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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Canada Day & 4th of July...

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Here in Canada, we are getting ready for the best long weekend of the Summer.....Canada Day Weekend.
Canada Day falls on Sunday this year, so most people also have Monday off, which makes for a great weekend of fun.
I did my running around & organizing today for a Canada Day BBQ we are hosting at our house on Sunday for some friends.
I get this habit from my Mother...who always plans for parties DAYS in advance!
We like to entertain in a very casual way...with a buffet table laid out, so people are free to eat & relax where they wish!

This morning while I was out,  I grabbed some things to make a bowl for the kids....some glow sticks, tattoos, a frisbee and a ball.
We will likely play BOCCE ball on the lawn as well because everyone can play this game.
And then we will enjoy the fireworks put on by our City later in the evening.
 I also found these great red baskets for the kids' food, along with red cups and old-fashioned striped candy sticks.
The baskets, which will be lined with waxed paper, are easy for kids to handle.
 For the adults, I have glass plates and mason jars ready to go.
 I  wrapped the silverware in red gingham napkins{found at The Bay} and tied with twine
I LOVE red gingham!
 I found the grocery store full of things to make a sweet plate if you don't have time or desire to make anything.
I bought sugar cookies and chocolate glazed donuts.
I added maple leaf sprinkles to the donuts and placed them in cupcake liners.
I also plan to make strawberry shortcake, but not everyone likes strawberry shortcake, so I like to offer some other things as well.
 With these things out of the way, I just have to organize the main course and some salads for Sunday.
Happy Canada Day weekend to all of my Canadian Friends!!
And Happy 4th of July to my American Friends!

But no matter where you live, or what you celebrate, I hope your weekend is WONDERFUL!

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allisamazing said...

Looks like fun! We always have a lot of festivities here as well since our town also holds their Heritage Days over the July 1st weekend. Happy Canada Day!

Patricia Purcell said...

I wish I could be that organized! I like your idea for the kids' bowl of goodies!

Kristin said...

Love your spread! And Happy Canada Day!

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful and love the platter of goodies.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like you're all set, Angie! Happy Canada Day!

Rustown Mom said...

Thanks! No idea how we are celebrating Independance Day, other than I am OFF. Yeah, go me! Wish I didn't live so far away from Canada. I love Texas, but it's so hot here! The A/C runs 24/7 and our 100 degree days have just started...bleh. happy Canada Day! (:

Land family said...

Looks very fun and festive! We won't get to celebrate July 4th her because my daughters will be competing in North American Irish Dance Championships! :/

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow! You guys are going to be partying hearty!!! Happy Canada Day to you and yours!!! Enjoy! P.S. - I LOVE those red gingham napkins!!!

Bronwyn said...

Hey! This is going to be one great Canada Day party! So much red and can one not feel patriotic!? I bought some of those leaf cookies today. I am not sure they will last until Sunday though!

Jenn Lifford said...

Happy Canada Day!! Love your display - I'm sure it will be a fabulous party! Bring on the red and white!
Jenn :)

Patricia Purcell said...

I nominated you for The Sunshine Award. Check it out at

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Once again, I beg you. Adopt ME. I never get this organized or have a 'theme' like you do -- you inspire me! Because the 4th falls on Wednesday, we're not planning anything as we all have to work the day before and after. Sounds like you'll have a perfect weekend - Happy Canada Day!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Love those gingham napkins and love Canada!!
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

CAS said...

Happy Canada Day, Angie! Everything looks so fun & festive and yummy, too!

Leslie said...

Happy Canada day!

Kats Confessions said...

Looks great! What time should I be there? LOL! Happy Canadan Day! Thanks for linking up!

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Oh, Angie! I want to come to a party at your house! You have such wonderful ideas for how to make everything so festive on a budget :) I hope you have fantastic weather for your party!

Happy Canada Day!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Love those festive napkins! Thanks for taking part in TGCBB'!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Love those festive napkins! Thanks for taking part in TGCBB'!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love all your reds especially the napkins. Have a wonderful holiday.

Positively Pampered Patty said...

So beautiful! Don't we have nice colors for our country? So when can I come over? :) Thanks for joining us this year for #TGCBB

AshTreeCottage said...

Such a happy and cheerful table! I have a pink bike just like yours with a wicker basket too. I am now your newest follower.

Susan and Bentley

Mama Jodi said...

What a cool display. I love everything you've done with it.

Happy Chinadoll said...

I love it! Very pretty. We dont do much on Canada's Day. Sometimes we just go out strawberry picking to celebrate.

Christine said...

Happy Canada Day my sweet Angie!! (Did you enter the Canada Day giveaway on my blog?)

LOVE everything!!! We had a fabulous Canada Day too!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Don't forget to swing by this evening.. I can't wait to see what you link up! :)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

What a great party! Now I kinda want to throw a Canada Day party...even though I'm not Canadian!

Nancy said...

Wow, great spread, love the ideas. You should be a party planner.

Liann said...

Nice to see Canada Day stuff amongst so much 4th of July, thanks :)

חתולי8 said...

maybe this post... no, this blog will make me plan in advance :)
i realy love your blog and happy with every new post!
happy holiday!
Lior :)

How2home said...

this looks great!

The Tablescaper said...

Happy Canada Day!

- The Tablescaper

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Love your sweetly festive arrangements. Beautiful!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love the red and white! Very festive!
Hope you had an awesome Canada day :)
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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