Last Minute Christmas Shopping

ChristmasLast Minute Christmas Gifting Ideas

Tis the season of peace, joy, and love! It’s that time of year again, time for the hustle and bustle of shopping and searching for the perfect gifts and attending holiday parties with your family or co-workers. The Christmas holiday has a meaning all its own to each individual. Spending time with family, decorating the tree and having a celebratory dinner with family and friends.

Candy Concepts is presenting you with a few last minute Christmas gifting ideas that may take away the stress of shopping and bringing it right to your door. Giving people gifts that you care about or show how much you appreciate what they do for you is a joy all in itself. Watching the excitement as they tear into the package and the facial expressions they make when they see the wonderful surprise inside. Take a look at these wonder last minute Christmas gifting ideas and see for yourself. Maybe you will see an item you wish Santa will bring to you Christmas morning.

Christmas Gift Basket Idea

Gift Baskets have always been a favorite for both the giver and the recipient. You receive a bunch of nice things in one package. Choose how big or how small you wish your basket to be and if you know the person well that helps to be specific with what goes in the basket. That is why Candy Concepts recommends the Oval Willow Baskets. These luxurious dark stained wicker baskets come in small, medium, and large sizes.  Pictured left in the above image you will see all three baskets. To the right is only a suggestion of what the finished gift basket could possible look like. Creative thinking helps a little here, but that’s what makes it so fun.

Wine Gifting for Christmas

Wine gifting is universal, easy, and can be done almost any time. Here’s a couple simple yet sophisticated ideas:

  • Wrought Iron Wall Wine Display holds three bottles of your favorite wine, up to four wine glasses, and a 4” x 5 ½” memorable photograph. This wine display would be ideal gift for newlyweds, parents celebrating their wedding anniversaries, or a wonderful Christmas gift to a loved one who just happened to love wine too. The intricate scroll work definitely adds style and perfection to this beautiful work of art.
  • Our Natural Wine Box comes in three sizes that can be used for a variety of gift giving ideas such as wine, oils, or other bottled liquids. These cylinder shaped wine boxes are made from thin unfinished poplar wood. The wood is steamed and bent under pressure to form its shape. Each wine box is completed with a button string closure with a poplar wood button and a thin leather strip.

Candle or Floral HoldersGive the gift of a beautiful candle holder to someone you love that could use a little brightening. A Pearl Star Candle Holder is decorated nicely to compliment your Christmas decorations or add aura lighting another place and time. These lovely pearl tone glass containers have a silver lining and comes in three different heights and sizes: 2.75”, 3” and the 3.75”. Purchase all three sizes to create a magnificent looking display. Add ambiance lighting with a beautiful aroma by including a scented votive or tea candle of your choice or create a floral arrangement with colorful sprigs and blooms for special occasions such as weddings or table centerpieces.Lighted Artificial Tree

Brighten any area and decorate your home or office with this beautiful and delightful Flocked Snow Lighted Winter Tree. This decorative tree is brown with white flock and stands four foot tall. Use this stylish and sophisticated decor inside or outdoors. When using outdoors, secure your artificial tree with the metal stakes included. Once you receive your snow tree do some light assembly and plug into 120 volt outlet. Arrange this ornamental tree so you are able to enjoy the ambiance lighting year round.

Create a wonderful Christmas colored candy buffet for the family and friends to enjoy while they are visiting for the holidays. Red and green colored candies with the right accessory jars and scoops will generate an inviting and welcoming candy buffet table. Here are only a few choices from a wide variety and types of candy by color. Let’s start with the vibrant and delicious red candies:

  1. Cinnamon Red Jelly Belly Jelly Beans come in ten pounds increments. Who doesn’t Red Christmas Candylove jelly beans? Easy to eat for all ages. Eat them year round by having them in candy jars, bulk candy displays and more. You get approximately 400 jelly beans per pound. Check out our other flavors. Savor the flavor and enjoy the warm sugary sensation of these yummy treats.
  2. Red Cherry Gummy Rings are round delicious gummies with a touch of sanded sourness around the outside. Receive approximately 65 pieces per pound. Not only add to your candy buffet but also decorate cakes, cupcakes and more. Combine with the green gummy rings below for a more festive appeal.
  3. Strawberry Old Fashioned Candy Sticks are a nostalgic tradition with Christmas. Receive 80 red and green swirled, individually wrapped, five inch long sticks. Great for adding to stockings hung by the fireplace with care, as gift toppers, or use as a stir stick for adding extra flavor in your beverages. See what other nostalgic candy sticks Candy Concepts has to offer.
  4. Gummy Strawberries & Cream are soft and chewy strawberry shaped gummies with white foam bottoms and green tinted stems. Perfect candy for all ages because they are easy to eat. You can choose to order either 5 or 20 pounds worth of this delicious gummy candy. They are also a great way to decorate cakes with white or chocolate frosting.

Green is a nice and refreshing color to have in your candy buffet especially for the Christmas holidays. The green colored candy comes in a large variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. Here are only a small number of green colored candy, please come and see for yourself what other green candies we have available:

  1. Apple Fruit Sours are ideal for your candy buffet table. These chewy sour tasting Green Christmas Candymorsels come in five pound increments which equals out to approximately 100 pieces of tart candy per pound. Mix with another round red candy for a colorful mixture with an exciting taste.
  2. Green Apple Gummi Rings are another slightly sour and tart treat. Order these in five pounds or our bulk size of 18lbs. These sour sanded yummy treats taste just like a green apple. There are approximately 65 pieces per pound. Join these green gummies to the red ones above for a more holiday attraction.
  3. Single Color Green Sixlets are one of everybody’s favorites. These candy coated chocolates are ideal for decorating desserts, used as a ice cream or yogurt toppings and more. When ordered receive 12lbs and you will get close to 450 pieces per pound.
  4. Andes Mints in Plain Green Wrapper are a delicious chocolate and mint combination so tasty and refreshing you will not want to stop at eating only one piece. These yummy candy chocolate treats are wrapped in plain green wrappers which makes it easy to grab and go. Receive 20lbs worth of this individually wrapped chocolate & mint combination when ordering. Perfect flavor for this festive season.

Christmas Candy Buffet Jars

Make sure you have the right utensils and the perfect sized clear display jars for your candy buffet table. Make your candy sparkle and shine. Looking to make gift giving as simple as possible, check out the clear shaped candy boxes just added to our inventory. Review a few of these options for your candy buffet table:

  1. Acrylic Candy Jars with removable lids are crystal clear and come in three different sizes to choose from. The small jar is holds 40 ounces. Medium sized jar is 80 ounces. Large jar is 128 ounces.
  2. Scoops come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Help keep your buffet sanitary by incorporating scoops. We have red, kiwi green, clear colored plus a whole lot more.
  3. This 4-piece Round Glass Canister Set includes a gasket fitment to ensure freshness for any candy or other product store for any amount of time. These four dishwasher safe containers come in various sizes of 21oz-27oz-46oz-58oz.

Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Last minute shopping is fun yet stressful. We always manage to forget very important items such as stocking stuffer’s for your mate, your parents or the kids. Here are a few last minute shopping suggestions for those Christmas stockings that are popular and fun for all ages. See other Stocking Stufferscharacters Candy Concepts offers too!

  1. Best of Disney Pixar Pez Dispensers come with the characters Sully, Bruce, and the ever popular Buzz Lightyear. Each pez container comes with one dispenser and two refill candy cartridges.
  2. Trolls Pez Dispensers are fun & colorful. Featured characters are Poppy and Guy Diamond. Receive one candy dispenser with two candy refills.
  3. Star Wars Pez Dispensers come with random characters but still fun and exciting for those avid Star War fans. When you ordeChristmas Stocking Stuffersr you will receive 12 individually wrapped dispensers with two candy refills.
  4. Finding Dory Candy Fans are a two in one, a candy and a toy. Get sweet maple flavored candy in the handle of this working fan. 12 come in a display box for easy disbursement. Ideal for party favors too!
  5. Bubble Dozer is a candy and toy all in one too! Lots of fun for the kids. Receive a plastic roller, dozer, and loader toy trucks filled with assorted gum nuggets. The trucks feature pull back action for hours of enjoyment.
  6. Baby Bottle Pops are shaped baby bottles with sugary powder inside. Receive 18 bottle pops with assorted fruit flavors and as an extra bonus find the hidden messages inside each one. Great for baby showers as well!

For every season there is a reason, so enjoy your reason for celebrating at this time of year! Merry Christmas from our families to you and yours!

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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.

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!

2016 Summer Olympics

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS

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2016 Summer Olympics is just around the corner. Are you a fan of the Olympics? Does one sporting event in the Olympics catch your eye over the rest? More than 10,000 men and women athletes are gathered and preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This International Multi-Sports Event is just around the corner. Before you know it, spectators will be glued to the television cheering on their team of choice to win. Let’s see if the United States will continue to lead in medal winners, or if Great Britain will continue to be the only country to win at least one Gold Medal in every Summer Olympic Games.

As with most sporting events, winning awards acknowledges all the hard work, training, strict workouts, and dedication have finally paid off. Show off and display those medals, trophies, and other memorabilia with style, finesse, and pride. Candy Concepts brings you a few wonderful and unique display ideas for your awards, whether in your home, at the office, on your walls, or at your retail establishment.

Hand Carved Double Twist Stand

Wooden stands are known for giving you a natural country appeal. Our Hand Carved Double Twist Stand is hand carved out of dried kiln monkey pod wood. These work of art pedestals will showcase your spectacular, hard earned awards with a luxurious and natural radiance for years to come. Choose a finish that best fits your display needs from walnut oil (darker), white oil (lightest), or oak oil (natural) finishes. Each finish adds its own distinct look and charm. The average weight of these fixtures are 35 pounds and the dimensions are 12” x 23”. Perfectly ideal size for framed photos, encased medals, lamps, and so much more. As with most handmade items, each piece of wood has its own unique markings creating a totally different appeal to each piece.

Draw attention to your prized possessions by utilMango Inverted V Standizing Candy Concepts Mango Inverted “V” Stand. This unique wooden pedestal’s dimensions are 12” x 22” H and approximately weighs only 23 pounds. Notice the distinct, unique design of the stand that creates a one-of-a-kind piece. Order more than one and double the chances of people taking notice of your distinguished, displayed awards. It is suggested that if you display in direct sunlight, it can cause cracking on the ends but you can just rub in a wood preservative or wax to reseal and continue to enjoy the beauty of this unique pedestal. Can you just imagine, just visualize your medals and trophy’s from the Summer Olympics perched upon the top of this display stand. Nice!!!!

For a more modern look exhibiting your prized awards and memories, display with our Cubed Cubed Laminated Wood DisplayLaminated Wood Display. Four various heights ranging within 12” to 36” high with color options of black, white, or maple to choose from. Perfect for blending with the décor at your office, home and more. Set these cubes side by side or configure them with the shortest in the front surrounded by the taller pedestals for a more eye appealing display. Not interested in adding awards, use for a room with great lighting and add some live indoor plants.

Folding A-frame Display

Another modern display option that is easy to set-up and tear down, yet still appealing is Candy Concept’s Folding A-frame Display. Includes four removable oak stained shelves with your choice of colors for your frame. Display this fixture against the wall offering a wide range of options for your home, office, and training rooms. Your treasured memorabilia, trophies, and medals never look more natural on this rustic natural display. Shelf widths range from 36” to 72” long, overall dimensions are 72”H x 72”W x 15”D. When you are ready for a change simply fold up this display and remove until you are ready to reuse it again.

Having a party with a few friends over to support one of your favorite sporting events in the Summer Olympics? Here are a few ideas for sports related candy from us here at Candy Concepts.Olympic Candy

Get the chocolate rolling with milk chocolate balls wrapped in foil wrapping matching one of the sports you adore like golf balls, basketballs, and tennis balls. Receive 30 mesh bagged milk chocolate balls. Each sport’s ball comes in a 1.5-ounce mesh bag, ideal for sharing at parties as party favors or truly expressing that you’re a fan. Your guest will love them. Soccer balls come in bulk 5 & 10 lbs. of deliciously, sweet milk chocolate.

Here’s a fun idea for your party, represent your summer Olympic’s country flag by displaying Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in one of our stackable Clear Acrylic Bulk Bins. What color is your favorite country’s flag? U.S.A is well known for the red, white, and blue colors with stars and stripes; Japan is known for the white flag with the red disc in the center of the flag; while Sweden’s flag is blue with a yellow Scandinavian cross that extends to the edge of the flag. So many variations for so many countries and cultures.

Check out our see-through clear acrylic bins that show off your flag colors quite well. If you Mini Stackable Binsare into particulars between vertical and horizontal stripes, choose which candy display bin that best fits for your favorite flag. This idea is intended to be fun and create some conversation betClear Acrylic Topping Binween you and your guests. The Clear Acrylic Topping Bin (pictured left) is one container with three compartments. Each compartment has its own hinged lid allowing easy access to all the jelly beans. Once you’re done with your party, use this bin for dessert toppings and other fun ideas. The Mini Stackable Bins (pictured right) stack one atop the other. Perfect for displaying various colored candy patterns. Top candy bin holds up to 5 lbs. of candy, middle bin holds up to 5 ½ lbs. of candy, and the bottom bin holds up to 6 ½ lbs. of candy. Each container has a hinged lid on the front to aid in keeping your candy fresh.

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are a popular and fun candy. You can do so many things with them besides just popping them in your mouth and savoring the wonderful luscious flavors. Decorate cakes & cupcakes, use at school for learning colors, treats in lunch boxes and so forth. Today in our flag fun, we are using a variety of flavors to match the colors of a few flags picked at random:

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·        U.S.A is red, white and blue = Red Apple, A&W Cream Soda, Blueberry

·        Romania is blue, yellow, and red = Blueberry, Sunkist Lemon, Cinnamon

·        Mexico is green, white, and red = Watermelon, Coconut, Very Cherry

Enjoy the competition of these Summer Olympic Games that these athletes’ have mentally and physically prepared for.

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Father’s Day 2016

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Just like mothers, fathers need a day of pampering too. We need to show our men how much we care and appreciate all they do for us. Father’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching and, if you are like me, what do you buy for the man that seems to have everything. How do we find the perfect gift for the men that have raised us, took care of us, and work so hard to provide for our families? Sometimes, you just have to think outside of the box.

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Did you know that Father’s Day is the third most popular holiday, right after Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, for people to dine out? So now is the time to get those retail displays in tiptop shape. Incorporate some of the ideas below into your showcase to attract both children and dads. Create displays that make wives and kids “want” to buy your products for their dads. Place your merchandise in a spot where it will generate the most interest. Make your display fun, strong, and exciting just like Dad!

As times have changed more and more, shopping online seems to be the preferred way to go. Online businesses have expanded their market offering a wider range of merchandise and services. In our fast paced world, online shopping makes it easier than ever to shop for our loved ones. Select from an online company that still incorporates top-notch customer service. The vast majority of orders are processed and leave within 24 hours. Shopping at Candy Concepts, Inc. allows you a quick way to purchase exactly what you need. Below are just a few items that may help you in your quest for finding the ideal gift for your hardworking and deserving dad.

Every man dreams of having a “Man Cave”, a place that is their very own into which to retreat and relax. Giving dad some fun, yet manly, items to add to his space is a great way to generate a smile. Let’s take a look at some of the items any dad would be thrilled to call their own.

Father's Day 2016 Open Sign 1As we approach the extra room over the garage or in the basement the door is closed. Do we knock or just walk in? If the special man in your life has a sense of humor, get him this awesome LED Open Sign to hang outside. Lightweight and easy to hang, this electric sign allows dad to maintain his privacy in style. This LED sign offers three different light functions from chasing, flashing, or staying completely on. When family and friends come to visit, dad has a fun way to welcome them into his domain.

As we walk in and look around the room, the first thing you notice is this adorable Black Forest Father's Day 2016 Pedestal TablePedestal Table. Dad will be proud to place his remote control, beverage, and bowl of popcorn on this stand next to his favorite chair. This 2 foot tall sculptural delight is cast in quality designer resin and painted in authentic tones. Holding his arms above his, the black bear decor is sure to compliment dad’s special place. Create a stir and give dad this conversation piece for Father’s Day 2016.

Father's Day 2016 Shelving UnitsAnother great gift for dad is a way to display his bowling trophies, sport memorabilia, coaching plaques, and photographs the family. Our Maple Melamine 5 Shelf Unit and Corner Wooden Shelf Unit are a wonderful way to do just that. Each unit boast 5 shelves of showcase space. These contemporary type shelves are lightweight, durable, and add a classy touch to any decor. Use these shelves alone or together for an exhilarating display. Each shelf stands approximately 65 inches tall and are close to 16 inches deep.

Father's Day 2016 Wood Containers

Here are two cute ideas for dad! The first option is a Knotty Pine Candy Box. It’s made from unfinished wood, you can stain it, paint it, write messages, or add hand prints. Then either varnish it or order it with an optional stain color of your choice. Fill this stunning box full of Dad’s favorite candies like Milk Chocolate Golf Balls, Papa Bear Gummies, Lemans Football Mints, or the ever so delicious Take 5 Candy Bar. Option number two is the Wood 6 Pack Carrier w/Opener. Pack up six 12 ounce cold bottles of Dad’s favorite beverage and give it to him in this reusable handy dandy carrier. The carrier is made from stained solid pin with dividers so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bottles. The opener on the side is made from a heavy cast metal. Various stain colors are available when you order. Even if dad doesn’t decide to use this for bottles, he can always use it for organizing remotes, ink pens, and other things. It’s a fun gift that keeps on giving. Don’t forget to personalize both of these gift on the bottom!

Father's Day 2016 Metal Tubs

If your dad likes to entertain or want to have the guys over for poker night, then here’s a good idea for storing various types of beverages and keeping them cold. Our 17 gallon Large Square Metal Tub is a galvanized steel with a spangled metal finish. The sturdy design features a wire reinforced top rim and is water tight for wet storage. We also have a Large Round Metal Tub in the same size if you prefer. Plus, it is very decorative and great for magazines when not in use. Some folks have been known to give pets a bath in these or even use for produce displays at retail locations. This other options is the 6″ Chalkboard Pail comes with a small chalkboard center. Personalize it, use it for special occasions, or as a centerpiece with flowers or fruit. For poker night, fill these containers with chips to go with the them of the large square metal tub. The metal tin bucket comes with a wooden handle which makes it easy to carry and move about.

Men need to have their own wooden chest to store their treasure in. The 24″ Hinged Lid Rustic Crate Father's Day 2016 Hinged Crateand Metal Handles is a very creative way for dad to store his poker chips and other manly games inside. This shipping style crate also includes a metal latch from lid to crate to keep it securely fastened when it’s needed. A metal handle on the lid aids with opening and closing of the hinged lid. If you are looking to add a rustic touch to any occasion, use this wooden chest either opened or closed for your decorating and displaying needs.

A few of these items are a little off the wall to some but do have the potential to be a lot of fun. The biggest gift anyone can give a parent is love and their time. Spend time with Dad this year. Tell the special men in your life how much you love them.

Thank you to all the dads around the world. Your sacrifices, hard work, and dedication to your families are not without notice. Happy Father’s Day to all the single parents who play the part of both parents. You’re amazing!