I'm planning my daughter's 2nd birthday party. She loves fish so I'm doing a fish themed party. I'm getting some goldfish crackers, swedish fish and a fish decorated cake. I saw online this idea of a fish bowl with jello in it. I think I will be trying this for the party. I don't have a fish bowl but I have a big clear bowl that would probably work just the same. The recipe calls for lemon lime soda and unflavored gelatin but I think you could just use a blue raspberry jello instead and then add in the swedish fish before the jello is completely set.

Ingredients: 1 two-liter bottle lemon-lime soda, flat 4 1/4-ounce packages unflavored gelatin 2 drops blue food coloring 2 ounces gummy fish


Place 1 cup soda in a large bowl. Sprinkle gelatin evenly over soda, and let stand to soften, about 5 minutes.

Place 2 cups soda in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until just before a boil. Add the softened gelatin, stirring to dissolve the gelatin completely over the heat, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the remaining soda and food coloring, and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the fish bowl. Using a damp paper towel, carefully remove any bubbles that have formed on the surface. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight.

When ready to serve, use a sharp knife to make vertical slits in the gelatin; insert the fish in a random pattern to make it look as though they are swimming in the bowl. Keep refrigerated until serving. Serve within 6 hours.

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