Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching! If there’s any year to throw a Canada Day celebration for your friends and family–this is the year.
Planning the perfect backyard Canada Day celebration doesn’t have to be hard. I’ve come up with a couple of easy and fun ideas to make your party a success.
I think it would be really fun to throw a potluck with a dish representing the different regions of Canada. Here’s some of the things I would make for my fantasy-Canada-Day-potluck.
Province by Province Canada Day Menu Ideas
This list is by no means comprehensive, and there is some overlap between provinces and regions. I’d love to know your suggestions!!
Go beyond the stereotypical aboriginal food and check out this article about how many foods actually come from aboriginal roots.
- Salmon Jerky
- Nanaimo bars
- Roll Kuchen
- Saskatoon Berry Pie
- Chickpeas and lentils
- Pierogi (Actually a Ukrainian food, but we’ve adopted it as our own.)
- Flapper Pie
- Bumbleberry Pie (a mixture of blueberries, rhubarb, raspberries, or strawberries).
- Blueberry Grunt
- Nova Scotian Donair
- Hodge Podge, a stew with baby potatoes, fresh peas and beans, and carrots.
- Lobster rolls
- Cows brand ice cream
- Sourdough bread Yukon residents love it so much they have a whole festival devoted to sourdough bread.
- Check out Chatelaine Magazine’s Yukon inspired dinner menu
- Arctic Char
- Gourm(eh)? has an excellent list of Northwest Territories goodies, from cranberry sauce to whitefish stirfry, you’re sure to find something excellent!
- Caribou stew
- Arctic Char
- Nunavut has a local Facebook Recipe Sharing Group. It doesn’t get more authentic than that!
You’ll also want to check out these adorable Inukshuk appetizers by Corinna Johnson
Need even more ideas? Check out this list of 35 Canadian foods by Jennifer at Ricotta and Radishes. You can’t go wrong with Kraft Dinner or ketchup chips!
Or be lazy and bring a box of Timbits and coffee. No one will complain.
We kept the decor super simple by sticking to a red and white theme. I picked up the flags and dishes at the dollar store. For the craftier among us, here are 25 Canada Day Inspired DIY’s from Rebecca at Simple As That Blog.
Keep the kiddos entertained with bubbles, a splash pool, sidewalk chalk, a sandbox, and a few outdoor toys.
You really don’t need a lot of stuff for kids to have fun. All we had was bubbles, balls, and a few toys and no one was bored.
If you want to go all out, try these fun backyard game ideas from the blog DIY and Crafts.
Need a Canadian playlist? Check out this one to get your party rocking.
Wherever and however you celebrate this July 1st. . .Happy Canada Day!
What are your plans for Canada Day? Or for our American friends, what are your plans this Independence Day?
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