Happy 150th birthday, Canada! With our country’s big birthday just around the corner, many Canadians are looking for ways to celebrate. This is the perfect excuse to gather with close friends and family, and host the perfect Canada Day party. Unsure of where to start? See below for some tips and tricks to ensure an unforgettable celebration.
Party decorations are essential to an event like this as they really have the potential to set the mood. Be sure to stock up on anything that is red, white, or has a Canadian flag. Looking to go a little further? Look for things that symbolize our country, and all that it is known for. Things like hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, or beavers etc. You don’t need to break the bank with all of this paraphernalia, as it is all available at Walmart, Dollar Stores, or your local party store.
Food & Drinks
Looking to impress your guests at the party? Instead of displaying the typical red and white themed food trays that typically go hand in hand with Canada Day parties, look to serve Canadian delicacies. Poutine, maple flavoured treats, Nanaimo bars, peameal bacon, butter tarts, Beaver Tails, and ketchup chips, are all well-known Canadian foods. Don’t want the stress of buying or preparing all this? Ask your guests to bring along their favorite Canadian foods, as most are more than willing to contribute in any way possible. As far as the drinks go, be sure to serve strictly Canadian beer and wine.
Looking to entertain your guests? Play a game of Canadian trivia and see who really knows Canada the most. Sparklers are an inevitable hit when it comes to the kids and adults too, so make sure to incorporate those into the festivities. Finally, what is Canada Day without fireworks? By ending the night with fireworks, you leave the party off on a festive and high note.
I think we all know that a party isn’t quite a party without some good music. Canada has an abundance of great artists from the past and present that can really add to the fun. Create a patriotic playlist including songs from Shania Twain, Celine Dion, The Tragically Hip, Michael Buble, Bryan Adams, and many, many more.