We all love a good picnic, whether it's a cheese sandwich and a flask of coffee on a train journey or lavish spread for two complete with champagne and strawberries in a romantic countryside setting.
And there could be no better excuse to spread out that picnic blanket and indulge in some homemade goodies than the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend.
So what should you pack in your hamper? Paul Hollywood, a judge on the BBC's Great British Bake Off, reckons you can't go far wrong with a good old fashioned salad sandwich.
His tips? Use iceberg lettuce to provide plenty of crunch and make sure your tomatoes are as ripe as possible, whether you're using plum, tiger or cherry.
And when chopping up the cucumbers, the thicker the better for this chef.
"I like them like doorstops," he said. "Slap them in your sandwich with a bit of salad cream or any mayo and Bob's your uncle, you have got the best sandwich on the planet."
Of course you'll probably want to get a little more creative than a salad sandwich, as delicious as they can be. So what else can you include?
Mini pork pies are a perfect picnic treat, especially if you serve them with a dollop of homemade chutney. Quiches also work well in picnics, as do scotch eggs.
Basically, it's all about the finger food. Slice up raw carrots and celery and mix up a variety of dips, from creamy hummus to zingy guacamole, or make mini cocktail stick kebabs made from picked onions, cheese cubes and other party favourites.
Of course you'll need cake too. Throw on a Union Jack cotton apron to get in the Jubilee mood and bake a Victoria sponge or a batch of cupcakes.
And don't forget the drinks. Sales of Pimm's are expected to go through the roof this weekend and it's no surprise, as it's a real summertime favourite. Non alcoholic options include pink lemonade and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Now all you need to do it pack it all into a Queen's Diamond Jubilee canvas bag from Ulster Weavers, hit the park and propose a toast to Her Majesty.