Who’s ready to take a bite out of a fin-tastic party theme? Grab some goggles and dive right into a shark party that’s guaranteed to make a big splash with your little guy. Deck out your party space with a jawesome assortment of shark-themed tableware, decorations and treats. Get all punny with creative food tents that fit the party theme and have fun taking aim at a DIY bean bag game featuring these predators of the sea!
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Shark Party Invitations
Get ready to invite your chums to your shark birthday party with an invitation full of shark teeth! Here’s an idea, cut a shark bite out of one corner of your invite and envelope to make an impact before they even open the envelope!
Shark Party Decorations
Your friends will be hooked when seeing your shark party dessert table! Paint a pair of foam core surfboards and a great white shark as a colorful backdrop toting your nautical color scheme.
Add a layer of fishing net to capture some sharks in your under the sea scene.
Celebrate the birthday boy with a personalized garland displaying his name overhead.
Shark Party Food & Drink
Get creative with your shark birthday party treat and offer treats you might see in Amity Island itself. Use food tents to creatively label this delicious feeding frenzy!
OREO cookies have a magical way of fitting into desserts for lots of party themes and this shark party is no different! Break them in half and top a big swirl of blue frosting with America’s favorite cookie. Wrap it in a blue water pattern wrap and you instantly have a collection of shark infested waters on your dessert table.
Add red icing to white donuts and these lifesavers will float your boat!
Buy a boatload of shark gummy candies and add them to ice cubes, or jello cups for a surprise under the surface.
Put out a bowl of bagged goldfish crackers and potato chips, otherwise known as fish and chips!
Friends will drink like a wish when enjoying some fresh ocean water in molded shark cups.
Shark Party Activities
If you’re lucky enough to have access to a pool, lake or beach, make sure to include plenty of time for everyone to get wet! Add some inflatable sharks into the pool to really set the stage for deep sea adventures. Tip: Create a station nearby with extra towels, goggles and sunscreen to accommodate any guests who have forgotten their outdoor gear.
If you’re looking for a fun game they can really sink their teeth into, check out this fun DIY bean bag toss you can DIY instead of buy. See which friends can rack up the highest score while trying to beat their friends.
If this party turns into a sleepover, break out the classic shark-themed flicks, like Jaws or Sharknado!
Shark Party Favors
- Shark teeth necklace
- Goldfish cracker snacks
- Mini squirt gun to fight off these fearless predators
- Beach ball squeeze balls
- Mini Uno game
- Shark figure
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