Post # 1
We are having cupcakes for our dessert at our tented June wedding (on Cape Cod, in a family member’s yard). My baker suggested adding jars & bowls of candy with scoops to the dessert table (with little bags for filling). I love this idea, but I’m super nervous about the melting factor. One idea is to chill the empty containers in the freezer before setting out. A few of the canly ideas I’ve thought of are:
- individually wrapped Twizzlers
That may just do it, but I wanted to appeal to you creative, smart ladies…Any other candy suggestions????
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
My most recent post is about a sale on some lollipops if you want to start stocking up now.
Mrs. Bee and I went to a Martha Stewart event with the most beautiful candy buffet filled with Hammond’s Candies: http://www.hammondscandies.com/
Some personalized options can be found in Miss Spring Rolls’s post:
Custom Candy Buffet Treats
Miss Kitten just wrote a post on her fruit-roll-ups!
And lots of info can be found on the wiki:
Post # 4
I’m not planning on having a candy bar, but I have seen so many that don’t have anything choclate, therefore no melting! Personally, I think candy bars are cutier when the candy is not individually wrapped and just left loosely in jars. I think this creates an atmosphere of being in a candy store 🙂
Other candies I have heard brides use are gummy bears/ worms, gumballs, gumdrops, hot tamales; pretty much whatever type of candy you want!
Post # 5
I would go for non-chocolate. Like @AnnieAAA said, the presentation looks much better if the candies aren’t wrapped anyway.
We are doing candy bar and I would like all of the candy to be pink so I will have to be creative with what to buy.
Post # 6
What about gum balls, and maybe different types of hard candies.
Post # 7
I love candy buffets!!! They are so cute! I like when they have all different colors, as many as possible, and the candy is loose with little scoops. Also, I think it’s cute when you use as many different shaped jars and bowls as possible.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Don’t forget old-fashioned stick candy, rock candy and jelly beans! They come in a huge variety of colors that are sure to brighten your buffet. :o)
Post # 9
What about… skittles, Mike & Ikes, gobstoppers, sweet tarts, cinnamon hearts, lemon heads, gummi bears, swedish fish
Now I am hungry!
Post # 10
Gummi gummi gummi! I am a fan of Haribo’s original gummi bears! Not sure if you have a specialty candy store nearby, but here in ATL near me, we have a huge candy store at the Avenue in Forsyth with over FORTY different kinds of gummis (including my fave tropical fruit flavor) and alot of different specialty candies).
I would love to have the candy bracelets for the little ones!
Definitely go non melting candies. Maybe brownie pops?
Post # 11
Thanks for all of the help!
I think I’ll be doing some gummi, rock candy pops, jelly beans, starbursts and Twizzlers. I’ve got time to tweak it, and I’m so excited by all of your ideas!
Post # 12
Sixlets would be a good option for the melting factor. They are chocolate, but candy coated so they won’t melt, and the shell is a little bit thicker than M&Ms. They now have them available in a lot of different colors so you could match your wedding colors. You can but them at metrocandy.com.
Post # 13
I’d recommend NECCO wafers too. NECCO is the abbreviation for the New England Candy Company – perfect for New England wedding like yours! They are a great "nostalia" candy, are non-chocolate so you don’t have to worry about the melt factor and come in tons of different package sizes & styles.
Be sure to hunt around online for candy deals (watch for free shipping especially, it’s a huge help if you’re buying bulk) and if you need any suggestions let me know – I used to manage a candy store!