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Jul 30 2018

Is your big day approaching? Are you trying to think of a fun way to fill up your guests while secretly satisfying your own sweet tooth? Well, there's no better way to do it than with pick and mix sweets for your wedding reception.

Everybody loves sweets, and they are a great way to get the party started. Just think great music, great company, a party atmosphere, and loads of yummy sweets within easy reach. Perfect, right? We certainly think so! If you've got some stubborn guests who refuse to dance, some sweets might even encourage them to get out of their seats, indulge themselves at the sweet table, and maybe show off their moves!

From fizzy cola bottles to flying saucers and jelly beans, we have a wide selection of sweets to choose from - click the link below to see for yourself!

Browse our Pick & Mix range >

 

Here are two great ways to utilise our sweets to make your wedding party a sweet hit:

 

Wedding Sweet Cart

Use our sweets for a classic wedding sweet cart!

When you were younger, did you ever use those pink-and-white-striped paper bags to buy pick 'n' mix at the sweet shop or the cinema? So did we! Those stripy bags still bring back glimpses of childhood memories, so why not use them at your wedding reception? 

A wedding sweet cart is a great way to add nostalgic vibes to your special day and get all the guests reminiscing about their carefree childhood days. Everyone will enjoy helping themselves to some sweet goodies, and the compact nature of a sweet cart makes this a great choice for smaller, more intimate wedding venues. Pair a vintage wedding sweet cart with Sweets in the City's Pick & Mix range and you'll have the perfect match to satisfy any sweet tooth!

 

Wedding Sweet Table

A whole table full of treats!

This could be a better option for larger wedding parties in more modern spaces. All you need is a large table, a pretty tablecloth of your choice, and of course, a whole bunch of sweets for your guests to enjoy!

 With guests enjoying themselves and plenty of refreshments to go around, you can relax and watch your wedding sweet table do all of the entertaining for you while you cherish your special day that little bit more.

Use the links below to order some pick and mix for your wedding day - be sure to get enough for everyone!

Pick & Mix Sweets >   Wedding Sweet Gifts >

Jul 19 2018

Jelly Babies

Jelly babies are something of a classic when it comes to sweets – they’ve been around for as long as any of us can remember (and probably as long as your Grandparents can remember, too!) but where did it all start? Jelly Babies went through quite the timeline to get to where they are today.

Sweets in the City have all the deets from the Jelly Baby origin story… along with a few interesting facts, to sweeten your historic knowledge.

A Sweet Invention

I know what you’re thinking, what incredible genius invented the delicious jelly baby? Well, legend has it that it was an Australian immigrant in 1864. The initial invention was something of a mistake…he was meant to create a mould for jelly bears, however, (for reasons which may be forever lost in time) it seems the jelly baby was born instead – pun wholly intended.

And thus, the reign of the jelly baby began. After a short hiatus, classic sweet manufacturer Basset’s took up the style of the rather darker original name ‘unclaimed babies’ and rebranded them ‘Peace Babies’ to mark the end of World War I. These new sweets had a more realistic baby look , closer to the sweets we know today.

Ironically, the production of Peace Babies was halted by wartime shortages in World War II, but – luckily for all of us – they were relaunched officially as Jelly Babies in 1953, just in time for the rock & rollin’ 50’s era!

Who are the Jelly Babies?

Maybe it sounds like a weird question, but Sweets in the City happens to know that jelly babies come with their own personas – even their own names!

The Jelly Baby gang consists of Bubbles (the yellow one!), Baby Bonny (that’s the red one – to you and me), Boofuls (the green jelly baby), Bigheart (the dark purple, blackcurrant flavoured baby) and Bumper (by process of elimination, Bumper is, of course, the orange one)!

Not only do they have names, Jelly Babies are something of a household name – and that’s not just because they’re so tasty. They’ve made more than one TV appearance over the years, their portfolio includes: Doctor Who, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and even Doc Martin.

Why is the green jelly baby crying?

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that Boofuls – everyone’s favourite green Jelly Baby – appears to be crying. But don’t worry, nothing terrible has happened – Boofuls is just a little sensitive. In a 1993 Jelly Babies advert, it was revealed the Boofus cries at everything – whether she’s happy or sad – “she’s a real cry baby”.

We <3 Jelly Babies

We’re not sure about you, but all those Jelly Baby sweet facts have put us in the mood for some Jelly Babies of our own. Luckily for you, you really are in the right place. Go to this page to buy  your favourite Jelly Babies in bulk – that’s right, in bulk! Your Jelly Baby stash will go a long way with this order – and feel free to pick out your other sweet favourites while you’re there.

Don’t forget to impart your knowledge on Bubbles, Bonny, Boofuls & Bigheart when sharing them around… For more fun sweet facts, make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Jul 09 2018

You’ll never forget your favourite teacher – and with the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about how you can say thank you for all their hard work. Thinking of unique gift ideas for teachers is no mean feat, you know they probably don’t need anymore ‘World Best Teacher’ mugs, and how much stationary does a teacher really need?  So, whether you’re looking for a treat for your teacher, or a gift on behalf of the kids, we have 4 special end-of-term sweet ideas that any teacher is sure to remember!

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You’re a Star

This little Jar of Joy is the perfect sweet gift for any teacher – their hard work has resulted in an entire class full of five star work, so now return the favour. In lovely packaging and with a heart-warming message, these ‘You’re a Star’ sweets will make for a sweet summer send off for a deserving teacher.

You’re Eggsquisite

Want to make your teacher smile? This fun teacher’s gift idea is sure to do just that! Packed full of yummy gummies, your teacher will be savouring these sweets for weeks into the summer holiday. Plus, with such a lovely jar, we’re sure any innovative teacher will find a use for this container long after the delicious sweets have all been devoured.

#Amazing

#Amazing

We are certain our #Amazing little Jar of Joy will be the perfect gift for every cool teacher! Filled with yummy retro classic treats, this sweet gift will be a huge hit with your hip and happening teacher – even if they’re secretly a little on the retro side themselves!

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A bespoke teacher gift

Sweets in the City offer you the option to customise any of our sweet treats! So why not add a unique, personalised label (just like this one!) to your teacher’s gift? When a teacher is special, they deserve a special gift – that’s why a bespoke sweet treat is certain to mean the world to them.

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 These end-of-term sweet treats make for seriously unique gift ideas – show your gratitude for a teacher who has made school seem cool. These sweet teacher gifts are perfect for any teacher, coming from any student – whether you’re purchasing them on a child’s behalf or a university student gifting a special lecturer, Sweets in the City have the best gifts for the occasion.

So, throw out the mugs, and gift something sweet your teacher can really enjoy!

Jul 04 2018

There’s no one in the world quite like your mum – she’s been there for you through thick and thin, and she probably knows you better than you even know yourself. So, when your mum is so unique, why would you send her a generic gift? Our range of letterbox treats and customisable sweet collections allow you to create bespoke treats for a happy mum. A personalised message and selection of delicious sweeties are the perfect combo to make her smile – whatever the occasion! Here are four custom sweet gift ideas to send to your mum:

1) A gift for SuperMum

She can do the laundry without turning socks pink, find missing keys in the blink of an eye and knows just when you need a hug. If this sounds familiar, show your mum you care with this personalised Jar of Joy packed full of sweets. Sometimes a little appreciation goes a long way.

2) Give Mum a birthday to remember

If your mum’s birthday is coming up, gift this beautiful bespoke letterbox treat to wish her a happy day. This ‘happy birthday mum’ custom message lets her know you care. Plus, if you’re running a little short on time, this individual gift will be delivered straight to her door – so ditch the wrapping paper!

3) World’s Best Mum

Whether you’re trying to get back into your mum’s good books – or just feeling affectionate – this lovely personalised giant Jar of Joy is sure to make your mum’s day! Stuffed full of delicious sweets, your mum may even be willing to share…

4) Surprise!

For those do-gooders who send gifts from the heart, why not surprise your mum with this unique ‘guess who’ letterbox gift? You might not get the credit (unless she guesses!) but this personalised twist on a classic “just to say” message is sure to be a happy mystery.

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For all these bespoke gifts and more, browse the Sweets in the City website and personalise your own sweet selection. Sometimes no one says it better than you, so customise a message for your mum and select a unique design to suit her!