{DIY} Candy Buffet

>> April 7, 2010

Are you looking for a unique wedding favor idea your guests won’t soon forget? Consider a…

Wedding Candy Buffet

Candy buffets are one of my favorite wedding trends. They bring out our childish inner-spirits and are a great way to thank guests for attending your wedding.

In addition to candy buffets being a great wedding favor, they are also a fun wedding decoration.

Following are some tips to creating the perfect candy buffet bar…

Neat Candy Containers
The first thing you need to do is find some great candy containers and candy scoops. You can rent containers (check with your wedding planner, florist, or rental shop for ideas and options) 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 the Table
In addition to your candy jars and candy selections, you will want to decorate the table. Consider including:

*A table runner in one of your wedding colors
*Flowers & flower petals
*Decor that matches your theme
*Pictures from your bridal or engagement session
*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. Your wedding caterer or cake designer may also have dessert stands you can rent for the evening to achieve the leveled look.

How to Make Your Candy Selections
When making your candy selections, consider several things – your wedding colors, your theme, and your candy favorites. A great place to find all types and colors of candy is CandyWarehouse.com.

Candy Color
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.

Childhood Memories
What was your favorite childhood candy? Candy bracelets, ring pops, or maybe a simple lollipop?

At CandyWarehouse.com you can find a great assortment of candy. One of my favorites is the long stick lollipops. Including nostalgic candy is great addition to consider in your candy selections.

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. I recommend 7-10 (or more, depending on budget) types of candies. Buy 15-20 pounds of each variety.

The more the merrier holds true in a wedding candy buffet. Something this cool demands a presence and having plenty of candy will ensure your candy buffet display looks sweet.

Fun Do-it-Yourself Favor
A wedding 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.

Make your guests literally feel like a kid in a candy store when they join in the celebration of your wedding.

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