All the little undersea creatures will swim home happily…after they consume this easy-to-make School of Fish!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
• One sheet of rice crispy treats (you’ll want to have one fish per guest at the party, so depending on the number of people you are serving, you may need more than one sheet.)
• A large fish cookie cutter
• One board for displaying the fish
• One 16 oz. container of ready-made frosting
• Several colors of bright gel or paste food coloring
• Piping bag
• Edible iridescent glitter
Cut fish out of the rice crispy treats with a cookie cutter. Place them on a large cake board covered with water print gossamer, and frost each one differently with bright colors of frosting. There is no right or wrong way to decorate the fish…and you can even involve your child in the fun! If you prefer a more traditional cake, simply cut a 9 X 13” cake into a fish shape, and decorate it with bright colors.
Serve Goldfish, submarine sandwiches or sandwiches cut with fish cookie cutters, Dole Pineapple Fish (they are pre-cut in the can), fish fruit snacks, and sunken treasure nuggets (cheese balls.) For a swimmingly charming table, use the personalized beach pails from the favor pack to serve lunch. After lunch is served, fill them with party favors.
Use fiesta parfait glasses to create an underwater treat for each guest. Make blue J-ello according to the directions on the box. Fill each glass with blue J-ello and refrigerate to let it partially set. Add a few Swedish Fish to each glass. Test the first one, as they shouldn’t sink to the bottom, but should “swim” in the water. Continue to refrigerate until firm. The kids will love this one!
Try our “Deep Blue Sea Juice,” and you’ll fill the room with “ooohs and aaahs”. Start by serving blue punch. After you have placed a filled glass in front of each guest, add some seaweed dust (a few Pop Rockst candies) to each one. Since this candy is processed with carbon dioxide, it will crackle, pop, and spit when it comes into contact with a liquid.
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties, most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and the waste can be disheartening. Schedule your party during a time when parents will not expect that their children will eat a meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other munchies.
A beach pail & shovel or clam shell bowl make a perfect serving dishes for snacks such as pretzels, chips, and fruit.