EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS EXTRA SPECIAL

Planning a blowout bash to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday? Turn your party into an event that everyone’s talking about with these recipes, games and décor!

 

1. DIY CONFETTI POPPERS

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It’s Canada’s sesquicentennial this year, and if a birthday like this doesn’t call for confetti, we don’t know what does. These DIY confetti poppers are easy to make (get the kids to help you on the next rainy afternoon?) and will be a fun surprise for guests at your bash.

 

2. CANADA’S COCKTAIL

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Image: Jillian Harris

Canadians sure love their caesars (it’s one of the top selling cocktails across Canada) and Jillian Harris’s recipe, made with Clamato juice, takes things to the next level with garnishes including celery salt, lime wedges, pickled asparagus, peperoncino and cheese!

 

3. CANADA DAY MAPLE BACON WHISKEY ICE CREAM

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Image: Jillian Harris

Sure, you can pick up a few pints of your favourite ice cream in the frozen aisle at the grocery store but this ice cream, made with quintessential Canadian ingredients, maple syrup and bacon, will be well worth your effort.

4. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

Boasting Canada’s signature colours, this showstopping strawberry shortcake also makes a failproof dessert option. It’s light, it’s refreshing, it’s classic, and it’s sure to be loved by all.

5. SEVEN DIY OUTDOOR YARD GAMES

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Games aren’t just for kids — let the adults play too with these seven DIY outdoor yard games. Eden of Sugar and Charm has rounded up a fun selection of options for you to choose from.

 

6. DIY GIANT EMBROIDERY PICNIC BLANKET

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Make a DIY picnic blanket, and move your celebrations to a local park for low-key alfresco dining.

 

7 SUMMER CROSTINI BAR

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Image: Craftberry Bush

Burgers and hot dogs are typical Canada Day party fare but we love the idea of a summer crostini bar. Relatively easy to put together, the options and combinations are endless. Simply fill your bar with all your favourite dips, sauces and spreads, and let your guests build their ideal crostini.

8 DIY SUMMER SNACK TRAYS

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How adorable are these paper snack trays? Kick your barbecue style up a notch with this easy DIY that’ll add some serious style to your gathering. You’ll never want to use boring paper plates again.

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