You’ve got to be pretty die-hard Dodgers fans for this one. But why not, right? Having your wedding rehearsal dinner themed after the Los Angeles baseball team would be a really fun way for the bridal party to unwind before the Big Day. So go for it with some great decorating and food ideas that we found, as well as favor ideas that are both nifty and nostalgic. You’ll hit it out of the park! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Dodgers-themed Decorating & Dining Ideas
With baseball merchandising being such a huge industry, finding products and even food items with a Dodgers motif isn’t all that difficult. Just do some creative searching, as we did here, and you’ll be thrilled with what you find!
Pitch the opening ball for your wedding rehearsal dinner with a personalized baseball-shaped invitation (1). Knowing you as well as they do, your wedding party members will find it the perfect theme for you!
At the event itself, have table settings laid out with “Dodger blue” tablecloths and creative centerpieces assembled from baseball bats and Dodger caps (2). Then, treat everyone to a sumptuous spread inspired by these Dodger Stadium World Series food specials (3) – everything from ribs, wagyu beef burgers, smoked chicken, lobster rolls, shrimp shooters, hotdogs, and vegan noodles to fries, nachos, sundaes, churros, and special blue cocktails! (Don’t worry, you can choose just a few from this selection.)
A Dodgers-inspired cake (5), of course, will celebrate the “Go Blue!” spirit, while cupcakes decorated with Dodgers toppers (4) will sweeten the occasion even more. You can also serve ice cream sundaes in mini Dodgers helmets or have guests help themselves to a churros station or nachos bar.
Amidst all the baseball merriment, though, don’t forget the reason for the gathering. Have custom-labeled Dodgers Syrah and Chardonnay wines (6) on hand for the couple’s toast!
Credits: 1 – invitation (affiliate link from Zazzle) / 2 – Joe Diamond Events / 3 – Dodgers ML Blogs / 4 – Sweet September Cupcakes / 5 – EC Cake Creations / 6 – Remedy Liquor
Dodgers and Baseball-themed Favor Ideas
End the evening with the same Dodgers Stadium buzz, by surprising guests with some iconic favors as they leave. Again, these items are just a few clicks away via Amazon. Yay!
1 – PEZ Dodgers Candy Dispensers
2 – Los Angeles Dodgers Coaster Set
3 – Dodgers Royal Blue Collapsible Koozie
4 – Los Angeles Dodgers Pennant – Set of 8
5 – Los Angeles Dodgers Click Pens (5 pack)
With the bridal party all relaxed and in high spirits, it’s on to “game day” – your wedding!