains + garlands

One should never underestimate the decorative effect of pennant chains and garlands. It’s just so simple and yet so effective! I hung 2 long paper pennant chains across the garden and the boho picnic mood seemed almost complete with just that!

Fairy lights – I’ve taken solar powered ones

With fairy lights it is more or less the same as with pennants and garlands. Especially when it gets dark, they really come into their own! An absolute boho must!

Mocktails

What should not be missing at a party: A very special drink! Since I prefer mocktails to alcoholic cocktails, I came up with something very special: A thyme grapefruit mocktail with a sugared rim and thyme syrup that I have boiled down myself. That sounds like a lot of effort at first, but it’s not at all. And that’s why the recipe comes right here, so I don’t have to withhold this great drink from you. You can confidently prepare it and the syrup can also be used up wonderfully in teas and pastries, in case you have made a little too much.

Super Easy Thyme and Grapefruit Mocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 5 mins
 
Course: Cocktail, Drinks, Mocktail
Keywords: cocktail, drinks, Easy, mocktail, non alcoholic, therawberry, vegan
Servings: 8 Glasses
Marie Dorfschmidt – therawberry: therawberry
Ingredients
  • 275 g brown sugar + a little more
  • 250 ml of water = 1 cup
  • 1 large bunch of fresh thyme
  • 2 fresh grapefruits
  • 2 L sparkling water
Instructions
  1. Bring the water and sugar to the boil in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved well. Then reduce the heat.
  2. Wash and roughly chop the thyme. Add to the sugar solution and let it steep for 2-3 hours with the stove switched off.
  3. Press the grapfrutis.
  4. Dipeen 8 glasses upside down in a bowl of water so that the rim is wet. Then put some sugar in a second bowl and dip the glasses upside down in it. So that every glass has a nice sugar rim.
  5. As soon as the syrup is ready, pour it off using a sieve and pour it into a clean glass.
  6. Add 1-2 tablespoons of syrup per glass and pour the grapefruit juice onto the glasses.
  7. Pour on the soda and serve.
  8. The remaining syrup can be kept in a clean, airtight glass in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Also tastes great in tea or for baking in desserts.
  9. Don't forget to #therawberryeats over on instagram and tag me @therawberry if you remake this one. I'd love to see your recreations.

Are you planning your own boho picnic soon? If so, what is the occasion? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions, drop them in the comments. Have a wonderful celebration and a wonderful day.

Eure Marie

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