Summer Shark-Themed Party Ideas

by Alli

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Summer is all about outdoor fun and soaking up the sun. What can be better than a summer shark-themed party?

Don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen, of course.  Here are a few entertaining ideas when it comes to planning a summer shark-themed party, a splashing pool party or a party filled with carnival games.

Shark Party!

Just be sure to have lots of cold beverages and snacks that can stand up to the heat and let the fun begin!

Summer party themes

Whether it’s for your kiddo’s birthday or simply to mix up the fun, summer sets the stage for many creative party ideas. And with a little help from Amazon, you’ll have everything you need to celebrate the good times. Here are three party themes that are perfect for summer.

Splashin’ Pool Party 

The best place to host a shark week party is at the pool. Everyone loves pool parties!

Shark Week Party Ideas - Pool Party

Get the party started with some beach and pool party favors!

Party Favors for Beach or Pool Party - Shark Week

This pool party pack includes all the essentials you’ll need to put together a fun-filled poolside celebration.

Pool Party Tableware

These cute napkins and party plates will make a splash even before the party starts. Add some balloons, curling ribbons, and crepe paper to make this party a hit!

Shark Party Alert

A shark party is perfect for those kids who love to live on the wild side.  Set up an underwater adventure with these shark party picks which has all the elements you’ll need to arrange an amazing party. The kids will love vibrant and colorful tableware, balloons, aqua blue crepe paper, sharks lunch napkins, and “Danger!” Shark Party invites.

Shark Week Party

What Foods to Serve at a Shark Party

How to Make a Shark Sandwich

  • Shark Shaped Sandwiches – Use a shark cookie cutter to make shark-shaped sandwiches.

  • “Life Saver” Doughnuts (powdered doughnuts)
  • Shark Fishing Poles – You only need 3 ingredients for these – pretzel rods, gummy sharks and Twizzlers Pull n’ Peel. Get the complete directions here

  • Shark Teeth Snacks (Bugles Chips)
  • Watermelon Shark – Get the easy directions for carving a watermelon shark.

Watermelon Shark for Shark Party

Tropical Slush Punch is the perfect drink for a Shark Week party. 

Tropical Slush Punch

Shark Party Activities

These shark-themed games are perfect if you’re hosting a shark week party. 

Find even more shark party supplies here! 

More Shark Party Ideas

Carnival Games Party 

If your child is a fan of amusement parks and carnivals, then they’ll love a Carnival Games party theme. The Carnival Games  Party Pack can turn any room in your house or your backyard into an exciting carnival experience full of candy, fun, and laughter. Each Carnival Games party pack contains all the party supplies you need to get your themed party off the ground.

Don’t wait around for the next carnival to come to town! Create your own and make party planning as easy as eating cotton candy!

What’s your favorite summertime party theme?


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Christy Maurer July 7, 2015 - 11:13 am

Yay for shark week! We like watching this on Discovery Channel 🙂 This shark themed party would be great for hanging out at the pool. My favorite themed parties are FOOD ones 🙂 As long as the food is good, I’m good lol.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle July 7, 2015 - 11:42 am

Shark Week is coming, and these are all great ideas to get us in the mood! I’m totally having a shark themed pool party.

Jeannette July 7, 2015 - 12:23 pm

I’m gonna be honest, living in NC i’m a little leery of all things shark related right now! But seriously, these are some cute ideas and I think I’d be OK with those sharks!

lisa July 7, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Who wouldn’t love a shark themed party?? This sound like a lot of fun. Too bad we don’t have nice enough weather to have a pool party!

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly July 7, 2015 - 4:53 pm

I so need to get that shark in my life so me and my friends can have a sharknado party at the beach! Never too old for toys! LOL 🙂

Sandy KS July 7, 2015 - 5:06 pm

These are adorable, those little sharks. My nephew is a shark freak and has to watch “shark week” all this week on tv.

Lisa Bristol July 7, 2015 - 9:38 pm

These are great ideas. My kids would love a shark themed pool party.

Paula Schuck July 7, 2015 - 9:57 pm

My nephews are so into sharks right now. They would love a shark themed party. I love how bright and vibrant everything is.

Ourfamilyworld July 8, 2015 - 5:24 am

My kids love shark week. These are wonderful ideas and they would love a shark themed party. I love the cute party packs.

Bonnie @ wemake7 July 8, 2015 - 9:45 am

What a cool idea for shark week. I love all these decorations and bet my kiddos would love them.

CourtneyLynne July 8, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Omg now this is just the cutest idea ever! I would of never thought of having a shark week party. Brilliant idea!

Uplifting Families July 8, 2015 - 2:03 pm

This is a cute theme and is just in time for shark week. Love it.

Chubskulit Rose July 8, 2015 - 3:13 pm

We recently attend a pool party theme and the kids had a blast. Kids will nver get bored around water.

Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies July 8, 2015 - 3:34 pm

I absolutely love the shark theme for this party! This sounds like a theme my son would enjoy very much!

Chrystal | YUM eating July 8, 2015 - 4:59 pm

We do home movie nights all the time. Doing a shark themed party would be a lot of fun; especially after a full day of swimming and water wars!

Shannon Gurnee July 8, 2015 - 5:17 pm

This sounds like a really fun summer party! I love the swim toys for the kids to play with too!

desirae young July 8, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Hahah what a cute theme! This would be perfect for my little dude turning 9 this year!

Ann Bacciaglia July 8, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Shark themed party’s seem to be so popular right now. My friends little guy would love it. I saw the greatest shark cake the other day.

Camesha | Mama Motivator July 9, 2015 - 5:58 pm

This is all so cute! It’s perfect for summer birthday parties! I’ll keep this in mind for my daughter. She’s a summer baby.

Alayna @AlaynasCreations July 10, 2015 - 10:15 pm

Fun ideas for a summer party! All those bright colors are perfect for a pool party.
Thanks for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty


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