Shark Week Flick & Float Pool Party
My family LOVES Shark Week! We hosted a small informal flick & float to relax and play in the pool before Shark Week started, but, once the show started, we all found a spot and watched intently. Since the rain came early, we had to set up inside to watch the show, initially I was disappointed, but we still watched it and had a blast!
Since the party was later in the evening, we served snacks and drinks. I made some cupcakes and sprinkled Wilton’s blue rock candy I found on clearance at JoAnn’s after the Fourth of July for less than $1. I also made jello in small dessert bowls, and placed them on a white serving tray with Goldfish Crackers around them. I added a light blue quatrefoil washi tape to the mini silver spoons. I used Target dollar spot metal buckets to hold Gold Fish and Swedish Fish, but I added dark blue quatrefoil ribbon to all the buckets as well. Because we initially planned to watch Shark Week in the pool, I packaged the popcorn in small clear plastic paint cans. I added a shark sticker to the front and more of the blue ribbon to the handle. We put juice, water and soda in the coolers, but served the kids fruit smoothies labeled as Shark Shakes. I simply poured them into small cups with domed lids and added a grey vinyl shark to the cups and a shark sticker to the straws.
I covered the table with chevron fabric I had left over from another project and hung scrap wood shark cutouts on the white vinyl fence. I rough sprayed them both with left over Krylon spray paint.
I spent just over an hour for prep and set up. And, I only purchased a sheet of black craft foam, a package of blue jello, and a bag Swedish Fish specifically for this party.
The kids loved the craft foam shark fins I cut out and slid onto their snorkels! They loved playing “real” sharks and minnows, and asked if they could keep the shark fins on the snorkels forever!
Tags : budget party, Everyday Party Magazine, Joann, Krylon, Shark Week, Target
So cute! Love your budget friendly details 🙂
Thanks! It was fun to do!