Get your shark party ideas for games, decorations and invites for the coolest themed pool party. There are lots of shark sightings at this kids pool party theme that works for all ages and for girls and boys. Spend your money on fun shark floats, pool toys and games rather than fancy paper goods.
The first place kids look at when coming into our backyard is the swimming pool - because of course they can't wait to jump in it. The inflatable sharks are used for decorations and shark party games.
Use your inflatable sharks for decorations as well. Hang one on the pool gate or hang several from the ribs on the patio umbrella.
Hang an inflatable shark on the pool gate. Use them as pool decorations too.
Don't you love these guys? I got 3 of them for under $9 at Amazon. They are nice and big, 24" long and provided lots of fun for pool party games.3 Inflatable sharks
This little guy isn't afraid of any hungry sharks. They became best pals. I wished that I had bought 6 of them, instead of just the 3.
His real looking mouth and fins is sure to bring a realistic element to your pool. Put him in the pool for pool decorations and your swimming pool games.
Place a bubble machine by the pool gate/entrance so that as the guests arrive they walk through the floating bubbles. Move it later to the pool area. I've bought several of these machines only to be disappointed - until I found the
I read lots of reviews on Amazon and decided to try this combination - and the result has been tons of bubbles and tons of fun.
Be sure to take a group picture before everyone get's into the pool. The visors are made of foam so they can be worn in the pool and can get wet.
The colors or bold and bright and the plastic sheet is large measuring 40" by 50". Take individual pictures using the hole which is in the mouth of the shark. What kid wouldn't want to put his head in the mouth of a shark :)
You can also just use it as a background for decorations or for a large group picture. Hang it on the pool fence and you are ready to go:
It's always fun to give your teams a themed name. Our two teams were named after shark species, the Tiger Heads and the Hammer Heads. Other shark names are Blue Sharks and Great White Sharks.
Shark BlastGet two Shark Max Liquidators and use them for your pool party games.
The goal is to move the shark to the other side of the pool by squirting it with water.
Don't you just love these shark mouth inflatables? We used them for races. Have a person hold them in place so they don't float away. One player from each team races to the shark mouth , touches it, swims back and tags the next team member.
Each team is given an inflatable fish. The goal is to stay on it and swim to the other side and back. The next player takes his turn as well until the first team that finishes wins.
Feed the Shark
Shark splash bombs were a lucky find at our local Kroger grocery store. I bought them all since they were a dollar a piece :).
Kids lined up and took turns throwing the splash bombs through the shark mouth. One point for each splash bomb that makes it through. The team with the most points wins.
Played just like Marco Polo, one player, the Shark yells Marco (with his eyes closed or or covered) while the rest of the players, the Guppies, yell Sharko. The Shark tries to tag one of the Guppies and when he does that Guppie becomes The Shark.
Shark AttackA fun version of freeze tag in the swimming pool using a shark fin.
Give one person who will be the Shark a Shark visor or fin like this one from Amazon:Shark SwimFin Blue
It can be one of the guests or one of the adults. When the Shark tags one of the players he is frozen and can't move. The Shark keeps playing until he is able to freeze all of the players.
Simply have each team member swim to one end of the pool and back.
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Spark Shark Kickboard
Hand the swim board to the next player. Continue until every one has taken a turn.
The team that finishes first wins :)
Ideas we used for party favors:
Sea Animal StickersSea Animal Water Guns
Not lots of money was spent on paper goods - we used blue paper plates and cups and spent our party money on fun floats and games.