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.

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.

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

Fall Wedding Ideas

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Fall Wedding Ideas

What a great feeling to finally marry the person of your dreams, your best friend, your soul mate! Time to start the planning process for your fall wedding!

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days you will remember for the rest of your life. Planning your wedding can be somewhat tricky, sometimes stressful and tedious but the outcome is totally worth it. When we think of fall weddings, we think cooler temperatures, rustic and natural atmosphere, acorns, and leaves changing upon shorter days.

The fall season more than likely holds a special place near and dear to you both. Color hues most common for fall weddings are neutral, but step out of the box a little and embody colors like orange, maroon, gold, yellow and more. Think outside the box and don’t be afraid to express yourself.

Take a few moments and check out these fall wedding ideas from Candy Concepts, Inc. for your décor needs. Pictured on the left is just a suggestion on how the finished product could look and on the right is the product for sale from www.candyconceptsinc.com.

Display Wagon

Wedding decorations and receptions are fun if you have the right tools and equipment to work with. This Red Cedar Planter Wagon with the platform shelf comes (pictured on the right) with many versatile usage options but adds a nice touch for fall weddings as a service area for beverages, desserts, wedding gifts, and more. This rustic wagon can hold up to 800 pounds, without the platform shelf, and is completely portable with 30” wheels. An optional hitch can be added for a more authentic appeal. When not in use add to your landscape to display beautiful blooming buds and greenery, in the fall with bales of hay, or at Halloween with your scariest witches and other decorations.

serving baskets and crates

Here’s a simple, yet fun, idea for your fall wedding reception. Put together a fruit stand for your guest to indulge and enjoy. It’s healthy, inexpensive, and perfect for all ages. Plus it helps pass the time and ease those unwanted hunger pains while your guests are waiting for the bride and groom to arrive after the wedding ceremony. Serve a wide variety of edible fresh fruits and vegetables in our Fruit/Vegetable Basket Assortments (pictured lower right corner) and our Lightweight Nesting Crates with Rope Handles (pictured upper right corner). Arrange to your liking, add memorabilia tags or thank you tags with the wedding date to the fruits for taking home. Add a little height diversity to your fruit table with the baskets and crates by setting them upside down and using a few as table risers.

Both the baskets and crates can be used for other purposes once your big wedding day is finished. However, you just may want to see how it looks displaying a few of your gifts, cards, and add a few photographs even.

Wood Serving Tray

Serving hors d’oeuvres’ at your fall wedding? Be cute and stylish but still in the rustic realm with this idea! Our Large 6 Section Tray with Slotted Handles is an unfinished handmade wooden tray that would be ideal for serving individual appetizers. Upon ordering, receive six of these lovely handy trays that also serve as tea and coffee or condiment trays. Choose to paint, stain, or leave the surface as it appears. Once the wedding affairs are complete, use these wooden trays for their original purposes or organize various sections throughout your home, office, or work station.

Various candies

Nothing spells out love than LOVE itself! Fall wedding planning and ideas along with holidays like Valentines fit perfectly in this scenario. Candy buffets are the “in-thing” these days. They are fun, easy to do, and can be inexpensive. Best way to put this together is go to our website www.candyconceptsinc.com and color coordinate your candy with the wedding hues. Give yourself plenty of time for your candy to arrive for your special day. Please double check with your reception venue to make sure you are able to have a candy buffet table. Most places do not consider candy buffets to be considered outside food so therefore may be okay, but please get it approved first. These candy display dishes are available through us, Candy Concepts Inc., so check us out:

  • LOVE Letter Ceramic Dish Set
  • 4-Piece Round Glass Canister Set w/Lids
  • ½ Gallon Glass Penny Candy Jars
  • 1 Gallon Glass Penny Candy Jars
  • 5 ¼ Gallon Barrel Canister with Lid
  • And so many, many, more!

Be creative, utilize these products throughout your facility or home for other purposes.

Decorative Display Tubs

Nothing says country more than displaying beverages in metal tubs. These tubs range in shapes, sizes, and material. Galvanized Round or Oval, Shiny Steel or Round, Steel Large or Oval. So many choices to choose from but a great opportunity. Sizes range from one gallon tubs all the way up to the17 gallon tubs. The two gallon tub has a capacity of 15 standard sized beverages (12 ounces) while the 10.5 gallon tub capacity is 40 beverages of the same size. Beverage tables can range from water, juice, soda and yes of course, your adult beverages too. These country style tubs offer tons of displaying possibilities even after the wedding is over. But for now, the smaller tubs can be used for bubbles, handmade bird seed packets to bless the Bride and Groom as they walk out of the festivities as Mr. & Mrs. arm in arm.

Rustic Centerpiece

Centerpieces are eye catching and your chance to show your creativity side for fall wedding ideas. Dress up your tables with an eye-catching display. Here’s your chance to blend in the wedding colors with the bride and groom, the ceremony, and the rustic appeal you are attempting to achieve. Beautiful dried neutral colored flowers with a variety of greenery along with nuts and berries make up a wonderful center for the Linen Lined Round Wire Basket (pictured on left). These linen lined wire baskets also come in rectangular as well. Old glass bottles and rustic wood always go together just like this 10 Glass Bottle Set in a Wood Box (pictured in the center-“better together” not included). Use with candles, flowers or use your imagination and create your own memorable centerpiece. This display comes with five small bottles, three medium bottles, three large bottles but one is a different shape. All of which are included in a weathered, antique inspired wooden box. Pictured right is our Square Rustic Whitewash Wood Box. Once again, get creative and coordinate items to match your fall wedding colors for the center. This rustic box ranges in three different sizes, five, six, and seven inches. The inside is lined with plastic and you can smell a light cedar scent from each individual box. PLEASE NOTE: the flowers and greenery are not included.

Party Favor JarsOne last and final farewell idea for your fall wedding plans. Your wedding day is a memory that will last a lifetime no matter what happens in the future. Show how much you appreciate your guests coming out and celebrating your special day by giving each person a keepsake. Create a personalized label for these small Chalkboard Wedding Glass Mason Jars. Choose your design, your color, and even take it a step further and tie a burlap string along the top for extra country appeal. Fill the mason jars with chocolate kisses, various candies, novelties and more. Labels and jars do arrive separately and there is minor assembling to be done. (Pictured: candy not included)

Marriage between two people is not to be taken lightly, Love is a beautiful thing between two people. We here at Candy Concepts wish the happy newlywed couple the best of luck for your future endeavors!

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!