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The weather’s warming up, birds are chirping, and fireworks shops are popping up along the roadside. That can only mean one thing: 4th of July is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning your patriotic bash! 

Kick-off the event by sending out stunning 4th of July party invitations. For help deciding on a design, read on to find invitation inspiration, ideas, and tips on what to include. You’re sure to find a 4th of July party invitation to help you celebrate the sweet land of liberty.

What to Include on Your 4th of July Party Invitations

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It’s time to celebrate the founding of America, and you’ve decided on a location and have a general idea of who you want to invite. The next step is to send out invitations so everyone can mark their calendars.

While picking out a fun design is usually the main focus, it’s important to put some thought into what you include on the invite. You want to make sure you include key details so guests know what’s expected of them.

As with other invitations, there is some essential information you need to add to your invite. After all, this is where your guests will get the details of your event. Make sure to include the following when crafting the invite for your Independence Day bash:

  • Date, time, and location of the event
  • Type of event (barbecue, fireworks watching, pool party, fundraiser, etc)
  • What they need to bring (for example, drinks and food if it’s a potluck barbecue)
  • Dress code if applicable 
  • RSVP info

Depending on the type of 4th of July party you’re hosting, you may want to include fun phrases or wording to reflect the theme and mood of the event. You can refer to the Founding Fathers if you’re hosting a charity or fundraising event on Independence Day. Alternatively, you can use catchy phrases to celebrate a fun, backyard barbecue or picnic. If you’re hosting a somber event honoring soldiers who’ve made sacrifices for the country, it’s vital to use respectful language. 

Here are some wording ideas:

  • Celebrate with pomp and parade at our neighborhood Fourth of July bash.
  • Join us for a patriotic cookout honoring our country’s founding.
  • Come celebrate ‘Merica with an all-American grill-out this Fourth of July.
  • It’s time for fireworks, food, and fun! Come on over for a pool party celebrating America’s birthday.
  • Let freedom ring on July Fourth at our poolside celebration.
  • Honor the men and women who founded and protected our great nation at a barbecue fundraiser on the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Party Invitation Inspiration and Ideas

4th of July party invitations: Woman watching fireworks at the beach with an American flag wrapped around her shoulders

You’ve planned the perfect Fourth of July bash — now it’s time to let the guests know! Whether you’re hosting a red, white, and blue BBQ or a stars and stripes pool party, there’s an invitation for you. 

At Greenvelope, we have a huge selection of high-quality Fourth of July invitations. From fun, food-inspired invites to classic and simple designs, you’re sure to find an invitation that fits your event. Here are some of our favorite 4th of July invites.

1. Stars & Stripes Invitation

4th of July party invitations: Stars & Stripes Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This festive invite is perfect for hosting a patriotic party, whether it’s a barbecue or an indoor Independence Day party. The patriotic stars and stripes mimic the look of firecrackers and draw attention to the event details so guests won’t miss a thing.

2. Bold BBQ Invitation

4th of July party invitations: Bold BBQ Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Jen Montgomery

This BBQ party invitation features a bold grill with modern text. It’s perfect for casual events and laid-back neighborhood gatherings. This backyard barbecue invitation is also ideal for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Easter celebrations.

3. Freedom Ring Invitation

4th of July party invitations: Freedom Ring Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Anna K Design

Grab some sparklers and invite guests to your Fourth of July celebration with this July party invite. The invite features thick red, white, and blue watercolor stripes. It’s modern and sleek, making it perfect as a pool party invitation as well as for holiday backyard BBQs.

4. Hot Dog, It’s a BBQ! Invitation

4th of July party invitations: Hot Dog, it's a BBQ! Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Claudia Owen

Looking for something fun and humorous? This comical invite is exactly what you need for a July 4th party honoring the USA. It has retro vibes and features a juicy hot dog, getting guests geared up for a tasty afternoon. It’s also suitable for birthday party invitations and laid-back engagement party invites. 

5. Festive July Invitation

4th of July party invitations: Festive July Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Shari Margolin Design

Tell guests to save the date for your annual summer party with this patriotic party invitation. It uses soft colors of the American Flag, creating a subtle and understated design. It’s perfect for simple get-togethers and fancier gala events.

6. Classic Fireworks Invitation

4th of July party invitations: Classic Fireworks Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Laura Bolter Design

This fireworks 4th of July invite is the perfect way to announce an afternoon barbecue or an evening event, like catching the Independence Day fireworks show. Don’t forget to include the important details and remind guests to bring a jacket if it’s going to be a chilly evening!

7. Shimmery Fireworks Invitation

Shimmery Fireworks Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Claudia Owen

This glam invite features delicate, glittering fireworks and elegant text, making it perfect for more upscale Fourth of July celebrations. It can also be used as a baby shower invitation, bridal shower invite, or wedding invitation for events held on Independence Day.

8. Distressed Stripes Invitation

Distressed Stripes Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Claudia Owen

This muted design is a great way to honor the sacrifices and lives lost during the founding of our country and the years since. It’s suited for more somber celebrations and Fourth of July events.

9. Americana Flag Invitation

Americana Flag Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Mint Parcel

This Americana invite is simple and chic, featuring a large image of Old Glory. The vintage design is perfect for recognizing history and celebrating the future with friends and family.

10. Ice Pop Fun Invitation

Ice Pop Fun Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Cool off in the summer heat at your patriotic shindig with this festive popsicle invitation. You can customize it by changing the popsicle colors, including one option featuring the holiday’s classic red, white, and blue hues.

Host an Epic Patriotic Party

Sweet snacks surrounded by flags and stars on a white wooden surface

Whether you’re hosting a casual barbeque or a fancy evening soirée, these 4th of July party invitations let freedom ring. Since they’re digital, it’s easy to send them out to friends and family, without having to run down to the post office. Best of all, they are customizable so you can put your own spin on each design.

Many of these invites can also be used for other events, or as thank you cards and greeting cards. Want more invite ideas? Head to Greenvelope to peruse our large selection of invites for all occasions.

We also make it easier to host all types of events including Fourth of July parties. Check out our Independence Day planning guide to get the deets on everything from location ideas to your menu and party playlist options. Don’t forget to check out our Fourth of July party ideas and decoration tips to honor the land of the free and the home of the brave.