Check out this cute idea for a 1st birthday party! It meets all of my basic criteria for party food. First and foremost, you can make it ahead of time! Second, it’s pretty. Third, it requires a short and simple ingredients list (which also makes it economical – added bonus). And, last but not least, because you can choose the Jell-O flavors you use, you can color coordinate your food with your birthday party supplies! Okay, I am only kidding about number four…but in this case it is kinda true.
Seriously, do you want to know why I think this is a great 1st birthday party food idea? Don’t judge me, but I really love watching babies try to catch and eat Jell-O. You know you just laughed out loud…..
How to Make Broken Glass Jello
4 small boxes (3 oz. each) of Jell-O or store brand “gelatin dessert” in different colors. (for this recipe strawberry, lime, orange and blue were used).
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (don’t get evaporated milk)
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (that Knox stuff)
Directions: For each flavor, dissolve one 3 oz box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Pour into a container and chill (overnight is probably best, if that is not possible, chill at least 3 hours until firm). After chilling the four flavors, cut them into small blocks.
Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan.
In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight. (it is a good idea to skim off the bubbles for a nicer finished product.)
Look how pretty these are once the blocks are cut and placed in paper tins!!
Lori is a content writer for Discount Party Supplies. She is married with three kids and hosts many family gatherings and parties. In her free time, Lori enjoys taking yoga classes and in her secret life, she likes going to heavy metal concerts (but don’t tell the other soccer moms!).