30 Aug

Navy & Yellow Chevron Party {Graduation + Birthday}

graduation and a birthday party

The new school year is just starting, but if you’re one of those early planners, we’ve already got inspiration for the end! This fantastic Navy & Yellow Chevron Party by Shawna of Event Styling by Shawna Marie is actually a joint graduation party and birthday party – and really – it’s full of great styling inspiration for ANY type of celebration you have coming up. Isn’t the combo drink and dessert station (pictured above) just lovely? Don’t miss the incredibly creative invitations either… Shawna’s got some serious graphic design skills! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Rootbeer floats served in mason jars with chevron “YUM” tags
– Die-cut graduation cap cupcake toppers
– Simple & chic blue chevron cake accented with a band of yellow
– Creative backdrop idea: large white frames filled with paper + a chevron bunting overly

mason jar rootbeer floats

blue and yellow chevron printables

stylish graduation party invitations

lemonade in mason jars

chevron cake and graduation cap cupcake toppers

navy and yellow chevron dessert table

chevron printables

graduation party menu

graduation wishes jar

graduation and birthday t-shirts


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Shawna

This was a combination graduation and birthday party – Clayton graduated with a Masters in architecture the same weekend his brother-in-law Josh was having his birthday. The two wanted root beer and desserts to go with hamburgers and hot dogs. The navy and yellow chevron colors created a masculine look to the party decor.



– Planner: Events & Experiences
– Styling, Decor and Paper Goods: Event Styling by Shawna Marie
– Cake: Jenny Layne Bakery
– Photography: Ashley Taylor


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Susie Lorenzini Salinas SAYS:

What a cute party! Love all the details and printables!

August 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Sarah Lanzetta-Kesselring SAYS:

Really cute, what is the next one you are doing? I need a project! lol

August 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Susie Lorenzini Salinas SAYS:

I've got a few for you Sarah. I'll message you soon! :)

September 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Susie Lorenzini Salinas SAYS:

What a cute party! Love all the details and printables!

August 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Tiffany SAYS:

Yellow and Navy…only my two favorite colors!!!

August 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

Denise SAYS:

So many cute ideas! Thanks for featuring this fab grad party!!!

August 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

lisa-sweet pop studio SAYS:

Great grad/bday party. I love the invites!!

August 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Elena SAYS:

I love chevron!!! Very compliments

August 31, 2012 at 2:18 am

Linda SAYS:

Love chevron and what a beautiful graduation party.

September 14, 2012 at 4:23 am

Gabby SAYS:

How can I get the templates to these decorations!? So cute!!

June 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Allison Metta SAYS:

I have a question.. How did you make the advice cards? Or where they store bought?

February 6, 2014 at 2:05 am

Beth Rusch Donohue SAYS:

Looking to make or buy the advice cards, too. Please advise if I can download a printable or where I can buy. Thank you.

May 26, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Beth Rusch Donohue SAYS:

Looking to make or buy the advice cards in a different color chevron. any idea where I can download or buy?

May 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Preeti Bluebit SAYS:

Nice article
Lovely ideas will obviously love by all

May 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Melissa d'Aliberti SAYS:

where can I get printables for that theme???

June 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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