Planning a Celebration always seems to revolve around food. It’s one of those things that we just can’t do without. Your Canada Day Party needs great food to feed your guests. Whether you choose to keep it simple or go really fancy, be sure to plan ahead anddont be afraid to ask your guests to contribute. I encourage you to check out my Pinterest board for Canada Day as there are lots of great ideas and pictures there for a knock out Canada Day Celebration. If you aren’t on Pinterest and would like an invitation so you can get on right away, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4: FOOD
You’ve got your notebook in hand, a vision of what you want (and maybe you’ve been scouting ideas online since yesterday) and everyone is invited. Now it’s time to get down to the eating. This is a part I really enjoy since it involves lots of brainstorming. While I don’t supply all the food for our Canada Day Party, I do put out a spread of my own so that there is plenty waiting when people arrive.
Take a look at your vision – what kind of food goes best with it? Do you want finger foods, desserts, a full meal, Barbeque, sandwiches or ???.
Here are a few quick ideas:
Have everyone bring finger foods both hot and cold. They could include items such as
- crockpot meatballs in sauce with a dish of toothpicks for eating
- cheese and crackers
- shrimp – wrapped in bacon or a cold shrimp ring with sauce
- texas dip
- spinach dip
- fruit plate – with our without a chocolate fondue for dipping
- veggie plate
- crab cakes
- little filled hot pastries (easy if you buy frozen!)
- chips/pretzels/ crunchie treats
- stuffed jalepenos
- lemon meringue pie
- blueberry pie
- apple pie
- chocolate cake
- black forest cake
- strawberry shortcake (perfect colour!)
- mini cupcakes
- ice cream – different flavours with syrup and assorted sprinkles and toppings
- fruit with chocolate sauce
- blueberries and cream
- any kind of dessert bar – i.e. nanaimo bars, brownies
- any pie or cake could be in single serving sizes, too!
- hamburgers/ cheeseburgers
- corn on the cob
- veggie plate
- fruit plate
- chips and dip
- assorted buns and breads
- deli meat
- sliced roast beef
- sliced roast chicken
- assorted cheeses
- lettuce, tomato, red onion, peppers, sprouts, pickles etc
- condiment bar (mayos, butter)
Hungry yet? The possibilities are endless and you can choose what works with your budget and whether or not you’ll be doing a potluck.
Don’t forget to add in drinks! Things like cold pop, juice, lemonade and water, alcoholic beverages if you choose and hot drinks like tea, coffee and hot chocolate for later in the evening work great. If you are adventurous go for different punches or sangria.
This time around we are all about the Red Solo Cups this year thanks to Toby Keith (check out the video) We’re supplying the sharpies 🙂 Our Canada Day Party just had to have the red and white.
This is a part of a series on celebrating Canada Day: