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DIY: Creating a Candy Bouquet

Perhaps the best gift is the gift of candy! It appeals to everyone, young and old. You can creatively gift candy to your loved ones by creating a candy bouquet.

1. Choose a container. A coffee cup, coup mug or parfait cup will work great. Personalize it to fit your recipient – i.e. a sand pail for a child, a popcorn bucket for a movie-goer, or a flower pot for a gardener.

2. Stock up on candy. If possible, purchase their all-time favorite candy in bulk.

3. Add floral foam. Use a gluegun to secure a thick piece to the bottom of your container.

4. Assemble the candy. Use packing tape to attach each package of candy to wooden sticks that can be found at your craft store. Insert each into the foam inside the container, and arrange as desired.

5. Add paper filler. Use it to fill any empty space in the container between the sticks, and for decoration.

Candy bouquets are great gift ideas because they can be easily customized for any occasion. We’d love to see photos on how yours turns out!

Candy Gifts for Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th – Have you thought about what you’ll be getting for the special woman in your life? Here are a few candy gift ideas:

Mini Gummy Butterflies: These beautiful gummies fly off our shelves during springtime! They’re great when eaten alone or used to top off cupcakes.

Movie Theater Candy Gift Tub: Does she love watching films? Surprise her with this tub stuffed with boxed movie theater candy!

Custom Candy Bar Box: We hope you know all of her favorite candy bars, because you can surprise her with 24 of them!

Hershey’s Gift Tin: Classic Hershey’s milk chocolate, PayDay, Take 5 and more! This gift tin includes all her Hershey’s favorites.

Non-Chocolate Gift Tin: Does she love non-chocolate candy? These sweet variety of Twizzlers, Starbursts and more will cater to her tastes.

Candy Conversation Heart Crafts

We prefer to eat them first, but there are plenty of creative ways to use candy conversation hearts! You can incorporate them with pieces of home décor or create some gifts for your special someone.

Jar of Hearts: Make a centerpiece for the table by filling a clear jar with conversation hearts. You can decorate the outside of the jar with cutouts (hearts, X’s and O’s, etc), pink or red felt balls, or anything else V-Day themed.

Photo Frame: For a great gift, glue conversation hearts to a wooden frame.

Napkin Rings: The perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day breakfast. Find the tutorial here.

Wreath: All you need is ribbon, a foam wreath from a craft store and a glue gun! Find the tutorial here.

Valentine’s Day Lollipops are Great for Classroom Exchanges!

Are you or your child participating in a Valentine’s Day candy exchange for a classroom or organization? Valentine’s Day lollipops are the perfect treats to share! Fun varieties from Jolly Rancher, Tootsie Roll and Charms make Valentine’s Day celebrations a breeze. Some include fun messages, or places to write your own right on the wrapper so you can customize them for each recipient. If you’re not part of a party this year, Valentine’s Day lollipops are also perfect for the office candy jar or candy buffets. Then they’re simple yet sweet, you can’t wrong!

Get Your Candy Stocking Stuffers from Blair Candy!

There’s no argument that candy stocking stuffers are an essential part of the holiday. Some say it started when St. Nicholas learned of a poor family, and knowing they wouldn’t accept charity, he waited until nighttime to sneak gold coins in the socks he found hanging to dry on the mantle. Ever since, we’ve been replicating this by leaving goodies in Christmas stockings. At Blair Candy, we have endless candy stocking stuffers to make both children and adults happy on Christmas morning. With chocolates, peppermints, gum, gummies, character candy and more, our selection of candy might leave you searching for bigger stockings!

Introducing Exclusive Candy-Filled Holiday Gift Boxes!

Christmas candy gift boxesSpread some cheer this holiday season with our exclusive Christmas candy gift boxes. They’re already filled with candy – we’ll do all the work! Simply choose your box (Santa or O Holy Night) and your recipient (child or adult, to determine the types of candy we’ll include). They’re great for Christmas parties among coworkers, classmates, church groups, and more.  If you’re in need of more than 100, Christmas candy gift boxes, please call us at 800-698-3536 for special wholesale pricing!

The Merry History of Christmas Candy Canes

Christmas candy canes are woven into the fabric of the holiday season, and just the sight of them puts you into the Christmas spirit. At Blair Candy, we make sure to stock plenty of candy canes, as they are easily the most popular kinds of candy we sell during the holiday season. Have you ever wondered where the candy cane tradition came from? We certainly have, so we decided to dig in and see what kind of story was behind the delicious peppermint treat.Christmas Candy Canes

The exact origin of the candy cane is a little murky. Stories have been passed down from generation to generation about the backstory. The most common tale involves a choirmaster in Cologne, Germany, in 1670. Wanting to keep the noisy children in his church quiet, he decided to ask a local candymaker to make candy sticks to be handed out to the children. In order to make it acceptable for kids to have candy in church, the choirmaster asked the candymaker to shape the candy to look like a shepherd’s crook. Soon, the popularity of these candy canes grew to all other parts of Europe.

There is another legend about candy canes that is often told. According to the story, a candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a religious candy, so he devised the candy cane. He colored the candy white to symbolize the Virgin Birth and red to symbolize the blood of Jesus. He shaped it to look like the letter J to represent the name of Jesus, as well as a shepherd’s crook.

As great as these stories are, they probably aren’t true. According to urban legends reference site Snopes.com, neither legend can be confirmed. The truth is, no one really knows exactly where they came from, but perhaps it is better that way. You can create your own traditions and memories!

Head Start on the Holidays – Christmas Peeps

We know what you’re thinking. “How could you be writing about Christmas? It isn’t even Thanksgiving!” Believe us – we don’t want to be thinking about Christmas any more than you do, but it’s always nice to avoid last-minute aggravation and scrambling. In this post, we’re going to shine a spotlight on one of the most popular kinds of candy, Peeps. Marshmallow Peep Snowmen

Just Born’s Peeps are primarily seen as an Easter holiday candy. Just the sight of those adorable yellow marshmallow chicks evokes the warmer temperatures and flower-scented air of Easter. For Christmas, the folks at Just Born have kept the same level of charm and applied it to well-known Christmas imagery. What Christmas would be complete without snowmen or reindeer? Not much of one, we say! And Just Born agrees! Let’s take a look at this yummy collection of Christmas Peeps!

    - Peeps Candy Cane Flavor – Talk about a match made in heaven! These incredibly tasty Peeps are shaped just like their trademark chicks, but they are infused with crunchy crushed candy cane pieces.

    - Gingerbread Men Peeps – Gingerbread is one of the many flavors closely associated with Christmas, and these Peeps are packed with it! These adorable little gingerbread men are the perfect stocking stuffer for the cookie lover in your home!

    - Marshmallow Peep Snowmen – These little guys are adorable! They look just like snow but they taste just like a marshmallowy heaven! These tasty Peep Snowmen certainly give Frosty a run for his money!

    - Marshmallow Peep Trees – O tannenbaum! Just the sight of Christmas trees transports you to your childhood, furiously ripping open wrapping paper to find the treasure inside. With these yummy Marshmallow Peep Trees, you can relive those memories all season long.

    - Marshmallow Peeps Chocolate Mousse Reindeer – Just when you thought Just Born couldn’t come up with anything more adorable, they go and create these amazing Reindeer Peeps! Rich, velvety chocolate flavor bursts from these cute treats. You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and the lot – get to know these Peeps!

    Give a Sweet Corporate Candy Gift!

    If you run a business, you know how hard it can become to think of new and exciting gifts to give to your employees and clients. You’ve gone down the typical route and simply can’t think of anything new to have engraved, and now you’re stuck with nothing to give that shows your appreciation for your employees. Don’t worry! At BlairCandy.com, we have some ideas we think are perfect for your company. Why are they perfect? Well, they all involve our delicious candy!

    We’ve curated a special selection suitable as corporate gifts for anyone at your business or organization. Here are just a few of our yummy corporate gifts!

    Do your employees love to reminisce about the good ol’ days? Or perhaps you run a nostalgia shop and want to keep that theme running for your gift. Take a look at our Can of Nostalgic Candy! We packed our favorite old fashioned candy into a reusable tin for lovers of yesteryear.

    Everyone loves a great movie, and what goes better with movies than tasty snacks? Our Movie Theater Candy Gift Tub puts all the candy you love to get at your local movie house into a great plastic popcorn tub that you can use again and again!

    Batter up! Every workplace has the guy or girl who simply can’t get enough baseball. Why not treat him or her with our Can of Ball Park Treats? Specially crafted using hand-picked fan favorites, this tin features everything you need for a great afternoon at the ballpark. What a home run!

    Top Five Less Common Halloween Candy

    Every year, people come to BlairCandy.com looking for those perennial Halloween favorites. People love our selection of classic Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins, Brach’s candy corn, and our great Hershey’s All Time Great Mix candy assortment. We love these candies just as much as the next Halloweener, but we also love go off the beaten path and look for some new and unique Halloween candy. Who knows – maybe these examples will become your new favorites!

    Bloody Bites Vampire Candy & Fangs – Everyone likes their Halloween a little spooky, and what better way to scare your friends then with these great vampire fangs! These fangs come with watermelon flavored gooey candy inside, so when you bite down it looks like you’ve just finished your first victim!

    Lightning Bug Gummi Candy – Not as scary as a creepy crawly spider, but definitely a spooky delight! Lightning Bug Gummi Candy comes with a special pair of reusable tongs that makes the gummi worm light up.

    Charms Candy Corn Lollipops – Most people love candy corn during the Halloween season, but we found a way to make the great flavor of candy corn last longer – lollipops! These candy corn pops from Charm have all the same flavor as the candy corn you love, but packed in a long-lasting lollipop!

    Gummi Brains – Zombies are always one of the most popular costumes on Halloween, and if you’re like us, you want to be as authentically scary as you can. With these new Gummi Brains, you can be the best zombie you can be!

    Reese’s Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups – If you love Halloween candy but don’t love all that sugar, have we got the surprise for you! We now carry Reese’s Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups! These cups feature the same great flavor loved around the world – but without all the sugar of regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Give them a try – you won’t regret it!

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