It’s here…my kids’ favorite…Shark Week! Find out some easy ways to throw a simple “Shark Week” Family Night at home! Cue the Jaws music!
Forget “Christmas” in July…we are here for the sharks! Personally, I love a good theme and I LOVE to keep it simple. And my kids love sharks. Therefore, we started celebrating Shark Week a few years back and what a fun addition it has been for us all.
To be honest, learning about sharks is fascinating! My husband and I get sucked right on in to the shows alongside our kids. Why do they attack? How do you fight them off? These are things I need to know! (Well, hopefully not.)
What is Shark Week? It is a week typically in late July when many networks (but specifically Discovery) will air new shark-themed shows.
As Shark Week approaches, we pick an evening on which we don’t have any commitments and mark our calendars for a “jawsome” party.
We keep it simple with minimal decorations and I reuse the decorations year after year. (Everyone has a “Shark Week” tote in their basement next to a tote labeled “Easter decorations”, right?!)
I let my kids pull out the decor and arrange it as they see fit. They usually go “fishing” around the house looking for any and every shark toy they can find to add to the celebration.
For dinner, we keep on theme and opt for sushi. All of our kiddos will eat sushi, but if you have some that won’t; fish sticks, tuna casserole, and salmon patties would all be fun options. Additionally, years ago Kelly wrote a post on a Family Sushi Night that she does at her house. In it, she shared her Deli Meat “Sushi”. Too fun!
In the post, she also shared an idea for Dessert Sushi. My kids love to make them!
I keep our drinks easy with “Shark Bite Water” which is simply fruit punch and a fun straw. There are a lot of different shark-themed drinks out there, but easy is key in my opinion.
Fin-tastic Family Fun
After dinner, we settle in on the couch, usually with some bowls of goldfish and Swedish fish to snack on, and watch some episodes of Shark Week.
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Do you and your family celebrate Shark Week? Let me know!