Gingham Picnic Theme Ideas

Gingham Picnic
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted June 19, 2014

Spiritual Application

Ants always find their way to picnics, so they make a great Bible focus using Proverbs 6:6 "...Consider her ways..."

A Picnic Theme.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:   Proverbs 6:6

There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer.  Proverbs 30:24,25

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Don't Step on that Ant! by Julia

Ants Devotional Starters

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Gingham Picnic

Go to the Ant!
Consider the Little Things
Wisdom in Summer
Every Day's a Picnic
Summer Gathering
Teddy Bear Picnic (For Mothers with young Daughters)
Let's Picnic!
Picnic in the Park
Pack Your Own Picnic


Color:  any

Decorate with gingham.

It's a picnic!  You don't need any or very few decorations.

Bring out your style with how you prepare and set out your food.

Gingham tablecloths Simple arrangements such as wildflowers or daisies.

Mason Jars or Recycled cans to hold flowers.


Do a photo scavenger hunt with cell phones.




Use a jar full of beans and see who can guess the closest count.

Icebreaker Index


A picnic is really one of those times you don't need a favor but if you must, maybe a summer item.

Homemade jam with gingham fabric over lid


See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Summer Items

Summer game such as a set of horseshoes, Badminton , etc.  

Gift basket lined with gingham

Fill with sunglasses, a good book, small quilt or blanket (for sitting on of course), drink bottle, etc. 

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

  If you have kids attend, have a watermelon seed spitting contest for them.

Have a large basket full of small quilts or blankets for people to sit on.

Items to take to a picnic:





Paper Towels or a Couple Small Hand Towels

Sports Equipment - especially if you have kids attending (balls, bad·min·ton, baseball bats and gloves, jump ropes, Frisbees)

Band aids

Large Trash Bag (for clean up)

Camera (to make a memory!)

Food and Serving

Watermelon or any fresh fruit




Hospitality in Women's Ministry

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See my Gingham and Picnic Theme Pinterest board for more ideas!

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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