duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn

(that was the Jaws theme music, obviously) … Anyway, this year we are going back to the pool and throwing a party at David’s school. It’s an affordable alternative to hosting in your house and a whole lot less stressful.

Last year’s theme was pirates, and the year before was a beach party, but now that David is five, it is serious shark business. Here’s the invite I made:

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The great thing about a pool party is your are limited to 2 hours : 1 hour in the pool and one hour of fun. Because it is at the school, I will have less freedom and time to decorate but there will be a piñata! Liam (David’s friend) had a piñata and it was a bit HIT (get it?) and now David needs a piñata. (There is nothing more scary / entertaining / disturbing than watching a bunch of kids slaughter a piñata and dive for the candy). I looked online and found this piñata but held off because something seemed odd about having a piñata FedEx’d to the house. I also checked-out the Bulk Barn but no luck. A friend recommended some local ladies on Facebook who make customized piñatas, which is great, but it got me thinking… if they can, I can… so I got crafty.

I started with a box, cut the ends off and made fins. then I taped the box back together in a shark-like shape. I decided to paint him gunmetal grey prior to applying the tissue paper to hide all of his seams and imperfections.

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The most tedious part was cutting the tissue paper. Rows and rows (~1″ thick and tasseled).

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Next, I glued all of the tassels on the Shark. Because of the many curvatures, I decided to leave the fins exposed.

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Next I added eyes and teeth – although I may remove the teeth – because he’s cuter without them.

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And finally, what’s a piñata without candy?

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I told Mike I might leave the room when the kids starting pounding away at Sharky. That, or I will take out all of the candy and call him a mascot. Whatever happens, I am sure it will be fun!

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