October 15, 2011

Jello Aquariums

For my girls' Under the Ocean birthday party, I wanted a little something special to serve as a snack.  I found this recipe on the Jello website and figured I'd give it a try (with a few adjustments).  They were a big hit when I brought them out at the party ~ although there were mixed reviews on the actual taste of them (I'll explain more later).

Pretty cute, isn't it?

Here's what you'll need (to make approx 8):
  • two 3 oz boxes of blue jello (or one bigger 6 oz box)
  • gummy fish
  • clear plastic cups
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • whipped cream (optional)
Here's what to do:
1.  Make the jello according the package directions ~ pour powder into a bowl, add 2 cups boiling water, stir about 2 minutes until completely dissolved, add the cold water.

2.  Pour approx. 1/2 cup of the jello into individual clear plastic cups and refrigerate for about 2 hours until it's soft set.  You want it to be gelled enough that the fish won't sink to the bottom, but not so hard that you can't push them in.

3.  Put about 3-4 gummy fish in each cup of jello.  I found it worked well to spear a fish with a toothpick, push it into the jello, then use another toothpick to release it.

Ready to put in my speared fish.

Using a second toothpick to release it in place.

4. Put back in the fridge for about another two hours to fully set.

Now, here's where the problem arose.  I had to make these the night before the party and by party time, the fish had developed a weird texture.  Although they pretty much retained their shape, they were almost totally soft like the jello and tasted kind of funny.  Some kids didn't mind at all, but several of them picked out the fish after the first bite.  Serving the jello immediately after it was ready would probably reduce the amount of texture change in the fish.  Overall, though, it was still a huge hit and I plan on making them again with my kids.  (NOTE: After the party, I did some more googling and found another recipe using thin slices of fruit cut into fish shapes ~ I bet that might work better!)

Here's our Jello Aquariums at the party:

You can see the texture change in the fish a bit.

A satisfied party guest!

105 comments:

  1. So cute. The fruit in the jello is fun. My mom would make that when I was a kid.

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  2. Wow, what a cute idea! I will have to try this!

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  3. That looks sooooo creative...just adore it! I'd love it if you came over & shared it (and whatever else you have) with Makin' You Crave Monday over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!

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  4. Way cool! What a great birthday party treat.

    I would love for you to link up and share these over on my mommy solution meme.

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  5. Oh my goodness, I love these! What an awesome idea!

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  6. This is the best! I love jello like this

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  7. So darling. This would be great for a ocean themed birthday party.

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  8. This is too cute and totally brilliant! Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin’ link party this coming Friday, www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there….

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  9. This is really cute. I love it as a party food.:)

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  10. So cute! I did something similar for my sons Pirate Party with sharks in it... but my pictures didn't come out half as cute. I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html

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  11. LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

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  12. I have made these before but it's hard for me to be patient enough to wait for the jello to set a bit ;0 ha ha

    thanks for linking up so many great ideas to mom it monday!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

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  14. Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at
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  15. Too cute. I taught a class called Something Fishy this summer and wish I had thought of this for snack time!
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  16. So cute! I would love for you to link this up at Do Something Crafty Friday: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/10/do-something-crafty-10.html

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  17. so cute! I must recall this for our ocean fun next summer!!! so cute!

    please stop by & share on the sunday showcase - http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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  18. Amazingly cute..love them..so creative :))
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  19. I love the idea. A few little ideas like this makes a big difference to a party.. adds to the atmosphere.

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  20. This is so cute. We are doing Jonah and the Whale for our Bible School and this will be a great Treat. Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

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