*This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, all thoughts, opinions, and shark bait – are of my own accord.
With the kids being home all Summer long, I have had to think of a few fun ideas to keep the boredom at bay, and keep the kids outside. The #WorldMarketLove4Outdoors ideas have been AHhhh-Mazing (you should be checking them out by following that hashtag on social media). I decided to join in on the fun and create this kid friendly and fun Summertime Shark Party. It wasn’t hard to do, and EVERYONE loved it. I set the ambiance with some beautiful aqua colored pieces that gave us land lovers a feel of being closer to the beach. Check out how we brought this SHARKTASTIC Summertime Shark Party Idea to life.!
To set the ambiance, I grabbed a few of my favorite items from Cost Plus World Market. (I listed them out here in case you want to re-create this party in your own backyard.) You can create a shark party without these, but to me, they really make the shark party look super cool. Here is what I used:
- Aqua Herringbone Table Runner
- Melamine Large Square Sufi Tile Serving Tray
- Aqua Ditzy Paisley Napkins
- Melamine Sufi Tile Appetizer Tray
Summertime Shark Party Ideas
Once I had all of my table pieces together, I then set out to make the table look completely Sharktastic. (Yes, it’s silly, but I will probably say Sharktastic at least one more time.) In order to do that, I had to grab a few other items to give the party goers a feel for the sea. For that we used a few things we created, a few we had on hand, and a couple of things we grabbed at the store:
- gummy fish
- blue berry gelatin
- clear plastic cups
- shark tail cardstock cutouts
- assorted fruits and berries
- fish crackers
- blue drinks
- drink umbrellas
To get started I created the jello, scooped it into the clear cups, and added the little shark tails.
Once those were complete, I added the appetizer tray and placed the gummy fish, gold fish crackers, and fruit on the tray for serving.
Summertime Shark Party
For the final piece, I created the fun Watermelon Shark and placed it on the large square serving tray. The shark was actually not too hard to create, and I even have a video to share with you on how I made it.
After I carved the shark, I created a couple of deep set holes and added blueberries for the eyes.
I then filled the cavity with chunks of watermelon, raspberries, blackberries, and grapes.
Once all of the sharktastic (see, I said it again) ideas were in place, it was time to dig in and have fun.
If you are having a birthday party, swim team party, or just a fun Summertime barbecue with the neighbors, this is a surefire way to bring you closer to the ocean. Even if you are land locked like we are!
How about a party tip! Check out this tip from Katie Riley: Fill a large drink dispenser with sparkling soda or juiced infused citrus for a sweet summer refresher.
World market also has a Summertime Getaway Sweepstakes with FOUR Grand Prize packages. Win a trip for two on Delta Vacations to your choice (should you win) of Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina, New Orleans, or New York. It also includes hotel accommodations and a $500 Cost Plus World Market Gift Card. CLICK HERE to enter to win!
Whether you decide to throw a Summertime Shark Party or any other fabulous Sumer party – just make sure you enter to win with World market before June 19, 2015!