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!

July 4th Celebration Fun

July 4th Header ImageI N D E P E N D E N C E  D A Y  * F R E E D O M *

Fireworks & Family Picnics

These are only a few thoughts that crosses a person’s mind when you mention the holiday, Independence Day, July 4th.

July 4th is a day for celebration. Celebrate the United States of America gaining their Independence. Still today Americans have the right to choose, Freedom of Speech, and their own individuality. What is the reason your family, friends, and business celebrate the July 4th? Each and every individual have their own thoughts and memories about this holiday. That’s the best part, we have the freedom to decide why we are celebrating. So hang your flags high and thank a serviceman, whether a retired veteran or active duty, for fighting for those rights.

Celebrate July 4th in the traditional style with all the delicious trimmings. Add a buffet style serve yourself candy bar. They are very easy to do and eye catching to all your guests, especially the kids. (Hint: assign a candy bar monitor to watch for sugar highs with the little ones) Now let’s get ready.

July 4th Candy Buffet TableCandy Buffets are simple to do and eye-catching to your guest no matter what the occasion. Pictured above is so simple to do it yourself and you can always change it up and give it a different theme if you’d like. We here at Candy Concepts, Inc. have listed a few select products from our online store to help you create your own red, white, and blue themed July 4th Candy Buffet. Candy containers come in all shapes, sizes, colors, so selecting the right candy container for your occasion is the first step. Listed below the candy containers are a few ideas for candies to blend in with your holiday:

  • Add an old-fashioned appeal yet continue with an elegant style with our Heritage Hill Jars that include the Lids and come in two sizes – 1 gallon and ½ gallon. Red, white, and blue candy of various types will display vibrantly through these clear glass candy containers. As an added extra bonus, use these wonderful jars for other materials in your home or kitchen.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Red, White, and Blue Gumballs mixed in the perfect patriotic way. Delicious round red gumballs are flavored July 4th Gumball Candy Jarsas cherries except without the stem. The gumballs in white are fruity delicious. Perfectly round and leaves your taste buds wanting more. Blue round gumballs engage in a refreshing blueberry fruit flavor. Combine the three together for your own July 4th candy fruit basket. Receive 850 gumballs when you order yours from us here at Candy Concepts, Inc.
  • Jelly Strawberries & Blueberries are red and blue gummies that actually look and taste just like the berries. Add to these jars for your guest to enjoy. Decorate cakes, cupcakes and more with these delicious treats too. Don’t forget your 6” clear tongs to serve them!
  • Ensure freshness with one of Candy Concepts 4 Piece Round Glass Canister Sets that comes to you with various heights and sizes, and lids with gasket fitments. These clear glass containers are elegantly designed and ideal for adding vibrant colored candies to your tables. Not only great for candy, but also use for coffee beans, teas, flour or sugar, and more.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Rock Candy Sticks are 6” in length with 4” of candy. Red sticks come in strawberry, watermelon, and cherry.July 4th Rock Candy Sticks White sticks are sugar crystals. Blue sticks come in blue raspberry and blueberry. Each flavor includes 120 sticks per order and are unwrapped.
  • Gummies and soft shelled candies are ideal for these containers because of the extra seal protection on the lids.
  • Sixlets in red, white, and blue mixed or left as one single color works well in these canisters. Sixlets are small candy coated chocolate pieces.

Sphere Bowls are convenient, open, and attractive yet plastic. Made from clear plastic material that is great for utilizing outdoors. Holds 96 ounces and if you order these you will receive 12 candy bowls through us, Candy Concepts, Inc. Can be used in conjunction with your occasion for other purposes like hot dog condiments, and more.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • July 4th Starzmania JarsStarzmania’s are red, white, and blue shaped star candy. Another candy to blend in with your other decorating ideas for fresh home baked goods like cupcakes, cakes, pies and even cookies. Very patriotic and tasty.
  • Jelly Belly Jellybeans in Red Apple, Coconut, and Blueberry create another red, white, and blue candy theme for your candy buffet. Very distinct flavors so either mix all three or serve separately sitting next to each other. Each flavor comes in bulk. If you are not wanting to keep these delicious jelly beans around, create little party favors. Purchase small clear gift bags and add the mix to each bag, then tie to seal. Don’t forget your serving scoop or tongs when serving.

√ Add a little rustic appeal to your candy buffet with 2 Basket Wicker Counter Top Display. Another personal preference around here is our 2 Tier Bronze Finish Oval Willow Display Baskets. Ideal for wrapped candy, breads, or even utilize at breakfast with, coffee, teas, or cereal boxes for your guest from out of town. Keeping it simple and multitasking display containers are two wonderful ideas to keep in mind when planning any occasion.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Peppermint Sticks are red, white, and blue swirl circus sticks that are individually wrapped. Each stick measures 7” long. You can also merge into the canister set too.
  • Star Lollipops are cute hard candy, star shaped pops with swirled colors of cherry, strawberry and grape. Each lollipop is individually wrapped and measuring 5 ½ inches long. Ideal appeal for your open rustic candy containers.

√ Want to do a unique candy buffet display? Check out this Large Stacked 4 Bin Display! This floor display rack can be used for various purposes. After your 4th of July holiday, do just that. This vertical candy rack includes adjustable dividers. Feature your candy buffet where you see fit!

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • July 4th Foil Wrapped Candy DisplayPatriotic Hearts are individually wrapped milk chocolates shaped like hearts in foil wrap that gives that patriotic appeal with the red and white stripes along with blue along the top with white stars. Get yours in either 5 or 10 pound increments.
  • Stars & Stripes Chocolate Balls are solid milk chocolate balls wrapped in patriotic foil wrapping. Some are red and white stripes, and some are blue with white stars. Get your 5 pounds of chocolate and celebrate the 4th with great taste.

Now it’s family time! Mom’s and Dad’s, aunts and uncles from afar are arriving in town with home baked goodies that the whole family has enjoyed for generations. Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, the cole slaw, potato salad, and watermelon chilling in the fridge just waiting to be devoured alongside those delicious handmade cakes and pies decorated very patriotically. Grandpa’s secret recipe of homemade baked beans, along with macaroni and cheese baking in the oven while you’re standing there just waiting for the timer to ring.

Enjoying the picturesque outdoors, listening to the birds singing, wind blowing ever so lightly but still feeling the heat rising in the midst of the day. Gazing out at the picnic tables that are set-up with their red and white checkered tablecloths, decorated with matching centerpieces sporting various sized American flags along with blue confetti.

As the evening draws near, get ready its almost time for those wonderful sights and sounds of fireworks. The kids are jumping for joy getting excited for fireworks, swirling their sparklers. Big kids are shooting off firecrackers in the background.

Sit back on your lawns, in the back of your pick-up trucks, or in the parking lot at your local shopping mall and put an eye to the sky as you watch the beautiful array of July 4th fireworks with all the bright beautiful glowing colors and designs, hear the loud sonic invisible booms, and the fizzle sizzle of the swirls made from an assortment of fireworks.

Happy July 4th 2016

Stay Safe

Thank You America!

“the land of the free, and the home of the brave”

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Graduation 2016

GRADUATION 2016

Graduation 2016 Header BannerAll that hard work, studying all night, numerous trips to the library, hours and hours of note dictation has finally paid off. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for GRADUATION 2016! Graduation is a bittersweet milestone for you, your family, and of course your fellow classmates. Whether it’s for High School, College, or Graduate School, this great accomplishment is outstanding. Now it’s time for you to take that knowledge and skill set and put it towards your future endeavors. So strut those school colors and wear your cap and gown with pride as you walk across that platform in front of those very important and distinguished guests.

Now let’s plan a commencement celebration like no other! Invitations have been sent, out of town family members are on their way or in the audience. So let’s get started coordinating our party plans and get ready to celebrate. It’s almost party time.

It’s probably a good idea to color coordinate with your school colors, maybe a mascot theme, and buffet tables for food, desserts, and a candy buffet are always great ideas. Themes and decorations at your Graduation 2016 celebration can be the usual decor but it’s always nice to recognize your other passions like sports or other activities you were involved in. Candy Concepts, Inc. offers a variety of candies that fit perfectly into what you are looking for. Let us help you by making these few suggestion and make your special occasion unforgettable.

Graduation 2016 Candy Buffet Set Up

Candy Buffets

Again, try to coordinate your with your school colors. Sixlets are a delicious, small round, candy coated chocolate ball that is easy to eat and very tasty. We have 23 different colors to select from. Choose your colors and either mix or leave them separated into a couple of Apothecary Jars listed below. Either way will look wonderful! Our Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are another tasty treat that comes in a variety of brights colors and flavors. I know you and your guests will truly enjoy these scrumptious candies. They are easy for all ages and not too messy on the hands for the little ones. The Old Fashioned Stick Candy aka circus stick come individually wrapped, but come in several flavors with multiple stripes on some. Easy to eat and easy to save for later when you get home. I am only naming a few of the many popular and tasty treats to coordinate with your graduation party. Don’t forget to accessorize with matching scoops for the unwrapped candies!

Clear Acrylic Displays

Adding brightly colored candies to clear acrylic displays with staggering heights are attractive, eye-catching, and adds a sophisticated appeal to your buffet table. Colored candy in a clear container is a bright and refreshing idea. What better way to show off your school colors than with stunning containers of various heights and sizes to add diversity to your buffet table.

We off a wide variety of choice to choose from, but here are a few that we have handpicked that may help you make your decision. Our Unique Candy Bin Stand has three bins with hinged flip up lids, suction  hooks, and scoops. Each bin holds up to six pounds of candy. This candy stand has the three on on top of the other. That’s why it is so unique. A simpler yet still made of high quality material is our Cube Bin Set. Small, medium, and large sized cubes with no lids allows for easy access to delicious treats. Display all three together or place them throughout your buffet table. Looking for a quick fix and need an all-inclusive candy package, then you need to call right now and order our Candy Buffet Package. This package includes 9 Apothecary Jars of various sizes and you get to select from a variety of candy options. If you are looking to color coordinate to celebrate your 2016 graduation, you can call us to set that up. Now all you need are the graduation banners and a few accent lights and you’re almost done.

Sports Candy

Has your High School Superstar been signed by one of the popular colleges in your area for playing great football, Graduation 2016 Multiple Sports Candybaseball, or basketball? Acknowledge that at his or her graduation party by incorporating our Foil Wrapped Chocolates in the shape of sports balls. We have a variety to choose from like Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer Balls, or Golf Balls. For most of these, you can choose purchase 5 to 10 pounds of individually wrapped delicious chocolates. Does someone have an allergy to chocolate? Try our gumballs shaped as tennis balls, soccer balls, or baseball bats filled with gumballs. For your older guests that are unable to enjoy bubblegum and can’t eat chocolate, we have pleasantly enticing mints that shaped like a football that’s individually wrapped too.

Party Favors

Most people have a difficult time expressing their gratitude for attending a special occasion or knowing what to say or do when receiving gifts. As a gesture of thanks, choose the personalized party favors. They wonderful! You can Graduation 2016 Personalized Candyadd a personal message or just opt for using your name, date, and thank. It’s your celebration so it’s your choice. Be creative with our Dots & Stripes Personalized Lollipops. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns then add your personal message on the two lines to make it a memorable keepsake. Each lollipop is individually wrapped. Label arrive separately and some assembly is required. Chalkboard Milk Bottles and Chalkboard Mint Tins can be purchased with a graduation hat design and your choice of four colors. Two lines are give for you to personalize with a special message, graduation date, or both. Give the gift that keeps on giving a memory!

Buffet Table

Graduation 2016 Beverage DispenserCreating an efficient food table and keeping a sophisticated look can be as easy as pie if you have the proper displays. For appetizers and desserts, I suggest you use our Three Tier Buffet Display. This lightweight and durable multi-level shelf adds a modern appeal with the smooth curved edges and crystal clear acrylic material. It’s easy to assemble and disassemble when all is said and done. Serve up to three different cold beverage at one time if you choose our Simple 2 Gallon Drink Dispenser. A black acrylic base with a clear center that sits atop a riser base adds a classic touch. You have the option of selecting a Single, Double, or Triple Compartment dispenser. (Triple 3 Compartment is advertised in the picture.) If you are having a buffet food line, add some table risers for appearance and add height differential to your table. The Acrylic Display Risers come with six pieces of varying heights that nestle within one another when not in use. Possibilities are endless with risers and using them or not using them. Get creative, it’s fun!

Decorative Lights & Centerpieces

Graduation 2016 Decorative LightsBrighten up your tables with a few accent lights and a self-made centerpieces. String a few fairy lights on the tables and remember to stay with your school colors. Wiggle them throughout and around the table risers and drink dispensers. Add a few to the appetizer and dessert tables too. Submersible Lights are fun and can be put almost anywhere. Try adding these stunning lights to punch bowls, flower vases, or even the outdoor fountain if your party is at night. Add a few Lytebase Plates under your buffet dishes for a little extra finesse. These come in two different sizes. At the entrance to the celebration, incorporate some rope lighting. Choose to have your lights as a steady white or pattern changing accent. You will definitely gain with this stunning lights. Come on, let’s get this party started people.

Graduation 2016 Crate SetA unique and personal touch to your decorations and possibly a centerpiece, get our Blackboard Produce Crate Set. This set includes four crates with carved handles and a chalkboard on the sides of each one. Personalize the chalkboard with either white or multicolored markers and fill the crates with a wide range of objects like baby pictures, baby shoes, old baseball gloves, and many other memorable items. Place these display throughout the commencement celebration location.

Congratulations graduates, you’ve made it. Graduation 2016 is sure to be a memorable event for all. When all is said and done, look at yourself in the mirror and say “I did it!” Now let’s go take a step forward to the next milestone. Good luck graduates on all of your future endeavors. Make A Difference!

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