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If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

Even though I am full grown adult with children of my own, somehow I STILL get seated at the kids table when my family has its big holiday dinners. And that goes for dinners I host at my own house, too! Whyyyyyy? Actually, the truth is that I don’t mind at all – it’s more laid back at the kids table. Plus I don’t look as conspicuous when I spill some gravy on my shirt at the kids table as I would with the adults.

Whenever I host a family dinner I like to put out fun little decor items on the table. I think it adds a certain ambiance as opposed to just putting out the dinnerware settings. At the kids table, I like to do something fun with the table decor. These Sugar Cone Cornucopias are super simple to make, require no special skills, and you can fill them with whatever you want! Easy peasy.

Sugar Cone Cornucopias

If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

Here’s what you need:

  • Sugar cones (ice cream cones)
  • Snack mix (like a mixture of nuts, candy corn, M&M’s, etc.)
  • Paper towel
  • Water

Here’s what you do:
1. Fold a paper towel into a strip about two inches wide. Dampen the paper toweling and squeeze out the extra water. Wrap the paper towel around the bottom tip of a sugar cone so that it is completely covered.
2. Place wrapped sugar cone on a microwave safe plate. Put in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove the sugar cone and carefully check for flexibility. If the cone’s tip is not soft enough to bend, rewet the paper towel and wrap the sugar cone again. Return to the microwave for another 30 seconds but watch carefully as the sugar cone can burn.

If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

3. When the sugar cone’s tip is soft enough to bend, gently press the tip against the paper plate.

If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

To get more of a curl on the tip, wrap the cone around your finger.

If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

4. Allow the cone to cool completely before filling with your favorite snack mix, flowers, candies, etc.

If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

See how easy these Sugar Cone Cornucopias are to make. And just look at how cute they are!

If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

If you’re looking for something fun to put out at the kids table (or adult table) this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias would make a fun addition to your tablescape.

If you're looking for something fun to put on the kids table this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias will make a fun addition to your tablescape.

What would you fill your Sugar Cone Cornucopias with?

  27 Responses to “Sugar Cone Cornucopias”

  1. I haven’t made these in years. This would be something fun to make for everyone and surprise them this year at Thanksgiving.

  2. Those are so cute! These are the perfect little snacks for Thanksgiving. I love everything about these!

  3. How much fun are these! I love them as an idea of sweets to hand out at this time of year and love the idea of using a cornucopia as the base.

  4. This is a fun idea. I’d want to make one for myself. I am always eating candy corn. I might make some and have them on the table for Thanksgiving.

  5. Now that is a cute idea! That would be fun to decorate the table on Thanksgiving with. The code is edible along with all the candy in it.

  6. Those little ice cream cones are great for so many food crafts! I’ve seen them used as Christmas trees, too. They are very versatile!

  7. These are awesome and I love candy corn. It’s one of those treats that just makes me happy. Such a sweet little idea to make the cones into cornucopias. I will remember this for next year here.

  8. What an AWESOME IDEA!! I friggin love it! Wish I could eat sugar, but – doesn’t mean I can’t still make these!

  9. The kids table is usually more fun and it seems like you are making sure there is something fun and sweet to eat. It is a great little cone and the kids will love it.

  10. I’ve always wanted to do something like this. It’s so cute and is perfect for the kids’ table on Thanksgiving Day. Love it so much!

  11. This is so clever! The sugar cones worked really well. I can see these being nice as table decorations and treats.

  12. This is such a cute idea!! I have basically skipped right to Christmas stuff, but I love this idea too!

  13. This would be so much fun to make for my family for Thanksgiving. I love the way this turned out, such a cool idea.

  14. This is a really good idea. I should do this for Thanksgiving for all the kids. I think they’re going to love it.

  15. I’ve never seen this before but it’s so easy! I can’t believe how easy it is and it looks amazing.

  16. Oh this is a cute idea. I should make these for the kids table at Thanksgiving.

  17. These cornucopias are creative and such a wonderful idea for Thanksgiving. So easy to make and festive! Love these!

  18. How cute. This is a must do on Thanksgiving for the kids. So festive.

  19. This looks really fun! Such a great idea!!

  20. I think this is such a cute idea. I can see the kids snacking on these while waiting for the meal. Adults too.

  21. It is always more fun at the Kids’ table. These sugar cone cornucopias are ingenious. I am sure kids flip for it.

  22. I’ve never thought about this. But making a sugar cone cornucopias is a great idea. My kid will have fun making and filling it up.

  23. I’m in charge of our kids’ activities this year at Thanksgiving and I think these are perfect! I love how you got the end to curl, it is so cute!!

  24. My aunt made these one year. THey were a big hit with all of the cousins.

  25. Keeping the kids busy while I prep for Thanksgiving can be tricky. But giving them these adorable sugar cone cornucopias is going to be such a hit! Fill ’em up with sweets & let them run it off outside while I baste & mash!

  26. My son would love these! Though we are on a candy strike until Christmas festivities start haha

  27. This is so easy to make. I am planning to do this next week!