Saturday, 9 August 2014

Shark Theme Birthday Party!!

I had so much fun planning my son's 3rd Birthday Party this year. My husband says every year I should of went into party planning because I do such a good job in creating such a memorable event for our son each year. I love party planning- it is so much fun that I start 6 months in advance. Yes, you heard that right- 6 months!! It's a lot of work, so I always want to make sure I give myself enough time to buy everything and create it.

Lately, my son has a little obsession with sharks, so when it came time to start planning his party I asked him what theme he wanted and of course he said sharks! So I began my search on the internet for some inspiration.

All of these photos were taken by a Edeline Photography because I wanted to make sure I captured all the memories while enjoying myself and not having to worry about taking pictures. She did an amazing job and it was worth every penny!

I bought all the table cloths, plates, forks and napkins from Dollarama. I cut out "shark bites" on every plate due to the fact that I made sharks out of grey wrapping paper swimming on the tables. I also printed out little shark tags and attached them with curling ribbon to all napkins and forks.


For the food table, I made large shark cut outs using cardboard and grey wrapping paper. They were a lot of fun to make and super easy. To go along with the theme, I cut pieces of cheese to look like "Shark Teeth" and I had water bottle and juice box labels done in the shark theme as well from Pep Custom Designs  


Next we had a dessert table. I bought 2 shark boogie boards from Michaels to use as a back drop. I made a watermelon shark which I found a tutorial on YouTube on how to create it. I bought all the candy from Bulk Barn and put them all in clear plastic jars and added name tags which I purchased from Pep Custom Designs. The cake was made by yours truly. :-)
I wanted to make sure I created loot bags that were somewhat theme orientated, so I went with an outdoor beach them. I purchased pails (Blue for the boys and Pink for the girls), shovels and sharks sand molds (for the boys) and fish sand molds (for the girls) from Walmart and I also added a bottle of bubbles to each pail that I purchased from Dollarama. For each bottle of bubbles, I added bubbles labels from Pep Custom Designs. Then I printed off little shark cut outs from the internet and added each child's name to the pail.

 I hired Balloon Twistaroo to come in and create "underwater creatures" for the shark theme party. He was amazing! He made one big shark for all the kids to look at and get pictures taken with, and he  created shark hats for all the them to wear. He also made fishing rods with fish on the end, octopuses, turtles, sting rays, crabs and so much more.
Most importantly, my son had a blast, so to me all that hard work was all worth it. To see him having so much fun made me so happy. I can't wait to start planning his next Birthday Party! :-)


  1. This is so cute and I totally get why it was a hit. Nice post :)

  2. Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun planning it :-)