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Canada Day: Tips for Hosting at your Home

Promised the whole gang a sparkling good time this Canada Day? Here are FOUR tips to ensure everyone at your house has a blast this holiday weekend:

1. Don’t wait. Seriously. You’ve got to plan ahead if you want a smooth and easy day. Clean, prep food, gather supplies, and set up your seating areas (ideally in the shade!) up to a day or two before the party. 

2. Shop early. Head first to places like Dollar Tree and Walmart. At Walmart, hit up the Dollar Spot—you’ll find some patriotic treasures but again, shop early for the best selection. The kid-friendly trifecta? Water guns, glow sticks, and popsicles. 

3. Pay tribute on the porch. Welcome friends and family with Canadian flags, bunting, and red, and white pillows, wreaths, or doormats. Water guns for the adults won't hurt either.

4. Bring the festivities inside. Even if you’re hoping to keep guests outdoors, give a nod to the day indoors with a few decorations. Think bathroom, kitchen, and living room.

Happy Canada Day, friends! Remember, at the end of the day, no matter how the festivities go, today is a day to honor our unique culture and celebrate our country—and that’s something we all can do without any planning ahead at all.

Cindy Grenier, 204-330-2567


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