The very awesome Vivian from Kindercone.com contacted me after seeing my previous posts on the Schultuete (German school cones) that I give my kids each year. She sent me a great package that included a set of Mini School Cones, Kinder Journals, a Karli the Cat plush, KinderCone bookmarks and KinderCone tattoos. I was so excited to receive this package and share it with some of my friends and their children. Many people have seen my kids with their cones on the school playground and have asked about them. I love being able to pass on this fabulous German tradition.
The tradition of the Schultuete or “school cone”, which dates back over 200 hundred years, is one of the most celebrated and long-standing traditions in Germany. At the beginning of every school year, children all over Germany set off with their large and shiny Schultueten, also called school cones or sugar cones by many. These large, colorful school cones, purchased or home-made, sweeten the child’s first day of school as they come filled with little gifts, school supplies and sweets.
We decided to invite some of our friends over for a Back to School Party and give out our cones. I filled them with pencils, erasers, bubbles, pads, the bookmarks and tattoos from KinderCone and few other small things.
We didn’t do anything too fancy. We served some snacks and the kids played. We had originally planned to be outside in the backyard, but unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us. I used a bunch of free Back to School printables that I found on Pinterest to decorate.
After a few snacks, it was time to hand out the Schultuete/School Cones. The kids were so excited to open them and find out what treats were inside.
Siblings compare their treats.
The big kids had fun checking out the School Cones!
Some Adults were a little jealous of their kids’ School Cones.
All in all, the kids and parents had a great time at the party and receiving their first ever School Cones from the very awesome KinderCone.com! Next year, I suspect we won’t be the only ones with our cones on the playground! Thanks again, KinderCone. YOU ROCK!
Bilingual Babes has also posted about school cones. Check out her homemade ones! They are great.