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

World Series 2016

World Series 2016

Batter Up! Time For Baseball Finals!

The popular sports game that’s as American as apple pie is approaching the end, yes it’s almost time for the World Series 2016. The playoffs leading into the World Series for the National and American Leagues are underway to find the two best scoring teams. Who will be the champs for 2016? Is it your favorite team?

Show your fascination with the sport of baseball by creating a display that speaks to the fans. Create an attention getting stand out of the crowd kind of exhibit. Make a homerun in the sales department with the right choice of fixtures.

As with most sports, the fans love team memorabilia of their favorite teams. Anything from keychains, coffee cups to merchandise as large as jerseys and hand carved wood furniture. Decide how invested you and your retail establishment will be with the up and coming World Series event. Ask yourself these questions: How large of an area do you want to dedicate to baseball? How many teams do we carry merchandise for? These are only a few of many questions that need to be answered when pre-arranging for the up and coming sporting event.

World Series Impulse Racks

Easy takeaway items that sit at your service counters and cash registers are ideal for impulse merchandise with sports memorabilia in mind. Customers spot them last minute, especially the kids and sports enthusiast.

  • This 12 Peg Counter Spinner comes in either black or white. Perfect for displaying team key-chains and other like-minded merchandise with the baseball team logos imprinted on them. All 12 pegs are two inches long and spaced three inches apart so you will have plenty of space to display team products. This display is lightweight and spins for easy access to the customers.
  • Extra Wide 2 Tier Countertop Display is a great way to showcase coffee cups, mugs, and more. The shelves can be set-up as straight or slanted to provide better viewing of the sports memorabilia. Advertise with the include sign holder so customers will spot this display from afar.
  • Countertop Wire Hat Display holds approximately 36-48 caps. Advertise four tiers worth of caps for both teams in the World Series. A cardholder clamp is included on this wire display to advertise your merchandise with ease.

One of America’s favorite snack foods for a baseball game is popcorn. Popcorn is fun to eat for all ages no matter what flavor you choose. Check out what Candy Concepts has to offer as far as popcorn machines, seasoning starter kits, butter pack kits and the containers to keep your popcorn like tubs and boxes. Get ready for the big game and have your room set-up the right way.

Popcorn Machine and parts

  • Popcorn machines come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Choose which best fits your situation and needs. If you plan to sell popcorn at your next neighborhood carnival check out the larger sized machines. If you are just looking to have in your game room for family and friends to enjoy check out the smaller popcorn machine. All of our machines have their own character and style. Our 8oz Street Vendor Popcorn Machine makes 170 quarts per hour. The kettle has a non-stick surface which is great for cleaning, easy to use and easy to maintain. This machine includes a heated warming deck to help keep your popcorn warm until it is ready to be consumed. It also has a feature called an old-maid drawer for un-popped kernels. Some of the uncookPopcorn Seasoning Kited kernels fall through these holes so you have less in your bags when you serve.
  • Seasoning starter kits come in 4, 6, and 8 ounce sizes. Everything you need to get started popping your popcorn and the taste is out of this world. It comes with your popcorn kernels, popcorn butter, seasoning salt, popcorn bags, one plastic scoop, one kernel measurer, and one oil measurer.
  • Tub or boxes, which do people prefer? That is the question you will Popcorn Containershave to ask yourself. Candy Concepts offers both in various sizes and counts. Tubs of popcorn are easier for inside to some people and to others the boxes are easier outside. Boxed popcorn are ideal for taking home too so keep that in mind as well.

Now that we have the salty snacks away together, lets talk about some fun and exciting baseball candy you can share with your family and friends during the big game. Hand out these popular and fun novelty candies and create a striking good memory with your guest.Big League Bobblehead Gum

  • The Big League Chew Bobble Head bubblegum comes with ten individually wrapped gum pieces with a bobble head baseball player. The bobble heads are three inches tall. Receive 12 Big League Chew Bobble Head Bubblegum when you order. Utilize for birthday parties as party favors, as a topper for packages, or sell at the concession stands for school or church games.
  • The Homerun Baseball Bat with gumballs is a World Series Gum Batstoy and candy all in one. The clear bat is filled with dubble bubble gumballs. Perfect for celebrating summertime fun, birthdays parties and more. The gumballs inside are red, white, and blue printed to look like baseballs. Hit a homerun with these and receive 24 filled baseball bats to share with your teammates.
  • Have some fun with these Sour Spitter Candy Displays. 12 dispensers designed to look like baseball players Sour Candy Spitterswith puckered faces. Push on their heads and enjoy the sour liquid candy that sprays in your mouth. The more candy liquid you spray in your mouth the more intense the sour flavor puckers your lips. This candy comes in three wonderful delicious flavors: watermelon, strawberry, and blue raspberry. These dispensers stand approximately 4 ½” High.
  • Everybody loves chocolate! Get some of our Foil WrappChocolate Baseballsed Chocolate Baseballs. When you order yours, you will receive five pounds of solid milk chocolate wrapped in foil wrapping designed to look like a real baseball. Entertain your guest by decorating cakes or cupcakes with these wonderful treats. Keep these chocolates displayed in candy dishes, use as stocking stuffers, or at birthday parties.

Let’s close out this year’s baseball season with a grand slam! May the best team win. To all pro teams, players, coaches, and fans be safe and show respect to the fans who look up to you and your fellow players. Good Luck!

 

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!

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!

Graduation 2016 Congratulations