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DIY Shark Themed Party

Category: kids

Pint-sized partygoers will feel like they’re wading through shark-infested waters when they arrive at your little one’s birthday party. Ignite their imagination with playful shades of blue and grey, a ‘boat’ made out of timber pallets and a jaw-some selfie moment. Oh, and don’t forget ‘Pin the Fin’! These shark-themed party ideas are bound to get two fins up from the kiddos.

Set the underwater scene 

Shark theme party table
Big W Balloon Weight $2, Big W House & Home Lucy Cushion $5, Big W House & Home Linen Cushion $19, Big W House & Home Round Floor Cushion $38, Big W Flared Bowl $7.75, Big W Trifle Bowl $11, Big W Paper Straws $4, Big W Chevron Napkin Pack $3, Big W Paper Plate Pack $7, Kmart A2 Poster Frame $12, Kmart Windsor Cushion $8, Kmart Kira Cushion $4, Kmart Lana Cushion $8, Kmart Wooden 18 Pack Cutlery $2, Kmart Super White Cake Stand $6, Kmart Shark Novelty Hat $6.50, Kmart Oak Frame $3, Kmart A2 Poster Frame $12, Kmart Balloon Ribbon $3, Target Gigi Washed Linen Cushion $25, Target Round Velvet Cushion $20, Target Metallic Bowl Pack $3, Target Plastic Cup Pack $2, Target Balloon Pack $3, Kmart 24 Pack of Bubbles $5.50, Food and drink available at Coles and Woolworths.


Swap your trestle table for a timber grazing ‘boat’ floating on a sea of cushion ‘rafts’ and surrounded by cheeky sharks when styling your shark-themed party. Grazing tables are very on-trend and the low-set pallets are perfect for the little ones to gather around. Simply lay some satin ‘ocean’ under a shady tree, pop some pallets on top to create a ‘boat’ and surround the table with cushions for the kids to sit on. Finish the decorations by surrounding your table with a frenzy of craft cut-out fins. Simply pick up some grey cardboard and short wooden skewers from your local Stockland shopping centre, cut out some cardboard shark fins, glue the skewer securely to the back and place into the grass. It’ll look like sharks have frenzied around the table!

 

Create a jaw-some shellfie moment 

It’s the little homemade elements that tend to make the biggest splash at a child’s birthday party and they’ll love to peek through the jaws of this cunning cut-out. Using a piece of thick card, trace some shark jaws and use an industrial pair of scissors or Stanley knife to cut out. Involve the kiddos in colouring in the shark with crayons. This could also double as a party game, where the kids could throw a plush fish toy into the jaws from a distance. 

Shark themed table settings

Big W House & Home Lucy Cushion $5, Big W House & Home Linen Cushion $19, Big W House & Home Round Floor Cushion $38, Big W Flared Bowl $7.75, Big W Trifle Bowl $11, Big W Paper Straws $4, Big W Chevron Napkin Pack $3, Big W Paper Plate Pack $7, Kmart A2 Poster Frame $12, Kmart Windsor Cushion $8, Kmart Kira Cushion $4, Kmart Lana Cushion $8, Kmart Wooden 18 Pack Cutlery $2, Kmart Super White Cake Stand $6, Kmart Oak Frame $3, Kmart A2 Poster Frame $12, Target Gigi Washed Linen Cushion $25, Target Round Velvet Cushion $20, Target Metallic Bowl Pack $3, Target Plastic Cup Pack $2, Target Balloon Pack $3, Kmart 24 Pack of Bubbles $5.50, Food and drink available at Coles and Woolworths

Caution: this could be the best birthday party yet!

Welcome your party guests with some creative and cunning signage that reads, ‘Caution: Mason’s turning four!’. We also had a cheeky shark chomping on the corner of ours! Simply print the sign on some A3 paper, pop it into a frame (that be reused in your home when the party’s said and done) and mount it on an easel. 

Shark theme party notice board

Kmart A2 Poster Frame $12, Kmart Shark Novelty Hat $6.50, Kmart Balloon Ribbon $3, Target Balloon Pack $3

Not your average cookie-cutter party game

Shark theme decorations

Big W Party Garland POA, Kmart A2 Poster Frame $12


Another way to entertain the kids before the party has even begun, is a crafternoon of decoration making. Begin with a playful take on the classic ‘pin the tail on the donkey’. Pin the fin is quick to make and a firm favourite for birthday parties. Simply print out a happy shark, glue him to a blue piece of cardboard, cut out a few shark fins and voila! Don’t forget the blindfold!

DIY shark fin party hats

Shark Party themed hat and plate

Big W Chevron Napkin Pack $3, Big W Paper Plate Pack $7, Kmart 24 Pack of Bubbles $5.50, Kmart Wooden 18 Pack Cutlery, Target Metallic Bowl Pack $3, Target Plastic Cup Pack $2

Just imagine how cute these easy-to-make party hats with itty-bitty shark teeth and googly eyes will look when the little one’s pop them on. Playing a game of ‘What’s the time, Mr Shark’ with these party hats on, will make it look like there’s a shark feeding frenzy happening in the backyard!

Shark-themed party bites

Shark jaws fruit salad

Speaking of feeding frenzies, the kids will be hungry for more when they see a fresh and delicious watermelon-shark fruit salad sitting on the table, surrounded by cunning cupcakes and blue ‘ocean water’ punch, you can be sure to delight the toothless tiger sharks no-bounds. And the big fish (kids’ parents) will be pretty impressed too. Check out the recipes.

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