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.

1. Shark Fin Jello Cups

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!

2. Shark Shaped Sandwiches

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!

3. Life Preserver Donuts

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!).

4. Cake Batter Shark Bait

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.


5. Shark Popsicles

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.

6. Shark Teeth

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.

7. Chocolate Shark Bark

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!

8. Shark Bite Cupcakes

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.


9. Marshmallow Chocolate Shark Pops

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.

10. Watermelon Shark

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.

11. Shark Suckers

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.



12. Inflatable Shark Buffet Cooler

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!





13. Shark Drawstring Backpacks

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!



14. Shark Latex Balloons

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?



15. Shark Banner

Let the sharks swim all over your house with these reusable shark party decorations you can hang anywhere you please! From tablefronts 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.



16. Shark Party Supplies For 16

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.



17. Shark Cupcake Toppers, 24 pk

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!



18. Shark-Shape Photo Prop

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!




19. Kids Shark Drink

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.

20. Shark Corn Holders

Nothing more inspiring when eating a cob of corn to break out your chompers, shark style! These cornholders 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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Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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