Ideas for Fun with Gummy Worms

by Megan Borgese

Who doesn’t remember “dirt cups” growing up? They always seemed to be a summer birthday party staple that we still love! We decided to change up the traditional approach and named ours Gummy Worm Dirt-tini’s to celebrate National Gummy Worm Day. And let’s face it, when you can enjoy them and make as big of a mess as you want outside while wearing your favorite summer suit, it is pretty much a win win for everyone!

No party is completed without an adult’s only beverage and how fun is the thought of a Gummy Worm Rosè-tini?! So we tossed our Gummy Worms into a Martini glass with our favorite Rosè to complete the gummy-tactic day!!


  • Gummy Worms
  • Large Plastic Martini Glasses
  • Sun Piñata Decoration
  • Palm Tree Pinata Decoration

Recipe for our Gummy Worm Dirt-tini


  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (4 oz) chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 - 8 oz container whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (16 0z) Oreos (crushed into crumbs)
  • Gummy Worms
  • 10 plastic cups (8 oz. size)


  • Pour the milk into a mixing bowl and add the pudding mix.
  • Beat with a wire whisk until well blended (about 2 minutes)
  • Let pudding stand for five minutes.
  • Stir whipped topping into the pudding very gently until it is all the same color.
  • Place about 1 Tablespoon of the crushed cookies into the bottom of each cup.
  • Then add a 2 Tablespoons of pudding to each cup.
  • Then repeat another layer of cookies, then pudding, and then cookies.
  • Finish up by adding 2 gummy worms cut in half to the top of each of the cups.
  • Put cups into the refrigerator for about one hour to chill them