Start with a trip to the dollar store to pick up simple decorations, plastic cups, and sparklers. If you poke a hole in a plastic cup, you can protect little fingers from the heat of the sparkler.
You'll also want to stock up Canada Day t-shirts. Anything red and white will do!
Finally... supplies for a Canada Day BBQ are a must!
Of course, I am hoping for a sunny day, but in case it rains or we need a little time to wind down and relax, I'll pack everything we need for a movie a night.
In keeping with the Canada Day theme, we'll likely be streaming some Canadian Netflix content.
Here are a few of my favorites:
For the family (filmed in Vancouver) - Diary of a Wimpy Kid. This is a favorite with my boys, and my husband and I think it is funny too.
For the kids (produced by a Canadian studio) - Super Why. My boys loved this when they were little, and it's educational too.
For the grown ups in the mood for romance (starring a wonderful Canadian actress) - About Time. Who doesn't love a romantic comedy?
For the grownups in the mood to laugh (starring some terrific Canadian comedians) - Arrested Development. It's always good for a laugh.
However you decide to celebrate, I hope you have a fantastic Canada Day filled with BBQs, community events, fireworks, family, and Canadian pride!
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
Disclosure: I receive compensation as part of my affiliation with Netflix.... however (as always) the opinions on this blog are my own.