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!

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Winter Wedding Decorating Ideas

Winter Weddings

Winter Wedding Decorating Ideas

Wedding Days are one of the most exciting days in our lives and one that we look forward to. We want everything to be perfect and run as smoothly as possible. Although winter weddings are underrated, they capture the magical and mystical feeling of the season. Sweeten your special occasion by embracing the winter wonderland appeal from the falling snowflakes, twinkling lights, to cuddling with a warm cozy wrap. The bride and groom are so pumped with adrenaline about this wonderful day they never notice its cold outside. Decorate with love in mind while planning your special day. Embrace the snow and get cozy.

Unlike most weddings, the winter ones require a little more nontraditional occurrences. So Candy Concepts is here to help you think about those non-essentials that are sometimes forgotten. Keep your guests warm and comfy as they are present to help you make your special day a happy one. Don’t forget the hot cocoa bar with peppermint sticks, whipped cream, and marshmallow’s, warm cozy blankets and wraps and enjoying the twinkling of the lights all around you.

Winter Wedding LIghted TreeWhile you are planning the decorations for your wedding ceremony, remember ambiance lighting.  Candy Concepts Snow Flocked Lighted Winter Trees are a wonderful idea for just this purpose. These brown trees with white flock stand four feet tall. These electric lighted trees can be used inside or outdoors. Stakes are included with the trees if your using outside for the entryway, creating aisles, or inside along the walls. Leave these lovely winter trees as-is or decorate with ribbons, snowflakes and bows to match your wedding hues. This is a great way for you warm weathered states to create your own snowy winter wonderland appeal.

As your invited guests arrive, provide them with the option of a cozy warm quilt or wrap to lay over the shoulders or upon their Wintet Wedding Crate For Blanketslaps especially if the occasion is outdoors. Our Antique Wood Crate (pictured right) with slats are ideal for displaying bright colorful wraps as they enter the ceremonial abode. The smaller crate can be used for warm mittens and ear muffs.  Two crates, small and large nestled within, use for various other home decorating ideas after the wedding. These crates do come in a dark brown color as well.

Wedding Decorations

Combining candlelight into your special occasion is simply breathtaking, especially when you are decorating with these lovely four crystal floral candle holders. Elegantly designed, they are made of iron and glass. Utilize the whole series or select your favorite for your winter wedding decor.

  1. The Single Crystal Flower Candle Holder stands on an iron base with stylish leaves and two crystalline flower buds. The height is just over 13 inches and holds one candle. Great attention-to-detail for your tables, so match up the candle color to your wedding.
  2. Our Duo Crystal Flower Candle Holder stands just over 15 inches tall and includes two lovely bloomed crystal flowers for your candles. The iron base features two leafy stems with small crystalline buds. Watch the petals glow when the candles are lit.
  3. The Triple Crystal Flower Candle Holder displays three crystal flowers awaiting for your candles. Dress up your tables at your winter wedding with this exquisite candle holders. It stands just over 18 inches tall and weighs a little over two pounds.
  4. Optimize the appearance of your tables by including the Crystal Flower Centerpiece Candle Holder. Two crystal blooms awaiting the candles while sitting on a circular iron base with detailed leaves and buds. Stands only five inches tall and weighs just over two pounds, this elegant iron and glass centerpiece is sure to brighten up your tables.

Wedding Floral DecorHere’s another decorating idea for your tables or pedestals. Our Round Accent Displays that come in small, medium and large size stand at just 12”, 16”, and 24” tall. Some exciting and unique ideas can be used when creating your centerpieces from filling with greenery, flowers and/or floating candles on top. Arrange an array of fresh cut flowers and accent with baby breath, any in-season flowers and fill with water to keep them appearing fresh and anew. Some decorators have added beautifully made bows to the outside. Be creative and design how you see fit. (Pictured left is only an idea of what can be created) These round containers can also be used for displaying candy on candy buffets for other occasions.

Winter Wedding Hot Cocoa Bar

Since you have provided warm wraps, blankets, and mittens for your guest, it’s time to warm up the insides with a self-serve Hot Cocoa Bar. Baby its cold outside, so don’t forget to set up all the trimmings.  Make a list of ingredients for your hot beverage bar. Try our Half Gallon Glass Penny Hot Cocoa BarCandy Jars for displaying those tasty ingredients. This lidded glass jar holds approximately 64 ounces. Receive four of these beautiful display jars upon ordering. When not using for the wedding or other special occasion, add to your home storage needs, it sits perfectly on counter tops. Must have ingredients to consider from Candy Concepts for your Winter Wedding hot beverage bar is our Old Fashioned Peppermint Sticks and Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow Jelly Beans. The peppermint sticks are perfect for adding to your hot cocoa and stirring to your hearts content and adding that delicious peppermint flavor. Each stick is individually wrapped and approximately five inches long. Each order contains 80 candy sticks. You can’t have hot cocoa without marshmallows, but here is a delicious and exciting candy to include in your hot bar, our Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow Jelly Beans. They are brown and white speckled jelly beans. Add to one of your penny candy jars and allow your guest to enjoy by the handful or they can add to their cocoa and stir with the peppermint stick.

Utilize those penny candy jars for the wedding candy too! Have a ball with Candy Concepts WeddingWedding Candy Party Drops. Each candy coated chocolate piece is specifically imprinted and designed with a variety of wedding images. Place at the reception for anyone to enjoy or get yourself some cloth mesh, ribbon for bows and create beautiful and tasty party favors for your guest to take home.

Winter Wedding CandyWhile you are toasting to the bride and groom with champagne, add a little non-alcoholic Champagne Bubbles candy. Receive 10 pounds of champagne flavored jellies covered in creamy white nonpareils. So where there is a need for bubbly and you have nondrinkers and kids, have these available for them to toast the bride and groom as well. Some guests have been known for adding these delicious gummy candy to their glass of champagne for improving the flavor of their beverage. Both of these wonderful tasting candies display well in our Half Gallon Penny Candy Jars.

When you’re at a wedding, there’s nothing like hearing the noises your guest make when they finally Winter Wedding Cake Standbring out the wedding cake and they see the exquisite piece of art before them celebrating the winter wedding. Get a cake stand that will compliment your cake and dessert table. Try our 7.5” Glass Cake Stand that has a felted bottom for scratch resistant surface, made with high quality design in mind. The pedestal adds the perfect touch from the crystal like decor. Pair with the elegant taller cake stand for adjoining cupcakes, pies and more.

Just like the wedding cake says above, have Hope, Faith, and Love and you will go far in a successful marriage. Remember that feeling in the pit of your stomach for that one special person you are marrying at your winter wedding. Best of Luck from all of us here at Candy Concepts Inc in your future endeavors together as Husband and Wife.

Celebrate Parent’s Day

 

Celebrate Parent's Day

Why celebrate Parent’s Day?

Remember falling off your bicycle and skinning your knee? Baking cookies with mom? Dad teaching you how to play softball? Or having to call mom and dad at 1 a.m. asking them to come and get you on the side of the road because your car broke down? These are only a fraction of the reasons why we celebrate our parents on . Yes we all have our embarrassing moments, but we learned a valuable lesson from that moment. Funny part is we will remember them and share them with our kids when we get older.

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around. Parents should be considered the best jugglers of all times! Between soccer practices, piano lessons, baseball practice, swimming lessons and having dinner on the table by six. All this and still working 40 plus hours a week at their jobs.

The fourth Sunday in July has been set aside to honor both our parents. Similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it’s time to honor them together. They are some of the most important and influential people in the uprising of yesteryear’s youth, today’s young adults, and the continuing education we as adults sometimes take for granted.

Celebrate those hard working busy parents and show them that their sacrifices did not go unnoticed. Uplift and celebrate family. Whether they are your step-parents, grandparents, or adopted parents, let Candy Concepts Inc. help you celebrate parent’s day by connecting you to a few products that will create memories for years to come.

Butterfly Iron BenchShare With Your Parents

If your parents love the outdoors and spend many hours gardening or planting flowers, dress up their gardens or entryways with one of our exquisite and dynamic floral displays, the Butterfly Bench Plant Stand. Just imagine gazing outside, looking at all your beautiful blooms and buds with this stand amidst them. This stunning flower display is not only unique and eye-catching, the durable metal construction allows you to display inside or outdoors.

 

Cherish Your ParentsWoven Nesting Baskets

Make great gift baskets in these three Woven Nesting Baskets. These nesting baskets are made from cattail straw material with thick looped handles. Use as one or three individual baskets. Store old photographs, art projects from second grade, birthday cards from days gone past or a few of your favorite toys for mom and dad to remember. Grandma’s afghan or quilt fits nicely too. But when not in use, just nestle them within each other as one and use when needed. Popular and very decorative at home or in the office.

Celebrate With Your ParentsWrought Iron Bicycle Wine Display

Are your parents wine connoisseur’s? Give the gift that keeps on giving. Our Iron Bicycle Wine Display adds a cute touch to the décor and turns into a conversational piece. This wine display is shaped like a bicycle and holds three bottles of their favorite wine. Place it atop a bar, counter, or tabletop. Sit back, open up a bottle of wine and celebrate your time together. Perfect idea for bike enthusiast too!

 

Family Time With Parents Over 60 Flavors to choose from

Remember going on vacation to the beach, walking the boardwalk and purchasing fresh made salt water taffy? Candy Concepts can help you enjoy family time, celebrate your parents, and create more memories with a variety of 78 different delicious flavors of Salt Water Taffy. Most individually wrapped pieces of our delicious taffy candy comes in 5 or 10 pounds. Some of the classic flavors include Vanilla, Banana, Red Licorice. Newer flavors you must try, if you love salt water taffy, are Caramel Cheesecake, Chili Mango, S’Mores and Neapolitan flavors. Over 60 flavors to choose from!

Reminisce With Your Parentsnostalgic-era-candies

Nostalgia Candy Boxes from the eras of 1980’s, 1970’s, 1960’s and the 1950’s are surely to raise an eyebrow with the parents no matter what age they may be. All of the candy mix boxes include a variety of candy that was popular in the day and 6 – 9 ounce bags of those scrumptious treats. Nostalgia 80’s Mix Candy Box includes a variety of, but not limited to, Sour Patch Kids – Lemon Heads – Blow Pops and more. 70’s Mix Candy Box was in the disco era, that’s when Razzles and Now & Later Taffy danced their way into the hearts of many. The swinging 60’s Mix Candy box includes the ever popular delectable Dum Dum Lollipops and the infamous individually wrapped bubblegum pieces. Step back into Happy Days era with penny candy from the 50’s Mix Candy Box. Bite size candy pieces of Mary Janes. Chewy peanut butter and molasses flavor taffy like candy with a peanut butter center. Oh don’t forget the ever popular caramel squares. Delicious and still very popular today.

To look the word “parent” up in a combination of dictionaries you will find: father and/or mother; a source or origin of a living organism; a person who has a child; be or acts as a mother/father to someone. In the urban dictionary parent definition is as follows: the chains around your ankles until you’ve managed to a) runaway b) obtain a stable job and stable income c) die or d) turn 18.

If you have individuals in your life that fit into any of those definitions; whether they are step-parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, a single parent, or adopted parents; they are your parents.

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Happy Parent's Day 2016

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!

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