CAUTION: SHARK PARTY SUPPLIES HAVE ARRIVED!!!! Get ready to have some ferocious fun with your favorite finned friends. Transform your home or your backyard into an underwater adventure land with cool shark decorations, shark inspired treats and scary (kind of!) shark games!
-We’ve got you covered for all of your paper shark party supplies (plates, cups, napkins, streamers, balloons, centerpieces, etc…). Don’t forget your shark invitations and thank you notes, we have those too!
-To create an ‘underwater’ feel, decorate your party area with an array of balloons in ocean-like colors (different shades of blue and green). Streamers in the same color theme will help create the illusion of ‘waves’. Go big on the balloons and streamers, in this case, less is not more! Remember, the ocean is HUGE!
-Make a sign for your entry “SHARK ZONE – Enter at your own risk!
-Hang a shark pinata in the middle of all the streamers and balloons to add to the underwater feel.
-Toss a few seashells and some colorful buckets filled with play sand on your serving buffet.
Watermelon Shark – Channel your pumpkin carving skills to create this terrifyingly delicious fruit display – sprinkle gummy fish or sharks in with the watermelon pieces to make it even more fun! Carving Tips: The key is to choose a large, oblong watermelon over a smaller round one, for a more shark-like effect. Cut the base on an angle so that it stands up at an angle. And use the sliced out mouth section to fashion the fin. Make sure you leave the bottom of the shark intact.
Shark Cupcakes: Transform your favorite flav0red cupcakes into a tasty shark treat by using some blue food coloring in the frosting and topping with shark fin cutouts. Scarily delicious!
Party Activities and Games
Make your own shark fins! Cover a cardboard shark fin cut out with felt or fabric and attach an elastic band to each fin. The party guests can wear these fun fins during the shark party games!
Shark Attack: Think musical chairs, shark style. Have the little sharks (wearing their fun new shark fins) circle inflatable rafts or swim rings instead of chairs. Play scary shark music as they circle the rafts.
What Time is it, Mr. Shark?:Select a tree or other spot to be the base. Select one player to be Mr. Shark (the birthday child can start). All of the other players should line up, single file, behind Mr. Shark. Once everyone is lined up, the leader starts walking and everyone follows. The leader invents a course with actions such as hopping on one foot for 15 feet, climbing over a tree stump, etc.As the players go through the leader’s course, they should keep asking him/her “What time is it?”Mr. Shark can answer however he/she wants, calling out times like “One O’clock” or “Two O’clock.”When the leader finally decides to respond with “Dinner Time!” the other players turn and run back to base.Mr. Shark chases the others, trying to tag a player.The first player tagged becomes the leader for the next round.
Pin the Tail or Fin on the Shark: Play this game just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Use blue or gray poster board to make a shark without a tail or fin. Then use the same color poster board to cut a tail or fin for each player.At party time add double stick tape on the tail/fin pieces to play the game. Who ever is closest wins!
Feed the Shark:Cut a sharks mouth from the center of a large box. Don’t forget to make jagged edges for the teeth. Paint the box gray. If you are particularly creative add eyes and gills as well. Purchase or make make bean bags. The birthday party guests will take turns trying to feed the shark by tossing the bean bags into the mouth from a reasonable distance.
And one final tip: Here is our suggestion for the party’s theme song!! Beware….it’s kind of scary!!