Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Themed Lunch

Seattle Prep's baseball team recently hosted a lunch in honor of their teachers, and asked us to dream up a fun and delicious snack table that would make the faculty feel like they were enjoying an afternoon at the ball park. We had a blast with this event, and came up with something to make Dave Niehaus, the late, great Seattle Mariner's announcer, proud.
"My oh my!"
The full display, complete with retro American flags, wooden crates, and of course an old-fashioned Louisville slugger, was a huge hit.
Our hand-prepared treats included a Jelly Belly mix of Seattle Prep colors, complete with a Moonstruck Chocolate Co. chocolate ganache and peanut butter baseball truffles. A definite home run!

The spread included major league favorites, including Cracker Jacks and Big League Chew. Yum! But the real fun is in the details:

Our custom foil-wrapped chocolate baseball favors reference Steve Cox field, where Seattle Prep's team plays. The delicious chocolates are paired with a custom blend of Jelly Belly has that crisp infield green.

Our centerpieces for the long center table featured more favorites, including delicious red licorice in a Ball canning jar, decorated with string. The paper hot dog container holds gumballs in Seattle Prep colors. Down to the peanuts and grass in our center jar, we went all out! What can we say? We're suckers for America's game.
Coca Cola in old-fashioned glass bottles put the perfect nostalgic spin on the centerpieces. We passed out bright red straws to match!
Finally, we couldn't resist throwing in some red hots to honor the Seattle Prep team, who went on their own red hot streak this year: the varsity squad went undefeated in the regular season!

We just love putting together special events like this! What about you? Do you have any favorite candies for days at the ballpark? Are you putting together any theme parties this summer?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Shop at The Confectionery to Win Prizes!

Check out the University Village's great promotion this week: stop by the store for a chance to win awesome prizes, including yummy summer treat bags!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

National Jelly Belly Day!

National Jelly Belly Day was Sunday, April 22, and here at The Confectionery that's a MAJOR holiday!

We decked out the store with our custom in-house mix of every tantalizing Jelly Belly flavor, with everything from cream soda to tangerine!

Berry Blue and Lemon Lime are some of our favorite summertime flavors. They work so well for bright, cheery favors!

Jelly Belly's Sunkist flavors of Tangerine and Lemon make a fantastic mix with hot pink bubble gum and taffy in one of our summertime candy bag mixes. Yum!

Some candy girls show off the day's mascot, a giant stuffed Jelly Belly that the company sent us along with some fun treats and prizes to give away. National Jelly Belly Day is never dull! Customers also played Beanboozled---the game where no one loses. Mmm!

Outside the store, Candy Girls & Boy greeted customers and spread the word about one of our favorite anniversaries!

Were you at the store for National Jelly Belly Day? What did you think? 
Make sure you keep this in mind next April---we throw the best Jelly Belly party in Seattle!

And, for fun, we wanted to share this: To celebrate this year, Jelly Belly hired an artist to replicate famous paintings with a distinctly delicious medium.

We wonder who got to eat the finished product!