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yellow submarine birthday party dessert table in yellow and gray

We all live in a….is it stuck in your head now too? ;) When a dose of inspiration struck, Tali Burress of A Party Studio styled this Classic Yellow Submarine Birthday Party as a cute way to showcase some downright adorable party ideas! Polka dots & chevron stripes adorned the printables while a neutral palette of light gray & yellow created a subtle nautical vibe. And how could anyone resist a Make Your Own SUB Sandwich station?! Those little hot dog octopuses totally steal the show! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY framed yellow submarine backdrop with banners + a tissue pom & streamer drinks table backdrop
– Large white balloons with monograms & tassels + ruffled yellow submarine silhouette
– Glittering yellow submarine chocolate covered Oreos + a simple chevron striped & polka dotted cake
– Pom topped cupcakes, mini bouquets of yellow peonies & yellow submarine topped chocolate favor boxes

large yellow balloon and white and yellow tassels

yellow submarine cookies

make your own submarine sandwich party buffet

yellow and gray drinks table with streamer backdrop

simple yellow and gray polka dot and chevron birthday cake

gray and yellow dessert ideas

old fashioned lemonade display

chevron yellow and gray party printables

large monogrammed white balloon

yellow submarine party favor boxes


PARTY DETAILS as told by Tali

This chic and modern Yellow Submarine Birthday party was styled by me for the Summer issue of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party magazine and was a collaboration between various party people. It incorporated a lot of fun elements.

Some of my favorite highlights include:

– The SUBsandwich station
– Hot dog octopuses which the child models devoured after the shoot
– Ruffled crepe paper backdrop
– Handmade favor boxes
– Chocolate covered Oreos
– Yellow and gray tulle pompom cupcake toppers
– Large balloon with streamers and initial of birthday boy



– Printables: A Party Studio
– Photographer: All Things Great and Small Photography
– Balloon & crepe streamer: Party On! Designs
– Cookies & Oreos: Roni Sugar Creations
– Pretzel rods: Sweet U Off Your Feet
– Two tier cake: Katie Kakes Design
– Vinyl submarine decals: Print & Cut Your Printables
– Ruffled streamers, favor boxes, cupcake wrappers, straw flags & ruffled submarine: Oooh La La Paperie and Boutique
– Table runner: Cupcakes with Character
– Wooden cutlery & chevron favor bags: Pretty My Party
– Tulle pompom cupcake toppers: Fizzy Party
– Flowers: Leelee’s Sassy Blooms