Formerly, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in which the members partake of a collation or repast (usually in the open air, and from food carried by themselves).
To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.
My first real kiss came when I was 10, and it was in an acting class. I had to do a scene from a movie where someone gets kissed under a tree, and I did not want to do it! But my acting partner wanted me to feel comfortable, so he bought a picnic basket with all these snacks. He made such an effort - and it was cute. Vanessa Hudgens
The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic. Barry Eichengreen
Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don't mind going through a little bush to get there! Minnie Pearl
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. Tom Stoppard