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Canada Day Party BBQ

Canada Day Party BBQ: an easy backyard Make-Your-Own Burger Bar and Free Canada Day Party Printables to insprie your Canada Day celebrations.

Canada Day Party BBQ: an easy backyard Make-Your-Own Burger Bar and Free Canada Day Party Printables to insprie your Canada Day celebrations.

It’s almost Canada Day and since we’ll be able to have small get togethers this year, I thought that a backyard Canada Day Party BBQ would be perfect.  The star of the party is our Make-Your-Own Burger Bar!

build your own burger bar

We picked up everything we need for this Canada Day celebration at Giant Tiger.  I love a one-stop-shop!  We picked up all the food and some great decor there.

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I set everything up in our backyard.  We started out with some fun Canada Day decorations.  Confession time, I’m not a huge fan of the colour red.  But I do love Canada, and you can’t really have a Canada Day party without some red.  In the name of patriotism I did include some, but also lots of black and white and I love how it turned out.

Canada Day Party

Canada Day Party Decorations

I was inspired by these great pillows from the Giant Tiger Canadian Cottage collection -buy them on-line here. These pillows were the inspiration for the Free Canada Day printables we made for the party, that you can download.  I love the black and white.  I set these up in our seating area, so guests could fix themselves a burger and enjoy it here for a relaxed afternoon.

Canada Day Party decorations

Under the pergola I set up our Burger Bar.  Above the table, in the midst of our hanging lanterns, I added some fun Canada Day string lights -find them in-store.  They’re the perfect festive touch.

Canada Day decorations

To decorate the table I started with an amazing cotton throw in black and white that I used as a tablecloth.

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On the table I added some succulents that I found in store to the galvanized server caddy.  And then I popped in a few Canadian flags.

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Canada Day party decorations

I also added some maple tree branches, and fun letter board message.

Canada party decor

On the front of the table we hung our free printable Canada Day banner.  Choose from “True North” and “Happy Canada Day” in black or red.

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We used some dish cloths (find in-store) as the perfect relaxed outdoor napkins.  Holding our cutlery and tied with red and white ribbon they’re looking festive!

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The Food

The star of this party is the Make-Your-Own Burger Bar.  It’s perfect for any easy summer entertaining.  We started out with our burgers, in regular or brioche buns.  The Canada Day picks are the perfect touch.

free Canada Day printables

Canada Day party printables

Canada Party BBQ

We set up a burger bar board of toppings for guests including:

  • bacon
  • fried onions
  • fried mushrooms
  • Swiss cheese
  • havarti cheese
  • American cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • onion
  • dill pickles

burger bar condiments

burger board

And I used the Mason Caddy with Glasses to hold all the condiments for the burgers.  We had:

  • mustard
  • sweet relish
  • hamburger relish
  • ketchup
  • burger sauce
  • hot peppers

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hamburger buffet

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Along with burgers we offered some assorted potato chips for a really relaxed and easy menu.

Canada Day party food ideas


I found some pop shoppe pop at Giant Tiger and thought the red and white striped bottles were perfect for our colour scheme.  We added on some paper straws and our festive Canada Day straw flags that you can download as part of our Free Canada Day collection of printables.  Just print them on your home printer, cut them out and glue them to the straws.

Canada Day party drinks

Canada Day BBQ

Free Canada Day Printables

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free Canada Day party printables

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You might also like our Canada Day Desert Party here.

Canada Day Party -Classic Canadiana party decor, and Canada themed party desserts that are easy to put together make this the perfect way to celebrate!

Also check out Canada Day Chocolate Bark here.

Canada Day Chocolate Bark: a very easy, and delicious Canada Day dessert treat, perfect for any Canadian themed party or celebration.

You might also enjoy Donut Strawberry Shortcake here.

Donut Strawberry Shortcake -the easiest, best Strawberry Shortcake ever! You'll never go back to your old version after trying this one.

This post is sponsored by Giant Tiger.  Thanks for supporting the brands that make Life is a Party possible.  As always, all opinions are my own.  

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