Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Decorate for Canada Day and Get Your Red & White ON!

July 1st is around the corner? Crazy how fast spring went. Why doesn’t winter go by so quickly? July 1 always feels like the kick off to summer. Not only is it Canada’s birthday but it’s also our wedding anniversary. Woot! This year we're celebrating 10 years. What?! That flew by! Our wedding day was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. The weather was perfect, we were so excited, our family and friends we’re beaming, the ceremony was gorg, I loved my dress, Mr. Fix-It looked amazing and the party was rockin! I mean rockin! Goodtimes. We’re heading to San Francisco in the Fall to celebrate our 10 years. Awesome!
Every year I wear my veil out and about. This was us on the dock last year. Crazy lady ;)

To continue the awesome party that we started 10 years ago, we usually have a Canada Day party. Its best when it falls on a weekend but this year it’s a Wednesday. So, we’ve decided to carry it over to the weekend and have it up at the cottage again. Goodtimes!
It was even more goodtimes when a giant box of goodies arrived on my doorstep from Giant Tiger to help kick off the party d├ęcor! It's a #MysteryBoxChallenge

Whether you’re having a big or small get together to celebrate C-day, it’s always fun to pick up a whole bunch of red and white. The more the better! You can always have way too many Christmas decorations but you can’t really have enough Canada day red and white. Celebrate the love! Bring on the patriotism.
This year, I’ve decided to focus on the bar. My dad built this fab outside bar on the deck at the cottage with a mini fridge, speakers…all the fixings. So I decorated it.

The leis on the chairs are a perfect item to give to your guests when they arrive and the wine glasses are plastic so good for outside. 
 Behind the bar you can have all your adult drinks and I filled the glass jug with nice cold water in case you need a little break in between ;) You could also fill it with a fun red juice for the kids or add a bunch of strawberries to reduce the sugar. My kiddies love the novelty of turning on the spout. Regardless of Canada Day party or not, it’s a great item to have outside on the deck for a hydrating hot day.

You can easily do this on a tight budget. The key is to get to the store now because all the good stuff will be gone if you’re too late.
Get your Canada t-shirts on, turn up the music, start a dance party and give ‘er. 
 Happy Birthday Canada!

*Disclosure: everything you see here is from Giant Tiger. They have tons of products to help you celebrate Canada’s bday. You know that I only promote products that I love and want you to know about. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that support this blog.
Happy Canada Day friends!


  1. SO much fun! I love your traditions.

  2. That looks so fun!! Happy Canada Day!

  3. First of all Happy Anniversary! What a lovely story! Secondly what great red and white party items and decorations. Coming from Calgary I have to admit the cowboy hats are my favourite!

  4. We usually go to the celebrations in Ottawa on Canada Day. I like your decorations!

  5. Very cool and we have a lot in common - sort of. My wedding anniversary is the 2nd of July and it's been 9 years and we have a long tradition as well where we go away to celebrate Canada Day on my boat and I decorate that boat up all over in red and white! This year I'm focusing on the dock stuff, just like your bar - thanks for the ideas and I need those red plastic wine glasses!!

  6. My husband and I had our wedding reception at this place. It was absolutely perfect! The manager and his staff from Lincoln park wedding venues were excellent and wonderful to work with. You won't be able to find more for your money.


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