Sam loves sharks, so the theme was an easy pick! It also worked perfectly for his summer birthday. I started with some simple shark illustrations and created the invitation and printables. I chose a red, aqua and navy color theme with chartreuse accents, and I love how the colors worked together. The centerpiece of the party was the dessert table with a large poster and balloon garland. The cake with ombre blue icing was my favorite part. The metallic-painted shark card holders for the food labels also looked great. But here's a tip: Make sure the first coat of paint is dry before you add another! They never fully dried (even after 3 days) and we had to warn guests not to touch them. For dinner we had hot dogs, and all sat along a long table decorated with a dip-dyed table runner and paper shark garlands. For dessert we served cake homemade popsicles and frosted, shark-shaped sugar cookies. We sent little guests home with shark repellent (bubbles) for party favors.
What People Ate
Hot dogs, veggies and dip, chips and dips
What People Drank
Sweet tea, Blue raspberry lemonade, water
White cake with buttercream frosting, frosted sugar cookies, patriotic popsicles
"Shark repellant" (bubbles)
Activities / Games
Eating, playing and opening gifts,!
Abbey Deerest Photography