How to Throw the Perfect Canada Day Party

With Canada Day being only days away, now is the time to start planning for the perfect patriotic bash. Even though last year was Canada’s big 150th celebration, don’t be afraid to go above and beyond when it comes to turning your home into a red and white fiesta. Highlighted below are a list of tips to inspire preparation for the first big event of the summer.

Patriotic Decor Made Stylish

As we know, the color theme for Canada Day are  the ever-so-proud shades of red and white. Try incorporating little hints of celebration by using simple pieces such as hanging a Canada flag off your garden shed, or attach little flags to toothpicks to dress up tasty treats. Who said you can only stick with red and white? Have fun by incorporating Canadian symbols and themed snacks with summer colors, such as bright  throw pillows and patterned  blankets draped over patio furniture.

Create an Outdoor Oasis

Spending time with friends and family during this nation-wide celebration is key. Ensure your guests are comfortable by providing a wide array of seating options throughout your patio/backyard. As the day goes on and the sun begins to descend, don’t forget about great lighting. Appropriate lighting will set the mood as your nighttime festivities commence. Popular backyard lighting that boasts a warm and welcoming ambiance are patio lights strung throughout, and candles in mason jars to brighten up your space. Be sure to set out warm blankets for when the sun goes down, as this vibe will provide your guests with a cozy and enjoyable setting.

Canadian Feast

If there are a couple things Canadians love, it’s traditional baked goods and seafood. Incorporate these famous patriotic staples into your serving plan. Lay out desserts that feature nanaimo bars, one of Vancouver’s favourite dishes, accompanied with butter tarts, which have been around since the time of pioneers. For ideas of main dishes, have a surf-and-turf styled spread, where you can offer lobster rolls topped with a fresh squeeze of lemon, as well as homemade sliders produced with local Canadian beef dressed with a variety of your favourite toppings. Looking to spice things up? Canada’s number one cocktail is a Caesar which is  perfect to enjoy during this summer patriotic celebration. As night approaches, set up a s’mores station where guests can gather around a bonfire and roast marshmallows, and if you’re feeling extra festive, use maple cookies as you create the perfect s’more.

Check out these recipes to bring  the dishes listed above to life at your Canada Day party:

Entertaining Festivities

Looking to create fun, everlasting memories with the people you love? Set up a photobooth using Canada Day-themed props. This will create fun and cherished photos as you snap memories throughout the day. Another daytime activity to get everyone involved in while drumming up a friendly competition is washer toss; this game is sure to create lots of laughs and enjoyment.

We hope these ideas have inspired you to throw your own perfect Canada Day party while enjoying the day celebrating with friends and family. These festivities are sure to start the summer off with a bang. We have so many reasons to celebrate this beautiful nation, as Canada is a wonderful place to live. From rocky mountains to small fishing villages, Canada is immersed in the beauty of nature. Whether it’s the thrill of living in a big city or the serenity of relaxing on a lake, this country has something to offer every lifestyle.