If you’re looking for Elmo food to serve at your party, look no further! These super-easy Elmo Gelatin cups were a HUGE hit. I made twenty for a party of roughly that many people, half of them children. They were all finished. It’s inexpensive, but a great statement on your sweet table.
I made these for M’s Elmo themed second birthday party. I placed them on two round white plates on the sweet table. They can be made in advance of the party, making p-day slightly easier.
Before you say anything, no, these are not shots! That was the joke among the adults (who really were most of the party), and of course, it was a family friendly party. I mean, it was a TWO YEAR OLD’S PARTY!
M was sick most of the time, and didn’t eat much, which ironically turned out for the best, as I probably would not have been able to say no had he asked for his favorite Elmo food. I’m very strong on not introducing sweets (he doesn’t even know it’s good!) but I’m not a big fan of saying “no” if he asks, if everyone else is having. That’s just a tease.
M got very excited when he first saw me preparing the cups. Not only is he obsessed with Elmo, but he also loves cups. So, I allowed him to play with one. Lesson learned: the paint is NOT durable. Meaning, it’s fine for use as an Elmo food for your party, but it won’t last past that. These gelatin cups are disposable, so it worked out great, but don’t try this DIY on anything you’ll want for afterward.
Now for the instructions…
What you need to make Elmo mini gelatin cups:
- Mini red party cups
- Mini spoons (laid out alongside the cups)
- Red gelatin
- Craft acrylics in white, orange, and black
- A thin paintbrush
How to make Elmo mini gelatin cups:
1. Paint two round circles for the eyes.