Post # 1
So basically what the title says!
We’re having about 120 guests total, a handful are underage/teenage relatives. We considered doing a candy bar because I think it kind of works as a bonus decorative addition as well. I’m not a dancer so I wanted to have other stuff there for people to do through out the night, we already have a photobooth and I wanted to add something else, but not go overboard.
Anyway how much would you say it runs? I was thinking we could get away with $300 tops but now I’m looking around and I’m thinking it’s more…. For those of you who have had one how much was yours/how many people did you have there and also do you feel it was worth it? I don’t to spend a ton and have a ton of candy laying around after the fact!
We were looking into other options like a cartoonist doing sketches, a candle bar, ect.
Any advice is appreciated!
Post # 3
eh…it’s a reception not a children’s party. You don’t really need to provide a cartoonist or other entertainment.
BUT if you were going to do a candy bar, I’d say just go to costco and get some monster sized bag of M&Ms and a few other things and leave it at that.
Post # 4
We are doing a candy/dessert buffet, photobooth, cigar bar with outside seating/smoking area, dj & dancing.
Post # 5
@jenilynevette: How much is your candy bar totaling?
Post # 6
@Birdiebaby4: For everything total, somewhere around $600, but that includes all jars/displays, plates, cupcake stands and what not.
Post # 7
this sounds like a kids party or a carnival. This is your wedding! It’s great to cater to the younger people at your wedding, but don’t make it all about them. Maybe set up something small for the kids/teens to keep them happy and not break the bank, but focus more on the adults, like the BRIDE AND GROOM. Use that money to do something fancy for the adults.
Post # 8
@Birdiebaby4: I can’t advise you on the candy bar (we didn’t do it!). But, we did have a dessert buffet rather than just cake. I think my guests really appreciated the variety, which you could get with the candy bar idea. I think your other ideas also sound like great fun! As a PP said, this is your wedding. However, my follow up advice to that statement is different–you’re only doing this once, so make it exactly how YOU want it to be. 🙂 I think a cartoonist sounds fun! I went to a wedding where there was a roaming fortune teller. All the predictions were focused around love and romance. 🙂 It was very cute and people loved it.
PS–I’d be hitting the pixie sticks pretty hard at any candy bar. 🙂
Post # 9
I think a cartoonist doing sketches would be fun for everyone!! I have a ton of nieces and nephews (I am the youngest of 6 and last to get married) and I have been trying to come up with something for them. We are going to put the older kids at tables and I was looking at doing a center piece like this. This is DIY and it is using the miniature bars so I thought a few bags would go a long way. We were also looking at a photo booth since I think both kids and adults would have fun. It is nice that you are trying to make it interesting for the younger crowd.
Post # 10
I think candy buffets look nice but I don’t really like the candy usually, because they often go with a colour theme. My poison of choice is chocolate, so unless it’s all wrapped chocolates, I normally walk by candy bars without a second glance.
Post # 11
We’re doing a candy bar for my daughter’s wedding. It was requested by the groom, so who am I to say no? I think it probably depends on how many people you are having. We’ve got about 200 people attending. I purchased about 20 apocathary jars in advance (found some amazing deals at TJ Maxx and Marshalls) – which is probably too many – and I estimate candy to be about $750 (high estimate). I’ll probably add another $300 or so in mini italian pastries.
We’re Italian – we like people to eat
Post # 12
@AlyssasMom: Didn’t get emails about all these replies, but that’s exactly what I did the other day! My friend and I were just browsing at Marshall’s and came across 8 of those jars all on clearance for 7-9$! Very exciting! We spent about 60$ on jars and just have to do candy now 🙂