Homemade Shark Invitations
Shark and Under the Sea Decorations
For decorations I decided to make an underwater theme by hanging inflatable fish and clear balloons and various heights from the ceiling. We used green crepe paper for seaweed and shark cut outs. We gave the kids goggles instead of party hats.
Homemade Shark Pinata
I made a Shark pinata. Blow up a balloon, mix flour and water to a glue-like state and dip strips of newspaper into the mixture. Cover your balloon and let dry overnight. Once dry, pop balloon and cut a hole to fill with candy and a hole to hang it from. I cut fins from cardboard and attached them with hot glue. I painted the mouth red and started adding squares of gray crepe paper, I cut out teeth from card stock and glued them on (only put glue on the bottom of the tooth for an ope mouth effect.) Tanner LOVED this!
For more activities and games we played “Pin the Fin on the Shark” and “Pick and Pop” (put pieces of paper into balloons before you blow them up and draw a shark on a couple…. if they have a shark they win). We gave away shark tooth necklaces for prizes (cheap on eBay).
Edible Ocean – Blue Jell-O with Whipped Cream and Gummy Sharks
We had “Seanut & Jellyfish” & “Shark Bite(tuna)” Sandwiches, Shark Crackers and I made and edible ocean using blue Jell-o, whipped cream and gummy sharks.
It was a GREAT party!!!