Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party

 

We're heading into Canada Day long weekend!

I'm not sure what the weather looks like in your neck of the woods, but it's forecasted to be pretty rainy here in Calgary. Sounds like staying in and hosting a few friends may be the perfect plan. But as they say, wait 10 minutes and the weather will change. So here's hoping the pattern shifts and the sun comes out! 

Regardless, I hope you have a chance to enjoy time with family and friends this weekend celebrating the amazing country we call home. 

Last year we had a spontaneous get together with friends. We embraced a red and white theme and created a patriotic theme with food and decor in a quick, easy and super fun way. 

Here are a few tips for throwing a last minute Canada Day party using items you probably have kicking around your house: 

How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs
How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs

White cloth napkins wrapped with red ribbon are an easy way to make a statement. Pair them with rattan chargers and everyday white or eco-friendly bamboo plates for a natural feel.

How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs
How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs

Pick up a bag of Old Dutch red and white tortilla chips and serve with salsa. Serve in red dishes to complete the look! For fun, we included Playmobil animals to adorn the charcuterie board and add some Canadiana flavour. 

How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs

We served a spinach, feta and strawberry salad (above) as well as alternating grape tomato and bocconcini skewers drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction (below). So yummy!!

How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs

Serve beverages such as cranberry juice or a pretty cocktail that celebrates the day. 

How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs

Red roses in a white vase. Yes please! 

How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs

Craft paper is a staple product in my house as it comes in handy often. In this case, we used it as a table runner and painted Canadian flags to dress up the table.

How to Throw a Last Minute Canada Day Party, Calgary Interior Designer, Nyla Free Designs

With basic table setting items it's easy to add the supporting elements to make your decor stand out and the best part?, most of these were found in the grocery store. All it takes is a little time and creativity! Take the stress out of a last minute get together and embrace the simplicities of red and white to celebrate our great nation. You'll be sure to impress with an inexpensive and design savvy gathering that is sure to wow your guests.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

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