Shark Party With DIY Tips {guest feature}

This adorable shark themed birthday party was sent in by Andrea of It’s The Life, and has some great DIY ideas that you can do. Andrea created all the treats which I think look like some of the specialty vendor items we love to see. Check out all the details and the diy tips from Andrea at the end…

Creative Ideas from Andrea:

  • Make your own candy kabobs by placing gummy sharks and stars on a wooden skewer.
  • Make shark fin cupcake toppers using black fondant and a leaf-shaped cookie cutter.
  • “Life savers” cupcake toppers were made by dipping jelly rings in white chocolate. Once cooled, strips were cut from fruit roll up candy and wrapped around the ring.
  • She used a free download to create the food signs.
  • Create a table runner by layering rows and rows of paper circles cut out from the Cricut machine.
  • A shark cut-out was painted for the perfect photo opportunity as guests arrived.
  • Shark fins are sewn out of felt and pinned to each childs back.


Thanks for all the innovative ideas Andrea, and for sharing your party with us!


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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. This is so darling! Gosh I just love creative people! Makes me wish my 28 year old son was little again! He loved drawing Sharks when he was a little boy! Now if I only had a Grandchild! :)

  2. Hey I love all the ideas for the shark bday and would love to do the shark fins for my sons bday coming up next week. However I am not crafty and was just wanting some pointers so I dont mess them up. They look kinda of easy but you never know. Thanks so much!!

  3. Christine Pellegrin says:

    Hi! I love all of your creative ideas for this shark party. I’m having a shark party for my son who is turning
    five, and I’ve been searching high and low for the star shaped gum drops you used for the shark kebobs.
    Any suggestions??



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