Did your little honey ace the spelling bee? Or did your lightning fast sprinter clock the best time at P.E.? Whether you have something special to celebrate or your resident student just needs a pick-me-up, we’ve found 10 delectable treats to enjoy with your scholarly sweethearts after a long school day. From cotton candy and design-your-own cinnamon buns to chocolate fondue dip and fresh Italian cannoli, read on to see where to score an A+ in desserts 101.

Carlsbad’s Park 101 for Cotton Candy

Grab Fido and head out the door to this new Carlsbad Village hot spot. Chill with the fam in the downstairs outdoor eating area with a relaxing vibe or head upstairs to the cozy couches and fireplace. Cheers your little one's achievement with a dino nugget or mac' n cheese kid's meal (comes with side and drink!) and they'll be thrilled to receive the cotton candy token for dessert. Or skip the kid's meal and nosh on the cotton candy a la carte for $2. Did we mention the giant connect 4 and corn hole games? It's like your own personal carnival.

Hours: Sun.-Fri., 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m.-Midnight
Cost: $8/kid's meal

Carlsbad Village
3040 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, Ca
760-434-2217
Online: park101carlsbad.com

photo: Jennifer Pohlkamp

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—Nikki Walsh