Showing posts with label Candy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Candy. Show all posts


Graduation Leis!

It's that time of year - graduation! We are making candy leis like crazy and wanted to share some easy, fun ideas!

This one is fairly time consuming, but the end result is so fun! We took 3 frooties at a time and tied them together, and then tied them to the main string, alternating colors. We chose good ole Lehi purple, but this would also be cute in a rainbow of colors, chocolate brown, or of course, the school's colors!

Careful - this one was hard on my finger - lots of knot tying! 

This is a new favorite this year - a simple chunky patterned ribbon with a candy Pop Rocks attached, with a bright tag saying "YOU ROCK - Congratulations!"

This is a refreshing new look that we are loving, and so are the customers!

Who doesn't love rainbows and bubblegum?! This would be perfect for your preschooler or kindergartener's graduation, and we made it a little shorter just for the little ones. We've added a little bow on the side to add some flair!

And finally, our classic two-toned bubble gum lei! Perfect for any age, any school (since the bubble gum comes in a ton of colors), and cute for a guy or girl graduate!

We have tons of bubble gum & frooties in all colors as well as Pop Rocks and a good selection of cute ribbon - stop by the store to get your leis, or order other fun gifts HERE for your graduate!  

Also don't miss our FREE PRINTABLES to add to your graduation gifts!

Be sure and watch us tomorrow on Studio 5 at 1pm - we will be showing these cute leis and giving some good tips!


Swim Suit Season is Upon Us...

...and you all know what that means:  NO MORE COOKIES!  So, how are we supposed to survive through all of those horrible cravings but still look good?  We have the perfect solution:  Cookie Dough Taffy!   Let's compare the two:  A regular cookie has about 120 calories, 5.8 grams of fat, 2.8 grams of saturated fat and about 18.4 grams of carbs.  Our delicious cookie dough taffy has about 22 calories, .28 grams of fat, .21 grams of saturated fat and a total of 5.4 carbs!  Same great taste- different affect!  So come on if for your free sample while supplies last- you'll be glad you did (& so will everyone else at the swimming pool!)

Mention this post while you're in and get 10% off you entire purchase!  Good thru the rest of the weekend...


6 Things to do with Frootie Tootsies

You know the little mini tootsie rolls that come in a variety of flavors?  Yeah, those ones. On our website, we sell them in big bags, or by the piece for .02 at our store (great for kids to use their own piggy bank money).  
So here are 6 good uses for these little guys:

6.  Food storage treats.  Now you can have something in your food storage that will be a treat!  Not only do Frooties have a long shelf life, but they are nut free and gluten free!  So stock up...

5.  Potty training treats.  Perfect.  Inexpensive.  Individually wrapped.  Lots of flavor choices.

4.  Party game - each participant gets a plastic cup and 25 tootsies.  Standing up straight, hold one at a time with mouth, and try and drop it in the cup that is sitting on the ground.  After ____ minutes, the player with the most in their cup wins!

3. Make fudge!  Here is a recipe that looks delicious!

Tootsie Roll Fudge
Makes 49 pieces

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 stick unsalted butter
48 Tootsie Roll Midgees (about 2 cups)
1 cup crushed sugar snaps (or similar crisp ginger cookie)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely ground pecans

Coat a 9-inch square cake pan with cooking spray.

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add sweetened condensed milk, butter, and Tootsie Rolls. Stir continuously until butter and candy are completely melted and mixture is thick and smooth. Remove from heat.

Add crushed ginger snaps, vanilla extract, and pecans. Using a rubber spatula, mix until well blended.

Pour fudge into the prepared pan. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.

Slice into 7 equal rows to create 49 square pieces. It's a good idea to use a ruler to ensure equal size pieces. Fudge can be made up to a week in advance and refrigerated.

2.  Make buttons with wrappers!  (Or something else crafty like that) A scrapbook page with your kid's favorite flavor... little hair bows with a frootie button center...

1Play the CANDY GAME

(You will need at least one candybar for each guest – but more is better; as well as a variety of candy – some big, some small – hard to find candy is great, too. All the candy is set on a table or the floor in the middle of the circle. Also a pair of dice and a brown paper sack for each guest). Have guests sit in a circle. First player rolls the dice onto a small plate or tray. If the guest rolls a 1 OR a 6 on either die, he/she gets to choose a candy out of the middle and put it in your brown bag. (Choose 2 candies if you roll a 1 AND a 6) . Do this until all the candy from the middle is gone. Then set the timer – 5, 7, 10 minutes depending upon how long you want the game to last. Again, you roll the dice and if you get a 1 or a 6, you get to “steal” a candy away from another player. This is where you have to REMEMBER who took WHAT and ask for the candy by name. If you guess right – they have to give you the candy. If you guess WRONG, you have to give them something from your bag. It’s fun to see who “fights” over what candy!


Sometimes Life Sucks...

But if it DOES, this Whirly Pop will sweeten anyone's day!

It is HUGE! Look at it compared to this (beautiful) hand! teehee

Wouldn't it be cute to give someone and say, "Sorry your day SUCKED, hope you feel better!" Or "Going back to school can really SUCK, but look at the bright side - you get a BIG LOLLIPOP, and you can share it with the cute boy in your English class!" The possibilities are really just endless with this larger than life Whirly Pop (wink wink).

Just wanted to show you one of our UNIQUE products.

Hope you have a good day.

If it does happen to SUCK, a visit to us will definitely brighten your day.


Spring is HERE!

This weather is crazy!!  Two weeks ago we were in our swimming suits playing in the sand box, and this weekend we have our boots on stomping in the snow!  
One thing that has made me smile lately is walking into the store every day and seeing SPRING no matter what the weather is outside.  Everything is so bright and cheery... maybe these pictures will give you a little glimpse into what fun lies ahead when the weather is consistently nice outside!

Flowers made from balloons - hanging from the ceiling

Chocolate covered cinnamon bears with a cute card attached...

Mini topiaries hung from the ceiling.  
These are unique decorations for any party - hang them above the table where you are going to be celebrating!

New printed plates/cups/napkins 

Warmers and scented blocks.  
High quality and great scents! 

Fun fish balloon bouquet

In fact, thinking about spring and looking at all those cute pictures makes me want to celebrate right now!  Let's give away something springy!  Leave a comment to enter yourself in for a chance to win... a $15.00 gift card to our store!  Yey!  You have until Wednesday at midnight. 
Happy Spring everyone!