Throwing a Jellylicious Pool Party with Aeroplane Jelly
As the sun shines bright and temperatures rise, what better way to celebrate your child's birthday than with a pool party? And to make it truly unforgettable, we have a delightful secret ingredient - Aeroplane Jelly! Imagine vibrant jelly-inspired treats and activities that will have the kids jumping with joy as they dive into the crystal-clear waters. In this guide, we'll show you how to throw a "Jellylicious" pool party that will be the highlight of the summer.
Before we dive into the jellylicious details, let's set the scene for your pool party. Choose a sunny day and a pool location, whether it's in your own backyard, a community pool, or a water park. Decorate with bright, tropical colors like turquoise, yellow, and pink to evoke a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
Nautical Vibes: Embrace the pool theme with nautical decorations. Think blue and white tablecloths, beach balls, and anchors. Hang a fishnet with seashells to add a splash of maritime charm.
Inflatable Paradise: Blow up a variety of colorful pool floats and inflatables and scatter them around the pool area. These make for great photo backdrops and provide endless entertainment for the kids.
Sun and Shade: Set up an umbrella or two for shaded relaxation spots. You could also use colorful beach towels and cushions as seating for your little guests.
Tropical Oasis: Add a touch of the tropics with fake palm leaves and leis. This can help transport your backyard into a paradise!
Activities and Games
Marco Polo: A classic pool game, Marco Polo is a must. Blindfold one child (the "seeker") and have them call out "Marco." The others (the "hiders") must respond with "Polo." The seeker must try to tag a hider based on their voice alone.
Beach Ball Races: A pool is an excellent place for races. Have the kids sit on a floating device (such as an inflatable dolphin or donut), and then, on "go," they race to the other side.
Water Balloon Toss: Fill some water balloons and have a friendly tossing competition. The catch: every successful catch means one step back. Last one standing wins!
Treasure Hunt: Toss some waterproof toys (plastic coins or gemstones) into the pool. Give the kids a list of items to find. The child with the most treasures wins a prize!
The Star of the Show: The Iconic Jelly Pool Cake
Now, let's talk about the highlight of your pool party: the Jelly Pool Cake. This refreshing dessert not only tastes delicious but also adds a fun and whimsical touch to your poolside celebration. Here's how you can make it:
You Will Need
1 x 470 g packet vanilla cake mix with icing
1 x 85 g Aeroplane Original Berry Blue Flavour Jelly
400 g packet finger biscuits
assorted lollies to decorate pool
How to Make It
- 1. Prepare cake mix according to packet instructions. Bake in a 20 cm prepared cake pan and allow to cool. Prepare Aeroplane Original Berry Blue Jelly according to pack instructions. Cover and refrigerate until set firm (2-3 hours).
- 2. Place cake onto a serving plate and spread sides and top of cake with icing provided in pack. Press finger biscuits evenly around side of cake, trimming if necessary to create a pool wall; leave about 5 cm opening for ladder. Mash set jelly with fork and spoon onto cake to represent water.
- 3. Build a ladder with finger biscuits and icing and place in opening. Add assorted lollies to create party pool look and feel. Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve.
Hint: To save time, purchase a prepared cake and frosting and follow decorations to assemble pool party cake.
More Food Ideas
Watermelon "Beach Balls": Cut watermelon into round slices and use a small round cookie cutter to create watermelon "beach balls." Serve them on skewers for easy snacking.
Swimming Pool Jelly Cups: Make Aeroplane Jelly Berry Blue cups and add gummy fish to create a pool scene. You can also use blueberries as "floating" pool toys. Add a gummy beach umbrella for a cute touch.
Pool Noodle Pasta Salad: Prepare a pasta salad with spiral pasta to resemble pool noodles. Add colorful veggies and a tangy dressing.
Fish-Shaped Sandwiches: Use a fish-shaped cookie cutter to create fun, fish-themed sandwiches.
Fruit Kabobs: Thread a variety of colourful fruits (grapes, melon, pineapple, and berries) onto skewers to create vibrant and refreshing fruit kabobs.
Sunscreen Sippers: Serve drinks in small, clean sunscreen bottles for a quirky, on-theme beverage option. Make sure the bottles are thoroughly cleaned before using them.
Lifeguard Tower Snack Mix: Create a snack mix with a combination of pretzels, popcorn, and colorful candies like M&M's. Present it in a lifeguard tower-shaped container.
A "Jellylicious" pool party with Aeroplane Jelly is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. The vibrant colors, wobbly treats, and creative games will make it a day to remember. So, grab your swimsuits, sunscreen, and Aeroplane Jelly, and get ready for a summer celebration that will leave everyone saying, "That was the coolest pool party ever!"
Remember to capture the moments with lots of photos and enjoy the laughter, splashes, and jellylicious fun. Happy pool party planning!