Happy Valentine’s Day Blog

 

Will you be our ValentineWill You Be our Valentine?

Ever felt those butterflies in your stomach, or got nervous with sweaty palms when you get near someone you have a secret crush on? Be brave and express your feelings on the up-and-coming love holiday. February 14th is known as the day of romance for your mate, family, and friends. Americans celebrate love and friendship by giving cards, candy and other fun and thoughtful gifts for their family, special friends and loved ones. On average, people spend over $100 on dinner and gifts with their mates on this once a year holiday expressing feelings. Come and check out some favorite yet simple selections we have chosen to share with you.

When you think of Valentine’s, you think of chocolates in a big red heart shaped box, cards and bouquets of flowers. Candy Concepts has a huge selection of chocolates and other love candies to choose from along with some cute suggestions on gifting those candies. Did you know that red roses and chocolate have meaning behind giving them on Valentine’s?  Read on and find out exactly why you should give these traditional gifts.

Chocolate RosesRed roses symbolize several meanings like love, beauty, courage and respect. Give your valentine chocolates in the form of a red rose. They last longer than real roses. You don’t have to worry about watering them and checking to see if they are wilted. Single Red Chocolate Roses are creamy milk chocolates shaped as a beautiful rose wrapped in sultry red foil wrapping with a stem and satin green leaves. Receive 36 long stemmed beautiful candy roses made up of solid milk chocolate. Give each rose individually or as a bouquet. Include these long-stemmed candy roses in one of our uniquely designed flower vases that come in a variety of styles and colors with their own distinct structure and design.

Chocolate Heart CandyGiving the gift of chocolate illustrates passion, caring, and friendship, along with love. Solid Milk Chocolate Shaped Hearts come wrapped in brightly colored foils of various colors such as red, pink, green, purple, silver, brown, blue, white and gold. Receive approximately 54 pieces of foil wrapped chocolates per pound. These solid milk chocolate heart pieces are roughly 1-1/4 inches in size. Choose a favorite color or buy several colors and mix them together. These delicious pieces of chocolate will melt your heart with delight. Foil wrapped chocolates are ideal for candy buffets, party treats and more. Add to gift baskets, decorate cakes or use in open candy dishes. Another useful idea for these chocolate shaped hearts, match the colors and add to your wedding theme and use as party favors.

Now that we have given you the perfect chocolate suggestions, let’s look at ways to gift wrap your present with style and it’s fashionable. The wonderful thing about these containers, you can continue to use them as extra storage after your holiday candy has disappeared. Check out other gift and favor boxes to use for weddings, birthdays, future holidays and other occasions.

Plastic Heart Candy Containers are shaped like a heart and has a frosted design Heart Shaped Containerson the lids that fit snugly to keep items securely in place. These lovely heart containers are approximately 2 ½ inches wide and are already assembled. Don’t forget to select your preference on color between clear or pink plastic heart containers. Fill these gift-wrapping containers with candy, or tiny gifts such as jewelry or other similar ideas.  If you are brainstorming ideas on what to use these for, try adding to your wedding or bridal shower filled with an inspirational note of gratitude for attending an event or life changing occasion. When you order these adorable containers, you will receive 36 pre-assembled hearts of your color choice.

Our Clear Gift Box is made from a high-quality plastic that is crystal clear and Valentines Gift Boxcomes with a lid that includes a plastic bow on top. Great for themed parties and special occasions as gift favors and then some. Gift wrap with this plastic box for other various present ideas too. Also, use for storage items such as buttons, sewing threads, small art supplies and more. You can order these in different quantities: 12-count, 48-count and 72-count.

Flowers and green shrubbery are beautiful and smell great too. They make wonderful last minute impulse buys for no reason to give to a friend or loved one. As with anything, giving a certain type or color of flower can mean something different. For instance, as you see above the meaning of red roses, well did you know that pink roses represent the same thing but not as strong of a love feeling for that person and are ideal for new relationships. Other flowers such as daisies, carnations, or mums can range in meaning of innocence or just friends to mums meaning you have a secret admirer or you have a crush on someone. Now that we put some meaning behind our flowers, let’s look at a few displaying options for your beautiful floral arrangements.

Flower StandShowcase any type of blooming buds and greenery on this exquisite Iron Plant Stand. This two-tiered iron stand features lacy scrolls in a verdigris finish. It is completely dependable and can be used inside or outdoors. This iron construction stands 28” tall and securely holds two plants. Just imagine the combination of your beautiful bouquet of flowers you just received sitting atop this exquisite accent fixture. After your flowers have gone or passed beyond their freshness point, add your favorite green ivy plants or other eye-catching memorabilia and photos. This accent piece fits nicely in an atrium or sun-room.

Flower Vases

Vintage Glass Decanter Bottle Vases come in blue or green colors. These corked bottle vases come in assorted shapes and designs with an absolute wonderful vintage appeal. The heights of these dynamic and classy vases range from approximately 11.75” to 12.25” with the cork. Their diameter’s range from 3” to 3 ½”. When you order these colored glass vases, you will receive 12 decorative bottles. Use one vase at a time or use all 12 accent pieces to create a breathtaking centerpiece for an everyday display or use for a special occasion and combine both colors to match your events decor. Another great idea is pairing these beautiful bottles with fairy lights to brighten your display and exhibit. Candy Concepts offers a variety of lights at different lengths.

String LightsStroll down memory lane with your date by adding photos of your relationship from the past to our Photo Clip String Lights. This makes a great gift! All you have to do is just add significant memorable pictures and hang on the lighted photo clip. Your friend will truly love this gift. These string accent lights are at least 4.5 feet long. They are battery operated and run on 3 AA batteries that are not included. String lights include 10 warm white tinted LED lights and can be used inside or outdoors in a covered area.  Unfortunately, there is no end to end connections with these fun and loveable lights. These string lights can also be used for special events such as birthday parties, baby showers, bridal parties, holidays and more. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give a friend, look no further, these lights among others that we carry are fun and exciting. Check it out!

Gift BasketsOur Wicker Basket with the metal handle is a great idea for any occasion. With this wicker basket, you can add a variety of items to show that special someone just how much you love and care for them. Add small cute and cuddly stuffed animals, wrapped heart shaped chocolates or a basket full of homemade soaps and bath salts. Be creative when you give a gift basket. Once the holiday has passed you can use for other essentials. The look and style of this wooden basket gives you a country appeal that can also be utilized for kitchens, cafés to display fresh baked cookies, candy and fun things like that.

In closing, Valentine’s Day is a holiday you can express your feelings no matter if it’s a loved one, a family member, or a secret admirer you have been keeping your eye on. Love can have a variety of meanings to each of us. Take a chance on that crush, give your mate a smile and create a memory to last a lifetime!

Happy Valentines Blog

Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Give Thanks

A Time For Family, Sharing, Caring and Giving Thanks!

Holidays are a special time of year where great memories are created and are cherished for years to come. Turkey day is less than a month away. Lots of planning to be done between now and then; from what’s for dinner, to what time are we eating, to how many we are feeding this year?

Thanksgiving Day is a special time to count your blessings and be thankful for your family, your great friends, caring co-workers and those that love and support you. Be thankful for the wonderfully amazing events that have happened since the last holiday.

If you are planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a large number of people, then setting up buffet style is the way to go. Create an unforgettable, eye catching buffet table by using bamboo display fixtures such as table risers, beverage dispenser, chafers and more. Let’s start with our beverage table first:

Beverage StationCreate a beverage station as pictured to the left by using two of our Square Bamboo Base Beverage Dispensers. This dispenser comes in either two or four gallon capacity size with an optional drip tray. Add the modern shelving to connect the two dispensers and use for displaying such items as cups, straws, beverage napkins or more. This exquisite four-sided beverage dispenser features a removable top loading ice chamber that releases a downward cooling chill that keeps your drinking liquids cool until the last drop. The top portion of the dispenser is made of high-quality acrylic material. Design your own juice bar, also ideal for spas and more.

Bamboo CoolerOur Bamboo Ice Housing unit is 6” wide x 7” deep x 6.5” high that includes the inside pan. Use this sophisticated display in a variety of ways for your party or buffet line. Create a self-serve drink table and have available perfectly chilled prepackaged drinks like juice, cans, and bottles of various types and sizes. Not only use this for your beverages, also keep small finger foods like sushi or desserts cold until ready to serve. The bin is removable for easy cleaning.

Cold JarNeed a place to keep cut fruit cold at the bar, or ice cream toppings chilled at the dessert table? Try our Bamboo Cold Jar Display. This beautiful display includes three jars, lids and the cooling pucks that sit perfectly inside their cut-outs in the bamboo base. This bamboo jar display can be used for a variety of occasions and ingredients.

Bagel StationServe up some bagels, cookies, fruit and more to your guests the morning of Thanksgiving with ease by using this 2-Tier Bamboo Column w/Acrylic Drawers. This two-stack container features acrylic drawers with steel handles and the case is built from a durable 3-ply cross grain natural bamboo for an eco-friendly and natural appeal. So take up less counter space by utilizing this display for more reasons.

Food WarmerThe perfect planning for dinner is to have everything done and out on the table at the same time, but that in not always the case. Keep your food fresh and warm by storing your hot foods in one of our Eco Modern Chafer’s. This very attractive server includes the pan and stainless steel cover gives easy access to the food at serving time. Make use of this eco-friendly chafer for any occasion year round and enjoy fresh warm food every time.

Table RisersDress up your Thanksgiving dinner buffet table by adding some of Candy Concepts table risers. Table risers add height and diversity to the appeal of your dining experience. The Bamboo Square Crate Risers come in three various heights to choose from. Choose all three for a more diverse appearance. Bamboo table risers also come in cube and rectangular shapes. When you’re not using your risers, use as an extra storage bin by turning them upside down bin.

Dessert DisplayDesserts are one of the highlights for turkey day! But by the time you finish stuffing yourself with all the trimmings you’re too full to indulge in the sweet deliciousness of dessert. Display your home baked desserts tastefully with our Bamboo Cupcake Display! This eco-friendly display features three tiers. It’s sleek and stylish design is made for you to customize the perfect dessert presentation for your guest. It is easy to set-up and tear-down when you need to use it for another special occasion.

Happy Thanksgiving

Give Thanks to those all around you! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at

Candy Concepts Inc.

Labor Day Holiday

Labor Day Holiday

Labor Day Holiday

Are you ready for the last weekend of wearing white? The Labor Day Holiday is just around the corner which means school is starting, summer is coming to a close, and the last three-day weekend for a while. Let’s send summer out with a bang and have one last exciting get-together with family and friends. So get your red, white and blue decorations and wave it with pride. Come and take some advice from Candy Concepts on products that might be beneficial for your Labor Day Blow Out and future events and occasions.

Rise and shine to the occasion and add a little modern and sophisticated appeal to your holiday buffet line with matching risers, drink dispensers, ice tubs, and more. Stainless steel items have always been a favorite among our consumers. It’s easy to keep clean, and adds some diversity to your buffet table. Connect all these stainless steel products and create a very versatile food station.

Labor Day Food Beverage Dispensers

  1. Keep your foods warm and ready to serve with this Stainless Steel Warmer Grill Top! It is sturdy and widely versatile for grilling foods or use as a warmer inside or outdoors. It is a reversible two-burner stand that heights can be adjusted, extra-large track grill top, and a reversible burner stand. Offers a stack-able design so it is easy to store when not in use. Offers easy access to the fuel containers underneath with an open side. Keep up to 3 fuel containers under your food.
  2. Hexagon Beverage Dispenser with a Steel Base has a top loading ice chamber to keep the liquids cold for extended periods of time and gives you that downward chilling effect. Add up to two gallons of your favorite chilled beverage. Ideal for brunch serving milk for cereal. The beverage dispenser is removable for easy cleaning. Add a little style to business meetings as well.
  3. Honeycomb Six Piece Stainless Steel & Black Riser set comes with a small, medium, and large risers along with black tempered glass covering the top. The perfect starter kit for your buffet table with beauty and professional appeal. Adjoin one or all three to your centerpiece display for a more stylish affect. Add some height diversity to your table with stylish flair. Use for a variety of displays not limited to food dishes.
  4. Make sure your bottled drinks are nice and cold when your guest arrive with our Stainless Steel Ice Tubs. They are the ideal display for your prepackaged beverages. Candy Concepts offers a variety of sizes to choose from for the round tubs. The outside casing is made with fingerprint resistant material. Each tub includes its own acrylic liner that you can take out and clean with ease.

There’s nothing like having your friends come over to hang out and having homemade ice cream, pies, and desserts. Create a topping bar for your fresh made goodies or simply to enjoy alone. Your guests will love the idea and may generate the next gathering plans for the future. Topping bars, along with candy buffets are easy, not too expensive, and lots of fun.

Labor Day Topping DispenserSparkle this year and get yourself an EZ-Pro 4 Topping Dispenser for your topping bar. It creates less mess and work for you. Each container holds approximately 1 gallon of product. With each paddle wheel turn, it gives you about 1 ounce a serving. Ideal for portion control for kids or folks watching their figure. Serve up to four various types of dry cereals from this one dispenser and get your milk from the beverage dispenser listed above for your next morning meeting with your group. Broaden your usage ideas for this dispenser: breakfast or brunch for family reunions; snacks at business meetings; add to your candy buffets.

Dessert Toppings

Everyone has their likes and dislikes when it comes to dessert toppings. Choose from a variety of toppings for your occasion like these listed below for your Labor Day blowout:

  • Peanut Butter ChipsSyrups for Dessert
  • Mini Rainbow Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Krispies
  • Hershey’s Skor Bits
  • Gummy Bears, Cubs, Alphabets, & Worms
  • Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Caramel Syrups

First and foremost, be safe this Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy spending time with family and friends. Create a lifetime of memories. Remember the folks that are unable to enjoy that extra day of celebrating like our doctors, firefighters, policemen, and of course, our military branches. Give Thanks!

Labor Day Holiday Conclusion