5 shark week treats for your shark party this summer plus a shark-inspired playlist that goes along swimmingly.
Are you looking for a way to make this year’s shark week unforgettable?
Or, like us, do you binge shark movies like Jaws and Deep Blue Sea every summer?
No matter the occasion, summer is the perfect time to throw a shark party!
We’re always looking for an excuse to throw a party, so why not use the end of summer to honor one of earth’s most deadly and majestic predators?
Like any celebration, a little planning goes a long way, and sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.
Today, we’re sharing our menu, entertainment, decor, and music playlist from our shark party this summer.
We browsed Pinterest, watched YouTube, and then tried our hand at some of these shark-inspired recipes that your guests are sure to chomp down and devour.
All of them are easy to prepare and modify, delicious and refreshing in warm weather, and whimsical for kids and adults alike.
Let’s dive in, and celebrate SHARKS!
Shark Party Menu
“Stay Out of the Water-Melon”
“Shark Bait” Snack Mix
“Shark Infested” 5 Layer Dip
“Land Ho!” Jell-O Cups
“Captain Quint’s Rip Ya to Pieces” Punch
Shark Party Entertainment
Even if you’ve cut the cord or shark week has passed, there are plenty of shark movies to satisfy your hunger for aquatic horror.
Here are a few of our favorite shark horror films and a few comedies and family-friendly options too.
Shark Horror Films
- Jaws 2
- Jaws 3
- Jaws: The Revenge
- The Reef
- The Shallows
- 47 Meters Down
- Shark Night 3D
- Bait 3D
- Open Water
- Open Water 2: Adrift
- Open Water 3: Cage Dive
- Deep Blue Sea
- Dark Tide
- 12 Days of Terror
- Blue Water, White Death
- The Meg (This one hasn’t been released yet, but we can’t wait to see it!)
- Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus
Family-Friendly Shark Movies
- Finding Nemo
- Sharks Tale
Shark Party Decor
If you’re reading this site, there’s a pretty good chance your yearly “decorating” budget goes toward Halloween decor.
For this party, we wanted to let the menu do the talking and accent the table and home with simple pieces from traditional summer parties like luaus and backyard barbeques.
For less than $30, we were able to set the scene for a summer celebration. Thank you, dollar store!
We picked up coconut shells, aquatic-themed signage, seashells, and beach accoutrement like flower leis and sand pails.
Shark Party Music
No celebration is complete without a fitting soundtrack. Your shark party should be no exception.
John Williams’s score to 1975’s Jaws is perfect for a shark party. It can be dark and threatening, but there are also lighthearted and beautiful pieces weaved into the score as well.
No piece of music is better fitting or more iconically captures the power and terror of those gliding monsters of the deep.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, we’ve compiled a shark-inspired playlist filled with songs that tip their hats to the mesmerizing creatures.
Are you throwing a shark party this year?
What suggestions do you have to make our next shark party even better?
Let us know down below!
xo- mr and mrs