Produced by Ann Marie Favot | Photography by Maya Visnyei
Get inspired with these pretty red and white decor tablescape ideas for a great Canada Day party.
1. Places of honour
It's pretty clear that this summer, all over the country, festive red-and-white decorations will be in high demand. But don't stress—this effortless Canadian flag–inspired place setting is pure DIY. Just gather red maple leaves a few weeks in advance and press them by sandwiching between two pieces of waxed or parchment paper; place in a heavy book until flat and dry. To assemble your Canadian "flag," centre a folded white cloth napkin on top of a red paper or plastic plate and carefully place the pressed leaf on top.
2. Snappy sparklers
A Canadian summer bash just isn't complete without a handful of sparklers at the ready. There's nothing quite like watching little ones spell out their names in the bright light of these fizzy fireworks. Wrap a group of sparklers with red-and-white cotton twine and add a name tag for a pleasing presentation.
3. Crafty candles
Keep the celebration going after the sun sets by nestling simple pillar candles in jars and adorning them with strips of linen, burlap or muslin fabric tied with twine in Canada's colours. Place the lanterns strategically on your table and around your backyard to light up the sky well into the night.