17 Fintastic Steps To Having The Best Shark Week Get Together Ever

Get your Shark Week on in the sharkiest way possible.

1. The best week of summer is coming sooner than you think. During Shark Week, our hearts pound in anticipation of the promise of awesome shark programming.

2. Here is everything you need to throw a sharkmazing party for our favorite shark-themed week… or maybe they’re just some impulse buys to tide you over (no pun intended) until Shark Week begins. Either way.

3. 1. Reel in your guests with the invitations.

Ok, so we hardly use real invitations for get togethers anymore. But this is a special occasion. It’s Shark Week!

These invitations are in PDF form and can be downloaded via the PrintablePartiesAZ Etsy store. Check them out here.

4. 2. Decide on a menu. You’ll probably want an appetizer to start.

Cheese triangles are an extremely easy appetizer that most people will enjoy and you won’t have to slave over. If you have any vegan friends coming to the party, try fruit triangles.

5. 3. Drinks are always good, too.

This drink is called “Shark Bite,” “Blood in the Water,” or “Shark Attack” among other things. It will only look like it does in the picture for a few seconds, so you should have your guests actually participate in making it. Here is the recipe.

6. 4. If you are really into the festivities, use some celebratory ice cubes.

Find this tray here.

7. 5. You could also try a drinking game, if you’re into that sort of thing. Here’s one you can download from Etsy, complete with a wine label and table settings.

Check out the set here.

8. 6. For the meal, try submarine sandwiches.

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This is not only an easy party meal, but it gives you the ability to customize for each guest.

9. 7. Cupcakes are a great dessert option.

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You can use any cupcake recipe you wish to make the cupcakes pictured. Use white icing and some blue food coloring, and get some fondant or gray paper cut into triangles for fins.

10. 8. Popsicles are another easy choice.

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You can buy the Zoku Fish Pop Mold online or at retailers such as Sur La Table or Bed Bath and Beyond. It comes with six mini molds in fun fishy shapes. The molds are silicone for easy popsicle removal.

11. 9. Don’t forget the snacks during the show. The choices are pretty obvious.

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12. 10.

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Gummi Blue Sharks can mostly be found at online bulk candy retailers.

13. 11. You can use this bowl for your snacks if you really want to impress (or just for the halibut).

Find it here.

14. 12. Decorations are a must. Like this welcome sign.

Check it out here.

15. 13. And this jawsome pillow.

Check it out here.

16. 14. Don’t forget to dress for the occasion.

Check them out here.

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19. 17. Finally, if you want to really go all out, give your guests a sharky favor.

Find these tags at this Etsy listing.

20. Bonus: If you have a pet, don’t forget to let them join in on the fun.

Find it here.

Find the Sharknado cat hat here.

22. Happy viewing!

By the way, Shark Week begins Sunday August 10th at 8:OO EST!

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