Post # 1
Hi! For those of you doing a candy bar/buffet for your favors, I need help because I don’t know where to start.
1. How many options did you have and what candies did you choose?
2. What did you use for favor bags/boxes?
3. Did you have leftovers or run out too quickly?
4. What did you do to pretty up the table? (Stationary, decor, etc)
Post pics if possible! I need help, I’m at a loss on this one!
Post # 3
I love giving this inspiration out to brides. Here is a link to help! Scroll about mid-page you will see the candy bar inspiration.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL
were doing a candy buffet..we ended up picking ten different kinds of candy
reeses pieces, m&ms, kisses, dum dum suckers, gummy bears, good and plenty, skittles, twizzlers, salt water taffy, and sour patch kids. we also bought mini wine glasses that we are putting cotton candy in. I bought about two big bags of each candy at Sams club. we bought candy favor bags from dollar tree, and for the table we are putting a purple table cloth and i bought wooden letters at hobby lobby that spell candy.
Post # 5
We also have about 10 different kinds of candies. I wanted to use our colors so I ordered pink/white sixlets, salt water taffy, airheads, blowpops, gumballs, jelly beans and a few other things from bulkcandysupply. We’re getting hershey kisses and some other stuff from Sams Club. I had to order more jelly beans and sixlets because 5 pounds is way less than I thought it would be.
I’m lucky and a friend has the glassware and a bunch of extra boxes left from her wedding that she is letting me use. I haven’t seen anything yet.
We’re going to use a tablecloth on the table and then find something to make the glasses different heights. I also got like 5 organza overlays that I might use, along with having the names of each candy.
Post # 6
This is what we did, but the venue set up a half round table that was too big, but too late to change. We started out picking all pink,black and white candy, but gave up and added kisses and truffles and some other chocolates. We used B&G bags (large) and also smaller sheer black bags.Most of the candy was bought in bulk from ACandyStore.com which has flat rate shipping.
its best to do a ‘practice’ of everything you buy, so you can make sure you have enough.
Post # 7
@ArmyWifey8.23: I can post a picture later when I get home. We had 7 options (all pink or white for our colors): Dove chocolates, sixlets, gummy strawberry puffs, gummy watermelon rings, m & ms (we picked all the red ones out!), yogurt covered pretzels, caramel kisses.
I bought a lot after Valentines Day 1/2 off to get our colors and then bought some more online. I think we ended up with about 30-35 lbs of candy and had 75 guests. I think my parents still have 20+ lbs in their basement. We had SO much left over.
We used little bags (like brown paper bags but smaller and colored) and bought a stamp off Etsy that said “Love is Sweet”. My mom noticed no one was touching it and starting filling some bags up and then people went and got some. I guess most of our guests had never seen it before and didn’t know what to do.
Post # 8
No pro pics yet, and the only guest ones don’t show the entire table. Hope this helps!
Post # 9
Thanks all for the responses! They all sound delicious! Keep the suggestions coming!
Post # 10
I used boxes from ACMoore that looked like Chinese take out boxes, they were easier to close than the paper bags people normally use. They are really cheap, and come in almost every color. I used labels on my printer and made the names/dates
Post # 11
Hello to all you Brides planning a candy buffet! My wedding is 6 weeks away and I have mine all planned out 🙂 So…for ladies wanting to use take-out boxes, I found the PERFECT mini boxes (which will aid in the ‘guest greed’ department) at Michaels! Black and white pinstriped ones and also black and white damask boxes, both 6 for a dollar. Adorable and in my theme! you can also buy clear mini boxes at various places for varying prices, which a crafty girl could decorate either with stamps, paper sayings, etc. I saw adorable floral mini take-out boxes at the Dollar store of all places, 10. i’m personally having both the boxes mentioned above and also damask-pattern plastic bags. party city has mini scoops and tongs for cheap (albeit plastic) and SAMs club has mints, m&m’s, skittles, ferrero rochets in bulk for great prices. Party city has terrific knock-off single colored m&m’s, 14 oz bags for 5.99 (and sign up for their email and receive coupons). They also have other candies in a color theme…SAMs club doesn’t just FYI. There are ways to create a lovely table!! It will cost at least 200, and if you color coordinate, boost that number up…but I am excited!!! I’m hiding bags, scoops, etc under the table and putting up fun signs that will basically say “wait until after cake, take some home!” (Haven’t created the saying yet). Hopefully it will minimize people taking more than their share 😉 I will write back a out how it all goes!
Post # 12
To reiterate the colored m&m idea…if you buy real m&m’s in a single color, it’s ridiculous In price. So, I went with the knock off brand, party city…I actually like them better than m&m’s!!! I just don’t advocate people spending 120+ on silly m&ms. good luck!!