Graduation 2016

GRADUATION 2016

Graduation 2016 Header BannerAll that hard work, studying all night, numerous trips to the library, hours and hours of note dictation has finally paid off. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for GRADUATION 2016! Graduation is a bittersweet milestone for you, your family, and of course your fellow classmates. Whether it’s for High School, College, or Graduate School, this great accomplishment is outstanding. Now it’s time for you to take that knowledge and skill set and put it towards your future endeavors. So strut those school colors and wear your cap and gown with pride as you walk across that platform in front of those very important and distinguished guests.

Now let’s plan a commencement celebration like no other! Invitations have been sent, out of town family members are on their way or in the audience. So let’s get started coordinating our party plans and get ready to celebrate. It’s almost party time.

It’s probably a good idea to color coordinate with your school colors, maybe a mascot theme, and buffet tables for food, desserts, and a candy buffet are always great ideas. Themes and decorations at your Graduation 2016 celebration can be the usual decor but it’s always nice to recognize your other passions like sports or other activities you were involved in. Candy Concepts, Inc. offers a variety of candies that fit perfectly into what you are looking for. Let us help you by making these few suggestion and make your special occasion unforgettable.

Graduation 2016 Candy Buffet Set Up

Candy Buffets

Again, try to coordinate your with your school colors. Sixlets are a delicious, small round, candy coated chocolate ball that is easy to eat and very tasty. We have 23 different colors to select from. Choose your colors and either mix or leave them separated into a couple of Apothecary Jars listed below. Either way will look wonderful! Our Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are another tasty treat that comes in a variety of brights colors and flavors. I know you and your guests will truly enjoy these scrumptious candies. They are easy for all ages and not too messy on the hands for the little ones. The Old Fashioned Stick Candy aka circus stick come individually wrapped, but come in several flavors with multiple stripes on some. Easy to eat and easy to save for later when you get home. I am only naming a few of the many popular and tasty treats to coordinate with your graduation party. Don’t forget to accessorize with matching scoops for the unwrapped candies!

Clear Acrylic Displays

Adding brightly colored candies to clear acrylic displays with staggering heights are attractive, eye-catching, and adds a sophisticated appeal to your buffet table. Colored candy in a clear container is a bright and refreshing idea. What better way to show off your school colors than with stunning containers of various heights and sizes to add diversity to your buffet table.

We off a wide variety of choice to choose from, but here are a few that we have handpicked that may help you make your decision. Our Unique Candy Bin Stand has three bins with hinged flip up lids, suction  hooks, and scoops. Each bin holds up to six pounds of candy. This candy stand has the three on on top of the other. That’s why it is so unique. A simpler yet still made of high quality material is our Cube Bin Set. Small, medium, and large sized cubes with no lids allows for easy access to delicious treats. Display all three together or place them throughout your buffet table. Looking for a quick fix and need an all-inclusive candy package, then you need to call right now and order our Candy Buffet Package. This package includes 9 Apothecary Jars of various sizes and you get to select from a variety of candy options. If you are looking to color coordinate to celebrate your 2016 graduation, you can call us to set that up. Now all you need are the graduation banners and a few accent lights and you’re almost done.

Sports Candy

Has your High School Superstar been signed by one of the popular colleges in your area for playing great football, Graduation 2016 Multiple Sports Candybaseball, or basketball? Acknowledge that at his or her graduation party by incorporating our Foil Wrapped Chocolates in the shape of sports balls. We have a variety to choose from like Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer Balls, or Golf Balls. For most of these, you can choose purchase 5 to 10 pounds of individually wrapped delicious chocolates. Does someone have an allergy to chocolate? Try our gumballs shaped as tennis balls, soccer balls, or baseball bats filled with gumballs. For your older guests that are unable to enjoy bubblegum and can’t eat chocolate, we have pleasantly enticing mints that shaped like a football that’s individually wrapped too.

Party Favors

Most people have a difficult time expressing their gratitude for attending a special occasion or knowing what to say or do when receiving gifts. As a gesture of thanks, choose the personalized party favors. They wonderful! You can Graduation 2016 Personalized Candyadd a personal message or just opt for using your name, date, and thank. It’s your celebration so it’s your choice. Be creative with our Dots & Stripes Personalized Lollipops. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns then add your personal message on the two lines to make it a memorable keepsake. Each lollipop is individually wrapped. Label arrive separately and some assembly is required. Chalkboard Milk Bottles and Chalkboard Mint Tins can be purchased with a graduation hat design and your choice of four colors. Two lines are give for you to personalize with a special message, graduation date, or both. Give the gift that keeps on giving a memory!

Buffet Table

Graduation 2016 Beverage DispenserCreating an efficient food table and keeping a sophisticated look can be as easy as pie if you have the proper displays. For appetizers and desserts, I suggest you use our Three Tier Buffet Display. This lightweight and durable multi-level shelf adds a modern appeal with the smooth curved edges and crystal clear acrylic material. It’s easy to assemble and disassemble when all is said and done. Serve up to three different cold beverage at one time if you choose our Simple 2 Gallon Drink Dispenser. A black acrylic base with a clear center that sits atop a riser base adds a classic touch. You have the option of selecting a Single, Double, or Triple Compartment dispenser. (Triple 3 Compartment is advertised in the picture.) If you are having a buffet food line, add some table risers for appearance and add height differential to your table. The Acrylic Display Risers come with six pieces of varying heights that nestle within one another when not in use. Possibilities are endless with risers and using them or not using them. Get creative, it’s fun!

Decorative Lights & Centerpieces

Graduation 2016 Decorative LightsBrighten up your tables with a few accent lights and a self-made centerpieces. String a few fairy lights on the tables and remember to stay with your school colors. Wiggle them throughout and around the table risers and drink dispensers. Add a few to the appetizer and dessert tables too. Submersible Lights are fun and can be put almost anywhere. Try adding these stunning lights to punch bowls, flower vases, or even the outdoor fountain if your party is at night. Add a few Lytebase Plates under your buffet dishes for a little extra finesse. These come in two different sizes. At the entrance to the celebration, incorporate some rope lighting. Choose to have your lights as a steady white or pattern changing accent. You will definitely gain with this stunning lights. Come on, let’s get this party started people.

Graduation 2016 Crate SetA unique and personal touch to your decorations and possibly a centerpiece, get our Blackboard Produce Crate Set. This set includes four crates with carved handles and a chalkboard on the sides of each one. Personalize the chalkboard with either white or multicolored markers and fill the crates with a wide range of objects like baby pictures, baby shoes, old baseball gloves, and many other memorable items. Place these display throughout the commencement celebration location.

Congratulations graduates, you’ve made it. Graduation 2016 is sure to be a memorable event for all. When all is said and done, look at yourself in the mirror and say “I did it!” Now let’s go take a step forward to the next milestone. Good luck graduates on all of your future endeavors. Make A Difference!

Graduation 2016 Congratulations

2016 NBA Finals

2016 NBA Finals HeaderAlright all you basketball fanatics and sports junkies out there, who’s it going be? Are the 2016 NBA Finals champions going to be the Westerners or Easterners this year? Will it be the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers, or is another team going to sneak in as the underdogs? I can feel the excitement building from within and the anticipation is rising. No matter who it may be, may the best team win. In just a few more weeks we will find out the answers to these questions. Time for the nail biting, and the pacing begin.

Retailer owners, moms and dads, husbands and wives, it’s time to put your game faces on and get ready for the big game. Let’s jump into action and get started. It’s time to create a show stopping display that makes basketball fans jump to their feet with joy no matter what side of the hoops they’re on. Time for jersey sales to rise, team t-shirts to increase because the fans want to show their support for their team. So get your displays in tiptop shape and let Candy Concepts guide you towards finer display fixtures that are user friendly and have your customer’s in mind.

T-Shirt DisplayT-Shirts and souvenirs’ are a hot commodity during the playoffs and championship games. Incorporate a display fixture that offers easy access to the products, visually see the product of your choice, a rack that is portable and spins so you can see the product on all four sides, and visually see how many are in stock. I am speaking of our attractive Revolving T-shirt Display. This display fixture comes in a very attractive maple, black, or cherry finish that will only compliment your store’s décor even more. This t-shirt display has four sides with five cubicle shelves and a display frame to show you what is stored in that particular shelf. Hey wanting to freshen up the appearance of your store a little, it’s easy with this fixture because it comes with locking casters. So if you don’t like how it looks where it’s at just move to where you do. Simple as that.

Tee Shirt Grid Wall FramsAre you a collector of famous player’s jerseys or collect autographed t-shirts? Our Tee-shirt Grid Frame Display is just what you need to show off your collection. This 12×12 square frame is steel constructed and in the color black. This t-shirt display is also ideal for retailers highlighting new clothing merchandise in other areas throughout the store, especially in your sporting section. Parents if you are looking to give a once in a lifetime jersey gift, frame it with this. Create a wall of superstars and superheroes with this very attractive frame display. Use for cartoon characters in the children’s rooms if you’re doing some redecorating too.

Advertise those team basketball jerseys with pride on one of many various types of form mannequins Candy Mannequin FormsConcepts has to offer. Choose from male or female figures on adjustable stands, half torso sizes, and headless form with a hand on the hip or a female mannequin with your choice to have the bent arm on the left or right side. Mannequin forms also come in infants and toddler sizes too. Various materials and colors are also offered in certain adult sized mannequins. Too many to mention so come and check out our selections online at www.candyconceptsinc.com.

Double Sided Ball Cap DisplayBaseball caps are unisex and popular with both guys and girls no matter what age they are. It’s not easy to keep them organized in the closet unless you have a master plan to build a special closet or you’re a genius and artistic and have created a way to keep them organized. Here is a great way to display them, store them, and have easy access to each one of them. Try our 12-Tier Double Sided Cap Tower. This cap tower can be used for your retail business or for personal reasons. It can hold up to 240 caps at one time, keeps the shape of the hat, and clearly see your logo’s displayed. This is ideal for all you cap collectors out there.  The base is weighted so you don’t have to worry about this tower tipping over. Just remember to tip your hat to the ladies though fella’s. If you’re looking for something smaller we do carry counter top cap displays as well.

Have a place to keep all those basketballs or other awkward sports equipment in one place? This Large Capacity Large Capacity Dump TableDump Table has an adjustable bottom so you can adjust for larger bulkier merchandise or in this case a bunch of basketballs. This large wire bin is portable and the heavy duty wheels are lockable. Retailers, once basketball season is over either use as an impulse cart or simply fold it up and put away until next time. It’s as easy as that. Mom’s and Dad’s, this can also be used at home for toys n’ such. Move it around throughout the house or in the garage. You may even find it useful for other storage purposes.

2016 NBA Finals 6 Cube Display6 Cube Wire Step System could be called a multi-purpose display. It could be used for the kid’s room to help organize toys, clothes, games or at the office for books and memorabilia. I personally see it as helping me with keep my shoes, clothes, or my sports equipment organized. It’s lightweight and simple to put together. Use the “S” hooks to put in various display shapes like three on top of three or do a step ladder, one then two then three cubes. Your choice, so get creative with them, add a little color to the display. Use in college dorms, or as a retail display with books, plants and more.

And last but not least one of my all-time favorites, CHOCOLATE! A splendid idea for any retailer 2016 NBA Finals Solid Chocolate Basketballsestablishment is to have impulse candy at their checkout lines. It would be great to keep up with the ongoing sport, holiday, season coinciding with your candy display. “Hey NBA Finals are coming up add Candy Concepts Solid Milk Chocolate Basketballs wrapped in foil wrapping.” The mesh bag with the candy inside reminds me of what the coach and the ball boy/girl has to carry around at the games. Purchase your solid basketball chocolates by bulk in either in 5 or 10 pound increments. Ideal for parties, birthday parties, party favor treat bags, and more. Some have used them to decorate cakes and cupcakes. So if you have a real sports enthusiast in the family then check us out, Candy Concepts offers other similar sports chocolates and candies as well.

Display fixtures are an important part of your retail establishment. Choosing the right display for your store can attract more customers or hinder you from gaining more of them. So allow us here at Candy Concepts Inc. to help you in making the right choices in choosing the best retail displays that offer top-notch quality and reasonably priced. So no matter what side you are cheering for in the NBA Finals Championship Game, enjoy the excitement, have fun with family and friends at your basketball championship party. May the best team win! I did a pole with friends and family and it was unanimous, they seem to think the reigning champs from last year are going to win again and be champs again this year. But only time will tell.2016 NBA Finals Good Luck Farewell

Memorial Day Observations

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner.  It marks the beginning of summer, spending more time with family and friends, and other fun things like more barbecues, playing in the pool, planning vacations and more. It is also time to reflect and honor the men and women who have served and are still serving in our armed forces. Time to show how proud we are to be an American! Support them by wearing your red, white, and blue, displaying that American flag proudly and with honor.

Red, White, & Blue LightingCandy Concepts, Inc. is the answer to your home or business needs. Let us help you with your retail needs for various types of facilities like neighborhood country stores, cafes’, bakeries, convenience stores, restaurants, and more.  We are here to help you. Now let’s get started! We have laid out a few products that will help with decorating and setting up a candy buffet. Also, as an extra bonus below, there is a game plan on the basics of setting up your event.

Light up area’s around your food tables, dessert tables, beverage tables, or in your kitchen with this cute little idea. Here we have our decorative Red, White, or Blue Fairy Lights that come in 4” or 6” lengths submerged into a sealed clear glass mason jar. The accent lighting LED lights are battery operated by two coin cell batteries that are included and replaceable. A variation of this jar is our very attractive 1 ¼ Gallon Bell Jars with Lids that we have also pictured in our candy section below. Any clear attractive container works well with this scenario and we have several to choose from.  Check out Candy Concepts website for various glass containers.

The 2 Quart Colored Metal Buckets are definitely being adding to my July 4th decoration Celebration Bucketscollection but only in the red, white, and blue color scheme. They will make great condiment holders for the tables. I plan to include paper towels, salt & pepper, ketchup, mustard, and hot sauce. Add a little white and blue cloth bows to the handle maybe. May even include disposable cameras to get other’s viewpoint on things. Don’t limit yourself to just these items, be creative and come up with your own purpose for the display buckets. Just remember these buckets are not water friendly, but they are a great idea for displaying wrapped candy too.

Finding decorations that go along with the military scheme and the red, white, and blue patriotic colors are easy. Select what you like best and do what’s best for your pocketbook. But what is fun and exciting for kids and adults is incorporating a candy buffet that match the color scheme. Listed below are a few variations from Candy Concepts, Inc. that you can choose from online that I personally know taste wonderfully.

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue CandyGummy Patriot Stars are fruit flavored gummies shaped as stars in the red, white, and blue colors. Use for candy dishes, adding atop cakes, cupcakes as decorations or as is. They are easy to eat by all ages. But be careful they are heat sensitive as most candies are so it might be a good idea to have your candy buffet set up inside. Patriot Mini Chocolate Hearts are foil wrapped solid milk chocolates. The shiny foil wrapping includes the red, white, and blue stars and stripes décor. You can purchase these chocolates in 5 or 10 lb. increments. Peppermint Candy Sticks aka circus sticks are a fun candy to have and useful for other things as well. They also come individually wrapped in clear wrapping to show off their twirling red, white, and blue stripes. Add them to water to slightly change the flavor. Some adults have been known to use them in their adult beverages as stir sticks to add a slight hint of flavor. Red, White, and Blue Gumball Mix is always fun and very eye catching in any glass container. Easy to grab and go for most people. Great for decorating tables too. Flavors included are as follows: red is cherry, white is fruit, and blue is blueberry.Camouflage Hummer with Candy

For and extra bit of fun, we have our Army Hummer with Candy. In honoring your returned Veterans, it come in a green camouflage and tan camouflage color!  A delightful pullback toy that includes candy. Stick Candy is a favorite of all ages as well! Your red color is the Strawberry Rock Candy Sticks, white is called the Rock Candy Sticks, and blue is Blue Raspberry Rock Candy Sticks. Mix together and add into one of our 1 ¼ Gallon Bell Jars with Lids to maintain freshness.Red, White, Blue Candy Decorations

Don’t forget to accessorize your candy buffet with our Candy Buffet Kit. It comes with three blue scoops sizes 2oz, 3oz, 4ozs and two 6” tongs one red and one white.

 

What’s our first plan of action now? Below you can find a suggestive outline that might help you in preparation for your event. As most of you already know, Memorial Day is known for picnics, parties, and outdoor celebrations. Ask a couple of your close neighborhood friends to help plan the event. You can schedule girls night out for a meeting or go out to lunch and make plans for your holiday event. Delegate task to those you know can handle it. For example if Mary is the art teacher at school, she can help with finding a few students to do face paintings. Okay time to make some plans and decisions:

  • Decide what type of event you wish to host. Both can be held outside but it is always a good idea to have a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t want to cooperate. So if you have a small place, make sure you have extra-large commercial tents available:
    • A casual event is more along the lines of picnics, barbecues, paper plates, and your invited guest bringing a covered dish. It starts at lunch time and ends whenever.
    • A formal event is great if you are planning to honor a veteran or families of veterans. Held around dinner time or dusk and in the evening while it is quiet.
  • Decide on decorations. This part is probably the easy part because your colors and theme has already been decided for you. Red, white, and blue has been and always will be the color scheme for Memorial Day along with the American flag patterns on the decorations, your foods, desserts, and more. You just have to decide how much decorating you want to do and how much to spend.
  • Party Foods are typically the all-American comfort foods like Hamburgers and Hotdogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and Coleslaw. Don’t forget the homemade apple pies, cakes, and more. Add a candy display bar with an assortment of flavors all in red, white and blue colors in see through containers.
  • Entertainment is a fun one, especially if you are having kids attending. Decide how big you want to go with this one because this could get costly.
    • Face Painting – Most of the time you can find high school students in your neighborhood who are very artistic in your own backyard that may be interested in helping you with this one. Delegate one of those students to come up with 4 or 5 others to make a face painting schedule for throughout the day. Remember this is volunteer work.
    • Balloon Twisting – Don’t be afraid to ask the other parents about this one. A lot of parents have hired companies/people for birthday parties. Again, you may find students or parents in your neighborhood that truly enjoy doing this. Also incorporate a time limit on this one, especially if you are only able to fine one person. No luck finding someone locally, do a search on google. Do balloon twister in your city and state and see what comes up. Might need to delegate this to another parent helper.
    • Inflatable Slides – These are fun and they also offer bouncy castles too. There is a rental fee, so just know you are fore warned. You may have to sign a waiver about accidents and not holding the people that own the inflatables responsible. I just want you to keep that in mind.
    • Music – Decide what type of music. Think about your guest attending, their age, gender, what generation of music are most of your guest from. Keeping the music upbeat is great but not too upbeat that people do not understand it like the new generation music unless you live in the suburbs of nothing but young people. Live music is always enjoyable but is also costly unless you have a family member or know someone in the band. If you are having an all-day event, you definitely want music playing in the background. Make sure you set up all electronics away from water and the pool areas for safety reasons.
    • Games for both adults and kids – Try to plan the big games that everyone can play and that are not dangerous. If you have the space, whiffle ball is so much fun, volleyball of course, corn hole tournaments, slip and slide for the kids-yet some of the adults will indulge too. Several ideas are posted on pinterest.

Planning possibilities are endless and can be fun. Make it fun. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. These planning steps can be used for other events as well and they are only here to hopefully help and guide you. It’s easy, so don’t stress. Always come up with a plan B or a backup plan on location, especially if it’s not at your house and outside, if you have a band or deejay because emergencies happen, and if you decide to have your food catered in. Having that plan in place helps ease your stress level.

Happy Memorial Day from Candy Concepts Inc

 

Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mother's Day On the day you were born ever thought about going to your mother and staring her straight in the eyes with a big beautiful smile and saying, “Thank you mom, because if it wasn’t for you I would not be here right now!”

Happy Mother’s Day!

On May 8th, show mom how much you really appreciate her by showering her with love and affection. Show her that you really did notice the little things she did for you growing up as a child. So don’t forget to give mom a gift from the heart that she will remember for years to come. But best of all take the time and spend the day with her because that gift is priceless.

Are you drawing a blank on what to get the perfect mom on her special day? We here at Candy Concepts, Inc. have set forth a few small suggestions for you, so check us out!

Traditionally we get mom a card and send her flowers, and if we are lucky we get to take her out to dinner. Try some of our gourmet chocolates, candy coated pretzels, or foil wrapped chocolates. If mom is more of the outdoorsy, decorative type, we suggest you looking into our floral baskets, flower vases, and rustic candle holders. Our decorative lights, such as, submersible or fairy lights are also a wonderful idea too! Here’s an idea, get the gift baskets that you both can sit and decorate together, but before you give it to her, fill it with a few of these things mentioned above or with a few of her other favorite things.

Foil Wrapped ChocolatesChocolates – Mom’s love chocolate! Ever heard the old saying “April showers bring May flowers”? So shower her with five pounds of Chocolate Foil Pansies. They are solid milk chocolates wrapped in a beautifully colored flower foils of various colors. Add to a shallow basket, incorporate a small bow and now you have your own candy bouquet. Show a little love with the Heart shaped solid milk chocolates that come in various foil colors like bright pink, brown, leaf green, gold, light pink, purple, silver, blue and white. Ideal for picking mom’s favorite color and adding to the candy dishes throughout the house. These only come in ten pounds, but there’s enough to go around for everyone.

oreos-n-cream-covered-pretzelsGourmet Pretzels – These are just too good to be true! We have a good selection of flavors and sizes to choose from depending on what mom likes. Try our delicious Cookies and Cream Pretzels. It’s the traditional crunchy salty snack with the delicious taste of cookies and cream taste along with white chocolate. If this doesn’t have your taste buds watering just check out our other flavors like Peanut Butter Pieces Chocolate Pretzels, Assorted Sprinkle Pretzels, Coconut Chocolate Pretzels, plus so many more.

DIY Gift BasketsGift Baskets – Spend some quality time with mom with this gift. Give her this three piece Scalloped Wooden Tray Set filled with her favorites like chocolates, pretzels, candles, and more. Empty the basket and pull out the arts & crafts box along with the paint and paint brushes and decorate together or leave as is. These wooden, natural, unfinished trays stay nestled within one another until you are ready to use them for displays, storage, or other purposes. Here’s a hint, on the bottom add a special note to mom or just add the date with a sharpie.

 decorative-lightingDecorative Lights – If your mom’s into decorating and candles, she will absolutely love these. Add a Round LED Vase Light Base to the bottom of a vase full of fresh cut flowers, or a vase filled with water and one floating flower. This light base adds such a beautiful and eye catching touch to your prized blooms and buds. Not only use this base for flowers, accent other areas that need a little luminous lighting. Choose to leave the color to stay white or change colors slowly and steadily in various shades. The light base is easy to operate, they do run off batteries but you do have the option of purchasing a power adapter. Fairy Moon Lights are fun and add a touch of accent lights as a runner anywhere. They come in 4’ or 6’ lengths and a variety of colors to choose from. If mom loves water, check out our Submersible Lights too.

 Wrought Iron Tricycle PlanterFloral Displays – Does mom spend a lot of time outdoors gardening or planting flowers? Our Tricycle Planter is a beautiful white, wrought iron metal display that can sit outside in your flower garden or front yard or inside in the sun-room, on the patio, or next to her favorite chair. This iron planter display stands only 12 ½” high and weighs just over 2 pounds. What a great way for a mother’s child to show her love and devotion.

 

Remember your mom on her special day. From day one, she’s the one that helped to take care of you, teach you, and wash your clothes. We all get busy living life, sometimes so busy we simply forget the simplest of things. Don’t get too busy to call or text your mom on a daily basis. Life is too short! After all, if it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t be here! Let Candy Concepts, Inc. be your guide in gift giving. Order from us today!

Happy-Mothers-Day

SUMMER TIME CELEBRATIONS

SUMMER TIME CELEBRATIONS

Summer Time PartiesPhoto by A. Garrison

As the summer vastly approaches us, we start to think about what kind of fun and excitement, we can get into this summer.  Whether it’s going to the beach, cookouts with family and friends, swimming, taking a vacation, or just sitting outside relaxing to the sounds of the outdoors. Smell that wonderful fresh air that’s blowing ever so lightly against our faces and listening to the birds singing from afar. I know I truly enjoy all those wonderful things.

The kids are jumping for joy with happiness and excitement because school will once again be closed for the summer with no homework to worry about, or PE class to attend. Yet looking forward to sleepovers with their friends, playing little league baseball, and having water balloon contests, but maybe just hanging with mom and dad and playing video games all day too.

Retailer’s put a smile on your customer’s faces and give them a breath of fresh air before summer arrives by creating a show stopping candy display reminding them that fun times are heading our way.  Make them take notice of the patriotic red, white, and blue candy plus a whole lot more. Point out adventures they get to look forward to that are coming like having their toes in the sand at the beach, cookouts, and water play with balloons, plastic water toys plus so much more.

Red-White-And-Blue-CandiesPatriotic Candy –  Salute and pay tribute by showing your support with your colors of red, white, and blue! I mean who doesn’t love chocolate? Try our heart shaped chocolates wrapped in foil stars and stripes along with gummi stars and starsmania.

Add a red, white, and blue peppermint stick to your ice cold beverage as a stir stick. Don’t forget baseballs and bubblegum!

 

Summer Time Novelty CandyBeach & Sea CreaturesSummertime fun means going to the beach and collecting shells for a lot of people. Instead of picking up shells this year try our chocolate beach shells. Swimming and getting into the ocean may be a challenge for some but not for others. Either way try encountering some of our gummi sea creatures on land like the sharks, crabs, starfish, jelly filled turtles, lobsters, and whales.

 

SerenityCandy pebbles and gummi flowers and butterflies all together with family and a nice quiet evening. Enjoy the delicious tasting chocolates and gummies while the kids are playing outside with their flash pops and glow stick pops and playing freeze tag and catching lightening bugs and eating their gummy lightening bug candy. We are all young at heart no matter what age we are. It’s just a number.

One of the human’s five senses is smell. Using your nose is always a pleasurable experience when the weather starts getting warmer beginning with fresh cut grass on a Saturday morning to smelling charcoal and barbecue on the a hot grill and experimenting with new barbecue sauces and dry rubs.

As you get ready for your festivities for the day, we smile with enjoyment as we see friends and guest walk into the backyard with the look of amazement as they see the wonderful changes that have been made with the décor. Incorporate some of Candy Concept Inc.’s fun and exciting summer party ideas like decorating lights for adding ambiance, ice/wine buckets, various centerpiece ideas and more to set the mood for an enlightening night of happiness along with lots of fun and laughs.

Decorating – Changing the appearance of your everyday atmosphere is always fun. Here are some easy and simple ways to decorate.LED String Lights

  • Add accent lights around your picnic tables, the porch, or along the fence line. Rope lights are ideal for these areas. Easy to hang and fasten. Great for under your umbrella over your outdoor dining table too.
  • Select the lights that work best for you but keep in mind, if you have lights that have all these features; clear lights, changing colored lights, standard non-flashing lights, or flash steadily lights, you can have a variety of looks whenever you choose. Secure them just right and leave them up all summer. Select a different feature each time you have guest and it changes the appearance.
  • Have fun with the submersible lights, add them to the fountain or pond, or add them to the punch bowl. Kids can have fun with these especially with a pool. If you want to add a little light on things inside, add them to your flower vases. They are definitely eye catching and will stir up the conversations.
  • Grab various colored fairy lights and string them along the center of the dining tables, throughout your buffet line, and beverage table for some added inspiration. I love the fairy lights, I have used them and still do to this day.
  • Color coordinate your parties if you want. Especially red, white, and blue for July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Pink for “It’s A Girl” baby showers or blue for “It’s a Boy.” Don’t forget to order the candy to match, Candy Concepts offers several variations from lollipops, chocolate cigars, to bubblegum cigars.

Summer Buffet Table

Table Setting & Décor – Decorating your tables can depend on how you’re feeling for the day or if you have a theme in mind. It can be extremely funny with fun & games to beautiful, elegant, and sophisticated. Centerpieces come in various shapes and forms, colors and sizes. They depend of what type of occasion you are planning to host whether it’s patriotic, a wedding, country, rustic, and so on.

Center Pieces

  • Candy Concepts Inc. offers a variety of idea’s for centerpieces with a rustic appeal, a linen wire basket that can be paired with any occasion, candle holders of course, and vases for flowers for your every day occasion, to a more elegant sophisticated appeal items plus a whole lot more. Fun part about centerpieces, we get to use creativity with any and all of these displays. Personalize your centerpiece with the chalkboard display. Turn it into a flower pot, a vase for flowers, or even a condiment holder. These are ideal for assigned seating events and adding a special message on the side of the centerpiece for each table. “Happy Birthday Bill-Table 4” or Happy 30th Anniversary Mike & Molly Table 2”. Keep it simple and have one message on all the tables too!
  • Setting up buffet style, incorporate table risers to add height and dimension. Family and friends always look at me and say oh wow that’s a cool idea. Add some small vases with submersible lights and or fairy lights and intertwine them within your food display. Another awesome idea too is adding lit L.E.D. light bases under food dishes. These are fun for an evening outdoor suit and tie dinner under your dinner plates.
  • Don’t forget your serving utensils! Scoops, ladles, tongs, spoons, your choice of clear acrylic, colored, sizes run from small, medium, and large, made from plastic, or metal. You cannot make the wrong choice here. Pick to your liking. But I will tell you my preference, metal scoops go with ice, candy, and things like wrapped bulk items. Plastic and acrylic scoops, mainly acrylic go with food for scooping or handling food that is being served, same for tongs.

Buffet Style Meal – Achieving the right look for your summer occasion is a goal we all strive for. Here are a few ideas you may or may not want to use.Three Tier Buffet Risers

  • Incorporate table risers of various shapes and sizes for height differential. Some risers can be placed on top the table top décor and others can be hidden under the tablecloth for a very different appeal but I would not recommend this for the whole table.
  • Select clear acrylic bowls of various sizes to display your food because it adds color and brightens up the table. Select matching tongs or serving spoons for portions.
  • Looking to serve appetizers before your main meal, add in the three tier buffet display for a way to get those appetizers noticed. Add our appetizer trays if you are having a wait staff serve your appetizers.
  • For dessert, add one of our cupcake display racks for various flavored cupcakes, an acrylic blossom cup with stem tray for puddings or ice cream. Don’t forget to add those lights mentioned earlier for decorating your buffet table. They do spruce up the place a bit. Serving ice cream? Create a candy buffet topper with our 9 jar display. Include nine different choices of your favorite toppings for ice cream. Some of my favorites are gummies, M&M’s, crushed Oreo cookies, nuts and chopped up chocolate peanut butter pieces. Fun thing is you can include what you and your family really enjoy.

Beverage BucketsThe beverage section seems to be noticed by the men more so than the ladies. No offense guys!  Eye appealing to all, add a little rustic charm to your outdoor festivities with our various shaped galvanized and steel tubs.Elegant-Beverage-Chillers-and-Tubs

  • Keep your drinks cold like sodas, canned beverages, bottled waters, and juice. These beverage buckets come in all shapes and sizes so they are perfect for almost any occasion.
  • Wine connoisseur, these buckets are wonderful for displaying and serving your wine collections. Again choose the size that best fits your need. Let’s face it, you don’t need a 130 gallon tub for three bottles of wine unless you plan to make your own wine and have a grape stomping contest.
  • Looking for a more retro look or theme, try our bamboo tub or the metal beverage container. They definitely add versatility into the mix.
  • I have used these tubs for salad bars and buffet lines. They are great for adding rustic charm to an outdoor weddings and things of that nature. In some cases, I did line the buckets with parchment paper.
  • Last but not least, ice buckets, use these for ice buckets, picking apples off the tree, bobbing for apples and more. Have fun with them. Even use them as a bathtub for your pet.

Summer will be over before you know it. Kids will go back to school, the house will be quiet once again. It seems the older we get the faster time goes by. When I was little growing up on the farm, both my grandparents told me when you get older time gets faster and faster. Yes, that is true. So keep that in mind and add some livelihood to your summer this year. You won’t regret the memories, the priceless smiles, and time well spent with family and friends over some summer time novelties and family celebrations.

Come and choose us, Candy Concepts Inc. to be your shopping haven for your Summer Party Supplies today! Be safe and have a ball!

St. Patrick’s Day Is On The Way!

St. Patrick’s Day Candy Will Have Customers Green With Envy

St. Patrick's DayLeprechauns, shamrocks, and pots of gold! St. Patrick’s Day is a fun time for kids both young and old. From wearing green so you don’t get pinched to eating the candy those feisty leprechauns have dropped in their adventures. Decorate your store with a variety of greens and add a touch of gold. Create a St. Patrick’s Day candy oasis your customers will rush too. Let’s take a look at just few ways to emphasize your St. Patty’s Day display.

Sweet & Sour

Sweet and sour candies are a favorite of many people. With our green colored candies at Candy Concepts Inc., you are sure to find just the right style of these sweet or tangy for your St. Patrick’s Day display. Adding products such as Green Apple Pop Rocks or Lime Jelly Fruit Slices will add the perfect touch of green with a powerful sweet punch customers will love.

Chocolate

Everybody loves chocolate. Whether it’s for holidays or everyday, chocolate can always make things better and tastier. So why shouldn’t you add green foiled wrapped chocolates are the perfect addition to any candy store display. Blend in some gold wrapped chocolates to the mix to add a little pop of color. Your St. Patrick’s Day display will be the talk of the town. Customers far and wide are sure to drop in for a peek, and taste, of your stunning green and gold display.

Don’t forget to purchase some green and gold scoops. Adding these versatile candy scoops to your display not only adds a pop of extra color, but also makes it easier for the customers to serve up their own favorites. You can put like colors together or mix it up a little.

Get your all of your St. Patrick’s Day candies and scoops at Candy Concepts Inc. today!

 

Easter Candy 2016 Has Arrived!

Easter Candy Has Finally Arrived For The 2016 Season!

Easter CandyChildren anxiously await the arrival of the Easter Bunny and his infamous baskets filled with candy. Eyes grow wide with excitement when kids, young and old, see brilliant Easter displays. From Easter baskets to store displays, the 2016 Easter candy selection is vast!

Easter Store Displays

Increasing your store sales is always a must and Easter candy will do just that! Customers will gravitate to an planned out display like magnets. Placing classics such as Peeps and Chocolate Bunnies in your showcase is a sure way to generate profits. Add extra life to your display by adding paper grass and a stuffed Easter bunny for the younger kids to enjoy. This year Candy Concepts is offering even more fun candy to the mix. With characters from Frozen, Hello Kitty, Spiderman, and much more, you’ll be restocking your display many times.

Homemade Easter Baskets

Homemade Easter baskets often seem to be a thing of the past. But why should they be? When you create Easter baskets at home, you ensure that your children receive exactly what they desire. Before you begin, you need to select the perfect “basket”. This doesn’t have to be a true basket though. You can select from a variety of options from sand pails, crates, or many other items. Next fill your container with some Easter grass and you are ready to add in the delicious Easter candy your child or children will love. Not only does this guarantee your children will receive their all-time favorites; it also means you don’t have to worry about allergies. For those that have peanut allergies, you can find an array of products such as Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Gummies of all shapes and sizes, and so many other options.

From your retail or grocery display to homemade baskets, finding the right Easter candy is easier than ever at Candy Concepts. Start your order today, because shipping begins on February 8, 2016!

Valentine Candies Are Here!

Say “I Love You” With The Perfect Valentine Candies!

Valentine Candies HeaderLove is in the air and Valentine candies are the perfect gift for those special people in your life. Ready to update your store display? Not a problem! We carry a variety of Valentine candies for a variety of uses from personal to retail.

As you prepare to say goodbye to your holiday candies and displays, it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. What kind of displays are going to set up? Do you know what Valentine candies you want to put on display? Don’t give yourself a headache trying to decide. Let Candy Concepts Inc. help you along the way.

The traditional colors of Valentine candies are red, pink, and white. Each of these colors have their reason for being a part of  such a lovable holiday.

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  • Gets our emotions excited
  • Inspires us to take action
  • Stimulates our inner passions

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  • Represents unconditional and romantic love
  • Inspires warmth and comfort
  • A sign of hope and nurturing

White

  • Symbolizes purity and positivity
  • New beginnings and hope
  • Peace and tranquility

Valentine Candies Hearts 1When combined together these 3 colors create spectacular candy displays that customers won’t be able to resist. Adding items such as Conversation Hearts or Mini Rainbow Chocolate Hearts to your Valentine candies is sure to lure patrons a little closer. No matter what candies you use in your store’s display, watch as you Valentine’s Day profits shoot to the moon!

If you are just looking for a way to show family, friends, or that special someone your love and appreciate them, you’re covered as well! Creating gift packages can be easy with the right products. From baskets to pails to bagged containers, you are sure to find the perfect way to deliver your Valentine candies. Items like Mini Red Chocolate Roses or Gummy Cherry Hearts are easy to obtain and arrange in your gift container.

From retail to personal, showing others you care doesn’t have to hard nor a headache. At Candy Concepts Inc. we do our very best to insure you can find exactly what you need. If you need even more assistance, simply give us a call and one of our friendly staff members can help you!

Concession Equipment Pays Off

Concession Equipment Is Easier Than Ever To Buy!

concession equipmentConcession stands are a huge part of sporting events, festivals, sidewalk vendors, and much more. If you are interested in starting your own concession business, you have found the perfect place for all of your concession equipment needs! From advertising to food and drinks to concession carts, Candy Concepts Inc. can help you get started today.

concession equipmentThe first thing you need to consider before starting your concession business, is exactly what type of products you plan to offer. Are you planning to stick with just one item or are you going to offer a variety of products? With such as cold beverages, popcorn, nachos, funnel cakes, and many other to select from, your business can be a one-stop shop for all.

Concession equipment comes in many shapes, sizes, and uses. For those customers that have a sweet tooth, having a concession equipmentcandy apple machine or a funnel cake fryers on hand is a wise choice. People of all ages have a hard time resisting the tempting aromas from either of these products. Why not tempt them into making a purchase and increasing your profits? Customers are often looking for more of a meal type product. Our concession equipment includes corn dog fryers, hot dog machines, and even pizza ovens.

concession equipmentAdvertising is a huge part of concession equipment that help to get your business up and running. When customers can see for themselves what you have available, they are more likely to make a purchase. Brightly colored signs are a wonderful way to display your products. From hot dogs to snow cones you are sure to find the perfect sign to meet your needs. Are you looking for an item that allows you to add a personal touch? The Neon Sign Holder is ideal for doing just that. Simply create your sign, place it inside, and turn it on.

No matter what style of edible delights you plan to you offer at your new concession stand, we have all of your needs covered. From fryers to warms or signs to beverages, getting just the right concession equipment is simply a few clicks away!

Custom Designs Really Stand Out

Custom Designs Grab Customer Attention!

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Are you looking for display fixtures that really draw customers in? Accomplish this by using equipment that have custom designs! Regardless of whether you are looking for acrylic bins, wire racks, or even wood barrels, you can customize your displays to your specifications. Let’s take a peek at a few of the ways you can create custom designs and how they can help you increase your profits.

Acrylic Bins

Acrylic bins have plenty to offer but when you order custom designs, you have the freedom to create a display like none other. From gravity bins to candy tubes, acrylic custom designs are a great way to attract attention directly at your products. Custom designs allow you to get creative and make a unique display that will be the talk of the town. Fill these stylish containers with brightly colored candies, delicious yogurt toppings, or other small items. The possibilities are only as limited as you allow them to be.

Wire Racks

Most people do not realize you can create custom designs for wire racks. Sometimes you have a space that is just a little off for the traditional measurements of wire racks. In situations like this, customized wire racks are the ideal solution! When you order your wire display racks to your specifications, you ensure that your custom designs will fit perfectly. Add a personal touch to your display by adding plastic or wood accents to your wire racks. Do you need a display that will advertise for you? Not a problem. You can add signs to your custom designs too.

Wood Barrels

Nothing is more appealing than old fashioned barrels filled to the brim with delicious candies. Well, that is until now! Add a personal touch to your store by adding customized wood barrels. Showoff a variety of merchandise with your custom designs such as candy, novelty items, toys, and so much more. With options like adding a false bottom to bring your products up within reach and adding a logo, your customize wooden display are going to be a hit with all of your customers.

As you can tell, there is a wide variety of ways to add custom designs into your business. From candy stores to retail shops to general businesses, custom designed displays are a wonderful way to advertise. When customers see the amount of thought and planning you have put into your display, they are sure to return time and time again!

Interested in getting you custom designs started today? Simply visit Candy Concepts Inc. online or give us a call at 1-866-242-7585 and let your creative side shine through.