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Candy Bar Bouquet

My cute neighbors recently got married. I collected a good amount of donations from all the other neighbors to give the happy couple a gift. What I decided to give them was a candy bar bouquet filled with other good things like gift cards and cash.  It was so easy to make and my neighbors loved the gift!  This really would make a great wedding gift, teacher gift, birthday gift, or a gift for any other holiday too.

Bouquet

 

Teacher-Gift

Here is what you need to put this gift together:

  • vase or bucket
  • kabob sticks
  • tape
  • tissue paper
  • foam block
  • treats
  • gift cards
  • cash
  • ribbon
  • card

Wedding-Gift

First, take your foam block and put the tissue around it.  I tried to make it so that the tissue was taller in the back, shorter in the front.

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Then, tape all your goodies onto sticks.  I used kabob sticks and some shorter caramel apple sticks.  It was nice to have 2 different heights to work with.  We also taped some candy as high as we could on the stick and some lower on the stick.  This helped give us a variety of height as well.

Candy Bar

Arrange all your goodies like a bouquet of flowers.  I started with the m&m’s in the middle and then added things behind them and in front of them.  I also tried to keep it symmetrical.  Finish it off with a ribbon around the vase and a card.

This bouquet contains $140 in gift cards and $80 in cash, plus the treats, but this would be so easy to make bigger or smaller.   Bigger – more candy, bigger vase, more gift cards, more money.  Smaller – less candy, smaller vase or bucket, less gift cards, less cash.  You can adjust this to any size that would work perfect for you and your budget.

You might also enjoy our Candy Bar Letter ideas.

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Chicken Roll Ups

Here is a delicious recipe that’s a quick and easy dinner for your family!  You have to try these yummy Chicken Roll Ups.

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Combine:
2 small chicken breasts, cut into small cubes or shredded
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
salt and pepper to taste

Open one can of refrigerated crescent rolls and spread the pieces out.  Divide chicken mixture evenly among the rolls.  Starting at the fat end, wrap the corners of the dough around the chicken, and then roll down to the skinny end.

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Then roll each one into crushed Rits Crackers.  Lighly press crackers to make them stick.

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Bake at temperature it calls for on crescent roll package for 15-20 minutes.  While it’s baking, make your gravy:

Combine 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup with 1/2 cup of milk in a small sauce pan until hot.

Enjoy!!  We always serve this with Freezer Corn.

 

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Back to School Notes

I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe that school is going to start so soon!  This summer was just not long enough.  I’m trying my best to get back in the school mode, though.  One idea that I want to do this year is give some ‘Good Luck’ gifts.  I knew I wanted to give something useful, cute, and inexpensive. I made these back to school printables to go along with what I found.

back to school printable

My favorite item that I found was this mini supply kit.  I found it at Target for $5.  Darling.  My daughter wants it so bad!

School Good Luck

Other useful gift ideas are colorful pens, markers, or highlighters.  If you have some younger kids in mind, crayons, colored pencils, or scissors would be awesome too.

First Day of School

I made a simple tag for you to tie to your gifts.  It adds the perfect touch.  I love that you can use this tag with any gift… a treat, a drink, school supply, or even a note by itself.

Good Luck-Note

Download Good Luck Note

I left just enough space at the bottom of the note for you to sign your name.  A little gift like this goes a long way!  I’m sure it will help your kids, grandkids, friends, or neighbors have an awesome first day of school!

Other posts from Bits of Everything you might enjoy are Back to School Gift, School and Teacher Fonts, and Stress Free First Day of School Pictures.

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