Thanks you Smart & Final and Collective Bias for sponsoring this Valentine’s Day Candy Bouquet. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias
Looking for a creative gift for your spouse, friend, or relative with a sweet tooth?! I’ve got a really fun gift idea for you today… a Valentine’s Day candy bouquet! This gift is a ton of fun to make, and even more fun to receive! You can get really creative with your recipe and the candy you use to customize the colors and patterns of your candy bouquet. So many fun possibilities!
I bought all of my candy from Smart & Final. When buying candy in bulk, I’ve found that they have the cheapest prices!
Most of the bulk candy is Smart & Final’s First Street brand, and the candy was just perfect for my candy bouquet. I also found some First Street candy in the regular candy aisle, like the peach rings and salt water taffy. YUM!
Here are all the details of how I put this Valentine’s Day gift together. You can use this idea for all holidays, not just Valentine’s Day. Just switch out the pink and red and the hearts for whatever holiday colors you need!
Valentine’s Day Candy Bouquet:
- First Street Salt Water Taffy
- First Street Peach Rings
- First Street Cherry Hearts
- First Street Raspberry Hearts
- Gummy Worms (I used just the pink and yellow ones)
- Sour Strawberry Belts
- Wood Skewer Sticks
- Medium container (to use as a vase for the bouquet)
Step 1. Fill your vase or container to the top with cherry hearts or another gummy candy. The candy will hold each skewer stick in place perfectly. You could also use floral foam cut to the size of the container, too, but the candy is definitely more fun. 😉
Step 2. Line up your candy. Decide how far down you want your candy to go on your stick by measuring the container with the stick. Grab a wood skewer stick, and carefully push it through the candy. Push the candy all the way down to the where the bottom of the vase will be. Keep doing this until you’ve filled up a skewer stick, then set aside. Repeat for as many sticks as you need, which will depend on the size of your container and how full you make your bouquet.
You can use just one type of candy on each stick, or you can mix it up and make patterns, or you can do both like I did!
Step 3. Once you’ve got a handful of candy skewers, you can start placing them in your container by slowly pushing them down into the gummy candy in the container. To make your bouquet look great, make sure to evenly space out the different types of candy. You don’t want two sticks that look exactly the same right next to each other. You can also cut off the bottom end a bit on a few sticks to give varying heights to the candy bouquet.
That’s it! You could always add a bow, tag, or card to your candy bouquet if you’d like to get it ready for gifting. This would also be a fun Valentine’s Day decoration for your home, too, if you don’t have little fingers around that might get into it.
Be sure to check out Smart & Final’s bulk candy section, as well as the rest of the store. The carry warehouse sized items, but without the warehouse fee. They also have everything from fruits and veggies to meat, bakery items, and more! Keep up with Smart & Final on Facebook and Twitter.
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So who would you make this candy bouquet for? What candy would you love to receive in a candy bouquet? Leave a comment below… I’d love to hear!
I love this idea… so much nicer than just giving a box of boring candy. #client
Thanks, and I totally agree! I love how colorful it is, and how easy it is to customize the candy and colors.