Sweetest Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday in October, this year it’s Oct 19. I like to think of Sweetest Day as an appetizer to Halloween — treating my sweeties with flowers and candy. Here are gift suggestions to help you celebrate Sweetest Day:

My little niece loves wearing candy bracelets and putting flowers in her hair. For her Sweetest Day present, I would give her a candy bracelet tied to flowers or a single bright bloom with her favorite candy as a special treat.

Candy Floral Bracelet — Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.If your sweetheart loves a certain flavor, use that color in a monochromatic arrangement. For example, vanilla is my favorite. So my husband (hint, hint) might send me an all white floral arrangement.

White Flowers - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.
Another way to delight the wife is to present her with a classic dozen red roses — with a side of strawberries and whip cream for dessert.

Valentine's Day Roses by the Dozen
Do you have a kiddo that sometimes shows his “sour“ side? Add some Sour Patch Kids candy packs to the bow on a flower arrangement for him — it will be sure to sweeten him up!

Sweetest Day — Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.
Include a love note with your floral arrangement. A handwritten card with sweet sentiments puts the icing on the cake.

How do you celebrate Sweetest Day?