America’s neighbor to the north is celebrating their birthday Canada Day on July 1st. And it marks the 146th anniversary, when four British North American provinces joined to create a new federation called Canada. And the biggest birthday party the nation has ever seen happens in the country’s capital Ottawa. And Ottawa isn’t the only location that is celebrating. Everywhere you go in Canada this weekend the country will be celebrating its heritage and birthday, something folks look forward to year after year.
A Canada Day party, big or small, is a great way to celebrate with family and friends this special birthday. Like any successful party a Canada Day party should fit your budget, timetable and style.
Decorating for a Happy Canada Day Party!
Once you have a plan in place then it’s time to think about what you’re going to do about decorating. This is the perfect opportunity to let your patriotism shine through. If you’re a fan of red and white, the colors of the Canadian flag, then you’ll love decorating for Canada Day. Because this holiday is all about setting the theme with good old red and white and Canada Day is not only a fun but easy holiday to decorate for. And almost anything goes. So take a trip to the dollar or party store and set the space and tone for a fun celebration with inexpensive red & white patriotic decorations; flags, tableware, balloons, and streamers. And don’t forget about homemade decorations, take stock of what you have on hand and put it to use, it’s a good way to keep on budget, save money and get everyone involved.
Happy Canada Day Party, Time to Eat and Drink!
Every year on July 1st, Canadians get together to celebrate the birthday of their majestic country. And no great party is complete without great food. Canada Day is all about keeping things, especially the food, easy breezy. Nothing overly elaborate here, it’s all about making a delicious menu that is uncomplicated, welcoming and enjoyable. Some say the best kind of party are the ones where the hosts aren’t stuck in the kitchen, so choose a menu that is stress-free and easy to put together. Get that barbeque going with some timeless favs like burgers, hot dogs, ribs or kebobs and add some side like cole slaw and potato salad for a picture-perfect afternoon celebration. And if barbeque is not your thing then dish up some effortless finger foods, appetizers, sandwiches and nibbles.
Okay I’m just going ahead and to say it, a party’s not a party without some delicious drinks. In keeping with the theme serve as many, there more than you think, red and white drinks as possible. And be sure to have a selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices available. Start the party off with a Bloody Caesar, its red and similar to a Bloody Mary and invented in Canada by a Canadian. We Canadians love beer so it’s not a Canada Day party without beer, so stock up with lots of kinds. All yummy food and beverages to salute the birthday of a great country!
Happy Canada Day Party Fun!
When it comes to Canada Day Party fun everything depends on the crowd. Some want a more laid back experience while others are totally into activities. First and foremost create a great Canada Day playlist with happy, enthusiastic and yes Canadian music. It the perfect opportunity to show off your Canadian pride. By coordinating red and white games you can test guests Canada Day understanding by organizing a trivia game. Or what about arranging a Canada board outlining Canadian’s that have made an impact on the world. It is a great way to get guests enjoying each other and the celebration. And don’t forget about fireworks, every city has them check on line to find out where there happening in your area
If you’re Canadian, a Canada Day party is the perfect way to display your patriotism and pride. Enjoy family and friends, great food and drinks and a whole bunch of red and white fun! Wishing a very happy Canada Day to our friends in the north.