3 Ways to Have A Playdate with Pudding

Posted on: September 16th, 2015by
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It’s back to school time!


IMG_7092 Hershey PuddingDo you welcome it in your house? Are you ready for a new routine that includes school days snacks and playdates again?


As crazy as it might sound I kind of welcome it back. Summertime is leisurely at times and hectic at others, but it also leaves me longing for our school friends. By the time September rolls around my boys are missing their friends and I’m missing the parents I’ve grown accustomed to talking with at pick up and drop off times.


While shopping for school snacks at my local Walmart I came across the Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding cups. In flavors like smores and chocolate, I knew the pudding would be a hit with my boys. Quick and easy, it’s a great snack for afterschool ….. or for a playdate! I stocked up on the pudding cups and before the kids were even at lunch on the first day of school I was inviting first graders over for a pudding playdate.


Hershey's Pudding Cups


As my kids were putting together plans with their teacher for the a successful school year, I was ‘pudding’ together the plans for our Pudding Playdate. We all know kids, especially first graders, have a lot of energy so without a plan we might have a playdate disaster. With that in mind I came up with 3 Ways to Have A Playdate with Pudding that involved snacks and crafts.


3 Ways to Have A Playdate with Pudding (1)


Idea One ~ Create a Pudding Bar & Have Fun Creating a Pudding Sundae

Hershey's Pudding BarI thought of some of the things my kids love most and put them out for the kids. Each of our guests were able to top their Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding with any of these toppings.

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas ~ both banana slices and bananas cut in half
  • Cherries
  • Sprinkles
  • Cookie crumbs
  • Marshmallows
  • Bite-size cereal pieces
  • Whip cream
  • We also used edible eyes, that were also available at Walmart.



Check out some of their creative creations.


Hershey Pudding


Idea Two ~ Make Pudding Pops for Next Time

You’ve already gone through the prep for making a pudding bar and sundaes; now make a snack for their next playdate together. Using popsicle molds we’ve collected over the years, each of our guests created their own pudding pops with the Hershey’s Pudding and toppings and fruits from the pudding bar.


Hershey's Pudding Popsicle Station


Idea Three ~ Invent a Pudding Cup Creature

Nothing went to waste on our Pudding Playdate. I raided my collection of craft supplies and cleaned out the pudding cups. Everything was laid out on the table left for our first grader guests to experiment with and see what kind of cup creatures they could create. Here’s some of what I had on hand.

  • Googly eyes, big and small
  • Pom poms of all sizes
  • Halloween stickers
  • Random stickers
  • Feathers
  • Glue dots
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Sharpies


Look what they came up with. Aren’t they creative?!


Hershey Pudding Creatures


HersheyReady for your own Hershey’s Pudding Playdate?


Hershey’s Pudding Cups are available at Walmart stores in smores and chocolate flavor. Save $.55 cents with a Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding coupon in the September/October issue of ALL YOU Magazine.

Posted in: All, Arts & Crafts, Fun at Home, Kids Cooking, School Day Snacks

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally.She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name.She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

6 thoughts on “3 Ways to Have A Playdate with Pudding

  1. reesa l says:

    These are all so fun! The kids would love these. It’s fun to play with food, right?! :)

  2. Kelly Moran says:

    Love this idea! So cute. My kids would love it!

  3. Julia says:

    Cute ideas. I have been wanting to make pudding pops, they remind me of summer time as a kid.

  4. Emily says:

    There are so many possibilities with pudding! it’s such an awesome treat for the kids :)

  5. barbara says:

    Very clever playdate. Looks like everyone had fun.

  6. Sarah Honey says:

    So cute! What a cute idea for a playdate!

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