Picnic invitations are perfect for inviting guests to an outdoor gathering where people may bring their foods and enjoy the open air. Picnics are generally casual, as they are hosted outside. A summer picnic is perfect for enticing guests to mingle while enjoying some leisure time with family, friends, or co-workers. If you are hosting a summer picnic, you will find that the planning is stress free. The word 'picnic' is derived from France. The French translation of this word is 'pique-nique'. In Europe, 'pique-nique' means 'potluck'. And 'potluck' means the collaboration of guests where the invitees are asked to bring a dish of food to contribute to the affair. You may assign the dish directly onto the picnic invitations so that the variety of foods is plentiful. When the guests arrive, the foods may be displayed on table tops for everyone to enjoy alfresco style! Or you may simply request to have each group bring their own picnic baskets to share amongst themselves. Either way, having the guests contribute to the food makes hosting a picnic easy to plan, or as they say, a picnic in the park!