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Summer Fun Sweet vs Savory Showdown!

June 23, 2016

Summer barbecues and parties just wouldn’t be the same without a variety of snacks and treats to keep the crowd happy! While some of us look forward to the creamy savory cheeses and salty snacks, others can’t wait for the grand finale–the dessert table! There’s no right answer but you can cast your vote — We’re holding a Summer Fun Sweet vs Savory Showdown starting 7/11/16. Sign up here: Sweet vs Savory Sweepstakes!

Root for your favorite! Sweet vs Savory. It’s a Sweepstakes too! You could win a beautiful summer gift from 1800Baskets.com brimming with mouthwatering sweets or savories. The 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes runs  July 11 to August 1.  Don’t miss the fun!

Need a gift for a summer occasion? Try these in-season favorites! Dana’s Bakery Macarons and Savory Gourmet Snack Basket are wonderful gifts for a summer birthday, thank you or to wish them congratulations.

Sweet vs Savory Showdown Macaroons

Dana’s Bakery Macarons

Sweet vs Savory Showdown Snack Basket

Savory Gourmet Snack Basket

For more gift ideas visit our Summer Collection!

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Father's Day, Picnic, Summer Time Gift

Anchors Away for Father’s Day!

May 25, 2016

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Smooth sailing and clear skies are in the forecast for a new Father’s Day Sweepstakes: Anchors Away For Father’s Day! The 1800Baskets.com Facebook photo caption Sweepstakes is under way!!

Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate dads for all their love and support throughout the year. Let your dad — hero, guide and captain of the ship know how much you appreciate him with an amazing basket of treats.

Enter the 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes and you could be the winner of one of three Father’s Day gifts. Is your dad a fisherman? One of the prizes, Fisherman’s Favorite Snacks, is a fishing basket brimming with savories and sweets your dad is sure to enjoy. 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day Everyone! Anchors Away!

 

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Win a prize for your dad!

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St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Sliders

February 29, 2016

A big plate of corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots and other vegetables is traditionally served on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a hearty supper for a day in March that could bring “fierce weather”.

You’ll love this new twist on traditional corned beef and cabbage perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party buffet!

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders with Guinness Mustard

This recipe was inspired by the St. Patrick’s Day scene in St. Louis. The Gateway to the West is lucky enough to have two St. Patrick’s Day parades! A big downtown parade and a smaller parade in the Irish part of the city — Dogtown.

St. Patrick's Day Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders

Be sure to make plenty of these sliders because they’ll disappear in the blink of an eye like a leprechaun! The quick Guiness mustard is a tasty addition to the corned beef and cabbage sliders. Here’s the recipe:

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders with Guinness Mustard

 Add some Shamrocks!

Serve on a St Patrick’s Day buffet table with

Cheryl’s St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cut Outs!

Cheryl's St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cookie Cutouts

 

 

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.

Picnic

10 Easy Tips to Take Your Picnic to the Next Level

July 8, 2014

You’ve got your picnic basket all packed and ready for a relaxing day filled with fresh air, delicious foods, and great company. Now, take your picnic above and beyond with just a few extra moments of prep and planning!

fruit-bouquetMake it Sweet with Fun-Shaped Fruits
Grab cookie cutters in varying shapes and turn your fruits into a festive conversation piece and unique snack! Serve it as a fun fruit salad or put them on a stick and create your own one-of-a-kind fruit arrangement!

Pick a Spot with a View
Head to your location a few days prior and scout out a location with a prime view. Be aware of surrounding elements such as lakes and trees when choosing the ideal spot for your picnic.

Use a Festive Blanket
Toss that boring go-to checkerboard picnic blanket and spice up the setting with a blanket or throw that’ll really wow your picnic dates. If you are grabbing a blanket from home, make sure it is something that would not be ruined in case of any accidental spills. The best solution would be to invest in a beautiful throw for the sole purpose of picnicking.

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Rather than packing a simple bottle of wine, mix up some cocktails beforehand and seal in mason jars for simple and mess-free transport. Looking for some cocktail inspiration? Check out Celebrations.com’s picks for mason jar cocktails.

Decorate the Surrounding Area
Think outside the blanket when decorating for your picnic! Use surrounding trees and benches to hang balloons, ribbons, and signs to spruce up your picnic space.

Make a Picnic Playlist
Put together a picnic-ready playlist ahead of time to keep the mood going. Avoid songs that mat be distracting and opt for songs with a more mellow vibe. Alternatively, you can bring in portable smart device speakers and choose an already-existing playlist from your preferred music streaming service.

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Decorated Disposable cutlery
Every picnic needs cutlery, so take your forks and knives to the next level with a little creativity and craftiness! From glitter to washi tape, there are countless simple ways to dress up your picnic utensils!

Bring Citronella Candles & Bug Spray
Nothing puts a damper on an outdoor adventure quite like those pesky party-crashing mosquitoes and other bugs. Avoid this unnecessary annoyance by preparing citronella candles in your picnic gear. Throw in a can of bug spray for good measure; in case those pests do get in your area, they can be easily rid of.

Pack a Book – or Two.
Throw your favorite adventure-themed classic into your picnic gear. Highlight your favorite passages to share with your picnic buddy. Plus, if things get extra windy, that book can be used to hold down blankets or platters!

Pack a Deck of Cards
A simple deck of cards can provide hours of fun with so many popular card games to choose from! Simply throw one in your bag in case of down time – you’ll be glad you did!

What other kinds of things do you pack for your picnic to make it special?
Share with us in the comments!

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