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Candy Bouquet Gifts

Updated on July 5, 2013

Candy Bouquet Tutorial & Ideas

Candy bouquets make sweet gifts and are perfect for just about anyone. If you’re not familiar with what a candy bouquet is, it’s a small bouquet made entirely of candy on stems. The candies are usually embellished with green felt leaves and stand up on skewers wrapped in green floral tape or on lollipop sticks.

The candies can be anything from hard candies to gummies to chocolate bars and other favorite candies. Clear but colorful candies look nice as they are translucent and give a lovely glow that represents the shades flowers come in.

Candy Bouquets Are Perfect For Any Occasion

When considering what to give for a birthday or just a special thank you, the candy bouquet is ideal. It’s also a smart feature as a centerpiece, a bridal or wedding shower favor and can be adapted to a children’s birthday party take home as well. (Just be sure you don’t give out small candies to young kids who might choke on them.) They’re ideal for retirement parties, special anniversary celebrations, graduations, rehearsal dinners and more.

How To Make A Candy Bouquet

Things To Consider When Making or Choosing A Candy Bouquet

The idea is to make your candy bar gift bouquet really different. The candies should be something that represents the event. Since the wrappers are going to be left on, you can use a candy that matches the color scheme of the party—say yellow, pink or blue for a baby shower.

Consider the ribbon that you will use to tie the bouquets with as well. It should be something that matches well with the overall tone of the party or occasion. Say you’re using the bouquets as centerpieces at your rustic country wedding that will be split up and taken as wedding favors by your guests. You could do small Hershey bars as the candies and then tie the bouquets with burlap strips or a country gingham ribbon. However, if you’re giving them out as cheap party favors for your child’s SpongeBob birthday party, you might want to tie them with huge yellow bows to mimic the star character.

Be sure to consider the recipient as well. What are his or her interests? What kind of candy or snacks do they enjoy eating? By knowing your recipient, you will be able to tailor the gifts specifically to their tastes and interests. For example, you might consider a candy bouquet like the one below for a sports fanatic.

How To Make A Candy Bouquet

Candy Bouquet Tutorial

To create the amazing candy bouquet shown above, you can get step-by-step instructions at I Heart Naptime. To make your own candy bouquet, you'll need a unique container, mug, basket or box where you can assemble the candies on sticks. For stability, you can cut a piece of floral foam to wedge inside the container.

You can find popcicle or lollipop sticks from the candy aisle in the craft store. Alternatively, bamboo skewers would also work well. You can leave the sticks white, but it will look much lovelier and realistic if you wrap them in floral tape that’s green and add green felt leaves as well. Alternatively, you can utilize curling ribbon, tissue paper or colored-cellophane to "hide" the sticks once they are inserted into the bouquet.

Adhere the candy with a hot glue gun (be careful not to melt chocolate candies as the glue can be quite hot), with glue dots, or with clear packaging tape to the sticks or skewers. Be sure to leave the wrappers on so people can actually remove the candy and eat it.

Arrange the candy on sticks in the container that you chose. Embellish with a ribbon and they will look lovely on tables at a function.

Even an office gathering or staff meeting can be livened up by the presence of candy bouquets. They’re so easy to make and they cost very little. But they add a little bit of panache to the event. Consider gifting them to people who watch your children for you or cut your hair. Everyone loves a surprise gift. And when it’s candy, so much the better! Get ready to spread some smiles.

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  • StephSev108 profile image

    Stephanie Marie Severson 

    5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Thank you. This is a great gift idea!

  • Prithima Sharma profile image

    Prithima Sharma 

    5 years ago from Delhi, India

    I love flowers

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    Josh Woods 

    5 years ago from United States

    What a great idea. My wife has the biggest sweet-tooth and I think this would be a perfect gift to add to her mothers day gifts. Gave you a thumbs up for this one, and liked it on Facebook. Gonna read some more of your hubs after when my little girl goes down for her nap. Gonna follow you too so I don't miss out on anything. Thanks for the awesome post.

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    Nicole S Hanson 

    5 years ago from Minnesota

    Ooooh, these are so cool! I would love to send these to my nieces and nephews on their birthdays. What a great idea!

  • TheListLady profile image


    6 years ago from New York City

    I am such a candy lover - and this would ruin me - but it would be worth it. Now I am your follower!

  • jkvkdailey4 profile image


    6 years ago from Minnesota

    YUM - these look like so much fun! I love the bouquet with the Hot Tamales base, it's a great idea!

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    Sarah Carlsley 

    6 years ago from Minnesota

    These look so good, and what a great idea for a gift! They look cute and I'm sure they taste even better ;)


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