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Check Out This Great Shark Party Theme

Check Out This Great Shark Party Theme

Picking a theme for your child's birthday party can be a challenge. They may have absolutely no idea what they want, leaving you scratching your head! This shark party theme is a great solution. It's fun, and is sure to delight both your child and their guests!

Shark Party Theme – Under the Sea:

Make scuba masks for your guests to wear. Cut 1-inch wide, oval-shaped borders out of poster board or other heavy paper. To make the lens, tape clear cellophane behind them. Attach a piece of elastic to each side of the masks so they can be worn. Create a treasure chest out of a large shoebox. Cover the box with brown construction paper and pieces of gold foil or glitter paint. Fill it with shells, craft jewels, plastic necklaces, and plastic gold coins. Wrap Styrofoam rings with red ribbon to make life preservers. Hang them around the party room, or hang them from the back of each chair.

Use plastic blue table cloths to cover the tables, and decorate it with clean sand, sea shells, beach glass and plastic jewels. Use any ocean-life toys as table toppers or centerpieces. Make shark and fish shapes from construction paper, hang them from blue and green streamers and suspend them from the walls and ceilings. Paint triangle shaped pieces of Styrofoam gray, and put them around the house to give the illusion of shark fins.

If you happen to have a pool on hand, you can make use of that for your party. Buy cheap goggles for each party guest, along with some sea-themed toys and shark toys. Throw the toys into the pool. Then, send your guests in to retrieve them! Whoever retrieves the most toys in a certain amount of time can win a prize, or you can simply see if your guests can manage to get all of the toys before time is up. Of course, make sure to double-check with the parents of all of the guests to ensure everyone knows how to swim.

If you have very young guests, a kiddie pool is a better option for this activity. Have the kids wear either real goggles or the fake scuba masks we covered above. Then, have your guests rummage around in the kiddie pool for various treasure. A great way to reward guests for participating is to allow them to keep whatever treasure they find.

Shark Party Theme – Feeding Frenzy:

Make “sea water” by mixing apple juice with blue food coloring. For an extra touch, add plastic aquarium plants to the pitcher. Serve “shark bite” sandwiches. Cut jagged edges out of the corner of each sandwich to resemble the bite of a shark. Make shark-shaped sugar cookies using cookie cutters in the shape of a shark.

To make a shark cake, bake a rectangular shaped cake and a square shaped cake. Cut a triangle shape from the square, and put it on top of the rectangular cake to make a shark fin. If the fin will not stand on its own, use a wooden skewer to keep it stable. Frost the cake with blue frosting, and the fin with gray. Add gummy fish and sharks. Make ice cream octopuses. Put eight licorice whips on each plate, and top with two scoops of ice cream, one larger then the other. Use icing or candy to give them each a face.

With a food-themed party, having an activity that involves making something is always a great idea! An easy idea is to give each guest an undecorated sugar cookie that has been cut into the shape of a shark. Provide guests with different toppings and frostings to cover their cookie with. Be prepared for a mess with this one! It's a good idea to have a disposable tablecloth and some wipes on hand for this type of activity. Once your guests are done decorating, everyone can enjoy the treat they just made!

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