Here is one money saving tip. We only needed about 50 cones. We found some blue cotton candy at a restaurant supply store (this machine, which I bought at Kohl's, will also make candy from hard candies, so you could use blue candy instead), but when you buy the cones, you buy them by the hundreds, and so....I rolled construction paper instead.
With a tag. These held really well, and I like the idea of being able to use more colorful paper to jazz up the cones. I also like the price!