Are you looking for a unique favor idea your guests won’t soon forget ~ go with the Candy Buffet. My hubby and I had one at our wedding and it was a hit; adults loaded up on their childhood favorites and the kids loved the idea of choosing their own candies!
Cool Candy Containers
The first thing you need to do is find some great candy containers and candy scoops. You can rent containers or you can purchase them. Clear containers usually work best. They showcase your candy selections and have a charming appeal. Be creative. The sky is the limit when it comes to how you want to present your candy buffet. Decorate with fun ribbons and silly signs letting guests know what each container holds inside.
Decorate the Table
In addition to your candy jars and candy selections, you will want to decorate the table with shots from your engagement shoot, candles, a table runner that coordinates with your wedding colors, or even childhood pictures of the bride & 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. Your wedding caterer or cake designer may also have dessert stands you can rent.
Use your wedding colors to inspire your candy selections. You don’t have to stay true to the colors you selected for the rest of the wedding, but it is a great way to tie it all together. The thing to remember with color is that it makes a difference – whatever colors you select. Candy buffets with coordinated colors look much better than random-colored candy selections.
Theme of Your Wedding
Incorporating some details from your wedding theme can help make your candy favors even more memorable. Asian theme? Include fortune cookies. Winter wedding? How about white-chocolate covered pretzels? The possibilities are endless. Use cute take-out containers so guests can take their treats to-go at the end of the evening.
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. If you don’t have enough to fill the jars and container, your buffet will look half eaten. be sure to have someone who will re-fill the jars as the night goes by.
Determine how many jars and types of candies you want. 7-10 types of candies = 15-20 pounds of each variety.
No matter what you try for your candy buffet, keep it sweet and simple! Your guests will love it and so will you!
Best wishes & happy planning ~
Melissa @ Events by Missy & Co.