Host a Shark Week Viewing Party

One of the most anticipated weeks of the summer is finally here: Shark Week! For this year’s shark-a-thon, we’re planning a seafood feeding frenzy. We’ve put together one fishy menu guaranteed to help you host the perfect Shark Week party. Shall we dive in?

Shark Bites: 

Crab Dip from Coastal Living

Crab Dip: Every party needs a delicious dip to get the party started, so we suggest serving up a rich and super-creamy crab dip.

Salmon Ceviche from Sunset

Salmon Ceviche: For a light and fresh appetizer, try this delicious ceviche featuring fresh, raw salmon cured in lime juices and tossed in a tomato mixture. Serve with tostada shells.

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Fried Calamari: Sharks often enjoy a bite of squid. If your guests aren’t afraid to taste some tentacles, grab some calamari and get frying!

The Main Fish:

Grilled Shrimp Tacos from Cooking Light

Grilled Shrimp Tacos: These simple shrimp tacos make a perfect party entrée that can be ready in just 45 minutes.

Crab Cake Sliders from Cooking Light

Crab Cake Sliders: Sliders are easy to prepare and to serve, and these crab cake sliders fit perfectly with your fishy theme. For a no-fuss meal, set out the ingredients and let guests assemble their own sandwiches just the way they like them!

Swordfish Skewers with Cilantro-Mint Pesto from Cooking Light

Swordfish Skewers with Cilantro-Mint Pesto: These flavorful skewers are easy to grill and great for serving a crowd. If you prefer, substitute the swordfish for your favorite whitefish.

Sharky Sweets:

Sand Cake from Real Simple

Sand Cake: Prepare this kid-friendly “sand” cake is by crushing vanilla cookies and combining the crumbs with a pudding mixture.

For another dessert option, bake a batch of basic cupcakes, coat them in blue icing, and add a shark fin to top them off! Not only will these taste great, but they will also make for fin-tastic decorations.

Shark Sippers: 

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Blue Margarita: We suggest serving these ocean-colored cocktails in fish bowl glasses and garnishing them with shark gummies.

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For a kid-friendly drink, tint lemon lime soda (or other clear drink) with a drop or two of blue food dye. Don’t forget the shark gummies!

We’re sure your shark-obsessed guests will enjoy taking a bite out of these dishes, but don’t be afraid to get creative and bring your own personal flair to the party. You can use a cookie cutter to create shark-shaped gelatin desserts, cookies, or finger sandwiches. For fishy décor, use blue tablecloths scattered with cheesy baked fish crackers. Carve a watermelon in the shape of a shark and cover it with gummy fish for an intimidating centerpiece and a fruity snack. The ideas are endless!

For more fin-spiration, check out these amazing shark cookies created from scratch by our friend JK Denim from Koalipops. These could be the perfect addition to your party!

Now you’re ready to host a jaw-dropping viewing party. Grab a plate of sharky snacks and get comfortable—but make sure you have one hand free to shield your eyes!

We’d love to see how your party turns out. Be sure to your share photos with us by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram! Happy Shark Week!

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