Quick and Easy Ideas for a Stylish 4th of July Rehearsal Dinner

4th of July Rehearsal Dinner

Another holiday seems to be sneaking up on all of us: the 4th of July! And if you’ll be having that patriotic theme for your wedding rehearsal dinner, we figured that quick and easy food and decorating ideas would be more than welcome. So here are 8 great finds that are sure to bring festive color and a yummy menu to your pre-wedding gathering with minimal effort, fuss, and expense!

Plan a Fun Night with Pleasant Surprises!

4th of July Rehearsal Dinner decorations, food, desserts, drinks

Start with a casual picnic-style table setting arranged with simple elements on a nude tablecloth topped with navy blue napkins and red plate chargers ! Then, for a fittingly scrumptious spread—that’s also a breeze to serve—try a boxed meal of grilled ribs, corn on the cob, fries, fruit bites, and an ice cold drink. Have other goodies laid out for guests to serve themselves: bowls of fresh raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries, the cutest lattice-top mini pies, refreshing popsicles in favorite summer flavors, and for a ‘grown up’ beverage, white wine sangria with red and blue berries tossed in! Finally, end the evening with a pretty celebration cake!

red ring pop

Then, as everyone lights up the sparklers to round up the July 4th festivities, hand out fun ring pops as favors symbolizing your upcoming nuptials, of course!


  1. boxed picnic meal via Bird’s Party
  2. sangria via Tasty Trials
  3. mini pies via Babble
  4. popsicles via Fresh Home Ideas
  5. bowls of berries via A Rosy Note
  6. July 4th table setting via Elizabeth Anne Designs
  7. celebration cake via Pinterest
  8. ring pop via Lisa Storms


  1. loving these patriotic party ideas!

  2. Thanks! It was so much fun sifting through all the creative and festive inspiration. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  3. Laura (Frustrated Bride 2015)

    I am getting married on July 4th. It’s on a tight budget and would really like to have a reception that is more casual which is why this inspiration board looks very appealing to me. Here is the problem: my future MIL thinks that this idea is too informal and she wants something a little bit more elegant than what I have in mind. What do you guys think?

  4. Hi Laura! We can understand your future MIL’s concerns, since not everyone is into the newer trends of casual weddings. Maybe you can ‘meet halfway’?

    The bright red-white-blue of July 4th does tend to make an event seem like a summer bbq or picnic. So create a more elegant look with all-white table linens accented with touches of red (single carnations in slim vases, little dishes of red candies on each plate) and navy blue (napkin rings, place cards, menu cards). That way, you can still keep costs down, but please your MIL too! 🙂

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