The kids have not had a play date since January! I have baked things I have never baked in my life. I have got to give these kids a new activity & I have got to stop eating all these baked goods. Anyone else relating to this yet?! My solution was simple, a virtual play date. Except this play date would include us dropping off a baked treat to all of our guests, prior to the zoom call! Here is my way of “How To Make Virtual Play Dates Special”.
I am not saying all virtual play dates need a special treat dropped off to the guests, but it does make a little more interactive for all the kids to eat the same thing and chat about the treat! Additionally, the girls and I had fun baking together and packaging the treats up!
Funfetti® Cupcake Cones
The treat I decided to make was Funfetti® Cupcake Cones. The recipe is REALLY EASY! I included the recipe at the bottom of this post!
You’ll want to grab Ice cream cones, a box of funfetti mix, icing of your choice and the ingredients required by the cake mix. You can get all of this with target pickup or delivery, too.
After you make the cake batter, you’ll want to fill the ice cream cones with the batter. I filled them up to fill the hole cone handle portion. (Does that make sense?!)
I have a mini muffin tin that fit he bottom of the cones, perfectly! If you don’t have that, a normal muffin tin will work, just be very careful not to tip them over! Bake the cupcakes according to the box. (We did 350* for 20min)
I popped the cupcake cones into the freezer to cool them quicker before applying the frosting on. You can frost them in a circular motion to achieve a ice cream look.
Packaging & Dropping off the treats!
After they are all assembled, place each one in a goodie bag or container. I would not suggest a clear goodie bag. The cones fell over and made a mess. We used a small square bag that we folded over and stapled shut.
I created these cute little tags that we attached to each bag! To download your FREE printable file, click here!
Once we were done constructing the treats, we dropped them off to all of our friends doors. There were 5 houses that we visited. We did not disturb them or give them a heads up. We just dropped the bags by their door and when we were done with the last house, I sent a text message to the moms of the zoom call details. (most of my friends do have ring door bells though, so they knew we were there, haha)
A few tips for During the play date. Depending on the age of the kids, you may want to keep everyone muted and unmute one kid at a time to talk. Another Idea I had for a kids virtual play date that would not require you to drive to their houses but also be interactive would be BINGO! You could email a bingo printout to all the moms and have them set it up for the kids to play during the virtual play date!
We hope you liked our ideas on “How To Make Virtual Play Dates Special”. If you host a virtual play date, tag us on Instagram! We would love to see what you do!
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Funfetti cupcake cones
- mini muffin tin (regular works too)
- mixing bowl
- 1 Pkg Pillsbury Funfetti Cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 24 ice cream cones – flat bottom
- 1 frosting – your choice
- Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Spoon a scant 3 tablespoons batter into each cone. (Do not overfill.) Stand cones upright in muffin cups.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack or pop in freezer.
- Place frosting on a spoon and swirl on to mimic ice cream OR in decorating bag fitted with medium star tip. Pipe a decorative swirl of frosting on top of each cupcake cone, beginning at outside edge and working up. Sprinkle with candy bits from frosting.