We're Having a Shark Party!
Peter Benchley, the famous author who penned the thriller Jaws once said, "I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs." We tend to agree with him. Sharks are among the most interesting (and frightening) creatures on earth. So much so that Shark Week is pretty much a national holiday by now. And what better way to celebrate your son or daughter's birthday than with a party all about these amazing creatures and pop-culture legends? Get out the scuba gear and hop in because we're going on an underwater shark adventure!
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Planning a party is a lot of work. The best piece of advice we can give you is this: make a list. Without one, details will inevitably fall through the cracks and you will get unnecessarily stressed. And no one wants that.
Danger! Shark party ahead! This is the proper way to invite friends and family to your party, the Shark Invitations, which BirthdayExpress designed especially for your party. Alert your guests of the party details and give them a fun taste of the theme to come.
As Sebastian (everyone's favorite crooning crustacean) posited, there is no place on Earth quite as magical as under the sea. Amazing creatures, vibrant colors and enchanting sounds paint fantastic portraits of life beneath the ocean waves. For your shark party, you're going to need some pretty awesome decorations to transport your guests to an underwater adventure, and we've got just the things! From aquatically colored streamers and napkins to sweet mini sharks and fun photo props, we've got you covered down to the depths.
Spark your guests' imagination from the very start with the Sharks Balloon Bouquet. This balloon display comes with six true blue matte balloons, two red metallic star foil balloons, two shark foil balloons, and even matching ribbon and weights. They provide the perfect way to get the party started.
Want to make sure the child of honor knows he or she is top shark? Look no further than the Sharks Personalized Vinyl Banner. It features a vibrant ocean landscape, a friendly shark and allows for a personalized message to the birthday boy or girl.
If you think the decorations stop after the stuff you hang up, you might want to reconsider. Before you serve a smorgasbord fit for a Great White, surely you must begin with the table decorations. The tableware is a great place to allow your shark theme to shine. Although you think your little guests might gobble down the delicious food before taking a glance, it really does make a difference. Even simple things like shark dessert plates can tie everything together and make a party unforgettable.
If you happen to live near an ocean teeming with sharks or an aquarium with schools of hammerheads at the ready, that might be a great way to have fun with sharks. But sharks can be...well...dangerous from time to time. So instead, we've put together a few activities you can enjoy right in the comfort of your own home! Whether you want to play dress up, make a fun shark photo booth or just whack a piñata and do some shark puzzles, we've got it all right here.
Did you know that, over the summer, whale sharks make a stop on their 5,000-mile migration in Mexico to eat? Maybe they'd take a whack at the Sharks Piñata while they're down there! This fun and festive activity is a sure-fire way to have a good time.
Take a deep-sea dive from the comfort of your chair with the Sharks Activity Placemats! These fin-tastic sheets feature a cool maze and connect-the-dots drawing activity to keep your guests having all sorts of fun before and after food is served.
Don't want the party to stop? We don't blame you. The Sharks Photo Prop is the best way to bring the fun home. This underwater scene lets kids play explorer and swim with the sharks while you snap some adorable photos to cherish forever.
If you're ready to kick it up a nautical notch, we've got just the thing for you. The Shark Head Paper Mask will have all your guests hungry to take a bite out of fun and dive into the best shark party west of the intertidal zone.
Try incorporating these fun phrases into your invitations, DIY decorations, and other pieces of the party!
"Beware of the sharks!"
"You're entering dangerous waters."
"There are nine species of shark in the hammerhead group."
"Surf at your own risk."
"It's a shark attack!"
"There are 35 families of sharks."
"Goblin sharks dwell too deep for humans to study them."
If you're like most party-throwers, your goal is to host a great event where everyone has fun. If the stars align, your guests will remember the good times for months to come. Although we can't guarantee people will be raving about your child's birthday party for the next decade, we can say for sure that party favors definitely help. A little memento goes a long way, and it's a fun way to thank your guests for coming and taking part.
The Shark Favor Bucket is one of our absolute favorites. It comes with a blue bucket, shark head mask, inflatable shark, stickers and other great toys and trinkets to keep the guests entertained for days.
The Shark Filled Favor Box is fun and so practical. It's an all-in-one favor box with a shark sticker sheet and cool ocean-themed goodies for each party guest to play with. Our favorite is the hilarious noise putty.
This is an awesome party favor. The inflatable shark is perfect. It's compact in size for easy carrying for your guests, but it balloons out to a whopping 46" inches of underwater inflatable fun. It comes in three colors and could even make a great decoration!