Forget about LOVE, celebrate a grouch!

sunny cookiesYou expected us to bring up all the opportunities for tasty cookies at Valentines Day didn’t you? But we decided to take a different approach. You already know all about that Feb. 14 holiday, so what about a couple of lesser-known and lesser-celebrated events that fall in the same month?

One of my favourites is Do a Grouch a Favour Day on February 16. No one knows who started this informal holiday, but let’s face it, we all know a grouch in our life who could use some brightening up! Maybe it’s the weather that’s got them down, or maybe they’re just a jerk, so surprise them and make them a little less grouchy with fun, happy cookies.

If lightening up a grouch’s day doesn’t appeal to you, go with February 20th’s National Love Your Pet Day. You can spoil your pets with their favourite treats while you dine on yours.

Bring some extra light and love into your February by contacting us at concierge@sugarvancouver.com.

Nothing Beats Milk and Cookies

milk and cookies dayUnfortunately the post-holiday season blues are a real thing. The weather is dark and dreary, the tree and decorations have come down and it’s one heck of a long time until spring arrives. Especially at the office, this can have a serious impact on productivity.

Everyone just feels blah for a week or two.

Bring some excitement to your workplace for no reason – or for a very good reason! January 11 is national milk day (the first day milk was delivered in bottles in 1878) and what could be more comforting than milk and cookies? Your co-workers won’t expect the special surprise and if you need a hand with getting the cookies made, just let us know at concierge@sugarvancouver.com. We specialize in custom cookies and can put your company logo on them, or perhaps you’d prefer sunshines or smiley faces for the promise of brighter days ahead.

Bring some fun to the office to fight the post-holiday blahs with an unexpected celebration of national milk day with milk and cookies.

Don’t panic – we’ve got special gifts covered!

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Let’s face it, the holidays can be a stressful, overwhelming time of the year and when someone throws a surprise at you – like a kids’ party or a friends and family open house – it can feel, well, very unfestive.

Deal with surprises before they happen. Individually wrapped cookies make lovely token gifts for kids and adults and save you the time and stress of running around. Order cookies before you need them and if nothing comes up? Well, that’s more cookies for Santa or the stockings.

A few other holiday tips: Reserve a couple of nights a week leading up to the holidays for “at home” time to give you a chance to wrap gifts, trim the tree and other details. Make a list of who you need to shop for before you head out or sit in front of the shopping sites online. And, don’t give up the regular things that keep you calm and happy – if that’s yoga, a  cup of tea before bed or spending 30 minutes with your favourite author, keep doing it – you need it at this time of year.

Kick Off Your Holiday Shopping at HOLTS – Benefiting Children’s Wish

Enjoy an exclusive evening at Holt Renfrew with in-store entertainment, refreshments, magical holiday displays, and a delicious bag of treats including our sugar cookies.

On November 4th, Holt Renfrew is hosting a private shopping event with 10% of all sales from the event being donated to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

There will be no better time to get your holiday shopping done with a huge dose of good karma to go along with it.

Be sure to arrive early to witness a special performance from KOOZA by Cirque Du Soleil!

RSVP to the Vancouver Event HERE.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

 

No, it’s not looking like Chrisclientcookieboxtmas, but some of us are thinking about it – especially those who are in the market for great, creative client gifts.

Let’s face it, when we’re rushed and can’t find the ideal gift, we tend to default to a box of chocolates or a pre-made gift basket that may or may not include food someone likes. It all ends up looking like every other gift that was dropped off and your best intentions might soon be forgotten as soon as the best flavours are picked through.

Be the gift-giver everyone talks about this year. Give beautifully boxed, custom made sugar cookies. We can create cookies with their logo, your logo or both! Compliment logos with snowflakes and snowmen for those clients who don’t celebrate Christmas, or add Santas and angels for those who do.

With custom colours and icing you’ll have a memorable and delicious gift ready for giving, plus lead time for Sugar cookies is much shorter than the knick-knacks you sourced from the promotional catalogues.

Visit our website, contact our cookie concierge (concierge@sugarvancouver.com) or call us at 604 366 0695 to discuss your Christmas and holiday gift-giving needs.

Join us at the MPS Spooktacular Costume Ball

The Canadian MPS Society holding its annual fundraising gala – this year The MPS Spooktacular Costume Ball – at the IUOE Hall (donated by the IUOE for the event) in Burnaby on Saturday, October 24th. This is a pre-Halloween family-friendly costume ball, with plenty of food, a signature cocktail – The Screaming Orange! – created by The Vancouver Club, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, costume contests, dancing, and lots of fun!

Sugar is also a proud sponsor and will be handing out spooky cookies for for all the ghouls, goblins, witches and ghosts! See you there!

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MPS diseases are very rare (1 in 25,000), genetic, progressive childhood diseases for which there is no cure.  The Society’s mission is to raise funds for research for a cure, educate medical professionals and the public about MPS diseases, and support our affected children and their families.  We are in need of a small gift to give each of our guests as they are leaving and are hoping you will consider donating enough of your individually wrapped Halloween sugar cookies for our roughly 200 guests.  We would be delighted to list you (with your logo) as a sponsor in all our promotional materials and program.

Click here for tickets!