When Father’s Day rolls around, do you find yourself running into the same old situation? You ask Dad what he wants, only for him to tell you that he has everything he needs, or that his children are the best gift he could ask for? We hear ya.
As nice as it is for Dad to not want to burden us with finding a gift, it seems that this inability to decide leaves us with the task of making even more decisions than before! Do you buy another tie? Another shirt for his favorite sports team? Another gift hard to Home Depot?
No, friends. You do not. You know why? Because we have the secret to making your dad’s day the best day of the year. And can you guess what that secret is? Candy! Surprising, we know.
Candy is just about the best thing for Dad on Father’s Day because it will probably be the last thing that he is expecting. After all, often the best gifts are the ones that come as the biggest surprise. And when it’s a sweet surprise, you know he won’t be disappointed.
Lest you think that we have nothing your dad will like, allow us to reassure you. We have Jelly Belly Draft Beer Jelly Beans that taste so much like the real thing, you may even impress Dad with your beer know-how.
Luckily for everyone in the family, these beans are completely alcohol free, so everyone can enjoy! (If Dad decides to share, that is).
But maybe your dad is more interested in root beer than beer-beer. If that’s the case, never fear! We have Dad’s Root Beer Barrels as well. Full of that classic root beer taste, they’re pretty irresistible, if we do say so ourselves.
And we would be remiss were we not to mention our sport’s candy section—the perfect place to find just the treat for any tried and true sport’s fan.
Clearly, there’s a lot going on over here for Father’s Day. So don’t let your dad miss out on these treats! We have a feeling that this is going to be the most memorable Father’s Day yet.
No matter where you are in the country, Memorial Day always feels like the start of summer. There’s usually nice weather, great food, and good times spent with friends and family. What could be better than that, right?
Around here, we think quality time with your favorite people is one of the most important things in life. After all, you spend all day working—maybe with people you’d rather not be working with! When you do have the down time, you’ve really got to make the most of it and surround yourselves with the ones you love.
Especially on Memorial Day, we should take a moment to appreciate the loved ones we do have and the service of those who gave their lives so that we can continue to live in freedom.
And if you’re gathering your nearest and dearest together this Memorial Day, you may want to consider adding a bit of candy into the mix! Because after everyone has had their fill of burgers and hot dogs, you may want a little bit of sugary sweetness to pick things up.
Of course, you can eat any candy on any day of the year, but why not go for a patriotic theme? If that’s what you were thinking, then we’ve got just the candies for you.
Fancy something a little chewy? Our Red, White and Blue Gumballs are just what you need! These will look great on a buffet table, and even better when you use them to blow a giant bubble! And if Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, then blowing giant bubbles is the unofficial activity of the season.
Or, if you’d prefer something to satisfy your chocolate cravings, maybe our Patriotic Tootsie Rolls are what you need. These are all wrapped up in our nation’s greatest colors, and ready for your summertime enjoyment.
And if you’re more of a cookie person than a candy person, our Patriotic Cookie container is here for you.
So whether you’re having a large or small gathering this Memorial Day, don’t let you guests leave without dessert!
Tis the season to “Deck the Halls” and show your employees how much you appreciate all the hard work they bring into the office everyday. What better way to celebrate hard work, the successes of the past year, and get ready for challenges ahead than by throwing a memorable event for all the members of your staff?
Take your end of the year celebration to the next level by building a fun and tasty candy buffet to share with the members of your staff. The theme of your holiday party will dictate the color scheme and candy selection, so you’ll want to make sure you have your motif selected before you begin your candy-planning. Having trouble coming up with a plan? We’ve got a few ideas below to help you create the perfect candy buffet.
Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
When a fresh blanket of snow has fallen, usually snowmen are the first things that come to mind! Though the weather may not be ideal to build a snowman, these humanoid snow sculptures can still bring the perfect frosty feeling to any holiday gathering. Choose from our selection of bulk white candies, to create an aura of freshly fallen snow, or to fill festive snowman candy dishes. Finish off the theme by offering Gummy Snowmen, Peeps Marshmallow Snowmen, and Gummi Christmas Snowflakes.
Candy Cane Creations
Sticky and minty these red and white striped treats are a staple this time of year! If you’re looking for an easy color scheme, and an even easier selection of candy to feature, try pulling a little inspiration from a Christmas classic.
Build Your Own Gingerbread House Candy Buffet
For a festive and unique office party experience, invite your employees or coworkers to create their own take on a holiday favorite! Gather all the essentials like gum drops, M&M’s, and mini candy canes, with any new additions of your choosing, and see just how creative the group can be. The best part? There are sure to be leftovers to share!
You’re A Mean One, Mister Grinch
He’s lean. He’s mean. He’s…green? If you’re looking for a fun anti-theme to make your holiday bash stand out, Dr. Seuss fans’ favorite recluse, The Grinch, may offer just the inspiration you’re looking for. Fun bright greens and yellows could dominate your candy buffet. And don’t forget to add Brach’s peppermints and candy canes to give just a hint of classic Christmas treats!
Ugly Holiday Sweater
It wouldn’t be the holidays if there weren’t a few awkward sweaters making an appearance! Take the fun of the traditional ugly sweater and channel it into a holiday party that your coworkers are not soon to forget! Invite everyone to don their most atrocious sweater and add the finishing touches to your soirée with a candy buffet to match! Bulk colored candies offer the perfect opportunity to play with festive color combinations, and these Ugly Sweater Christmas Chocolates will fit right in, too!
Happy New Year!
5…4…3…2…It may be a little early to begin the countdown into 2016, but your office can still ring in the New Year with something sweet. Let the traditional blue and silver of the season guide your decoration and candy selections as you prepare to say goodbye to the old, and hello to the new!
With these themes, planning your office holiday party will be a cinch! Now send out those invites, don’t skimp on the decorations, and prepare to have yourself a holly jolly time!
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From football themed birthday parties to the once-a-year Super Bowl Bash you throw, football season offers a variety of ways to celebrate your favorite team’s triumphs and mourn their losses. No matter the outcome of the game, CandyFavorites.com is here to join in the celebration! We’re here to help you score a touchdown with your game day candy snacks, so step away from the chips and dip and prepare to make your house game day headquarters with a few of these fun and fast ideas!
The perfect candy snack for any armchair quarterback, the rich chocolate in these football shaped treats is the perfect bite-sized indulgence to munch during particularly nail-biting moments. If you want to watch the crowd go wild for a chocolatey snack, consider building a few Game Day Peanut Butter Cups! There’s no need to labor over cookies cut into football shapes, or meticulously frost a cake to look like a football field! Simply gather a few chocolate footballs, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and a little green frosting. Dab a little of the frosting onto the top of an unwrapped Reese’s Cup, top with a chocolate football and you’ll be ready for kickoff in no time!
Looking for something a little more rich to satisfy your guests? This recipe for Football Truffles from House of Yum, is a little more time intensive, however, the treat is worth the wait! All you need to get started are Oreos, cream cheese, dark chocolate and white chocolate. Grind up the Oreos into a fine powder and mix with the cream cheese to create a thick cookie mixture. Then, take about a tablespoon of the cookie mixture and shape it into football shapes. Set them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and set them in them in the refrigerator for about ten minutes to solidify. Melt the dark chocolate, and dip each football in the chocolate and then place back on the waxed paper to cool. Finish each football by melting the white chocolate and “frosting” laces onto the footballs. Score!
Build A Candy Buffet
What better way to show your support for a team than by wearing their colors? Add an extra hint of team pride to your living room during the game by creating an easy, color-coordinated candy spread. All you need is a table and a little creativity and you’re well on your way to throwing a football bash your friends and family won’t forget!
Who doesn’t love to celebrate a good football game? Whether you’re a diehard football fan, or you just like to get together with friends and family, your snacks for game day will be sure to put smiles on your guests faces – even if the score at the end of the game doesn’t! Now there’s just one question to ask yourself – Are YOU ready for some football?
With October winding down, we’re already thinking ahead to the next major holiday, Thanksgiving! The traditions, the focus on the good things in life, and of course the delicious food are some of our favorite things about this Fall holiday. Nothing brings families together quite like Thanksgiving does, and if you’re hosting guests this year, the pressure is on to impress them with terrific food and a fun atmosphere. Check out these delightful fall candy ideas that will make your Thanksgiving gathering one to remember for years to come – but make sure there’s not too much sweet snacking that goes on before the main event!
After your guests are stuffed with real turkey, put them into a food coma with these adorable fall candy turkeys. Doubling as festive decorations, you’ll need Oreos, Candy Corn, Reese’s Cups, Whoppers, chocolate icing, and yellow icing to create these turkeys.
Start by adding some chocolate frosting to the top of one Oreo and then attach five candy corns to it with the tips down. Next, add chocolate frosting onto another Oreo and attach it to the first Oreo so they make an L-shape. Attach the Reese’s Cup and the Whopper to the Oreo to create a turkey body and head. Finally, with yellow frosting, glue on the white tip of a candy corn to the Whopper for a beak, and then draw on eyes and feet. Your guests might think they’re too cute to gobble up!
Fall Candy Acorns
These fall candy acorns are the perfect edible decoration for this year’s Thanksgiving table. For each acorn, use icing or peanut butter to frost the bottom of a bite-sized Nutter Butter cookie. Next, stick on an unwrapped Hershey Chocolate Kiss candy. Finally, use icing to adhere a peanutbutter chip to the top to resemble a stem and you’re finished! Place them in a bowl for guests to snack on throughout the day.
Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to show off your hostess skills. With these adorably festive fall candy decorations, you’ll have guests asking you to host Thanksgiving every year. Head over to our website and browse more Autumn and Fall Candy for all of your Thanksgiving needs and create your own recipes!
When you think of Halloween, chances are the first colors that pop into your mind are orange and black. After all, orange is the color of pumpkins, bonfires, and changing leaves, and black represents death, darkness, bats, black cats, and cauldrons – all of which are popular Halloween themes and symbols. However, your Halloween candy color options are not limited to just orange and black. Blood red, deep purple, lime green, and ghostly white are a few of our favorite underrated Halloween colors. Combining bulk candy in these colors can take the ghoulish theme of your Halloween decorations, and Halloween candy, to a whole new level this season!
What says spooky more than green skinned monsters, witches’ brews, and slime? Add eerie green to your Halloween decorations this year with our selection of green bulk candy. Channel the wicked witch of the west with a bowl of dark green M&M’s or add shimmer lime green sixlets to a cauldron bowl for a deliciously creepy potion.
There’s no denying that Halloween is a gory holiday — bloodthirsty vampires and crazed zombies are just two of the not-so-nice characters that we see a lot of this time of the year. Draw inspiration for your candy colors from the scary side of Halloween! A bowl of our Red Cherry Licorice Bites will look like it belongs next to a Vampire’s coffin.
Purple has always been associated with the night, mysticism, and witches’ hats, making it a magical addition to your Halloween theme this year. Create a sense of mystery with some of our purple candy by topping off your Halloween party punch with Grape Pop Rocks or decorating cupcakes with Grape Rock Candy.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without ghosts — they’re one of Halloween’s spookiest characters after all (except for Casper the Friendly Ghost, of course). Because of this staple Halloween character, we think white is a great color to incorporate into your decorations this year. Our ghostly white gumballs are perfect for the job! Dum Dums lollipops can easily be covered with white fabric and tied to create adorable ghosts for all of your trick-or-treaters.
Add some diversity to your Halloween candy colors this year with some of these underrated choices. We have a huge selection of colorful candy for you to choose from, so you’ll be the sweetest house on the block!
You know the drill. On or before the night of October 31st you’ll have gaggles of children in costumes knocking on your door shrieking the old adage “Trick-or-Treat” expecting candy in return.
Besides offering phenomenal candy, (and with the great Halloween selection from CandyFavorites.com, how could you offer anything less?) are there ways to make your Halloween candy stand out from the crowd this year? We believe the answer is a resounding, “yes!”. Simply follow a few of these tips to keep your candy bowl the spookiest, and the most fun this Halloween. And if you have creepy, goopy or fun ideas that we missed, share them in the comments below!
Re-Label Your Halloween Candy
What’s in a name? For Halloween this year, we challenge you to break away from boring old monikers like “jellybeans”, “M&M’s”, and “candy corn”, and try on something a little more festive! We love the ideas from mudpiestudio.com including, “Witches Warts”, “Ghost Poop”, “Monster Scabs”, and “Jack o’ Lantern Teeth”! First you’ll need to decide what Halloween candy you would like to distribute, and decide on a funny and festive name! Once you’ve got your labels designed and printed and your ziploc baggies handy, all that you’ll have left to do is distribute oodles of your favorite bulk candies into each of the designated bags. Staple your baggies closed with the label facing out and you’ll hear tons of giggles from your trick-or-treaters this Halloween!
Not going to be home for Halloween this year? You can still be part of the fun for the little ones with a creative candy display! Simply find a styrofoam wreath ring from a local craft store and get a giant bag of Dum Dum lollipops (or Chupa Chups). All you have to do is insert the lollipops one at a time into the styrofoam wreath. Complete your candy display with a little sign inviting children to take one and voila! Your house will be Halloween candy ready!
Think Outside The Bowl
Even if you’ll be in town while trick-or-treaters are ringing doorbells, nothing says you need to feel obligated to keep your Halloween candy housed in a boring old bowl! Re-think your candy container for a little spooky fun this Halloween! We personally love the idea of carving a wide mouth on a pumpkin and letting little ones pull their candy out from in between pumpkin teeth! How would you decorate yours?
Being the most interesting house on the block this Halloween isn’t JUST about the types and sizes of your Halloween candy. How will you let the spirit of the holiday inspire your candy-giving this year?
Though it may be a bit soon to start decorating, we’re sure there are more than a few of you who have already started planning your Halloween costumes for this year. But are you prepared to impress the little ghouls that come knocking on your door looking for their favorite Halloween Candies??
For most children, the best part about trick-or-treating is coming home and dumping their candy on the floor to evaluate the night’s haul. This ritual often involves dividing the best candy from the worst to decide which to devour and which to trade. In 2013, Chicago-based market research firm, IRi, completed a study to determine America’s favorite Halloween Candies. Based on the results of this study, we’ve created a list of the top 5 treats to keep your trick-or-treaters munching instead of bargaining with one another!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most sought-after Halloween candy. Introduced in 1928, this candy is a delicious combination of milk chocolate and smooth and creamy peanut butter, so it’s no wonder kids everywhere love them. Reese’s come in various forms, from mini to pumpkin-shaped, making them the perfect treat to handout to all of your eager trick-or-treaters this year.
M&M candy was first produced in 1941 and handed out to soldiers during the war. Today, they are a trick-or-treat favorite! Check out our fun-size M&M’s assortment, which includes classic M&M’s Plain and M&M’s Peanut, for a treat that’s a Halloween sure-bet.
Snickers has been around since 1930 and has been a favorite candy around the world for years. A great treat that will ward off tricks this Halloween season, these Mini Snickers Bars will have children flocking to your front door for Halloween candy.
Another classic candy, Hershey has been making Hershey’s branded milk chocolate bars since 1900. There isn’t a kid out there that doesn’t know what a Hershey’s chocolate bar is, so satisfy their tastebuds this Halloween with these miniature-sized ones.
A delicious combination of smooth milk chocolate and light crisp wafers, the Kit Kat has been Halloween candy-lovers’ favorite since 1935. These Halloween Kit Kats feature bat wings on the wrapper, but kids won’t know which designs they’ve got until they peel back the wrapper.
If you’re wondering what to stock your Halloween bowl with this year, this selection of America’s Favorite Halloween Candies are sure to make for happy trick-or-treaters. If you need a few more ideas, you’re just a few clicks away from finding more seasonal favorites right here!
Colorful and imaginative costumes, ringing doorbells and little hands grabbing handfuls of candy out of a brimming candy dish – we think it’s safe to say that there’s no holiday quite like Halloween. But where did our traditions originate? After all, you have to admit that dressing up as your favorite character and asking virtual strangers for Halloween Candy is a bit strange.
Though many believe that trick-or-treating is just another one of those traditions cooked up by candy companies in order to generate revenue, the truth is that these traditions are rooted in history. The exact forerunners of today’s trick-or-treating habits – where children dress up, knock on neighbors’ doors and collect bucketfuls of candy – may be a bit hazy but here are a few contenders for potential influencers. Which do you think is the real inspiration for Halloween celebrations?
During the ninth century in England, November 2nd was designated “All Souls Day”, which was a time for honoring relatives and ancestors who had passed on. To celebrate, townsfolk would participate in bonfires and masquerades. In addition to festive parties, poor people would visit the houses of richer families and beg for “soul cakes” in exchange for promises to pray for the souls of the homeowners’ deceased relatives. The tradition was later taken up by children who would go door-to-door asking for gifts like food or money.
Also during the ninth century in Scotland and Ireland, young people took part in a tradition called “guising” wherein they dressed up in costumes and accepted offerings from various households. In exchange for the gifts they received, these youngsters would sing a song, recite a poem, tell a joke or perform another form of “trick”. Could this possibly be where the phrase “Trick-or-treat” came from?
In the early 20th century, many immigrants to the United States had begun to revive the traditions of “Souling” and “Guising”. However, by the 1920’s many of these traditions had devolved into pranks and vandalism rather than harmless door-to-door visits and begging. When the Great Depression struck, the issues surrounding Halloween pranking and damage became much worse. Some sources theorize that it was this costly vandalism issue that led to the organization of community-based trick-or-treating events to deter these activities.
Regardless of where these traditions came from, one thing is certain – Halloween is still the best night of the year to show off frightening costumes and gather gobs of delicious candy! But before you can indulge on the busiest candy-eating night of the year, you need to stock up! Visit candyfavorites.com and peruse our selection of tasty, sweet, cute and spooky Halloween Candy. We’re sure you’ll find just the treats you’ve been looking for!