At last, one of the most beloved and popular traditions at UC Davis is back! The 102nd Picnic Day is less than three weeks away, and hundreds of people in and around Davis are gearing up for the big day. This year more than 200 events are scheduled to take place. With so much to do, it’s best to be prepared. What better way to make sure you make the most of your day than to use our Spring Survival Kit?
April showers may be a thing somewhere else, but lucky for us, the forecast predicts sunny skies in Davis on April 17th. With California sunshine like this, you might want to wear a strapless shirt, a tank top or even a bathing suit! That’s where Brappz comes in handy. Brappz are adjustable and detachable straps that can be used to accessorize and add functionality to your favorite clothes. They’re multifunctional, too — they can also be used as shoelaces, bracelets, choker necklaces, and more. Wardrobe malfunctions can be avoided with these brightly colored straps.
Spending the day in the sun with your friends will probably leave you dreaming of the warm summer days that lie ahead. Whether you missed the chance to take another summer abroad program, or still don’t know what you want to do with your vacation, you’ll be thankful for CEA Study Abroad and the travel grant codes in our kit! CEA is a study abroad organization that allows college students to take classes from one of 21 locations in 12 countries around the world, and earn credits while they’re at it. While you’re off traveling the world, visiting popular tourist spots, and shaking hands with new people, the CEA travel hand sanitizer could prevent a cold or the spread of germs.
Now, back to Davis. Picnic Day has an annual fashion show presented by the UC Davis Fashion and Design Society which features garments made by students in the university’s Design department. This year’s show, Zenith, is described as an “explosion of color, creativity, style and flair.” You’ll definitely want to show up to this event with your most glamorous, artsy look, and Milani eyeliners can help you achieve that. These waterproof liquid eyeliners come in classic black as well as bold colors like purple and turquoise. With makeup like this, you might just be mistaken for a model.
Picnic Day also has a Doxie Derby Race, a parade, a Battle of the Marching Bands, a magic show and of course, several off-campus parties. With so much to see and do, the last thing you want to worry about is your health. Her Campus recommends carrying a travel pack of AZO Gummies with you. They help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) — which are common among young college women — and they won’t feel like medicine, because they come in a tasty mixed berry flavor.
If you plan to head downtown after you’ve had your fun on campus, you’ll want to keep your ID and some money on hand. That’s easy to do with the Vera Bradley Zip ID Case! It keeps your ID on display so you won’t have to worry about misplacing it, and it has just enough room for a wad of cash, your credit cards, or some coins. Should you need to carry more items with you, Her Campus also has a large Vera Bradley tote bag to stash your stuff in!
Still, just because you’ll remember to bring money in your adorable Vera Bradley coin purse, that doesn’t mean everyone in your party will. We recommend downloading Circle Pay, a social payment app that allows you to send and receive money with just an e-mail address or phone number. You can get money from friends that forgot to bring cash, divide party costs, or even use the app to collect sorority and club dues. If you use our QR code, Circle Pay will drop $10 into your account!
Picnic Day festivities last all day, and by the end of the event you’ll probably want to wind down with a long, hot shower. Revamp your shower routine with the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and Shampoo. Soften your hair with the conditioner, and then follow with the shampoo to take off all the weight. You’ll feel like you just left the salon. But really, you’ll head to straight to bed, after you just had your best Picnic Day ever!
You can win some of these incredibly useful survival kit items by following us on Instagram and entering our giveaway. Make sure to check our IG account on Sunday to see the post for instructions.