the perfect road trip, imagine yourself travelling along a beautiful
country road when, suddenly, your passengers become interested in
finding a greasy spoon, a muffin stand, anything to curb their increasing
hunger pangs. Well, it's up to you, the driver, to find a picturesque
location, pull over and serve a trunk lunch. When you surprise them
with this wonderful meal, your passengers will be the best back
seat drivers you could hope for.
you can either enjoy this lunch in your seats in the car, or in
a nice field off the road. In either case pick up a funky table
cover, such as white with black polka dots and spread it out over
the lunch area. Then, pick up some vintage suitcases, preferably
with travel stickers on them, line the insides with a piece of
canvas and use them as lunch boxes.
The idea is
to try to use disposable items, such as colourful plastic cutlery,
plates and paper napkins. For a quick treatment, tie the cutlery
together with inexpensive curly ribbon. As well, you can provide
complementary linen napkins (black with white polkadots), so that
your guests can spread them on their laps as they sit down to
enjoy their lunch.
plate, place wraps wrapped in plastic to keep them fresh and add
a cluster of grapes for a nice presentation. Cold beverages can
be placed inside plastic cups. Fresh fruit is important to have
when you're out for the day, so add some oranges, apples, bananas
and so on. For dessert, present brownies, wrapped in a plastic
wrap with a ribbon treatment. As well, add a handful of mints,
or fresh-fruit candies to each suitcase.
On top of
all the lunch items, place a tiny bouquet of fresh wildflowers
wrapped in soaked paper towel and some aluminum foil. It will
be the first thing your guests see when they pop open their lunch
box and they can also keep it as a souvenir of their wonderful
Close the suitcases and
attach tags to the outside with each guest's name on them. Stack them up in the trunk of the
car and you will see that you have left no stone unturned, (or in this case, no suitcase unpacked!) for this beautiful lunch.