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Sharknado Party: Shark Watermelon

Sharknado Party Fun

July 27, 2015 Sarah Coggins

In case you missed it, Sharknado 3 premiered last week. Sharknado has been an ongoing joke and source of entertainment with some friends since we all watched it during a beach trip 2 years ago. Flash forward to this summer and hearing that Sharknado 3 was coming out, I joked we should have a viewing party. Thankfully, one of my friends took me seriously and we sucked in a few other friends plus she hired a couple of babysitters to entertain the kids. The result? An afternoon of fun and hilarity.

Since it was an afternoon gathering, we kept to a few simple snacks – popcorn, candy, and, my own contribution, a shark watermelon.

Sharknado Party: Shark Watermelon

Ah, Pinterest, the crazy things you inspire me to do. A few lessons learned:

  • yes, like most Pinterest ideas, it was a bit more challenging than it looked, but, obviously, doable.
  • When you use a personal size watermelon (which really was the perfect size for our gathering), your shark looks more like a piranha. 😀
  • Grapes make great easy eyes, but I probably should have cut them more or dug out “sockets” to sink them a bit as he looks a tad bug eyed.
  • I’m the world’s worst melon baller. Seriously, I think I made one true “ball.” The rest were all crazy shaped.
  • A chip/dip plate for the base was my best idea. I cut out the bottom of the watermelon to sit perfectly over the built in dip section. This held the shark in place and assured he didn’t slide around the plate during travel or watermelon scooping.

And, of course, a Sharknado party was the perfect excuse for me to pull out at least part of my Sharknado costume from Halloween 2013. I still wear the shirt from time to time, but decided it needed another shark. So, I quickly sketched up a second shark onto freezer paper and cut it out with my x-acto knife to create a stencil. Then painted it on with fabric paint.

Sharknado Party: Shark Shirt

My friend provided the shark’s tooth necklaces for everyone. Perfect addition. My son was pretty excited about it all especially time to play with his buddies. My daughter wasn’t quite sure what all the fuss was about, but really was in a better mood than our one photo suggests!

Along with this we had a birthday pool party and a summer party complete with ice cream sundae bar this past weekend. So much fun all around.

How did you spend your weekend?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

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  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? August 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm
    Confession..I've seen zero of the Sharknados. I didn't even know what it was until last year! Your shirt is super cute as is your melon-ball-less watermelon!
    • Sarah Coggins August 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm
      One of my friends got us all to watch the first one during a beach trip. Add a bad made for TV movie with friends & wine after the kids are in bed? Major win. These movies won't win any awards, but they have a crazy following. If you need a laugh sometime, I highly recommend.
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