School Cones (Schultuete) from

Mini School Cones from

The very awesome Vivian from 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.

What I used to fill the School Cones

 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.

Food Table for Back to School Party


Karli the Cat Enjoying Brownies


Back to School Party Banner

 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.

Opening the Cones

 Siblings compare their treats.

Opening the Cones

The big kids had fun checking out the School Cones!

Big Kids Love School Cones!

Some Adults were a little jealous of their kids’ School Cones.

Adults are 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!  Next year, I suspect we won’t be the only ones with our cones on the playground!  Thanks again, KinderCone.  YOU ROCK!

Kids Have a Blast at Back to School Party

 Bilingual Babes has also posted about school cones.  Check out her homemade ones!  They are great.




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6 Responses to “School Cones (Schultuete) from”

  1. Tallulah Bilingual Babes wrote:

    What a great idea to have a back to school party! I hadn’t thought about my kids taking the Schultueten into their school, maybe we can try that next year. This year, I’m handing them out on the day before they go back.

  2. Chris wrote:

    How fun is that? What a great idea! Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

  3. Beth wrote:

    This is so awesome!! It kinda reminds me of the little treat bags that parents could sign up for at Etown…we used to get them throughout the semesters like at finals and stuff.

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