Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Shark Party: Decoration and Menu Ideas

Shark Party Inspiration Board by B.Nute
(JAWS Movie Poster credit)
Na na. Na na. Na na, na na, na na, na na... aaaaaaaaaaaaah! Shark!

You know the tune, that dreaded movie music that plays when JAWS lurks behind the innocent swimmer... Whether your shark lover is a fan of the JAWS movies or just loves to watch Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, a Shark Party is the perfect theme for his birthday. Below are decoration and menu ideas for your Shark Party.

Decoration Ideas
Set the stage for the shark loving crowd by having a sign on the door saying welcome to Amity Island (the name of the fictional summer resort where JAWS first struck! Once inside, decorate with the following items to maintain that run-down, shark infested, beach town look:
  • Sand
  • Underwater Relics - Anchor, Fish Trap/Cage
  • Deep Blue and Turquoise Colors - Streamers, Balloons, Table Cloth, etc.
  • Nets and Buoys
  • Old Wooden Beach Signs
  • Shark Warning Signs
  • Shark Paraphernalia- Shark Jaw, Shark Teeth
  • JAWS Movie Poster

Menu Ideas
Kids need some hearty snacks and food to sink their teeth into at a Shark Party. Here are a list of items sure to please even the hungriest sharks!
  • Shark Food Fish Sticks
  • Shark Teeth Potato Chips
  • Deep Sea Blue Gatorade
  • Goldfish
  • Beach Boardwalk Popcorn
  • Shark Cage Waffle Fries
  • Riptide Raviolis
  • Shark Sushi
  • Blood Orange Juice
  • Shark Fin Tortilla Chips
  • Shark Bait Tuna Sandwiches
Some Sweet Treats:
  • JAWbreakers
  • Saltwater Taffy
  • Amity Island Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Shark Cupcakes (with blue frosting and a paper cut out dorsal fin)