Shark Pool Party Ideas
Pool Party Themes for Kids

Get your shark pool party ideas for a fun themed pool party. From games, decorations and invites you will find lots of shark sightings at this pool that works for all ages and for girls and boys. 

shark pool party ideas for kids

With fun shark floats, pool toys and shark inflatables your kids will enjoy this not so scary pool party idea.

Shark Party Ideas for Inflatable Pool Toys and Floats

Shark Pool Floats

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Inflatable sharks are watching and waiting to make their first "attack" when the kids arrive.

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.  Use the inflatable sharks  and shark pool floats  for pool party decorations and pool party games.

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Shark pool floats like swim rings make for great props for pool races.

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Inflatable Pool Fun

Use your inflatable sharks for decorations as well.  Hang one on the pool gate or hang several from the ribs on the patio umbrella.

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Hang an inflatable shark on the pool gate.  Use them as pool decorations too.

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Don't you love these guys?  These pool party decorations and floats are nice and big.  Ours lasted through the summer and provided lots of fun for pool party games.

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This little guy isn't afraid of any hungry sharks.  They became best pals. Buy the bulk pack of 12 for extra fun and all over shark party decorations.

One Dozen Huge (46 Inch) Inflatable Sharks

Pool Party Decoration Ideas with the Best Bubble Machine

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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 Creative Motion Bubble Machine and Pro Bubble Juice

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.

Shark Pool Party Ideas for Favors & Photo Ops with Fish Visors

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When the kids first arrive hand out shark or fish visors. I got an assorted group of Sea Animal Visors (1 Dz) (2, Child size. Adjustable.) from Amazon.
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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.

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Photo Op

The colors are bold and bright and the sheet is large measuring 40" by 50".

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:

Creative Converting Shark Photo Opportunity Poster

Shark Pool Party Games for Kids

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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 Blast

Get 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.

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Pool Dive Games

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Shark Dive

Use ocean themed dive toys for your dive games. Toss in two dive toys - one player from each team swims to get one of the fish and brings it back to the adult. The adult tosses the fish in again for the next team players.
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Place small plastic sharks or fish inside dive eggs We just had the kids take turns swimming to the bottom of the pool to get a couple of eggs. The kids could keep the fish that were inside the eggs. I bought a large tub of small sea creatures and used them inside the dive eggs as well as in their party bags.

Race Pool Party Game for Kids

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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.

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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.

Kids Pool Party Games with Splash Bombs

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 :).

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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.

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Marco Sharko

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 Attack

A 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.

Shark Party Ideas for Cupcakes

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Who wouldn't love these fun cupcakes? So easy. I bought one dozen shark squirt toys from Amazon and used them as cupcake toppers and take home favors. White frosting sprinkled with blue sugar and heavy duty blue cupcake liners that don't fade made these treats a big hit. I used white cake mix so that the liner colors stayed vivid. If you use chocolate the colors really dull.

Shark Party Ideas for Favors and Invites

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I made the pool party invites using this Waves of Blue Border. The card stock paper and matching envelopes came from a large box of assorted card stock from Target. If you need to buy them on line, Amazon sells an assorted box of colored cards and envelopes. I use them all the time to make my invites. I love how this one has a trimmed border. The white shark tail is made from foam paper. The two pieces are simply glued onto the party bags. Embellish with some white ribbon and white tissue paper. Write the names of the guests at the bottom of the bag using a white chalk pen. These pens are sooo cool because if you goof up, you can just wipe it off and do it over.
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The turquoise blue paper bags can be used as your centerpiece as well on your pool party table.

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Use the party bags as your centerpieces on the party tables. Add a couple of more mini shark squirters tucked in around the bags.
shark birthday party ideas

Ideas we used for party favors:

Sea Animal Stickers

Sea 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.

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