I have been M.I.A. for awhile now, and it’s all thanks to this party. The only thing little man shows any interest in right now is baby shark; the super simple one, not pink fong. My kid is very picky, haha. Anyway, it made sense for this to be his birthday theme. Well I had so many ideas of what I wanted to do, but my biggest project was to scrapbook all of his photos for the year so everyone could look at them. Me and my bright ideas! This took forever!!! Every spare moment I had, was spent scrapbooking, which means, no spare time for the blog. I realize that I could have made time, but I had to prioritize, and my little man will always come first! So, I did finish the scrapbooks in case you were wondering; two huge binders! But the house still needed decorations, so without further ado, welcome to our baby shark party!
A quick google search found me all the images I needed for the door, with the exception of the “sharks ahead” one. That, I created Word using a couple of google images, a background, and a font titled, “chiller.”
I had a lot of fun with the decorations! The coral that you see here, and will see in a couple other pictures, was made with spray insulation foam. I layed down wax paper, and sprayed the foam into the shapes that you see pictured. Then I painted them with acrylic paints. I think they turned out really well! You can also see the plastic tablecloths hanging in the entrances of each room. To hang them, I used the really small command hooks, and tied string around the tablecloths where I wanted them to hang; really easy!
I saw the bubble balloon idea on pinterest, but couldn’t find a tutorial for them, so I guessed! I blew up three balloons, all different sizes, and then tied the bottom two together with string. To connect the top balloon to the others, I used a few glue dots, and was then able to tie a piece of string around the knot of the balloon to hang it from the ceiling (also using the really tiny command hooks).
On my windows, I printed out fish from the super simple website, and taped the onto the blue twisted crepe paper. Those black tube things (because I always get asked) are speakers.
I made the sharks myself, but the net adds a lot! I saw the net idea on pinterest and knew that I had to incorporate it somehow!
Here is the rest of the coral that I mentioned earlier! Baby shark has a place of honor right in the middle! The fireplace is decorated similar to my windows, using crepe paper and printed fish. Like the baby gate? I have to keep little man out somehow, if I ever want to use my fireplace! Here are a couple of close up pictures.
And now for the food! Everything was ocean themed! We had ocean water (blue kool-aid) with bobbers!
Oysters and shark bites (cupcakes with red icing in the center). The shark fins are made from foam.
Fish of the land (chicken), seashells and cheese (mac and cheese), seaweed salad (spinach salad), sea cucumbers and crab legs (cucumbers and carrots), fish eggs (grapes), and seaweed (grapes on skewers)
And of course you can’t forget the snacks – drift wood, shark fins, and waves!
All of this was served to little man in his very own shark chair! Do those look like shark teeth?! That’s what I was going for!
All of the signs for the food, and a few of the other baby shark things you might have seen around, came from etsy. It was a great party! I was very happy with the way all of the decorations turned out! I hope I have given you some ideas for your baby shark party! Doo doo doo!