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Challenge: Happy Birthday!

Host a Jawsome Birthday Party!

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My son’s second birthday coincided with a special event: my husband appeared on Shark Week wrangling hammerheads. To celebrate both the success of my husband and shower my son with birthday bliss, I started planning a “jawsome” party. I found inspiration with Oriental Trading's shark collection, but I also created a few ideas to make this children’s party better than the rest. From a kid’s activity station to a simple juice bar, these small touches make this party memorable.

Shark Birthday Party Ideas

Juice Bar
There were a few key ideas that made this birthday spread memorable and quite “sharky.” I used colorful juices to decorate, and it became an easy to use serving station for kids and adults alike. I also surprised everyone with special push pops that I made on my own with funfetti cake and frosting. The personalized birthday banner was a fun extra from Oriental Trading, and the shark straws are a nice touch.

Birthday Cupcake Stand
Simple vanilla cupcakes filled the cupcake stand and each was topped with a plastic birthday hat or small toy.

Shark Birthday Party
You can buy juices by the gallon and set them up for display in these glass mason jar drink dispensers. You can also make your own colorful juices using fresh fruit!

Shark Birthday Party

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