A Jawesome Birthday!

Blue and Red Layered DrinkWell thanks to my wife and son, I had a JAWESOME birthday celebration this weekend. With Sharknado 2: The Second One coming out at the end of the month, it was the only way to celebrate turning another year older. This non-alcoholic beverage is meant to look like blood mixed into the ocean after a shark attack.

My son seems a bit obsessed with sharks lately. I recently let him watch Jaws for the first time, afterall, Steven Spielberg is his favorite director. So last month I was gifted a painted ceramic shark for Father's Day. This month I get a shark themed party to celebrate my birthday. That's okay. Sharks are cool and according to my father's day gift, I am cooler than shark's week!

Shark's Blood Beverage

The drink is a science lesson in density. The trick is getting two juices of differing sugar content. The juice with the highest sugar content gets poured on the bottom. We used cranberry apple juice for the red juice. Then, put in a generous amount of ice. The next layer of juice is actually blue sports drink. Make sure you pour it in slowly and over an ice cube otherwise the blue drink will just mix in with the red juice and you won't have the layered effect. Serve right away!


My birthday banner has a beach theme with various shark scenes, one from Jaws, one from Sharknado, and a shark fin on the water representing Shark Week. This is now available for download in our store for only $6! If you want to personalize it for a viewing party, please let us know. We can customize it for you.

Shark Cupcake


For food we had just burgers and chips with roasted squash as our vegetable, so nothing fancy. But you could have a sea food spread for a more fitting menu. My son cut out shark fin's for the cupcakes. He also topped some with swedish fish and lifesavers. He used food pen to draw the details on the lifesaver candies.

I will be putting together an invitation and a regular party kit to match this theme, so look for that soon in our store!

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