This past weekend we celebrated my son’s 9th birthday with an awesome Shark Party. Sure, we live in the Nevada desert but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to throw one killer water party complete with a giant inflatable waterslide, water balloons, and squirt guns. When I found the Jawsome Shark party supplies on the Oriental Trading website my son was immediately begging because a shark party is “THE COOLEST!” according to him and we’re all about cool birthday parties in this house.
So, without further ado…
First and foremost, check out the awesome Jawsome shark party line at orientaltrading.com because you’ll find everything you need to throw one really cool party. Even if you’re not celebrating a birthday, this party line would be perfect for an end of summer celebration or a pool party.
Let’s start with this awesome shark centerpiece. It is so bright and colorful and added a perfect touch to our party table.
I am in love with these shark cupcake toppers and the matching wrappers. These are only $6.20 for 100 pieces and they’re sold as a set so all you have to do is supply the cupcakes. The wrappers were sturdy, really easy to use, and stayed in place perfectly.
I wanted party favors that I knew all of the kids would love. I chose shark can covers to keep their sodas cold since it was over 90 degrees outside and they were a HUGE hit! I also gave each of the kids a Shark Attack candy necklace. Finally… a candy necklace that boys don’t mind wearing! The shark candy necklaces were also a huge hit with our party-goers.
Now, these candy jars are my favorite! I found this cute idea on the Oriental Trading website. I love their individual “Shark Bait” favors idea which uses fish crackers but my son really wanted his favorite candy… swedish fish! So I used their printable Shark Bait template which matches the Jawsome shark party line perfectly and those can be found HERE. I printed these out, used my 1.5″ circle cutter and then adhered them to my little candy containers. Aren’t they perfect?!
No party is complete without some colorful balloons. I love the orange accents. They add a fun pop of color to all of the blue party supplies and they go so well together for a fun and colorful birthday party.
The best part about this super cool shark party? Everything on my party table costs less than $60 total. This is perfect when you’re planning a party on a budget. I’ve used Oriental Trading for my party supply needs for many parties and events and I’ve had nothing but wonderful experiences with them. The reviews within products on their website are also extremely helpful.
You can find everything we used for our shark birthday party and lots more HERE.
Hold on, I’m not done!
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing: WATERCOLOR SQUIRT GUN PAINTING! We thought it was a wonderful party activity for everyone at our shark party but it’s so much fun that it just deserves it’s own post. I’ll be sharing how we set it up, what products we used, and my awesome trick for filling up those squirt guns!