Jelly Ideas – Kids Party Food

Now these are not the type of Jelly Shots that some of us may have consumed in the early nineties in dodgy night clubs. They were laced with alcohol – these jelly shots are of the kiddy variety!

Jelly to me is one of those foods that is the domain of kids. I loved it when I was a child, but now I just can’t bring myself to eat it.

My kids do however love jelly and I have found it to be a winner at children’s birthday parties. The bonus for me is that it is super easy to make and can be done in advance.

Jelly Shots

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Recently for the younger children’s parties I have found that making the jelly’s in the plastic shot glasses has worked incredibly well. I have found that for the under 5’s, having the jelly in larger cups tends to lead to a lot of waste.

Serving

The appearance of the jelly shots is attractive to kids and it means they can taste more than one colour. Hand out a teaspoon to the kids and the jelly shots disappear pretty quickly. The plastic shot glasses are actually pretty sturdy and wash up well for re use.

Decorating

You can get fancy and decorate them with a lolly on top. Just make sure you wait for the jelly to set, before you do. Chocolate should be avoided as it gets messy with the jelly.

For my daughters last birthday I did pink jelly and then just before serving topped them with pink mini marshmallows – very pretty!

Ingredients

  • 2 packet of jelly crystals
  • 1 packet of plastic shot glasses (can be purchased in packs of 30 from $2 shops.)
  • Teaspoons
  • 1 packet mini marshmallows for decoration (optional)

Method:

  1. Make the jelly as per instructions.
  2. 1 packet of jelly makes 18 shot glasses. I tend to use two packets of jelly and 30 shot glasses. I pour the remaining jelly into other containers to set for consumption after the party.
  3. They take a few hours to set properly, so I make them the night before.
  4. Add decoration before serving.
  5. Have fun. πŸ™‚
Jelly Shots
 
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Recipe type: birthdays
Ingredients:
  • 2 packet of jelly crystals
  • 1 packet of plastic shot glasses (can be purchased in packs of 30 from $2 shops.)
  • Teaspoons
  • 1 packet mini marshmallows or lollies for decoration (optional)
Method:
  1. Make the jelly as per instructions.
  2. packet of jelly makes 18 shot glasses. I tend to use two packets of jelly and 30 shot glasses. I pour the remaining jelly into other containers to set for consumption after the party.
  3. They take a few hours to set properly, so I make them the night before.
  4. Add decoration before serving.
  5. Have fun. πŸ™‚

Jelly Oranges

Jelly Oranges
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Jelly Faces

Jelly Party Ideas
So simple to make and you can be as creative as you like. The kids made these ones with left over lollies from a recent party.

Just make the jelly as per instructions and then let the jelly almost set (about 4 hours) then add your lollies for decorations.

Place back in the fridge and serve half an hour later.

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