beach themed snacks- any ideas?

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  1. lattemomof3

    lattemomof3 DIS Veteran

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    Ds8 brought a note home from school today, they are having a beach-themed party on Wed (yes, this Wed, wish the teacher had given us at least a couple of days' notice, she does this often:headache:). He is supposed to bring a beach-themed snack to share. Anyone have an idea for a budget-friendly, quick beach snack? TIA!:)
     
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  3. rnorwo1

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    How about Swedish fish gummies? They come in different colors, not just the red. Goldfish crackers?
     
  4. mwatson011

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    clear cups filled with vanilla pudding topped with graham cracker crumbs and a paper umbrella

    fishbowl filled with blue jello with swedish fish
     
  5. FINFAN

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    watermellon? The jello idea is great..and to make it easier and indiviual, get the smaller size clear plastic cups, (solo makes 9 oz that would be good) you can line them up on a cookie sheet to transport them to school with foil over the top. Don't forget the plastic spoons!
    There is Global Brand who manusfactures ocean/fish themed gummy snacks, not sure if any of your local stores may carry them, to put in the jello or just serve as is.
    I agree a little more notice would have been nice, but given the winter we have all had, a beach themed anything sounds fun :beach:
     
  6. natebenma

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    Salt water taffy. Not really budget, and maybe tough to find, but definitely beachy. I got some at Marshalls once.
     
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    Clear plastic cups filled with Berry Blue Jello, then inside place Swedish fish. You now have an ocean :goodvibes

    When I think of beach snacks I remember PB&Js with sand on them. Hey I was little and didn't get all the sand off my fingers. Same thing with chips :rotfl2:.

    Capri Suns

    What about making smoothies (in small Dixie Cups) with an umbrella.

    Pineapple

    Watermelon
     
  9. teacup princess

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    Tropical fruit kabobs are always beachy....

    Also, celery sailboats- celery filled with cream cheese or peanut butter and a triangle shaped cracker on top for a sail. You could put them on a plate spread with blue tinted cream cheese so it looks like they are in the ocean.
     
  10. clh2

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    One of the snacks DD had in kindergarten for "g" week was graham crackers with blue frosting, and then each one had three goldfish on it. They were like mini-oceans.
     
  11. mindyd

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    Sand cups are very cute

    1 container (4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Pudding Snack
    1 square HONEY MAID Honey Graham, crushed
    3 TEDDY GRAHAMS Honey Graham Snacks
    2 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks
    Make It

    TOP pudding snack with graham crumbs for the sand.

    DECORATE with graham snacks and fruit snacks.

    GARNISH with a paper umbrella, if desired.
     
  12. hhartill

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    Cream cheese ritz crackers and goldfish crackers.

    use blue food dye for the cream cheese, spread on crackers, place a few goldfish on top, looks like they are swimming in the ocean.
     
  13. figment3258

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    You could put pretzels in a sand pail and they can use the shovel for scooping out the snack
     
  14. hanutedmansionmomma

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    How about a package of "Sandies" cookies? No prep needed!
     
  15. marthachick

    marthachick Traveling Mom

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    I like it! Easy peasy. And I like pecan sandies. :thumbsup2
     
  16. moongirl

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    I like the idea of getting the bucket and shovel and putting the store-bought snacks (pretzels were suggested) in there for the kids to scoop out. As a classroom parent volunteer, this makes it way easier to make sure that kids with allergies can eat the snack vs. trying to figure out what went into a homemade snack. Plus, our local dollar tree store often has the buckets with shovels attached for $1.
     

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