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Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Boba Fett Here Now!

December 8, 2015

Surprise A Star Wars Fan

With  Cool, Collectible Goblets!

The Star Wars® worldwide movie date is December 18, 2015 and fans of all ages are ready! You don’t have to wait ten days to order a Darth Vader, Storm Trooper or Boba Fett goblet from 1800Baskets.com — we have Star Wars® collectibles now!

Take their “devotion to the empire” to the next level with these unique 2015 official Star Wars® matte finish ceramic goblets. Collect them all!  Each comes with silver foil wrapped candies tied with a black satin ribbon.

 

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It’s National Popcorn Month!

October 16, 2015

Since October is National Popcorn Month, here’s a quick shout out to The Popcorn Factory, our sister brand that packs the POP into our gourmet gift baskets! Cracked popcorn

Nothing short of pure bragging, we simply have the most flavorful popcorn out there.  If you’re a savory snacker, don’t miss The Popcorn Factory’s Buffalo Ranch, White Cheddar, Cracked Pepper, or Bacon CheddarBaaacon.

If you hapChoco popcornpen to be a choco-holic, skip straight to the Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt or the Chocolate & Caramel Drizzle.

Give it as a gift, or (shhhh….) just keep it for yourself.  Since Americans eat an impressive 17 billion quarts of popcorn every year, according to Lexi Jacobs’s History of Popcorn, do your part and pick up some popcorn pronto.

The Popcorn Factory is giving Free Shipping on all tins through October!  Let’s just call that a Bacon Bonus.

Here are a few of our popcorn-packed gifts to surprise someone with: Ghost Stories Snack Tin, Autumn 3 Way Popcorn Tin &  Tranquil Gift Basket. Happy Snacking!

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Macaroon – Part II

September 29, 2015

In May, we celebrated the delectable toasted coconut macaroon. Today, we taught the frills and delights of its French cousin, also named the macaroon. Gorgeously vibrant in orange, purple, blue and any color you can think of, these airy pastries are as artmacaroon galleryful as they are tasteful.

There are even whole gallery-like shops, maisons, and cafes dedicated to sating the demands of its fanfare.

Want your next gift to be fancy and full of frills? Send a friend a macaroon.  But don’t stand in line, silly.  We have them for sale right here.

Our macaroons are baked and shipped to your home from our partner, Dana’s Bakery. (We only source the best, of course.) Each gift box is tied with vibrant satin ribbon to add all the more jazz to an already perfect gift. Bon Appetit!macaroon - 1800Baskets.com

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National Macaroon Day: 4 Delicious Ways to Upgrade a Macaroon

May 28, 2015

Sunday, May 31 2015 is National Macaroon Day, so in honor of this sweet holiday we’re sharing four delicious ways to upgrade a pre-made macaroon. The macaroon – not to be confused with the French Macaron of the same pronunciation – is a small cake-like dessert usually made of ground almonds.

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Dip in chocolate. Melt your favorite kind of chocolate in a microwave or on a stovetop (careful not to burn), and dip your macaroons in for a decadent twist! Place on cookie sheet, let cool and devour!

Make a Sandwich. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, grab two macaroons, smear some sweet sauce or cream on the bottom of one and top with the other macaroon to create a macaroon-sandwich!

Drizzle with caramel or jam. Grab a macaroon and lightly drizzle with your favorite topping – be it caramel, jam, or sundae topping.

Serve “a la mode.” Throw your macaroon in the microwave for a few seconds, then serve on top of an ice cold bowl of ice cream.

Picnic

Patriotic Picnic Ideas

May 20, 2015

Memorial Day is a day to honor those troops that we have lost. It’s also the unofficial kick-off to summer, so mark this day with an outdoor celebration, like a patriotic picnic!

Our Meat & Cheese Baskets make for the perfect starter for a patriotic picnic, and arrive in a reusable, picnic-ready basket. Celebrations.com shares 4 patriotic picnic ideas from mason jar desserts to festive, easy-to-snacks.

Graduation

Graduation Party Idea for the Class of 2015: DIY Photo Booth

May 6, 2015

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate your Class of 2015 grad? Throw them a party celebrating their special year with their own DIY photo booth. This fun idea  is so fun to recreate; all you need is a dedicated station, a camera and tri-pod (guests can use a self timer function), and some photo booth props! Celebrations.com shared a simple how-to for these DIY Graduation Photo Booth Props which take just minutes to make.

Don’t Forget the Class of 2015 Graduation Treats!

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Chocolate Dipped Oreos

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Personalized Gigantic Fortune Cookie

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Graduation Candied Apples

Holidays

Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

April 21, 2015

We at 1-800-Baskets love pretzels. In fact, we love them so much that we give away free pretzel treats EVERY Wednesday over at our Facebook page – it’s true!

That’s why we are so excited about the upcoming National Pretzel Day on April 26. In honor of this cool and crunch-filled holiday, we’re sharing 5 delicious ways to celebrate. Have a must-try way we didn’t mention? Share it with us in the comments below!

Candy Covered Pretzels
It’s sure to feel like a celebration when you’re biting into one of our Candy Bar Pretzels! This sweet and salty assortment is packed with loads of delicious crunch. The best part? Each bar comes individually packaged so you can indulge on this occasion and then save some for later!

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Add Pretzels to Your Favorite Recipes
Pretzels add a salty crunch to any recipe. That’s why they’re a great addition to any recipe – be it an appetizer or a dessert! We especially love the salty and sweet pairing, which is why these pretzel-crusted brownies from Celebrations.com make for the perfect sweet way to celebrate this special day.

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Share the Pretzel Love
If you want to spread the pretzel love, surprise a special someone with one of our sweet pretzel greetings! Each card costs only $5 delivered and is the perfect way to remind someone you are thinking of them (and their love for pretzels).

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Make a Pretzel-filled Trail Mix
Pretzels are one of the most common ingredients in trail mix, and it’s not hard to see why! We love the sweet twist Celebrations.com put on their mix with their recipe for S’mores trail mix.

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Make Soft Pretzels for Snacking
If you’re looking for something with a bit less crunch but still want to celebrate, you’ll love this homemade soft pretzel bites recipe. These homemade bites are perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce and are the perfect snack to celebrate National Pretzel Day!

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Easter

Easter Brunch Essentials: 5 Ways to Wow

March 23, 2015

Take your traditional Easter brunch to the next level with some stunning decor ideas and recipes! Here are some of our favorite ideas to inspire and as a great starting point for you to start planning for your celebration.

Start off with an Eggciting Place Card

Wow from the beginning by adding a festive touch to your spread with a fun personalized place setting like one of these Easter egg-inspired place cards from Celebrations.com.

Alternatively, you can brighten up your spread by setting a vibrant treat such as these Easter Candied Apples on each guests’ place setting. Keep them in the wrapping and it’ll even serve as a fun party favor!

Bountiful Brunch Foods

Whip up some homemade traditional brunch foods like these berry scones from Celebrations.com. Make a variety of flavors so guests not only have more variety but also to add some color to the spread!

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like baking from scratch, our gourmet Brunch Market Box has all of the supplies and ingredients you need to create a stunning brunch spread including pancake, waffle AND scone mix for easy baking!

Creative Centerpieces

Wow guests with gorgeous Easter decor like this DIY Carrot Vase centerpiece idea. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so stunning!

Alternatively, you can even use a beautifully put-together Easter Basket as a centerpiece. Turn it into a fun activity by handing out raffle tickets and the winning ticket gets to take the basket centerpiece home!

Festive Sips

The food is important, but don’t forget to jazz up the drinks as well! We love this layered punch which is reminiscent of a stunning sunrise – perfect for an early Easter brunch.

Darling Desserts

Even brunches should end on a sweet note! For a fun Easter dessert, whip up a batch of these “surprise” Easter egg-inspired treats from Celebrations.com!

If you don’t feel like baking but still looking to make a statement, you’ll love our eggcellent Easter brownie cakes!
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What are favorite ideas for an Easter brunch? Share with us in the comments below!

Fruit Club

Last-Minute Colorful St. Patrick’s Day Drink: Rainbow Fruit Sangria

March 16, 2015

Looking for the perfect last-minute recipe to add some color to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Start with a colorful assortment of fruit (like one from our famous fruit baskets) and make your own rainbow in a glass! If this drink is for adults, top with white wine. If this drink is for children, a light colored sparkling soda such as Sprite or ginger-ale will work.

Get the full recipe for this Rainbow Fruit Sangria over at Celebrations.com!

Entertaining

Savory and Sweet Blackberry Thyme Cheese Recipe

March 5, 2015

While cheese can be eaten as is, the entertaining geniuses at Celebrations.com came up with a way to make it even better (if that’s even possible). The careful mix of a soft ripening cheese mixed with blackberry and thyme takes an ordinary roll of cheese and turns it into something truly extraordinary in flavor. Imagine pairing this with a fresh loaf of bread? DELICIOUS. Get the full recipe for this Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese!

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Looking for more cheesy goodness? Treat yourself (or someone you love) to a savory cheese basket filled with your favorites!