I may alienate a few of our U.S. readers here (and if you’re from elsewhere in our whole big world please drop us a line-we love you too!), but I felt the need to share some Oh Canada love today.
And really, to start this post, may I just say you Americans have the most gorgeous options for 4th of July decorating…I mean really buntings and stars and well, frankly THREE colours!!!
I absolutely adore Canada, true north strong and free, but give a decorator something to work with already?!?!
Honestly do a google search for 4th of July decorating ideas and stylin’ choices abound. Do the same type of search for Canada Day decorating ideas and um, nada. Just cheese-ball, cheap and tacky!
So I thought I’d gather what little I could find to share with you. And perhaps inspire you to come up with some ideas of your own. You game?
First some party ideas…
Or your party could take a total retro vintage feel with some groovy old advertising finds.
DIY art could be created by painting a rough Canada flag on wood boards and using a crackling medium between coats. Further distressing could be added by sanding away the raised areas heavily and the entire surface gently.
No party is complete without some paper goods. If there aren’t any you like at your local party goods shop, try printing your own from this template found on etsy.
Sometimes tweaking other seasonal decor to suit is a fab idea! These Christmas decorations could easily be changed up a little for Canada Day, don’t you think?
So, that was all I could find. What do you think?
Any other great ideas out there? You know, to make a truly stylish Canada Day fete?
For a few more ideas visit this blog.
Updated on June 28, 2012 to include the link to the beautiful dessert buffet table shown above. Thanks to Victoria for the head’s up!