Party Recap

My son loves sharks so we decided to do a whole shark theme for his recent 3rd birthday party. Afternoons in my backyard is shaded and to cool off from the extreme summer heat we've been having we made it a water fun area. Water blasters, slip-n-slide, pools, etc.



Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cupcakes, Cake, Cake pops

  • Activities / Games

    Make shift water park in backyard

  • Party Favors

    Shark Cake pops

  • Best Moment

    Water fun and shark photo cutout

  • What People Ate

    Goldfish snacks, Sushi, Fish and Chips, Salt water taffy, m&m's, blue jellos with shark gummies, cupcakes, cake, cake pops

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade, Izzi's, mini waters, wine (adults)



  • Anika  K

    Anika K wrote:

    I'm dying to know how you made this cake! I absolutely adore it!

  • Elwena B

    Elwena B wrote:

    Thanks. I made the cake by baking two round cakes one 10" and the second 8". Bottom one I left as it came out of the pan as the base. To sculpt the nose I cut the second cake to about 4/5 inch circle and with the cutoffs mixed with some frosting I sculpted the fins and filled in the nose area to smooth down towards the base. Then covered the whole thing first in caramel and then buttercream frosting. I tried putting fondant over all that but that didn't worked out as planned so I just tried to smooth the frostig best I could. I still used white fondant for the eyes and mouth and the black outlIne really brought it all together and made it more illustrative. Regards Elle

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    Renee F wrote:

    love this party! how did you make the saw horses?

  • Elwena B

    Elwena B wrote:

    Thanks. I've had those for years - I think I might have bought it at Target or Home Depot.

  • Jennifer R

    Jennifer R wrote:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the wave/"happy birthday" garland... Is this a printable?

  • Elwena B

    Elwena B wrote:

    Thank you. The waves I just cut out of different blue color card stock and layered them all around the table behind the happy birthday banner. Other Shark items and the happy birthday garland are available in my etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/boogaboo

  • Stacey G

    Stacey G wrote:

    How was this made? Or where can I buy one?

  • Elwena B

    Elwena B wrote:

    Hi, I painted it onto a tri-fold display cardboard and cut out the mouth. The kids loved it and it makes a great photo prop (or game?)

  • Elwena B

    Elwena B wrote:

    I used acrylic paint (but poster paint should work fine) and I just used a sharp (smooth) kitchen knife to 'carefully' cut out the shapes (the card cuts pretty easily once you get going)

  • Stacey G

    Stacey G wrote:

    Hi! Thanks!! What kind of paint did you use? What did you use to cut the mouth out?

  • Abbie C

    Abbie C wrote:

    How much would you charge to sell this one!!! It's absolutely perfect and I know I won't be able to make one... I'm not very artistic... Crafty but not artistic!