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Shark Party Food Idea: A Shark-Cuterie

Have a shark fan in the house? If so, shark-themed food is a MUST! Make their day with this shark food idea. A Shark-cuterie is the best shark party food idea around!

shark charcuterie board pin image

Charcuteries have taken the world by storm recently because they’re a fun way to serve an appetizer or even an easy meal!

I personally love how easy they are, but even more than that, I love how customizable they are. They can be themed and are perfect for both kids and adults!

Check out my Christmas Charcuterie Board and Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Boards. Those are themed towards holidays. Today I have another charcuterie board idea for you! It’s shark food…a shark-themed food board, that is.

It’s got toothy Shark tortillas, life preservers, shark gummies, and more. You’re gonna love it. Or rather, your kids are gonna LOVE it.

If you want more themed recipes for kids, try my Rainbow Unicorn Cupcakes, 1 Fish 2 Fish Rice Krispy Treats, or Dr. Seuss Truffula Trees Treats.

finished shark party food idea: shark charcuterie

Ingredients Needed For This Shark Party Food Idea

Here’s the list of ingredients that you’ll need for this Shark-cuterie board.

  • (6) 8-inch flour tortillas
  • ¾ c shredded Colby and Monterey jack cheese
  • Turkey pepperoni, approximately 30
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (not pictured)
  • ¾ c marinara sauce
  • 24 raisins (My kids detest olives, but you could also substitute the raisins for black olives)
  • 1 slice of white American cheese (or any other white deli sliced cheese you prefer)
  • Powdered mini donuts, approximately 10
  • 1-2 Fruit by the Foot, red
  • ¾ c Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers 
  • ½ c sliced strawberries with the stems removed
  • 1 c gummy shark candy
shark-cuterie ingredients

How To Make This Shark-cuterie Shark Food For Kids

This is such a fun and tasty Shark Party Food idea that all ages can enjoy! Let the kids help you make the treats for even more fun!

Here’s the process for making this shark-themed charcuterie board. I broke it down into sections to make it easy to follow along!

Shark Tooth Quesadillas

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a pan.

Place approximately ¼ c of shredded Colby and Monterey jack cheese blend onto one tortilla. Place approximately 8 pepperonis on top of the cheese, and then top with another tortilla. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned, and cheese is melted.

Repeat this process until you have 3 pepperoni and cheese quesadillas.

shark quesadillas process collage

Place them on a cutting board, and cut each quesadilla into 4 equal portions. Cut 6 pepperonis in half, and place on the rounded end of the quesadilla portions. 

shark quesadillas process collage

Using a knife, cut the deli-sliced American cheese into long strips, approximately ½” long, and then begin cutting each strip into small separate triangles. These will be your shark teeth.

shark quesadillas process collage

Place several cheese “teeth” around the curved side of each pepperoni half, and then place on a large plate. Heat in the microwave for approximately 10 seconds, or just long enough to help the cheese set and adhere to the tortilla.

You don’t want to fully melt the cheese, or your teeth will no longer be pointy, and sharks definitely need sharp teeth!

Next, place 2 raisins or olives as the eyes for the sharks, and add them to your tray. Leave a space in the middle of the shark quesadillas, and put your small bowl of marinara in the middle.

Pepperoni and cheese quesadillas with shark teeth.

Life Preservers

Open and unroll a red Fruit by the Foot.

Begin cutting segments approximately 2 ½” long, then cut each of those segments into 4 thin strips.

Wrap the 4 strips in an “X” pattern around each of the mini powdered donuts.

DIY life preservers process collage

You may need two Fruit by the Foot snacks to cover all the donuts. Arrange on the tray with the quesadillas.

cute DIY life preservers

Add The Remaining Shark Party Food Items

  • Now you can begin to fill in the remaining spots on the tray with the strawberries, which will be the “shark chum”, Goldfish Cheddar Crackers aka “shark bait”, and lastly some blue gummy shark candy.
shark charcuterie board idea image collage

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • I used Old El Paso Flour Tortillas, Soft Tacos and Fajitas, 10 ct
  • I used a jar of Rao’s Homemade Marinara to save time, but homemade marinara would be delicious too
  • My kids love that you don’t know which color is in a wrapper of the Fruit By The Foot, so while I was looking for red, they got to eat any of the non-red ones. Needless to say, their fingers were crossed that I would open pink or orange (which did happen)!
  • Use a small sand shovel toy as a serving utensil for extra fun.
  • This tray is perfect for pool parties, Baby Shark-themed birthday parties, Shark Week, or just a fun midweek snack tray.
close up of shark-themed charcuterie board.

Variations to Try

This fun shark Party Food Idea can be adapted for any theme you want to make. It can be made for kids, adults, or a combo! Here are a few ideas:

  • Christmas Charcuterie Board
  • Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board
  • Edible wreath
  • Red, white, and blue patriotic board
  • Fruit tree
  • Hot chocolate
  • Brunch pancake
  • Dessert theme
  • Bagel theme
  • Taco theme
  • and more!

FAQS

This particular board is a fun shark party food, but there you can make any of the other ideas above or a very general meat and cheese charcuterie board.

What goes on a charcuterie board?

The best charcuterie boards include a variety of meats, cheeses, crackers, and jams, preserves, or dips. You can really add whatever you want – have fun with it and play around!

shark party food: shark-cuterie board

More Delicious Themed Recipes to Try

If you love this shark-cuterie shark party food idea, be sure to try these other amazing theme food recipes!

  • Ice Cream Cakesicles: Perfect Party Treat
  • The EASIEST Rainbow Unicorn Cupcakes
  • Easter Egg Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe
  • Easy No-Bake Easter Bird’s Nest Cookies
  • EASY Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Treats
  • Cat in the Hat DIY Dr. Seuss Hat Snack
  • Dr. Seuss Truffula Trees Treats
  • Dr. Seuss Inspired 1 Fish 2 Fish Rice Krispy Treats

Pin For Later!

shark charcuterie board pin image
sharkcuterie finished

Shark-Cuterie: A Shark Party Food Idea

Yield: 1 board
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Make this adorable shark-themed charcuterie board for parties, playdates, Shark Week, or ANY day!

Ingredients

  • (6) 8-inch flour tortillas
  • ¾ c shredded Colby and Monterey jack cheese
  • Turkey pepperoni, approximately 30
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ c marinara sauce
  • 24 raisins
  • 1 slice of white American cheese (or any other white deli sliced cheese of your liking)
  • Powdered mini donuts, approximately 10
  • 1-2 Fruit by the Foot, red
  • ¾ c Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers
  • ½ c sliced strawberries with the stems removed
  • 1 c gummy shark candy

Instructions

Shark Tooth Quesadillas

  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a pan.
  2. Place approximately ¼ c of shredded Colby and Monterey jack cheese blend onto one tortilla. Place approximately 8 pepperonis on top of the cheese, and then top with another tortilla. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned, and cheese is melted.
  3. Repeat this process until you have 3 quesadillas.
  4. Place them on a cutting board, and cut each quesadilla into 4 equal portions. Cut 6 pepperonis in half, and place on the rounded end of the quesadilla portions. 
  5. Shark Teeth: Using a knife, cut the American cheese slices into long strips, approximately ½” long. Then cut each strip into small separate triangles.
  6. Place several “teeth” around the curved side of each pepperoni half, and then place on a large plate. Heat in the microwave for approximately 10 seconds, or JUST long enough to help the cheese adhere to the tortilla. Don't fully melt the cheese!
  7. Next, add 2 raisins or olives as eyes for the sharks, and add them to your tray. Leave a space in the middle of the shark quesadillas, and put your small bowl of marinara in the middle.

Life Preservers

  1. Open and unroll a red Fruit by the Foot.
  2. Begin cutting segments approximately 2 ½” long, then cut each of those segments into 4 thin strips.
  3. Wrap the 4 strips in an “X” pattern around each of the mini powdered donuts.
  4. You may need two Fruit by the Foot snacks to cover all the donuts. Arrange on the tray with the quesadillas.

Add The Remaining Shark Party Food Items

  1. Now you can begin to fill in the remaining spots on the tray with the strawberries, which will be the “shark chum”, Goldfish Cheddar Crackers aka “shark bait”, and lastly some blue gummy shark candy.

Notes

This is such a fun and tasty tray that all ages can enjoy! Let the kids help you make the treats for even more fun!

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