Beach Days Jello Cups

Checking in here – this is the first day of gorgeous May weather for us. And I mean gorgeous.

These Summer Fun Jello Cups are the perfect #recipe for parties, summer gatherings and birthday parties. Watch out for sharks under the water! #DIY #recipe

Warmer than that and we’re already thinking about the beach. Although if you read my post earlier today, the beach is already on my mind. This recipe, though. It’s adorable. We can agree that sunny and 75 with low humidity and only puffy clouds in the sky is pretty amazing, right? And can we also agree that these are adorable. They’re almost too cute to eat.

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I’ll make do, though. Right now is a crazy month – with work being at its peak busiest. Then there are field trips and field days, preschool conferences and kindergarten buddy days. I’m feeling a bit overwrought. What I’m thinking about is relaxing by the beach. I’m thinking about cool blue water, slower breaths, and slower paces. I’m thinking it’s a goal to achieve.

There’s always time for the crazy. Let’s make time for the chill:

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Beach Days Jell-O Cups

What You Need:

2- 3oz. boxes Jell-O, Berry Blue Flavor
1 pkg. Honey Teddy Grahams
2 boxes Rainbow Nerds
10 Clear Plastic Cups
1 pkg. Gummy Lifesavers
1 pkg. Airheads Extreme Sourfuls
5 Drink Umbrellas
Black Edible Marker
Optional: Gummy fish/Gummy Sharks

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What You Do:

  1. Prepare Jell-O according to package directions.
  2. Pour about 3-4 tablespoons of nerds into 5 plastic cups.
  3. Place an empty cup into each of the cups with nerds, and place a gummy fish down in each cup if you would like.
  4. Pour Jell-O into each of the 5 cups, and fill within 1/2 inch from the top.
  5. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until gelatin is set.
  6. Use the Lifesavers and Airheads as floats to put on top of your blue gelatin water, and put the Teddy Grahams on the floats. (Make sure to put the Teddy Graham inside the lifesaver before you place it on the jello). Place an umbrella into each cup as well.
  7. The nerds resemble rocks in the ocean while under the blue gelatin cups, but they can be added to the Jell-O to eat or just by themselves.
  8. Use Black Edible Marker to paint “sunglasses” on the bears!

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Happy Beach Days!

These Summer Fun Jello Cups are the perfect #recipe for parties, summer gatherings and birthday parties. Watch out for sharks under the water! #DIY #recipe

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.


Beach Days Jello Cups — 22 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I want to have a beach-themed party just so I can serve these. And just yesterday Eve asked me if we can go to the beach. (Soon!)
    I can’t believe after two weeks of crummy weather how it suddenly seems to have turned into summer. Thanks goodness, the rain wasn’t helping me at all!

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