Baby Shark Birthday Party ideas
Do do do do do do, it's time to plan a Baby Shark birthday party! If your little one can't get enough of the catchy tune and adorable characters, then a Baby Shark-themed birthday party is the perfect way to celebrate their special day.
Did you know that the Baby Shark song was originally created by a South Korean educational entertainment company called Pinkfong? The song became a viral hit in 2018, with millions of views on YouTube and countless children (and adults) singing and dancing along. Since then, the Baby Shark craze has taken over the world, and what better way to celebrate than with a Baby Shark-themed birthday party?
Here are some fin-tastic ideas to make the party a splash hit!
The first step in planning any party is sending out invitations. For a Baby Shark party, you can create custom invitations that look like a shark, or simply use blue and yellow paper and draw some of the Baby Shark characters on them. Be sure to include the date, time, and location of the party, along with any special instructions for parents (such as bringing a swimsuit if the party is at a pool).
For decorations, think ocean-inspired. Hang blue streamers from the ceiling to create the illusion of an underwater scene. You can also use blue tablecloths and scatter fish or shark confetti around the tables. Balloons in shades of blue and yellow will also add to the party atmosphere.
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When it comes to food, you can't go wrong with shark-shaped sandwiches or cookies. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you could even make a shark-shaped cake! Other ocean-inspired snacks include goldfish crackers, blue Jello cups, and ocean water punch (made with blue Hawaiian punch and Sprite). And of course, no Baby Shark party would be complete without a shark-shaped piñata filled with candy and toys.
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For a Baby Shark party, you'll want to plan some water-themed activities. If you have access to a pool, consider hosting the party there and setting up a variety of pool games, such as a shark tag game. For those who don't have access to a pool, you can set up a sprinkler or water slide in the backyard for some wet and wild fun. Here are some more activities:
Shark Photo Booth - Set up a photo booth area with a shark backdrop and fun props like shark hats, inflatable sharks, and fish toys. This is a great way to capture memories of the day and keep the kids entertained.
Baby Shark Dance Contest - Get the kids moving and grooving with a Baby Shark dance contest. Play the song and have the kids dance along, then have a panel of judges (parents or older siblings) award prizes for the best dancer.
Shark Toss Game - Create a shark toss game by painting shark jaws on cardboard boxes and cutting out a hole where the mouth would be. Kids can toss small fish toys or bean bags into the shark's mouth for points.
Underwater Treasure Hunt - Hide small plastic sea creatures like crabs, starfish, and sea turtles around the party area and have the kids search for them. You can even use a treasure map with clues to make it more challenging.
Shark Bite Cupcakes - Create cupcakes with shark fins sticking out of the top using blue frosting and shark fin toppers. You can also use shark gummies or candy eyes to create a fun, ocean-inspired treat.
Shark Storytime - Settle the kids down for a relaxing storytime session with shark-themed books like "The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School" or "Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist."
Crafting - Kids love crafts, and there are plenty of Baby Shark-themed crafts that you can do at the party. For example, you can set up a station where kids can make their own shark headbands or create their own shark out of paper plates and streamers. You can also provide coloring pages featuring the Baby Shark characters for kids to color and take home.
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No party is complete without party favors! For a Baby Shark party, consider giving out shark tooth necklaces or stuffed animals. You can also make personalized treat bags with Baby Shark stickers and fill them with ocean-themed goodies like bubbles, fish toys, and mini beach balls.
Of course, no Baby Shark party would be complete without playing the Baby Shark song! Make a playlist that includes other fun songs for kids to dance to, such as "The Hokey Pokey" or "The Chicken Dance." You can even hire a children's DJ to keep the party going and lead the kids in fun dances and games.
Tips for parents
When planning a Baby Shark birthday party, there are a few things that parents should keep in mind:
Start planning early
Baby Shark parties are popular, so it's a good idea to start planning at least a month in advance. This will give you enough time to shop for decorations, order a cake, and plan activities.
Set a budget
Baby Shark-themed party supplies can be expensive, so it's important to set a budget before you start shopping. Consider DIY options for decorations and activities to save money.
Consider the age group
Baby Shark is popular with younger kids, so make sure that the activities and games are age-appropriate. Younger children may enjoy coloring pages or simple crafts, while older children may prefer more challenging games and activities.
Be mindful of food allergies
When planning the menu, make sure to ask parents if their children have any food allergies. Consider offering allergy-free options like gluten-free or dairy-free treats.
Have a backup plan
If you're planning an outdoor party, make sure to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. Consider having an indoor space or an alternate date in case of rain or other unexpected events.
Keep it simple
Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and celebrate your child's special day. Don't stress too much about having everything perfect - simple decorations, fun games, and tasty treats are all you need for a great Baby Shark party.
A Baby Shark birthday party is a fun and creative way to celebrate your child's special day. From decorations to activities, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the Baby Shark theme into every aspect of the party. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for all your Baby Shark party needs, look no further than Home & Hoopla party shop. We have a wide selection of Baby Shark-themed party supplies, decorations, and favors that will make your party a success. So, get ready to do do do do do do and plan a party that your little one will never forget!