10 Ideas for Canada Day and July 4th

Homemade Frontier is equal parts patriotic Canadian and patriotic American. And as such we aim to celebrate each and every holiday regardless of which side of the border it falls on.

What we are saying is – more parties!

Canada and the United States celebrate their birthday’s in the same week and even have coordinating colour/color schemes. Really we are great party neighbours.

Let’s get our red and white and red, white and blue on with some great celebration ideas. Nearly all of these ideas can be adapted to suit either holiday.

To be fair we are presenting these ideas chronologically.

Canada Day crafts

From Momstown.ca comes Canadian flag painted rocks. If you are lucky enough to be celebrating at the beach bring along the paint and search out the prettiest rocks.

Canada day food

We are pancake lovers at my house. Ask either of my kids what they would like to eat and they will answer pancakes, or noodles. It would be super fun to wake up Canada Day morning to red and white pancakes. This recipe, and picture, is from I am Baker.

Canada Day crafts

I love this idea for Canada Day t-shirts from the Workman Family and not only because I have a stash of fabric paint. While I am huge fan of a Maple leaf, I am a bigger fan of painted hand prints.

Canada day crafts

For a simpler idea try painting your hand print Canadian flag on paper. The paper version is from Sara at Kids in the Capital. No one knows Canada Day better than Kids in the Capital.

Canada Day dessert

These festive red and white striped jell-o cups from Mommy B Knows Best are fun for kids young and old. The white layer is sweetened condensed milk and gelatin, yum.

Canada day popsicles

Nothing better than a homemade popsicle on a hot day. These strawberry yoghurt popsicles from Inspired Edibles would be a great addition to any national holiday.


If you’re pressed for time, Jamielyn at I Heart Naptime  has a printable for these great little snap, crackle, pop pinwheels.

These confetti filled pop rockets from Alphamom are even more fun than real firecrackers, if you ask us.  Maybe fill them with birdseed and pop them outside – no clean up!candles

A great way to use up fabric scraps and set a festive table, Today’s Creative Blog offers a how-to for these Fouth of July candles.

july 4th strawberry

This simple idea from the Sisters Cafe made us wish our countries had some brown in the flag so this could be chocolate. Until we realized, that is white chocolate! Not yogurt!

If you’re looking for something delicious and impressive, try this berry topped white balsamic custard tart from 17 and Baking. Elissa is 19 now, but that’s still pretty darn impressive. We don’t like to think about what we were doing at nineteen.

So there you have it, 10 ways to celebrate next week. Which one are you itching to try?


  1. Love this round-up! Our mom is from Canada, so we appreciate the Canada Day stuff, too. I especially loved those t-shirts with the hand print for the maple leaf. Too cute. Glad you liked the strawberries, too. They are so fun to make.

    • Kristin Glasbergen says:

      I’m a big fan of the t-shirts too. Though I think we will start with the rocks this year.
      Have a great holiday.

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