Party Recap

Sam loves sharks, so the theme was an easy pick! It also worked perfectly for his summer birthday. I started with some simple shark illustrations and created the invitation and printables. I chose a red, aqua and navy color theme with chartreuse accents, and I love how the colors worked together. The centerpiece of the party was the dessert table with a large poster and balloon garland. The cake with ombre blue icing was my favorite part. The metallic-painted shark card holders for the food labels also looked great. But here's a tip: Make sure the first coat of paint is dry before you add another! They never fully dried (even after 3 days) and we had to warn guests not to touch them. For dinner we had hot dogs, and all sat along a long table decorated with a dip-dyed table runner and paper shark garlands. For dessert we served cake homemade popsicles and frosted, shark-shaped sugar cookies. We sent little guests home with shark repellent (bubbles) for party favors.

Invitation and printables: www.printsforevents.com
Party Photography: www.abbeydeerest.com
Plates, straws, napkins: Target
Cups, metallic fringe curtain: www.shopsweetlulu.com


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Hot dogs, veggies and dip, chips and dips

  • What People Drank

    Sweet tea, Blue raspberry lemonade, water

  • Desserts

    White cake with buttercream frosting, frosted sugar cookies, patriotic popsicles

  • Party Favors

    "Shark repellant" (bubbles)

  • Activities / Games

    Eating, playing and opening gifts,!


Party Helpers

  • Abbey Deerest Photography




  • Dawn S

    Dawn S wrote:

    Cute!! How did you make the happy birthday poster?

  • printsforevents

    printsforevents wrote:

    Hi Dawn! Thanks so much! This poster is available in my shop: www.printsforevents.com. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    Tamara L wrote:

    I love the colors of the balloons in the balloon garland! Where are the balloons from?

  • printsforevents

    printsforevents wrote:

    Thanks Tamara! I'm pretty sure those balloons came from Target last summer .

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    Shannon H wrote:

    I love the way you did this party! Can I ask where you got the shark/fish garland that you have hanging on the table and as a runner?