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.
Set up bar
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.