How To Make a sweet Bouquet For Valentine’s Day
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Poetry is difficult. But sweets are awesome!
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. And if you’re wracking your brain trying to think of the perfect gift for your Significant Other, you really can’t go wrong with the classics. Sure, flowers look beautiful. But if the love of your life is known for their sweet tooth, try bumping the blooms for an indulgent and delicious sweet bouquet or chocolate bouquet. A beautifully made arrangement of your partner’s favourite sweet treats to delight the taste buds as well as the eyes.
Assembling a delectable chocolate bouquet is quick and easy. But it’s a gift with a real wow factor that will show the love of your life, your secret crush, or simply a treasured friend how you feel about them this Valentine’s Day.
Here’s how it’s done!
1. Start with the right sweets
The first step to assembling a beautiful and delicious sweet bouquet is to choose the right tasty treats to go inside it. After all, this is a treat for all the senses! The better you know your partner, the better you’re likely to know their taste in sweets. However, if you’re not sure where to start, we have some suggestions.
Chocolate… it’s a no-brainer!
There’s a reason why chocolate and romance have long been intertwined. According to studies, enjoying chocolate encourages production of the pleasure chemical dopamine in the brain. Which is highly conducive to feeling happy, romantic and “loved up”. So make sure your chocolate bouquet is full of delicious chocolate treats from chunky chocolate mini eggs to indulgently delicious chocolate covered Turkish delight.
Sweets are more than just a treat for the tastebuds. They have an uncanny ability to sweep us away on a wave of nostalgia. You may want to sprinkle some delightful treats from your loved one’s school days to give them a dash of nostalgia to go with their romance. Make sure your sweet bouquet has some retro classics like cola bottles, flying saucers or chocolate jazzies!
After the festive indulgence of Christmas, more of us than ever have joined the veganuary revolution. Even those of us who aren’t cutting out meat and animal products entirely are still trying to get more plant-based goodness into our diets. So, to be on the safe side, you might want to include some tasty vegan sweets like strawbs, pear drops and fizzy cola bottles.
Sweets with heart
Of course, romance is the name of the game here. So make sure you have some sweets that show some heart… Literally! We have tasty jelly and foam heart throbs as well as everyone’s favourite childhood classic, love hearts!
2. Build your base
Once you’ve assembled the perfect combination of tasty treats for your sweet bouquet, you need to think about how you’re going to contain them. Your base should be made with a beautiful gift bag that’s bright, colourful and perfect to showcase your delicious treats. Use a floral block to partially fill the bag so that the bag is brimming with sweet treats.
3. Get creative
Now that our bag is filled with glorious sweet treats, we need to add a few creative flourishes to our sweet and chocolate bouquet. Decorate your sweet-stuffed gift bag just like any floral bouquet. You can use cellophane, tissue paper, ribbons, bows or wrapping paper. There are really no wrong answers here, but it’s a nice idea to combine your loved one’s favourite sweets with their favourite colours and textures.
Et voila! You have a romantic, beautiful and delicious sweet bouquet that’s sure to add the wow factor to your Valentine’s Day.