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Beware of Sharks! What little boy (or girl) isn’t fascinated with sharks!?! Shark Week is one of television’s most anticipated programming. If you have a shark lover in your family, bring their dreams to life with this lifelike shark attack theme, complete with fins, shark teeth and lifesized standees.

We definitely used bright blue as a jumping off point in our design, selecting a bright blue polyester tablecloth as our dessert table’s base, which perfectly coordinated with our waves standee backdrop. To fill in negative space around our backdrop, we added 2,"Shark Zone" mylar balloons, which also provided added color to our display.

For a nautical nod, we draped this white fish netting over our base linen. The centerpiece of our dessert table was this white pedestal sitting atop a life preserver. We filled the pedestal with cupcakes topped with wave blue icing and gummy sharks.

For fun, we added this realistic shark standee to the base of our table, as if he were swimming along in the ocean. Guests loved it! They also loved the addition of shark pincher toys to our dessert table, displayed in a tall galvanized container. Adding an interactive component to your décor is a great way to encourage theme participation among party guests.

Guests snacked on "Shark Bait" aka goldfish crackers in fun, individual and personalized favor turned snack bags.

Snacks and dessert were served on shark themed paper plates alongside nautical theme silverware wraps; a simple DIY project using blue napkins, clear plastic forks, jute cord and white Life Saver candies.

Beverages were served in personalized shark paper cups alongside "Shark Repellant" water bottles personalized with coordinating sticker labels. You could also repurpose ‘shark repellant’ labels by adding them to full size bubble containers for a fun party activity or take-home favor option. Personalizing an item transforms the ordinary into something truly unique and memorable, while remaining an affordable party décor option.

Each guest took home fun plastic sharks in personalized favor bags reading, "Thanks for Making my Party Jaw-Some". Adding fun, theme related sayings or text to party décor is a great way to bring a smile to your guest’s face. We hope you had a "Jaw-some" time looking through our shark theme ideas!!

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