Friday, July 23, 2010

Candy Buffets ♥

Candy buffets are one of my favorite event trends. Not only are they a great favor but they are also a fun party decoration. Following are some tips to creating the perfect candy buffet bar for your special event.

Neat Candy Containers
The first thing you need to do is find some great candy containers and candy scoops. You can either rent containers (event planner, florist, or rental shop) or you can purchase them. Keep in mind that guests will need to reach into the vase to pull out candy. Choose vases with wide enough mouths to allow for easy access.

Clear containers usually work best. They showcase your candy selections, are elegant and have a charming appeal. You can add matching ribbon to add some great detail and incorporate your event colors.

Decorate the Table
In addition to the candy jars and candy selections you may want to decorate the table. Some fun ideas:

-A table runner in one of your event colors
-Decor that matches your theme
-Childhood pictures of the bride and groom

One of the easiest ways to bring style to your candy buffet display is to put your candy jars at different levels. Raise the containers to different heights by putting books or other supporting materials under the table cloth.

How to Make Your Candy Selections
When making your candy selections, consider several things – your event colors, your theme, and your candy favorites.

Candy Color
Use your event colors to inspire your candy selections. You don’t have to stay true to the colors you selected for the rest of the event, but it is a great way to tie it all together.

How Much Candy Should I Buy?
Plan by how you want the display to look, not how many guests are coming. Having enough candy is crucial in making your candy buffet look good.

First, determine how many jars and types of candies you want. 7-10 is recommended (or more, depending on budget) types of candies. Buy 15-20 pounds of each variety.

Here are some of our favorite Candy Buffets; they are just so lovely and have fabulous color.

Fun Do-it-Yourself Favor
A candy buffet is a great do-it-yourself favor that your guests will not soon forget. Make sure to include favor boxes or bags so they have something to put their candy selections in.

Write a thank you note. Keep it short & sweet, but be sure guests know how special it was that they were a part of your big day. You can either write up a little note and drop into the bags or have printed on a little tag attached to the outside of the bag.

My personal favorite are these little jars. You can either have the stickers personalized with a thank you or have a tag around the top. Either way your guests will always be able to use this jar.

We hope you have a sweet time creating such a fun favor at your next event. Be sure to send us some pictures of your Candy Buffets ♥
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1 comment:

  1. LOVE this bog post! we had a candy buffet at our wedding at it was a hit!