We recently had the opportunity to taste some delicious treats from Berrylicious Bouquets and are excited to have Owner Shannon tells us all about more about her business and how she got started! Plus, you can enter to win a super sweet giveaway from Berrylicious Bouquets below!
As a wife and mother I love to entertain. I throw fun theme parties with food, drinks, favors, and decor to match. Everything would be perfect until it came to dessert. I am definitely NOT a baker and it would show at the finale of the party that I had worked so hard to be a success.
Until…..I had the idea to make chocolate covered strawberries. I didn’t have to bake, they were gorgeous, and they got amazing reviews from everyone that tasted them. I would add all kind of sprinkles, nuts, and quinns to the berries that were dipped in dark, white, or milk chocolate. We had one party where I decided I needed some height added to my table. I had a flower pot, a handful of bamboo skewers, and an extra head of lettuce. That was it, I had created my first Berrylicious Bouquet!
I rented kitchen space for a year to decide if I liked the business and if others liked what I made. It has gone very well and we now have a licensed chocolate kitchen in our house!
I can truly be a stay at home mom, while running my own business. When I am overwhelmed with business, I have my good friend(who is also a stay at home mom) help me out. I hope as we grow and I need employee’s I am able hire all stay at home mom’s who would like some part time work.
We now sell 5 different size bouquets, anything from a dozen up to 75 strawberries in a bouquet. We make specialty bouquets for holidays, special events and individual party favors. We also sell chocolate covered pretzels, rice crispy treat lollipops, and graham crackers.
The bouquets are delivered to customers within a 50 mile radius of Saratoga Springs, NY, while the other chocolate covered yummies are shipped anywhere in the USA! I am also working on a business plan for children’s chocolate birthday parties. Combine my love of chocolate and background of being a teacher together, seems like the perfect fit!
We have some specials for the upcoming holiday as well. The Hoppy Easter Bouquet is on special until Easter with $5 off any Hoppy Easter Bouquet. A perfect centerpiece for Easter Brunch/Dinner or as a hostess gift. We ARE delivering on Easter Sunday!
Other treats include: Chocolate Covered Pretzels, oreos, twizzlers, Graham Crackers, Peeps and Rice Krispy Treats. Treats can be found at The Bread Basket, Putnam Market, Chips Place, Blue Tea Company and Artique Co-oP.