(Closed) Candy Buffet

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Our colors are fuchsia/champagne, so I’ve been sticking with items in shapes of pink, gold and brown.  If you need unbelievably drool-worthy proof that two (or more) colors work in a buffet, check out Amy Atlas.  (Genius, I tell you!)

Anyway, I just received my order from http://www.bulkfoods.com.  They have some pretty good deals, though their site is a little tough to navigate.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Check out http://www.candywarehouse.com and go to the "Colors and Sizes" tab on the left…trust me, you will have no trouble finding enough candy in your colors, and browsing through it all is super fun! That said, even if you can find enough blue candy I always think a contrasting accent color makes things ‘pop’, so if you want the truffle then go for it!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m with Anne79 – Candy Warehouse is a great resource! I’ve seen several dual and multi-colored buffets that were gorgeous. You can always take a look at the candy options in you colors and see what appeals on both levels – visually & palatably – and use that to help your decision along.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m doing a candy buffet, my colors are red black and white, we are mixing all the colors, there’s more red candy than anything else, but it will still look cool. I was looking at candy warehouse, but if price is an issue, they can be expensive. I actually bought red candy after Valentines Day, and sealed them up so I got a great price. Just look around, you’ll find a good deal. I like more than one color, I tend to like things more dramatic, so the one color wouldn’t do if for me.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

How do you determine how much candy you need?  I have about 140 guests…very mixed age range, but a decent amount of 16-22 y/os…I don’t even know where to begin.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Where did you guys get your glass containers? I’d like to find a few for cheap!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was originally thinking of just doing two colors, but it would probably be a mix of the same color in different hues, as I doubt I could get candy to match exactly! But I think two colors would be fine!

@MoSnow, I just got a beautiful and tall jar with a lid for $5 from Michaels! They were selling it as a Geranium jar, rather than an apothegary jar (which, even though it looks exactly like an apothegary jar, it was about $20 cheaper at $8!) and I had a Jo-Ann’s coupon for 40% off. Yes, a Jo-Ann’s coupon. I just found out Michael’s accepts competitors coupons! Never knew!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@heath: i think you begin by figuring out how many ounces of candy you can fit into the container you will be giving your guests to put their candy in and then multiplying that by the number of people you’re inviting/number of people you realistically think will be consuming candy.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

To figure out how much candy to have i’m pretty much winging it. I figure some of the older guests won’t take any and we are only having 4 small kids at the reception so i’m not worried. I’m just going by how everything looks, and how much will fit in each jar. To make sure everyone gets a treat though i’m designing candy bar wrappers for hershey bars and doing one per person for that. As for the containers, Michaels is awesome especially when they send out their coupons. A variety of jars is best. Don’t stress about it too much, it’s ment to be fun.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

O I just wanted to share this as well. I’m hanging up a sign that will say Cross’s Candy Corner, my new last name! Thought it’d be cute!

Post # 13
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Newbee

You cant figure out how much candy you need based on guests.  You need enough to fill the containers.  People go wrong with the candy buffet by not having enough to make it look like a real display.

 

Think of it not only as a treat but also as a decoration.  You need lots of candy to make a statment.

 

This comment assumes that you are going for a spectacular candy buffet, not just a table with candy on it.

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