Category: Entertaining & Events

Kid-Friendly Backyard Picnic Ideas | Spectacular Summer Blog Hop #11

Kid-Friendly Backyard Cookout Picnic

Today’s Spectacular Summer Blog Hop post is over at Crafting a Family, where Susan has put together SIX fantastic ideas and recipes for putting together a charming backyard campout-themed kids’ picnic. She really thought of everything, including pitching a cozy tent and some camping-turned-picnic food, and she compiled it all into a handy printable mini e-book. If you have young cousins or grandchildren coming to stay this summer, I think you need to head on over and see her ideas! Or maybe you’re a teacher like me, and are looking for some ways to keep your kids occupied while everyone’s at home over the summer break? I’ll be pinning Susan’s post for use a few years from now with our little girl. 

Kid-Friendly Backyard Cookout Picnic

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Canada Day Celebrations on the Deck | A Year of Feasting

Canada Day Celebration BBQ - Collaboration with Giant Tiger - by

Canada is turning 150 years old on July 1st, and in honour of the big day, a group of Canadian bloggers has put together a series of Canada Day celebrations to inspire you! As part of our Year of Feasting blog hop, We’re sharing our ideas and recipes for pulling together a fabulous and festive Canada Day gathering, whether you’re expecting 150 guests or five. 

Giant Tiger has been generous enough to sponsor our summer edition of the Year of Feasting series, and we are thrilled to be incorporating some budget-friendly Canada Day inspiration and decor into our festivities. 

Canada Day Celebrations BBQ - Collaboration with Giant Tiger - by

This post was sponsored in large part by Giant Tiger. It also features fabric sponsored by Milkshakes n Shunshine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Flourish & Knot possible. For more information, please see my Policies page.

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DIY Patriotic Banner | Spectacular Summer Blog Hop #3

I hope you enjoyed last week’s first two posts in the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop series! Leslie’s charming summer party printables are on my to-print list, and Hey Fitzy’s crunchy granola recipe may just get a try in this house. Today we’re back, and Dazzle While Frazzled is sharing a simple DIY patriotic banner that my American readers will be sure to love for their upcoming Fourth of July parties! Never fear if you are a reader from elsewhere, because this idea could definitely be used for ANY national holiday by switching up the colours. 🙂 (I may just snag it for our big Canada 150 celebrations this July!)

DIY Patriotic Banner

I have to apologize for the lack of an official Flourish & Knot post last week: I was running like a chicken with my head cut off (there’s an image for you…) helping to get everything ready for my friend’s wedding. Well, it was all worth it because the wedding went beautifully and it was a marvellous weekend. I’ll have a new project for you later this week, once I’ve gotten some sleep! 😉

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