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
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
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.
3. When the sugar cone’s tip is soft enough to bend, gently press the tip against the paper plate.
To get more of a curl on the tip, wrap the cone around your finger.
4. Allow the cone to cool completely before filling with your favorite snack mix, flowers, candies, etc.
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 out at the kids table (or adult table) this Thanksgiving, these Sugar Cone Cornucopias would make a fun addition to your tablescape.
What would you fill your Sugar Cone Cornucopias with?