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Boy’s Shark Themed Beach Bash Birthday Party

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Swim at your own risk—there’s no lifeguard on duty at this boy’s shark-themed birthday party! Kate, at Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations, planned this celebration for her son, Declan’s, 5th birthday. Bouncing beach balls and soaring seagulls are fun and easy decorating ideas, and a delicious menu of fish and chips—plus a cake with a contagious grin—make this party as much fun as a day at the beach! Grab your sunscreen, and keep an eye out for suspicious fins as you surf through the photos by Lightbox Photography.

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Kate created a cool “beach” scene with fringed blue crepe paper streamers, beach balls, and seagulls. A shark-themed birthday banner, from Get the Party Started, hangs from a room-sized muslin window shade. Palm trees, fishing nets over burlap table runners, and a grass table skirt add to the sand-under-your-toes feel. Ellenbrook Party Shop’s fun balloon towers incorporate the theme colors—shades of blue, with bright pops of red. I love the shark mini-stools, but my favorite element is the shark that seems to be emerging from the floor!

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At “Declan’s Shark Shack Café,” guests helped themselves to a delicious menu: fish and chips in paper cones, and fresh fruit or veggie cups. Upended boxes and a cute little stand, from Lime Tree Kids, are great party food display ideas.

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At the guest tables, partygoers donned polka-dotted party hats embellished with felt sharks. Kate playfully mixes stripes and dots throughout the party, here using larger striped plates as chargers under the smaller shark plates. After donning blue leis to complete their beach party look, little partiers were free to visit the dessert table!

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At the dessert buffet, a beautiful blue ombre table skirt (Ruffle Me Tablecloths) looks like gentle waves—and makes the shark above seem just a little less menacing! “Danger: Shark Zone” signs are no joke—there are sharks all over this table! Sharks top individual bottles of “Shark Jelly,” and shark cake pops, by Cake Pop Creations, look amazing on a sparkly fabric-covered platter. Awesome shark sugar cookies, from Kate’s Cookies, and several candy choices—including blue gummy sharks—round out this sweet spread.

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Boy's Shark Birthday Party Cake Ideas.

Kate created a separate area for the birthday cake and cupcakes. She made the fantastic, grinning shark cake herself, using a kit from Cake to the Rescue. She also served a variety of scrumptious cupcakes from Bella’s Cupcake World.

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After exciting shark-themed party activities—like “shark diving” in a plastic pool filled with blue squishy orbs instead of water, painting Plaster Craft Workshop’s ceramic sharks, and photo booth posing with a shark—Declan thanked his guests with favor boxes filled with sunglasses, stickers, tattoos, candy, and an inflatable beach ball.

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water, this shark-themed boy’s birthday party proves you don’t even need any water for a bodacious beach bash! Creative party planning ideas are all you need to design your own shark celebration.

See more of Kate’s parties (including this phenomenal Dinosaur Birthday Party) by liking Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations on Facebook.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.