Sharks are rad. Year after year, with shark week and little boys (and girls!) everywhere wanting shark-themed everything, this party trend seems to be here for the long haul, and why not? Sharks never go out of style. They’re feared and beloved creatures of our ecosystem, that also just happen to be unapologetically badass. Here are some bite-worthy recipes, decorations and ideas to make your party extra fin-tastic.
These are not only decorative and creative, but they are purposeful! Those little fins? They’re made of foam and taped to the back of a clear spoon, so guests can simply pick up a cup and enjoy!
Using a shark-shaped cookie cutter, found easily online, you can create shark shaped sandwiches (try saying that three times fast) by simply using the cookie cutter to cut and shape your bread before filling them with sandwich toppings. This idea even comes with some free printables to use for an extra added touch for your sandwiches or even water bottles for your guests!
When hosting a shark-themed party, you don’t have to make everything about the shark itself. There are many different things that people naturally associate with sharks and can help really set the scene for your party, instead of being overkill on one main point. These life preserver donuts do just that. They keep with the theme, without going overboard (ha!).
Anything this colorful AND shark infested is sure to be a hit at your party. Using popcorn, cake mix, white chocolate and some yummy sharky sprinkles and gummies, this is a treat that will stand out at your party and have everyone diving their hands in for more.
Shark popsicles are a great addition to a hot summer shark themed birthday. Since they lack food coloring using clear sports drink, or even water or lemonade as the popsicle itself, you won’t have to worry about sticky food colored fingerprints all over your house either. The addition of the shark gummy in the middle still shows through, and when frozen it takes kids an extra long time to devour.
Using bugles as the base, this recipe makes big shark teeth snacks using chocolate chips, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Amazing! Kids will be shoving their mouth full of them, mocking them as real shark teeth and be honest, so will the adults.
Colorful chocolate wafers, colored sugar, and gummy sharks all make this oceanic scene that’s easy to make ahead of time, cut up and serve at a party, or bag up for individual takeaways for your guests!
Want to take your shark theme cupcakes up a notch and really wow everyone who bites into them? How about a little sharky humor with jelly filled cupcakes that simulate the look of blood. Nobody likes the idea of eating blood, but make it this sweet and pretty and you’ll have everyone delighted by this little sneaky surprise on the inside.
Love the look of cake pops, but don’t have the time or energy for all the extra steps required to make them? Marshmallow pops will solve that! Using marshmallows, popsicle sticks, colored white chocolate, a food coloring pen, candy eyes, and some blue construction paper, you can complete this look for a really fun bite that makes for great table decor, too.
This project may be of Pinterest fame for the last couple years, but it’s so genius and makes one jawsome centerpiece to any ocean or shark themed party, that it’s gotta be done! Bloggers have become more creative with this idea, some adding in a Barbie doll as “bait”, while others fill the shark mouth watermelon bowl with all types of fruits and treats.
Already ready to go, these shark suckers cost so little but will make a huge splash at your party! Whether enjoyed during or as a takeaway, these pops certainly don’t suck.
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Need a usable centerpiece for your event? This practical inflatable buffet server will certainly do the trick! The perfect inexpensive addition to any shark party, this inflatable will hold your drinks, fruit and more while serving your guests with fun!
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But wait, your guests can’t leave empty handed! So send them packing in the right way, the fin-tastic way with a drawstring bulk order of backpacks that will leave a lasting party impression, without a huge chunk of your budget!
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It’s all in the details, isn’t it? Be on theme with the addition of balloons either in a mix of blues and silvers or just silvers, making your fierce party just a little more friendly and fun. Who doesn’t love balloons?
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Let the sharks swim all over your house with these reusable shark party decorations you can hang anywhere you please! From table fronts to fireplace mantles and swagged over your windows and walls, these will bring a layer of elegance (sharks can be elegant, ok!?) to your event.
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Straws, dessert plates, napkins, cups and a table cover, hats, balloons, toys and more. Basically, everything you need to throw a shark party by the basics, all in one package, shipped to your door without a huge chomp taken out of your wallet! Talk about easy.
Alright, we’re not all Pinterest heroes here. Some of us need to just run to the store and buy a pack of cupcakes and make it work. These little cupcake toppers make this process a breeze by adding a hammerhead, great white or tiger shark to the top of any cupcake you’re serving. Easy!
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It’s not a real party until it’s plastered all over social media, right? Make your event something worth taking photos of, with a photo prop that puts your guests into the mouth of a Great White!
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Make something as simple as a beverage exciting, with minor details like gummy sharks and buoys around paper straws and served up on ice. Using a blue sports drink and some lemon-lime soda, you can create this whole recipe easily in a few minutes.
Nothing more inspiring when eating a cob of corn to break out your chompers, shark style! These corn holders won’t just be for your shark party either. They’re reusable, so every corn cob from here on out is going to be chomped on, Jaws-style!
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This delightful dessert will please both children and adults! Creamy vanilla pudding is layered with crumbled vanilla wafers. Top off this sandy treat with shark gummies and serve that at your shark party!
These shark snack cups are so cute and are a fun way to keep your little ones busy! Set them up with the supplies and let them make their own shark cups. Then set up a snack station and allow them to fill their cups with their favorite snacks!
Everyone will go crazy for these adorable shark fin cookies. You’ll be happy to discover that they’re so easy to make and require store-bought ingredients such as Pillsbury Ready to Bake Sugar Cookies, Marshmallow fluff, blue sugar crystals, and black candy melts. While the cookies are baking in the oven, melt your candy melts and make the fins! Then assemble the cookies for your party!
Cookies cutters are an excellent way to add character to your food table without having to whip up any complicated desserts or treats! This is a set of 3 shark and shark fin cookie cutters. You could use these to cut soft fruits and veggies into fun shapes, cut finger sandwiches, and to use them for the obvious, cookies!
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Dress up a freshly baked or store-bought cupcake by placing a fun shark cupcake collar around the cupcake. You’ll want to bake the cupcakes first, and then add the collars after. Wrap them around the cupcake and secure the collar with a piece of clear tape. This set also comes with fun shark picks that you can add to the top of your cupcakes.
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This idea is an edible snack and an activity all in one. The kids will have fun making their shark fishing poles and will love eating them even more! This delicious treat requires 3 simple ingredients. These include pretzel rods, gummy sharks, and Twizzlers Pull n’ Peels.
This fun party activity is educational too! The kids will love the challenge of unscrambling the shark-related words! You could even encourage them to work in teams and have prizes for the first team to complete their sheet! The best part is that you don’t even have to come with the activity yourself because this site offers you a free printable.
Not all kids love traditional sushi but they’re seriously going to love these candy sushi! You’ll make the Rice Krispies squares from scratch but don’t worry that only requires 3 ingredients! Then to assemble the sushi you’ll need gummy shark candy and Fruit Roll-Up candy.
Kids love Oreo cookies so there is no question that they’ll love these Oreo shark treats! Place the Oreos in a cookie mold with melted blue candy melts. Once they’ve hardened you can decorate them to look like little sharks. To do this you’ll need Wilton candy eyes, white decorator icing, and blue and red Airhead candies.
Who needs cake when you can have delicious ice cream! These fun ice cream cones are vibrantly blue and topped with blue shark gummies. Your party guests will be blown away that you made this ice cream from scratch! Little do they know it only required 6 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time!
How cute are these adorable mason jar aquariums? You could make them as decorations for your shark party or make it an activity for the kids! All you’ll need are mason jars, water, blue food coloring, plastic sharks, and decorative rocks. Let their imagination run wild and let them take their fun little aquariums home!
How about a fun activity that will keep your party guests busy and entertained. This wooden ring toss game can be set up both indoors and outdoors. Make it a competition and the player with the most points can win a prize!
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This fun toss and catch game can be played both on the grass and in the pool! It comes with two shark nets and 2 balls. The great thing about this activity is you can enjoy it with your family long after your jawesome party! Bring it to the beach, picnics, family get-togethers and so much more!
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What better way to add a little pizzazz to your fruit punch than by adding in shark fin ice cubes? This is a set of 2 silicone shark fin molds. Not only can you use them for ice cubes but also for chocolates, jello, and so much more!
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Party favors are one of the hardest things to think of. The last thing you want is to buy a useless favor just to watch it be thrown in the trash later. Why not set up an “adopt a shark” station. This blogger shares how you can fill up a basket with stuffed sharks and allow each kid to take their own pet shark home! The kids will seriously love it!