Thursday, July 16, 2015

Canada Day BBQ

I am late posting this since Canada Day was on July 1st however, I wanted to share with you how we chose to celebrate our nation's birthday. Perhaps, it will provide inspiration for my Canadian readers for next year.

Having been very busy the week before, we opted for a low-key, little-fuss celebration and had my parents over for a Canada Day barbeque in our backyard.

I made a pitcher of mojitos and we started with a glass of this refreshing minty beverage.


Pre-dinner conversation was enjoyed out here as we sipped our drinks.
 
 
Of course, I had to have some fun setting a red and white table.   
 
Flags from the Dollar Store in a heart-shaped vase make the perfect decorations.
 
 
I used this white lantern with a red jar candle as the main centerpiece for the table.
 
 
Appropriately themed handkerchiefs (Dollar Store) were used as a runner as well as napkins at each place setting.
 
 
The dish stack consists of a red charger and an alternating layering of red and white dishes from Pier 1.
 
 
 
 
Mr. Delight barbequed the burgers along with a separate dish of mixed scallops and prawns.  I made the potato salad and took a turn at the barbeque while tossing the veggies on the grill. It was such a hot day, I opted to set up the food on the kitchen island and we came in and dished up then took our plates back outside to the table.
 
 
For dessert, I made these strawberry trifle parfaits which were colour coordinated for the occasion.
 
 
These tiny flag picks (Dollar Store) are perfect for adding themed décor to food items.
 
 
After dinner, we went back out to the "comfy chairs" and sat around the fire bowl as evening fell.
 
 
Simple Canada Day décor was added to my flower pots.
 
 
 
 
With just a bit of effort in putting some food on the grill, some simple themed décor and inviting some special guests, we were able to celebrate Canada Day in style.  We have so much to be thankful for living in this great nation.
 
 
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9 comments:

Jenn said...

Everything looks perfect! You've given me some ideas for next year :)

dizzyizzy said...

Oh, my goodness. Everything looks fantastic. You have given me great ideas for my own 4th of July Celebration for next year. We Celebrate our State of Utah on the 24th and you have great ideas for that as well. Thank you so much. I love your red and white!

Linda said...

Scallops and prawns- YUM!

Everything looks so pretty!

Thanks for sharing!

Linda
BestoflongIslandandcentralflorida

Maria C said...

With a backyard this beautiful, I'd come early and stay the entire day! What a treat! I love all your flag touches, especially the tablecloth. Nice! The menu looks fantastic. I like keeping things simple so I don't spend too much time in the kitchen and away from my guests, which is, after all, why I invite people over! Lovely everything!

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The Little Yellow Corner Store said...

Absolutely love your patio and your Canada Day decor. It is so welcoming. I am sure any guests would feel at home and at ease to sit back, relax and enjoy it all. The pop of red and white really makes for a festive celebration! I enjoyed your post very much! Have a great summer.
Marsha
http://thelittleyellowcornerstore.blogspot.com/

Debbie Moore said...

Beautiful post ... and beautiful back deck ... tablescape is very nice! Thanks for sharing.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love this tablescape, and I particularly love that fabric with the Canadian flags. Wonderful!

Amy Lee said...

So many beautiful, creative details! It looks like you had the most perfect celebration!