Let’s be honest for a minute. I’m not the least bit interested in Shark Week personally. BUT I think it’s a really neat learning experience for the kids. I want my kid’s to be awed by the powerful wonder of sharks. Along with the wonder of sharks, it’s also a great reminder of the dangers of the ocean. I want my kids to respect nature and to do that, they need to learn about the beauty and the dangers involved. But as a mom, I know I will be bored silly.
Hint: alcohol is involved!
So I had an idea. Take a boring situation and turn it around? Yes! Invite your friends and their kids over for a Shark Week Party and serve something both kids and moms will love.
Shark Bite Jello Shots
Aren’t these adorable? Your mom friends will be totally Jello-ous (haha, I had to!) of your creative skills in the kitchen.
For the kids, we will call them “Shark Bite Jello Cups” and leave out the booze. The kids will also be amazed at your creative skills in the kitchen and will never know that mommy and her friends have a little something extra in their cups.
It’s kind of wonderfully gruesome, because the red jello is the bloody red water after the shark bite. Gross and fun!
Shot glasses (for the mom version)
I LOVE these little imitation red solo cup shot glasses. They are too cute and instantly put me in a party mood.
You can find these mini shot glasses here.
Plastic cups (for the kid version)
Red Jello mix (strawberry or raspberry flavored)
Water – 1 ½ cups
Vodka – ½ cup
*For kid safe version, just mix the Jello per the package instructions, 1 cup hot water and 1 cup cold water.Gummy sharks
One package of Jello makes about 15 shots.
Step 1 – Pour the Jello mix into a small bowl.
Step 2 – Heat 1 cup water in the microwave for 1 minute.
Step 3 – Pour 1 cup hot water on jello mix and stir until the mix is dissolved.
Step 4 – Add ½ cup cold water to the bowl and stir.
Step 5 – Add ½ vodka to the bowl and stir. Be careful not to overstir which may create bubbles. If bubbles start, just let the mix settle for a minute and the bubbles should go away.
Step 6 – Line up your shot glasses in a plastic container. This just makes moving the shots around easier and also contains any drips.
Step 7 – Place a gummy shark into each shot glass or kids cup.
Step 8 – Fill each shot glass or kid’s cup about 3/4 full.
Step 9 – Let the jello set completely in the fridge for about 2-3 hours.
You might need to place the jello cups in a warm water bath to loosen the jello from the sides of the cup. Or just serve it with a spoon.
What’s your favorite Shark Week activity or recipe? Besides these Shark Bite Jello Shots of course! Check out a few of my faves below.
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