A summer birthday celebration was made easy by hosting a private party at our pool a couple years ago. Rules didn’t allow for too many decorations so we had to get a wee bit creative to bring out our theme, but I think the kids had a GREAT time!
We served fish filled jello cups, shark shaped fruit salad, veggies, chips and chum (watermelon kool-aid).
TIP: When carving any shape out of a watermelon, the first step should be flattening what will become the bottom so that it can sit steady while you carve away. I also used a potato peeler to remove some of the green outer skin to carve the teeth but also consider using some of those pumpkin carving gadgets!
Shark inflatables took residence in the pool along with pool noodles, beach balls and squirt guns. I should also add that we created a splashtastic playlist for the party to be played over the pool speaker system including the Jaws theme song…. We just had to do it! Duuun dun ….duuun dun….
We kept it simple with parting cupcakes and a shark squirt gun tagged with a little note thanking our guests for making the party JAWSOME!
All in all, an easy party to plan that still left us with quite a few memories and stories to tell.
Two words for ya — BELLY FLOP! Who said adults don’t get a little crazy with no lines at the diving boards 😉
Drinking: Well…. I will say the adults did festively enjoy a few Tres Agave margaritas once we wore the little ones out!
Listening:Duuun dun…. duuun dun…..
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