Happy Canada Day!!! When I think of celebrating Canada the things that come to mind are fireworks, BBQ, a good cottage weekend, good food and time spent celebrating with friends and family.
Today I thought I’d share a few links with ideas on what you can do for Canada Day. Style at Home has a Canada Day Party Guide with recipes and entertaining tips. My favorite is the 4 Fabulous Salads – it gives you a few alternatives to traditional BBQ salads that look delish. I can’t wait to try the Chopped Cobb and the Baby Potato Salad with Smokey Mustard.
And for dessert…who doesn’t love cupcakes?? Canadian Living had some cute photos and a recipe for O Canada Cupcakes. Adorable. If you want a quicker version – pick up a box of cake mix in your fav flavour, some white icing and some red food colour and you’re all set. After icing half of the cakes in white, just mix the food colour into the remaining icing to get the shade of red you’re looking for.
Holiday celebrations mean you might not be entertaining but visiting with family and friends. Bringing a holiday-themed hostess gift is a great way to show your appreciation. A few Canada Day suggestions: gourmet BBQ sauce, a nice bottle of local Canadian wine or bottles of craft beer, a set of sparklers and mini-Canadian flags the kids can enjoy during the fireworks or a bunch of red and white flowers. Then – package in a red/white gift bag with tissue and ribbons (the local dollar store is great for picking up these seasonal items for a fraction of the cost). I’ve included some photos of a hostess gift I put together for a friend this weekend – Citronella Candle with Maple Leaf from Canadian Tire and Fearsom Foursome set of hot sauces from HomeSense (our host loves making her own wings).
Enjoy your celebrations!