Do you really need an excuse to throw an awesome Shark Party? I for one don’t think so. Whether it be a Happy birthday shark party for a shark lover, a Shark Week viewing party celebration (what is Shark Week?) or just a regular Wednesday, here’s the ultimate guide to throwing the best jaw-stopping shark party and some great Shark Party Ideas!
How to Throw the Best Shark Party
If you’re putting on a shark party in celebration of a shark lovers birthday, whether it’s for adults, children or both, or a Shark Week celebration and are a little stuck for shark party ideas, we’re here to help. You might also want to check out our awesome Shark Gift ideas if you still haven’t found that something special for your shark lovers birthday!
Below you’ll find our ultimate guide to throwing the best shark party. This guide is packed with Jawsome ideas and all the party essentials you’ll need for your shark themed event!
1. Sharkey Snacks and Drinks
It’s not a party without food and snacks of some kind and as it’s a shark-themed party, it makes sense that there should be some shark-inspired grub.
So shark some things up by having a bowl of cheese cut into triangles as shark teeth, or make your own shark popcorn holders with these awesome printables (perfect for Shark Week binging!) A bit of seaweed here and there is also another nice touch to give any platter an ocean look and feel.
Let’s take a look at some Shark Week party favorites!
Shark Fin Cupcakes
Shop bought cupcakes can be turned into these cute (I mean TERRIFYING) shark-themed treats, with these great shark fins cupcake picks. These plastic fins each measure 1.5 x 1.25-inches and come in handy packs of 24. Learn how to make these great Shark Fin cupcakes here.
Yummy Shark Treats
For a tasty treat, why not invest in some sharky candy. For a healthy mixture, get creative and make a watermelon shark! It makes an impressive table piece and it’s a great way to get the kids to eat fruit!
These gummy sharks are great for all kinds of things. These shark gummies have a soft, chewy texture and mouthwatering flavor that is sure to please candy lovers of all ages. Great to slip into favor bags for when the party is over and can also be used as cupcake toppers, in drinks or frozen in homemade ice lollies!
Summer Shark BBQ
If you’re celebrating Shark Week this year and are thinking of having a sharky BBQ, you’ll want to have some corn on the cob. Hell, is it even a party if there’s not a healthy supply of corn?
Outset’s Shark corn holders are the ideal way to enjoy the tasty, sweet and buttery warming goodness of corn during Shark Week. With the tail sliding on one end and the head sliding on the other, you can all hold your own little sharks while you chomp away at the corn. Brilliant!
One for the adults! Treat your party goers to some cool shark-inspired cocktails! This Shark Bite drink: Blood in the Water gets its name from the way the drops of grenadine look like blood in the cool ocean colored water.
And if there’s drinking at your Shark Week Party, then we recommend (responsibly, of course) playing our JAWsome Shark Week Drinking Game! For a printed version, this Shark Week drinking game from Shark Zone is also a great choice! The game includes 20 cards with unique drinking game prompts, perfect for a shark-themed party with friends and family.
2. Shark Party Decorations & Accessories
If you really want to up your game on the decorations or you want your Shark Week party to feel like a real party and not just a viewing party with some light snacks, you need to make the party zone really look the part.
We’re talking proper shark-inspired decorations and props, and these ideas and accessories would do just the trick!
Shark Party Photo Booth & Props
Nowadays, a party isn’t complete without a party photo booth! So of course, we have a shark party version of it! Get your party people in the mood by creating a DIY photo booth with some
From the Big Dot of Happiness comes this great 20-pack of shark-related props, ideal for your party. What you get is 20 wooden sticks and a selection of great stickers. These props will need to be assembled, but this can even be incorporated into the party.
Can you really call a party a party without any balloons? I certainly don’t think so. So get your shark decor on with some blue and white Happy Birthday Shark balloons, great for kids, adults and everyone who loves sharks!
I recommend investing in a shark party supplies pack or two like this from TONIFUL. You get 5 Spot Blue Confetti, 5 Blue Shark and 5 White Shark balloons, all 12-inch in size and made from 2.8g extra-thick latex.
Shark Party Supplies
Following the Shark Birthday theme, if you want to go all out, and not have to do the dishes, you’ll want to get party plates, cups, and other accessories. This pack is great for a Happy Birthday Shark party or even Shark Week.
This Shark party supplies pack is perfect! In the pack, you get everything you need and more to serve food and drinks to your Shark Party guests. Including in this pack, you get; 1 x ocean and sharks inspired table cloth, 16 x ocean and sharks inspired dessert plates, 16 x ocean and sharks inspired hot/cold cups, 16 x ocean and sharks inspired cup napkins, 24 x Cedar Crate Market branded dots, chevron, and striped paper straws!
Shark Hanging Decorations
To finish off the shark decor of the venue of your Shark Birthday party, you could also consider some shark-themed hanging swirls. Kids will love them, and I’m sure that the adults will too!
This pack of 30 hanging shark swirls are a great choice! Made from metallic foil, you get 15 x shark swirls and 15 x double swirls. They extend to 36-inches in length and are easy to put together and hang using the attached hook. Ideal for really setting the mood.
3. Shark Party Games & Entertainment
Like any other birthday party, you’ll want to mix in some fun and games. If you’re planning a Shark Week party you’ll most likely spend some time watching Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, Open Water, Shark Tale, The Meg, Sharknado (as well as the many subsequent sequels), the great shows the Discovery channel will be showing over the course of the week.
But you’ll need some fun and games for your party too. Especially for little ones whether then are joining your Shark Week extravaganza or you’re organizing a Happy Birthday Shark themed party. These next ideas are great for Shark Party entertainment!
Shark Party Costumes
As the saying goes ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans’ when hosting a Shark Week party, why not dress like a shark.
These are great shark suits made from very plush, fluffy and comfortable material that will give everyone a good laugh and help bring the party to life. These are one-size-fits-all and generously will accommodate people between 5’2” and 6’2”. Get dad or uncle to dress up in this to really make a memorable Shark Birthday! It’s a great way for the kids to learn about sharks too!
Pin the Fin on the Shark Party Game
How about the old classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey with a fun shark twist? it’s a great game for kids, and would pretty funny to do after a couple of drinking games for the adults too!
An old classic is exactly what you get with this Pin the Fin on the Shark Party game. This is a great hit for a Baby Shark Birthday Party to get all the little ones involved and having fun! You get a large shark poster, 30 fins, 1 blindfold, and 12 glue dots.
4. Shark Party Favors
Once your amazing Shark Party comes to an end, you might want to give your guests some cool party favors to take home with them. These small little gifts are great ideas for children of all ages!
Send your guests away with a piece of cake and some goodies as a souvenir for your jaw-some party with these ideas for party favors and make your Shark Party a memorable one!
Shark Party Favor Bags
Leave a Jaws-dropping impression on your friends and family with these beautiful Shark Party favor bags. They come in a pack of 12 and include 12 gift tags and appropriate satin ribboning.
Shark Water Squirters
To make sure that the fun doesn’t stop when your children’s Shark Party does, add some cool shark stuff in your party favor bags. Candy, cake, and toys make great parting gifts and are big hits with Baby Shark Birthday partys!
On hot days especially, or if you have a pool set up, kids will enjoy (and secretly the adults too) squirting each other with these great little plastic shark water squirters.
Shark Party Bubbles
Everyone loves bubbles! And these Shark Tank Party bubbles make pretty cute party favor gifts.
Stick one of these in each bag, because bubbles rule! They have cool little bubble wands with sharks on them. Too too cute!
There you have it chums. The ultimate guide to throwing the best Shark Party, whether it be during your binge of Shark-infested TV for Shark Week, a childrens shark-themed party or like I said, just a regular Wednesday.