Life Love Larson: Shark Party


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shark Party

Drew turns 4 on Tuesday, but we had his pool and pizza party a little early so visiting cousins could get in on the action!  Unfortunately, Drew got sick during the pool portion of the party!  He had a fever and chills and was in bed halfway through the party.  Poor guy-I am going to have to make his actual birthday extra special for him!

Despite the sickness, everyone had a good time and we carried on while he was in sleeping.  Here are some pics of the invites, cupcakes, and party favors in case you need some ideas for your own shark party!  I like to keep things simple and a little homemade.

I decided I wanted to make his invitations by hand this year.  I went in seach of some ideas and came across this post at Polkadots and Pirates blog.  She threw a shark party and made her own invites for her son and I copied her idea!  These didn't take long to make and I love the way they turned out!

Made entirely out of cardstock and printed on Word.  Cut your pieces and assemble!  I used plain white envelopes purchased at Hobby Lobby (with a coupon, of course!).  I made my template on Word based on the 5 x 7 size of the envelope.

I also decided I wanted to make homemade cupcakes.  My sister was in town and she took the reigns on this (thank you!).  We used store bought cupcake mix and my sister made her own frosting.  She dyed it blue to make it look like waves, and I added gray shark fins for a little added touch.

We gave each child Swedish Fish and a shark pool ball to go along with the theme.  Cheap cellophane bags and a little ribbon and that's it!

Here is the sweet guy before he fell ill!  I will gush about him on his actual birthday blog post!

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1 comment :

  1. cute party! I love the invite and the shark fin picks in the cupcakes!
    I'd love it if you would share your party at my August, "It's a Celebration" link party!