Under the Sea/Ocean/Beach Party FOOD IDEAS!! CUTE!! — The Bump
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Under the Sea/Ocean/Beach Party FOOD IDEAS!! CUTE!!

 
*Goldfish Party Mix: Put 3 cups of Chex cereal, 3 cups of goldfish crackers, 1 cup of pretzel sticks, and 1 cup of peanuts in a large bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of melted margarine over the top and mix well. Place the mixture in a baking dish. Microwave uncovered on high for two minutes.

 

Sprinkle 4 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese over the mixture. Stir well. Microwave on high for three more minutes. Stir once halfway through cooking time. Let stand for five minutes until crispy.

 

 

*Fish Sandwiches: Use fish-shaped cookie cutter and a variety of fillings to create fun kid-sized sandwiches.

 fish sandwich

 

*Sea Shell Snacks: Fill sea shells with various snacks like nuts, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, fish-shaped crackers, banana chips, dried fruit pieces, etc.

 

 

*Sea Shell Surprise: Boil 16-oz sea shell pasta in pot for five minutes. Then drain, and put it in baking dish. Whisk together 2 eggs and 2 cups of milk. Add 2 tbsp melted butter and 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese to egg mixture, then mix well.

Pour the mixture over the pasta. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake uncovered at 350?F for 30-40 minutes, or until the top turns brown. (Cover with foil for last 10 minutes to avoid scorching.)

 

*"Turtle Eggs" (meatballs)

 

 

Mock Sushi Treats! 

(I.E. Rice Krispie treat, fruit by the food and gummy worm)

Mock Sushi

1/4 cup butter

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4 cups mini marshmallows

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6 cups crisped rice cereal

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20 to 25 gummy worms

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1 to 2 boxes of fruit leather

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12- by 17-inch baking sheet

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2-quart saucepan

 

1.     Grease a 12- by 17-inch baking pan.

2. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.

3. Add the marshmallows and stir until smooth.

4. Remove mixture from heat and stir in the rice cereal until it's evenly coated.

5. Turn the baking sheet so that the shorter ends are at the top and bottom. Then press the marshmallow mixture on the sheet, distributing it evenly.

6. Starting at one side and 1 inch up from the lower edge, place gummy worms atop the mixture end to end in a horizontal line.

7. Gently roll the lower edge of the marshmallow mixture over the gummy worms.

8. Then stop and cut the log away from the rest of the mixture. Use the same method for 4 more logs.

9. Slice each log in 1-inch-thick "sushi" rolls and wrap them individually with a strip of fruit leather.

 

 

Salmon Cream Cheese dip?

 

Jell-O mold in the shape of a jellyfish (jellofish!)

 

Octo-dogs - Hotdogs that look like tiny octopuses.  Cut hotdog in half so you have two equal lengths.  Slice halfway up four times so you have 8 dangling sections.  Place in boiling water and watch them curl up like arms!  Serve with ketchup!  

(THESE ARE KINDA CREEPY GROSS LOOKING, I THINK...) 

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