On July 1st us Canadians will be celebrating Canada Day. People do 1 of 2 things to celebrate the holiday—get drunk and go to outdoor concerts/celebrations, or have backyard BBQs with their family and friends. I’ve gone to those big celebrations in parks or city hall a few times and never really enjoyed myself. I definitely prefer a more quiet get-together.
This is the typical kind of cake that you’ll see at many Canada Day celebrations, a simple cake with strawberries representing the Canadian flag:
For decorations, forgo the dollar store paper flags and plastic tablecloths that can only be used once —instead, buy a red cloth tablecloth and some white cloth napkins to make the event not only more eco-friendly but also a bit more classy.
I like the below take on the red and white theme, which can be easily be done for a backyard BBQ.
Barbeque parties are usually a casual affair, but there’s nothing wrong with dressing to impress. Some casual designer clothes for men or women will do the job if you really want to turn heads at the party.