July 4th Celebration Fun

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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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Summer Fun Ideas

Summer Fun Ideas Header PicAre you looking for a cute centerpiece idea for your summer parties that are easy to do? Are you wanting an activity you can do with the kids now that school is out? Today we are going to create a lollipop display for a kid’s summer vacation party and discuss some other delicious summer fun ideas.

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For this creatively fun project you will need half of a watermelon shell and your choice of lollipops. I have picked the Jelly Candy Fish Kabobs, Flip Flop Lollipops, and the Butterfly Pops. Select a small watermelon with a vibrantly colored shell. You can pick whatever size you want, but today, we are just going to need a small size.

Preparing Your Watermelon

  1. Cut your watermelon in half lengthwise. You will be using only 1 half for your centerpiece. (Save the other half for you family to enjoy after the festivities.)
  2. Cut out the fruit inside the shell of your watermelon. Once you are done with that, pat try and turn upside down on a flat surface. Make you sure to place your watermelon in an area that will keep your safe and secure. (I recommend using a round tray or plate, but that depends on the size of the watermelon.) You do not have to cover the watermelon with aluminum foil, but if you do, tuck it really well on the side. You may or may not need a little touch of tape for it to stay in place. If you want to add a little pop of color, grab the tinted clear saran or cling wrap and place firmly on top of the foil.
  3. Next you will need a small screwdriver, ice pick, or something similar that will pierce a tiny hole in the watermelon shell without much resistance. Be careful not to rip your cover.
  4. Decide what type of pattern you want on the watermelon, if any. (Remember you do not want to pierce your holes close together or too far apart. Spacing is key depending on what you are doing. A few examples are spelling out a person’s name or designing a picture on a piece of paper and using it as an outline.
  5. Once you have decided on your pattern, slowly pierce your holes into the covered watermelon shell. I am going to start approximately 2″ from the bottom up and go evenly all the way around in a straight line. Don’t push in too far because you want your lollipops to be the one that makes the bigger hole and stay securely without being floppy. A small hint: take your widest lollipop or the lollipop you plan to use on the bottom and measure how far apart you want your holes.
  6. Next move up approximately 1″ to 1 1/2″ depending on the size of your pops and how full you want your display to look. Repeat the prior step except this time pierce your holes opposite of the holes along the bottom row.
  7. Continue going up with your rows doing the same thing until you have completely covered you base.

Time For Decorating

  • Time to add your selection of lollipop decorations. Taller lollipops should go along the bottom holes unless you are planning to push them all the way through.
  • Carefully slide the lollipops into the holes you have punctured into the watermelon. You can decide how far you want to go, but remember, the farther you go, the bigger the hole you get.

Get Creative

  • Allow you creative side to show by adding pops of colors to your display. Your kids will love the freedom they will have when you let them make selections as well.
  • Add a trim. I would add a cute plastic lei along the bottom tucked under the lollipops. It’s easy to color coordinate with the main colors of your presentation. Don’t forget lots of red, blue, orange, and green colors to celebrate all the beauties of summer. The possibilities are endless.
  • First and foremost, always have fun and cherish the time with the children in your life. Play with the colors you have available. You never know just how much fun you will have until you at least try. Remember; life’s a journey, live it!

Summer Fun Ideas

Summer Fun Ideas Candy

School is out. The sun is shining as bright as ever. The grass is green and the flowers are blooming. Now it’s time to dig out those shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. Get outside and have some fun in the sun.

Do you love to eat candy? Do you love to play in the water? Good, now that you have answered yes to both of my questions, follow through with what I have to tell you. Now that summer is finally here, we are all ready for a break. Moms & Dads, teachers, janitors, babysitters, dog walker, you name it, we’re all ready for a little bit of summer fun.

Here are a few items we carry at Candy Concepts, Inc. that are not messy and will provide you with hours of enjoyment.

As you see pictured above, we have our candy filled Sweet Soaker. A toy water gun that is also filled with tangy fruit flavored candy. Eat and enjoy the delicious candy, then you and your friends can fill them up with water and have a blast! Now that everybody is in a fun and playful mood, let’s check out our Go-Fish Squirt Fun with Candy. Get tiny pieces of yummy candy in the fin of these fish shaped squirt guns. Once the candy is gone, fill with some refreshing cold water and let the water fights begin. These fun and tasty novelties are available in a variety of colors. Both of these items are ideal for summer parties, birthday party favor, and many other occasions.

Are you going to the beach anytime soon or have a sandbox to play in or have a beach party? Try adding our Beach Buckets N’ Treats as a party favor. Use these wonderful items for parties for young and old to add fun all the way around. Play a little game of Hide & Seek or Treasure Hunting at your adult parties by simply switching the treasure around to more grown up versions. Kids will love the beach bucket and sand toys for building sand castles and digging for their own treasures. After all of that hard work, indulge in the 4 miniature swirl lollipops and packet of candy sand for a sweet treat. This entire ensemble is wrapped with a mesh wrap. Perfect for party favors, wouldn’t you say?

Check out our Summer Novelties at Candy Concepts, Inc. for many more summer fun ideas. You will not be disappointed.

Have a wonderful summer!