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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Honor Our Vets

 Honor Our VetsHonor Our Vets!

What does Veterans Day stand for? It’s a celebration to honor America’s veterans who have served in the Armed Forces for their patriotism, love of their country, and their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Veterans Day is also known as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month aka Armistice Day. However in 1978, President Gerald R. Ford signed a new law returning this day back to Veterans Day because it carried significant historical and patriotic value to Americans and veterans that deserved to be recognized.

It’s time to stand up and thank those men and women, moms and dads, brothers and sisters who have sacrificed so much. Thank those that have served and continue to serve and protect our country. Show a little appreciation to those you know and make their Veterans Day a memorable one. Put a sweet smile on their faces by giving back. Make up a personalized gift, a candy basket, a care package or more.

Patriotism is a national feeling or love for a country. Show some patriotism through candy; by red, white, and blue candy. Candy Concepts has a wide variety of candy to select from. You can choose candy by color, by holiday, by type and more. It’s easy to find what you are looking for. Take a look at a few of our colored candies you might be able to utilize for candy baskets for your beloved veterans:

Gummy VetsGummy bears come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and colors. So delicious and easy for all ages to eat. The red gummies pictured above are strawberry flavored. You can order 5lbs or 20lbs. We offer other flavors in red like wild cherry and red hot cinnamon flavored as well. Our white gummies pictured above are our white popping pineapple flavored will add a tropical twist. They too come in 5 and 20 lbs. These come in a strawberry-banana flavor too. Check out these blue gummies. They are blue raspberry flavored. Purchase either five or 20 pounds. Ideal for other occasions like baby showers. If you are looking for a different character other than a gummy bear, check out our gummy sharks.

Vets CandyWho doesn’t love chocolate? Gather up these festive red, white, and blue chocolate gems and mix together or leave separate. Layer in jars and seal with a lid. These candy coated chocolates are about the size of a regular M&M. You receive approximately 375 to 400 pieces per pound. These gems are the perfect size to add to the gift tins but don’t limit yourself to just there, use for candy buffets on holidays like July 4th, Memorial Day, or color themed weddings.

Patriotic VetsBe proud of the red, white and blue. Let’s not forget about the patriotic candy. Candy Concepts Gumballs are 1” in size. You will receive approximately 850 gumballs per order. The red colored gumballs are cherry flavored, white is fruit flavored, and blue is blueberry. Add these to candy buffets or place in mason jars with a bow and give as gifts. Solid milk chocolate balls wrapped in stars and stripes foil wrapping. This eye catching candy wrapping offers two mixed varieties: one is red and white stripes and the other is blue with white stars both representing America’s flag colors. Receive five pounds of this yummy chocolate when you order. Starzmania are star shaped pressed candy. Great for using in the keepsake tins, candy buffets on holidays and more. Receive 10 pounds of candy when you order yours. Each piece is about a half inch in size. Approximately 640 pieces per pound.

Candy Concepts has a wide variety of tins that come in different shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. Keepsake tins can be used for storing your candy, tobacco, money and other small personal belongings. Tote your tins in your shirt pocket, purse, glove-box in your car, or in your motorcycle pouch. Check out below some of the beautiful tins we offer that make great gift ideas:

Vet Gift TinsHeart Shaped Tins are 100% steel. These tins come in 4 & 6 ounce sizes. The window top allows you to peek at the treasures stored inside. Add small candy like mints, jelly beans, candy hearts and more. Receive 24 tins with one order. These can also be used for special occasions like Valentines, party favors at weddings and more.

Gold Windowed Tins come in small and large. They too are 100% steel. The 2oz small tin is perfect for mints, M&M’s etc. The large 4oz tin is great for candy too but can also be used for other items such as keepsake trinkets like jewelry. These seamless tins include a slip-on cover with a window. Use them over and over again.

Windowed Square Tins come in four different sizes: 4, 8, 12, & 16 ounces. All edges are rounded and seamlessly formed. These containers are shallow tin plated steel made of 100% steel. Receive 24 tins per one order. Use these tins for a wide variety of uses. Get all four sizes and add a little something different to each tin for that special someone. Use as party favors as well.

PVC Oval Tins are attractive and make unique gift boxes. They come in three different sizes in various quantities. The bottom and tops are steel and sides are clear pvc. Use for gifting, or as a centerpiece for the table at parties and more. 8oz = 288ct, 16oz=144ct, 24oz=96ct.

Veterans have volunteered to be in harm’s way if need be. They have volunteered to protect and to serve our country. Teach our future what this day is all about. Thank those that have served and continue to serve our beloved country!

Army – Navy – Air Force – Marines

Veterans Day

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

Opening Wedding Image

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!

Baby Shower Supplies Are Here!

Planning Your Baby Shower Just Got Easier!

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Are you expecting a tiny bundle of joy? Are you planning a baby shower for a friend or family member? Maybe you are putting together a gender reveal party? Are you searching for unique gift ideas for your guests? If any of this sounds like you, congratulations! You have found your one stop shop for all of your baby shower needs. With our new selection of shower supplies and gift ideas, your baby shower or gender reveal party will leave a lasting impression on  your family and friends. From candy to containers to personalized shower favors, our latest addition is here to help celebrate your coming addition!

Baby Shower Candies

No event is completed without candy! Finding the ideal candy selection for your baby shower or gender reveal party can be difficult at times. However, now you can find exactly what you need with just a few clicks. From pink to blue to gender neutral, gum to chocolate, pacifiers to chocolate cigars, your guests are going to love the selection of candy you put before them. You can even add Hershey’s Kisses to the occasion with their “It’s A Boy!” or “It’s A Girl!” announcement tags. No matter which selection of candy you go with, your family and friends are going to be amazed and even more excited to meet your bundle of joy.

Baby Shower Containers

From bins and boxes to jars and tins, the wide selection of candy containers available for your baby shower are nearly endless. Regardless of whether you are looking for containers as decorations, gifts, or even a candy buffet, you are sure to find exactly what you need. Buckets and pails make wonderful decorative containers. Filled with candies, flowers, or even shower favors for your guests to take home, these adorable containers are just what the doctor ordered. Are you planning a color coordinated candy buffet? No worries, you’ll find clear plastic bins that are ideal for the job. Candy tubes, clear paint cans, and tins make wonderful thank you gifts for your family and friends.

Personalized Baby Shower Favors

Add a personal touch to your baby shower with personalized favors! That’s right, personalized shower favors have arrived and are just waiting for you to add a personal message. With a wide variety of labels styles such as chalkboard and metallic foil, you can create thank you gifts for your family and friends that are sure to be treasured for years. From mini glass bottles and milk bottles to mason jars and candy jars, you are sure to find the perfect selection of containers for your baby shower. Get started on your customized containers with just a few short clicks.

As you can see, planning your baby shower or gender reveal party can be a little less stressful when you find all that you need in one location. The Baby Shower category will assist you in finding supplies you want and maybe even a few new ideas to add to the list. No matter what your theme is, adding candies, decorations, favors, and more shouldn’t be a headache. Enjoy watching the faces of your guests light up as they take in all the beauty before them.

Check out baby shower supplies and more at Candy Concepts Inc. today. Congratulations!