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How To Host The Perfect Shark Week Party

Celebrate 28 years of Shark Week by hosting a viewing party complete with under-the-sea themed snacks and decorations. Get planning because Shark Week starts Sunday, July 5, 8/7C on Discovery.

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1. Carve up a watermelon into a shark.

Fill the jaws with candy or a fruit salad, and pick out if you dare!
Nicki Dugan Pogue/CC by http://2.0 / Via Flickr: thenickster

Fill the jaws with candy or a fruit salad, and pick out if you dare!

2. Take a bite out of these jaw-dropping shark cupcakes.

They taste as good as they look! Get the recipe here!
Courtesy of Meghan Hensley / Via megseverydayindulgence.com

They taste as good as they look! Get the recipe here!

3. Create a killer photo opportunity with a DIY backdrop.

Let's see those teeth! Learn how to make one here.
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Let's see those teeth! Learn how to make one here.

4. Treat your guests to these mini gelatin aquariums!

This is the kind of shark sighting everyone is happy to see! Serve in mason jars for party favors that your guests will remember! Find the complete recipe here.
Courtesy of We're Calling Shenanigans / Via werecallingshenanigans.com

This is the kind of shark sighting everyone is happy to see! Serve in mason jars for party favors that your guests will remember! Find the complete recipe here.

5. Give sugar cookies a fintastic makeover.

These are some sharks you'll want to get close to!
Courtesy of Jodi Harakel/Doughhead Cookies / Via Facebook: jodiharakelcrafts

These are some sharks you'll want to get close to!

6. Turn your drinks into shark-infested waters.

Stay cool and drink at your own risk with shark fin ice cube trays!
Peter Pearson/CC by http://2.0 / Via Flickr: peterpearson

Stay cool and drink at your own risk with shark fin ice cube trays!

7. Get everyone involved with costumes...

Sharks have never looked so cute!
Maria Teijeiro / Getty Images

Sharks have never looked so cute!

8. ...including your four-legged friends!

Courtesy of Kristy Skogsberg

9. Show some teeth with these paper plate jaws!

http://sweetdanib.com/2013/08/paper-plate-shark-hats-and-a-shark-cookie-sundae/
http://sweetdanib.com/2013/08/paper-plate-shark-hats-and-a-shark-cookie-sundae/

Find out to make your own here, and make sure you don't get a paper bite cut!

10. Keep your drink trapped in one of these jawsome koozies!

Get your own here!
Via amazon.com

Get your own here!

11. And of course, these are a must.

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Shark candy? Enough said.

Start planning your own finspirational viewing party now because Shark Week starts Sunday, July 5, 8/7C on Discovery.

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