Before I even begin to tell you how FINtastic this baby shark party was… if you haven’t seen the baby shark cartoon you must watch it. I apologize if (when) the gets stuck in your head BUT our theme won’t make sense if you don’t know this video.
Well now that that is done and I’ve got you singing along…we can swim on into the party!
Like most people and kids in 2018, baby shark is one of our birthday girls favorite songs. So it was only natural for us to get our inspiration for her party from it.
Planning started with cutting out sharks…lots and lots of sharks. Some were used for a happy birthday banner. Others for our mantel display which featured a still shot from the cartoon.
As usual our decor was DIY. The fireplace decor was definitely one of the highlights. We featured hand painted canvases with baby shark and beware of shark made by yours truly. Also plenty of sharks, a life preserver, bubbles, ocean water and obviously baby shark! AND a light up two! But the decor doesn’t stop there! It started before guests even walked in the door.
We had caution signs placed outside like “caution baby sharks at play. ” Hanging above the door was … you guessed it A GIANT SHARK! On the actual door guests were invited inside for “a bite.” Once they walked in they were greeted by polly pockets on a beach and a giant fishing net filled with bubbles!
Not even the walls were bare. There was seaweed and the little fish from the cartoon swimming around in it.
The last bit of decor was the centerpieces. We filled glass votives with blue fish tank rocks, a few small shells and green plants. And topped them off with a floating candle These really added that little something to all of our tables. Just goes to show that centerpieces don’t need to be extravagant to be beautiful!
All of the decor was adorable and fit the theme perfectly But as I’m sure you guessed it doesn’t stop there.
Food is next!
Any good shark party is going to have something good to eat. So our menu was planned to a T. After all we had lots of hungry sharks to feed! We served submarine sandwiches, fish eggs, sea cucumbers, shrimp, seaweed salad and fish and chips.
Dinner and apps were definitely tasty but it doesn’t stop there!
Sure Dinner is nice but desserts are so much better. We had this STELLAR shark cake made by my very talented sister Elizabeth. But we don’t stop at cake.
We had shark fin soup (jello cups), fishing rods, gummy sharks, ocean popcorn and shark teeth. All these desserts satisfied our SHARK tooth.