Thursday, 28 June 2012

Happy Canada Day & 4th of July...

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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