Recreate the laid-back cottage-y vibe of the cabin at home, no lake required.Read More
Designer Karl Lohnes took on the challenge of drastically making over his ground-floor terrace at his Toronto townhouse. His budget-savvy strategies serve as the ultimate guide for updating your own porch, patio or balcony.Read More
Sending online invitations helps keep track of RSVPs. Sites like Paperless Post will keep your guest list organized, send reminders and have all party information located in one convenient place. We love their selection of stylish and cheeky designs!
The days of slaving away and doing it all on your own are over. Friends are more than happy to contribute to a party. Have your guests pitch in by bringing an appetizer or wine. Looking for food inspiration? Check out these yummy asparagus and ricotta crostini.
As guests arrive, greet them with a signature cocktail like this spiked blueberry lemonade. Then, put guests to work: designate an area as a mix-it-yourself drink station. To be truly Canadian, make sure to set a cooler on the back deck stocked with beer and other cold beverages.
Shopping for party decor has never been easier. You can get almost everything online—from banners to food labels—like these lemonade ones from Wedding Friends.
If you can’t find the décor you want, make it! It can be something as simple as these straw flowers made from cupcake liners. Fold one in half three times, cut a scalloped edge over the top and trim off the tip at the bottom to make a small hole. Open it, slide over the straw and use a hot glue gun to secure in place. Add two more liners and shape them into a flower.
Gardening expert Karen York's tips for making the most of your edible garden.Read More