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National Jump for Jelly Beans Day is a delightful holiday celebrated each year. That’s not to mention they are a sweet excuse to indulge in one of the world’s favorite sugary treats. It’s also an occasion that brings joy to candy enthusiasts of all ages, giving all the chance to relish the delectable flavors and vibrant colors of jelly beans while creating lasting memories with loved ones.

History of National Jump for Jelly Beans Day

While the exact origins of National Jump for Jelly Beans Day are unclear, it is a day dedicated to feasting on delightful jelly beans. Multi-colored, egg-shaped, bite-sized jelly bean candies have a long, beloved history.

The first media reference to jelly beans in the United States was documented in the late 19th century. At that time, they had already become a favorite penny candy. However, it was not until the 20th century that jelly beans gained even further popularity. During the World Wars, American soldiers received jelly beans as part of their rations, introducing the cute little candies to a broader audience.

Jelly Belly, one of the most famous jelly bean manufacturers, played an enormous role in popularizing these sweet treats once and for all. In 1976, the Jelly Belly company created a new Blueberry flavor, which turned into a big hit and contributed to the greater appeal of jelly beans.

Over the years, jelly beans grew into a staple in holiday celebrations, particularly during Easter. Given their egg shape, many rely on them when it’s time to fill Easter baskets. National Jump for Jelly Beans Day is the perfect occasion to enjoy these sweet and tasty treats, encouraging people of all ages to indulge in their favorite jelly bean flavors.

How to Celebrate National Jump for Jelly Beans Day

Here are some of the sweetest ideas for enjoying National Jump for Jelly Beans Day:

Buy Your Favorite Jelly Beans

Keep things simple — visit your local candy shop or supermarket and pick up an array of jelly beans. Fruity, sour, or spicy, there’s a jelly bean flavor for every taste bud.

Host a Jelly Bean Tasting Party

Invite friends and family over to your place for a jelly bean-tasting party. Provide a selection of different flavors. Encourage all to try to guess the flavors while blindfolded. It’s a fun, flavorful, and often hilarious — activity that can give you a good laugh.

Create Jelly Bean Art

Make colorful and edible art with your jelly beans on National Jump for Jelly Beans Day. You can create jelly bean mosaic art pieces or use them to decorate cookies and cupcakes.

Play Jelly Bean Games

Organize fun games on National Jump for Jelly Beans Day. Try arranging fun jelly bean guessing contests or relay races for kids. How about jelly beans as Bingo markers? These activities are perfect for adding excitement to your National Jump for Jelly Beans Day celebration.

Jelly Bean Cocktails

Adults might consider making candy-inspired cocktails on National Jump for Jelly Beans Day. You can infuse your favorite spirits with jelly beans and create unique and delicious beverages.

Donate to Charity

Use National Jump for Jelly Beans Day for an opportunity to give back to your community. Consider giving out jelly beans (or other yummy candies) to a local charity or organization that helps those in need. Organizations usually focus on giving out the most nourishing meals, so a bit of candy will be a surprise.

Share National Jump for Jelly Beans Day on Social Media

If you’re active, share your National Jump for Jelly Beans Day celebrations with the world. Use the hashtag #JumpForJellyBeans to connect with others who celebrate this sweet holiday.

Jelly Bean Scavenger Hunt

Organize a jelly bean scavenger hunt for kids and adults alike. Hide jelly beans around your home, backyard, or a local park, and provide clues or a treasure map to guide participants to the hidden sweets. The first one to find the most jelly beans wins a sweet prize.

Jelly Bean Art Contest

Challenge your friends, family, or coworkers to a jelly bean art contest. Provide participants with a canvas, glue, and beautiful, jewel-toned, or pastel jelly bean colors. Let their creativity run wild as they create colorful jelly bean masterpieces. Once everyone has finished, have a mini art show and vote for the most impressive creation.

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