5 Cool Ideas for Canada Day Hosting at Home

July 1st is a home entertaining jem!  Whether you are basking in the sun on a condo balcony or kicking it in the backyard, Canada Day, is an ideal opportunity to host family and friends.  This national holiday is big on patriotism, but should be minimal on hard labour hosting.  We have found some quick hosting ideas that will make your guests feel at home and proud to be Canadian!

Our, Derek MacDonald, was on Global News Morning today to talk about these ideas and more on how to host a standout Canada Day Bash.

 Be The Lazy Gourmet

Here at Boom we love food and some of us even cook (ok, maybe just one of us), but cooking and hosting can sometimes cause a time management problem with you in the kitchen when you should be cracking open a micro beer on the deck.   Canada Day is the perfect occasion to be the lazy gourmet with a grab and go menu that can be picked up from a high quality purveyor like Sunterra and only requires a grill, warm up, or simply put it in your own serving dish.


Red, White, and Floral

Since this celebration is in your home you can go with minimal decor and florals are the perfect touch. To go with the Canada Day theme you could include national colours, native plants and textures and of course some maple leafs.  Designing on the Edge is our go-to for smartly designed themed florals.



Maple Bacon Caesar

Everyone has his or her own variation of the ultimate caesar but adding bacon to it is a no-brainer. We found a quick and simple recipe on Food Network that is sure to please all Canadians.


Poutine Bar

July 1st is about red, white, and causal.  A buffet bar is an laid back approach to late night snack with a poutine bar.  Guests will be encouraged to make their own recipe of french fries, cheese, and gravy, from traditional to straight up wacky guests will enjoy their own creations.

 Possible Poutine Bar Ingredients:

UntitledSweet Treats

Our favourite and luckily local,  Yann Haute Patisserie, is celebrating Canada Day with a special flavoured macron,  Champagne and Fireworks!  The macaron is infused with the flavour of champagne and once you bite in there are fireworks, no really, actual fireworks (pop rocks).


Happy Canada Day to all!