{Real Party} Shark Party!

shark cupcake toppers by Renee's Soirees

My toddler Deacon is a SHARK FANATIC, so there was no question what kind of party he would have for his 3rd birthday…

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Guests were greeted with shark ‘warning’ signs that we mounted onto paint sticks. Easy peasy!

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We hung green streamers on the front door, to look like seaweed. And a final shark warning sign…

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In the foyer, a welcome sign…

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The Shark Collection comes in two different patterns… I call the left one ‘ripple’ and the right one ‘swirl’. These are the bubble wrappers, sold here.

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Here is the main table, done with the blue & green Ripple printables.

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And the second table, done with the Swirl pattern.

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The ocean-themed foods were a lot of fun to think up and create. This watermelon shark was definitely the highlight of the table. And it was surprisingly easy to create! My sister Rochelle carved it in around 20 minutes.

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Here are the ‘life preservers’ (made with powdered mini donuts and decorated with a tube of red gel icing).

I typed onto the food labels (included in the collection) in a paint/graphic program, but you could also just write onto them.

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The birthday boy and his cousin loved the life preservers. This is what I got when I asked, “Where did all the donuts go?” :)

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These Shark-Infested Jell-O cups were a big hit with the kids. I just filled some clear cups with blue gelatin, and once it had set up, I added Cool Whip and gummy sharks and fishes.

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I also made some of the shark-infested Jell-O in a trifle bowl.

I filled the apothecary jars with blue mint M&Ms, gummy sharks, and Hershey’s Kisses with blue wrappers.

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I was trying include some foods that weren’t sweet. Do you like how I labeled the Chips & Salsa? :)

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I took a photo of the birthday boy in his shark Halloween costume, and added it to the table. I liked how the frame resembled ocean waves, or sea foam.

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These ‘Shark Teeth’ were also popular, especially with those who like salty + sweet snacks.

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These are just Bugels snacks, dipped in melted white chocolate / white candy melts. Here is a close-up.

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I thought blue popcorn might be a fun addition. You can make lots of popcorn colors by following these instructions.

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This beverage container was just water with a few squirts of blueberry lemonade Mio, and some fresh blueberries. The medallion on the front is one of the personalized items included in the collection.

I made the “3″ with a cardboard number from Hobby Lobby, and I put Mod Podge over the paper included with the collection.

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Here are the included water wraps:

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And the cupcake toppers, which I punched out with a flourish square puncher.

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Because Deacon has a large collection of shark books already, I put them out for guests to read or look at, as an indoor activity.

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We also set up a place for photo op’s, and let guests take pictures of themselves, or shots with the birthday boy. This is my sister Rochelle with the wee Man of Honor…

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But the MOST fun activity was when Dad put a shark fin on, and the kids got to chase him with water balloons!

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We put the pre-filled water balloons into a shark play pool, and once they were gone, we let the kids splash around in it. Since most of the guests were preschoolers, this was the perfect activity for a hot summer day.

This is the birthday boy dancing in his pool. :)

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And here are the favors!

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I love adding custom bubble wrappers to dollar store bubble bottles. A fun and inexpensive favor!

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I think the birthday boy had a great time!
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And so did his big bro. :)

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Here is the full collection (this is the Swirl version):

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If you want to see just one example of why we chose a shark theme for his party, watch this 45-second video:


And he thought I was taking a still photo, which is why he said ‘cheese’. LOL!
And yes that’s me snorting! Because kids are That. Funny.

 

I hope you enjoyed our Shark Party as much as we did!

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{Party Partners}

Shark Printables ~ Renee’s Soirees
Photography ~ Rule of Faith Photography (Phoenix metro area)
Shark lunch sack / favor bag ~ Walmart $1.99 (in party goods section)
Bubble bottle ~ Dollar Tree, 3 for $1
Bubble Label ~ Renee’s Soirees
Shark Fruit Snacks ~ Kroger grocery store
Watermelon Shark ~ Instructions here
Shark wall hanging ~ Oriental Trading $6.50
Shark party blowers ~ Oriental Trading, $3 /dozen
Shark water gun ~ Oriental Trading  $10/dozen
Shark paper plate craft ~ Dollar Store Crafts
Baroque Frame ~ Hobby Lobby
Shark Fin on Dad ~ SwimFin

 

{Features & Link Ups}

Kara’s Party Ideas
Tip Junkie
Tatertots & Jello
I {heart} Naptime
Under the Table & Dreaming
Craft-O-Matic
The Girl Creative
Making the World Cuter
A Round Tuit
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
C.R.A.F.T.
Mad in Crafts
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Skip to My Lou
Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
All My Bloggy Friends

 

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19 Responses so far.

  1. Oh this party is gorgeous!! I love those shark infested Jell-O cups…very clever!!

    • Renees Soirees says:

      Thank you! The kids loved the Jell-O cups… and since it was a hot summer day, they were the perfect cool snack. :)

      Renee

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  3. This party was so awesome! My oldest is semi-obsessed with sharks so I am definitely pinning this for later!

  4. BeBetsy says:

    AWESOME!!! What a fun idea for a little boy. We loved everything you came up with. Please stop by our Brag About It Tuesday Linky Party and share more great ideas with us. Link and Hop with BeBetsy

    ~~ Thanks, Sharon & Denise BeBetsy

  5. Jill says:

    Looks like an amazing party Renee! with so many fabulous sharky ideas! LOVE that watermelon!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  6. What an awesome party! You thought of everything! I popped over from A Bowl Full of Lemons…thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  7. What an adorable party! I especially love the watermelon shark.

  8. Elvia says:

    How can i get the water wraps.? My son’s party is next week

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  13. Jen Friesenborg says:

    Hi Renee,

    I just love the decor and all of the shark party. My son is turning 4 on Saturday and I am going to have him a shark themed party as well. I wanted to know if you have the recipe for the white chocolate bugels? (Shark teeth)? I know you probably just dip them but did you use white chocolate or did you use almond bark? I’m finding a lot of similar recipes but none that match yours. Please let me know if you have a minute. Thank you so much! :)

    • Renees Soirees says:

      I used white Candy Melts, which can be found in little bags at craft stores or at Walmart in the party section.
      I melt part of the bag in a measuring cup in the microwave on 50% power for a minute or so at a time, and stir in a splash of vegetable oil to keep it from setting up too quickly.

      We just don’t like the taste of almond bark as much, but I’m such it works much the same. :)

      HTH!
      Renee

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