Summer brides are lucky bachelorettes – they get to take advantage of the sun and warm weather for all of their pre-wedding parties.

One weekend the bride & her wedding party can take advantage of – the 4th of July! Friends & family are back in town to celebrate the holiday, which is a perfect time for a wedding shower. Red, white and blue decor are readily available and there is no shortage of Independence Day DIYs.

The fun food is another great excuse for a 4th of July shower! Skewers of fruit and sweets, berry-topped cakes and flag themed treats make this theme sweet – literally.

And the perfect way to end the day? With a blast of fireworks with your favorite girls by your side.

Forth-of-July-Shower Fourth-of-July-ColorsLinks: 1. Cookin Cowgirl 2. My Wedding Favors 3.Shop Celebration Lane 4. Catch My Party 5. Mel’s Kitchen 6. Pink Peppermint Prints 7. Etsy 8. Rustic Beach Chic 9.Sarah Park Events and Julie Lim Photography via Ruffled