09 Jun

CAUTION: Sharks! & Scuba Birthday Party

Du-na, Du-na, Du-na... que the dramatic Jaws music for this amazing Shark/Scuba Birthday Party by Abigail of Paper & Cake. Abigail took inspiration from her son’s new obsession – sharks – and created this ultra-creative & colorful birthday party!

A few of my favorite details include the homemade scuba tanks, the huge cardboard shark cutout in the front lawn, and the adorable felt shark fins that all the party-goers wore. I also LOVE the addition of the Scuba symbolgenius! The sand-and-sea-shell centerpiece and beach towel table runner were the perfect details to complete this party.

shark and scuba birthday party

Scuba Straws and Shark Tea

Read on for lots more colorful, creative photos & party details…

shark and scuba birthday party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Abigail

“For my son Jack’s 6th birthday party, he and I decided on a shark theme – mostly because he is completely obsessed with sharks and all things underwater. We decorated with a printable set, in addition to a couple of easy craft projects to turn the house and yard into shark infested waters.

Lucky for me, Jack is still a big fan of dress up, so we provided home made scuba tanks and shark fins along with dive masks, for all the kids – some even wore all 3 at the same time! Sharks and SCUBA divers roamed in and out, up the backyard climber and down, even to the SCUBA smoothie station inside. My patient husband made custom smoothies, topped with whip cream, for all who wanted them.

When you get a house full of 6 year old boys, they tend to have a LOT of energy, an obstacle course is just the cure for that. Line them all up outside, put a couple of 6 ft great white sharks made of cardboard in their way, and BAM! They will run themselves silly – and then some.”


– Party Guide, Styling & Printables: Paper & Cake
– 3D fondant shark and scuba diver cake toppers: Edible Details
– Photography: Missy Marie Photography and
Krista Lucas Photography

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Laura SAYS:

I love this party! So creative- love the scuba tanks!

June 9, 2011 at 4:50 am

katrina SAYS:

Finally something for the boys that is the equivalent to the “fairy wings”! Love that shark fun :) too cute!

June 9, 2011 at 5:02 am


The scuba tanks are positively genius. Such a creative theme.


June 9, 2011 at 5:56 am


The scuba tanks are positively genius. Such a creative theme.

June 9, 2011 at 5:58 am

Jennifer SAYS:

The shark fins and scrub gear are too stinkin’ cute!

June 9, 2011 at 6:35 am

Libby James SAYS:

This party is swimming with so much creativity! LOVE all of the details!!

June 9, 2011 at 6:38 am

Vanessa SAYS:

What a great party theme! I’ll have to keep it in mind for my sons birthday next summer.

June 9, 2011 at 7:04 am

Sarah @http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

I think my favorites are the caution signs and the shark fins lol- Sarah http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

June 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

Jenna SAYS:

I LOVE THIS! Such creativity is awesome!!!!!!

June 9, 2011 at 9:24 am

Mindy SAYS:

haha love the shark fins!

June 9, 2011 at 9:48 am

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions SAYS:

Love all the dress up gear!

June 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

Susan Huber SAYS:

Every touch is clever and doable! Made me wish that one of my kids was young enough for this theme!

June 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm

www.StarHughes.com SAYS:

That blue frosting on the cake looks AMAZING! Yum!
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June 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Stephanie @ Spaceships and Laser Beams SAYS:

I love this!!!! LOVE.

June 10, 2011 at 8:14 am

Renee @ the Creative Orchard SAYS:

I am a huge fan of scuba diving and this is such a great party theme! The scuba tanks are so clever.

June 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

Lissa SAYS:

Oh my goodness – this is so incredible! I’m trying to plan my twin boys’ 8th birthday party for this summer right now. Off to the Etsy site…thanks!

June 14, 2011 at 9:05 am

Melissa Finn SAYS:

Nice idea with the fin lol I like sharks

June 20, 2011 at 10:02 am

Do {Piggy Bank Parties} SAYS:

This is one of my favorite parties from Abigail! I LoVe the scuba tanks!

August 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Melinda Esham SAYS:

Planning this party for my son’s birthday. Love the scuba tanks. Wondering what type of bottles you used?

August 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Genette SAYS:

hey did you find out what or where the bottles come from?

April 2, 2013 at 10:20 am
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