(Closed) Candy Buffet

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found some great (and CHEAP!) containers at Homegoods (part of some TJ Maxx’s). Also, Micheal’s has A LOT of neat glass jars, over-sized martini and wine glasses, etc. that are really neat! We have most of our containers–now the hard decision–picking the candy!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I purchased mine from Michaels… I used alot of candy but the biggest hits were Reeses Pieces and White & Regular Chocolate Pretzels.

Here is a pic of mine 🙂

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Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was shocked at how many awesome ones TJMaxx/Homegoods had. Also Hobby Lobby has some (they were more expensive). Not sure what you have around you – so might also want to try ebay (I found some sets on there). If your date was after mine I’d sell you the ones I found!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I actually bought most of mine at local thrift stores and one glass, tiered cupcake stand at a Macys that was closing. I think I spent less than $20 on all the glassware for mine. The scoops were from craigslist, I think they cost me $10 for 10 of them. I need to add a few more, but I’m going to do that with coupons and sales at Hobby Lobby and by keeping an eye on the thrift stores.

Here’s my haul: (they need to be washed still)

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

check out winners also i’ve found some unique and very pretty vasebowls for pretty cheap

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Everyone is dead on with the TJ Maxx/Homegoods suggestions.

As far as candy goes, if you are sticking to a color theme, you should try to choose candy that will also be the same colors as your wedding.  I just helped with a wedding whose colors were red, white, and aqua, and we used blue rock candy, red hots, white almonds, twizzlers, blue and white M&Ms, etc.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I purchased my candy containers at Target, The Christmas Tree Store, and various Dollar Stores.  I also found metal scoops at Bed Bath and Beyond (three packs for just a few bucks). 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am probably going to purchase our candy from:

http://www.acandystore.com/

They seem to have the best prices and shipping. I am not sure how their shipping to Canada is though.

I got our jars from Michaels and Joanns. Right now they are on sale for 30% off. When they aren’t on sale you can use a coupon and the coupons are usually 40% to 50% off.

I would check at any craft stores you have near you.

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Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m in Edmonton and I found some great vintage-looking jars at Winner’s, and a few more in thrift and antique stores. So far I have 6 HUGE gorgeous glass jars for under $30. We took a quick peak at the packaged and bulk candy sections in Costco/Superstore last weekend while we were there, and I’m 90% sure that’s where we’ll get our candy. So yeah, I would definitely try Winner’s, HomeSense, and even Goodwill/Value Village for some great bargain finds (obviously I need to bleach soak those ones and send them through the dishwasher to be safe, haha).

I will definitely check Bed Bath and Beyond for scoops–what a great find!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought mine from another bride on Craigslist. I paid $40 for these containers and scoops, plus two baskets that I used in other parts of the room. I got the bags online for about $15 for 100 of them and I made my own stickers to close the bags with a monogram I bought on etsy, label paper, and a circular punch from Michael’s. The candy was $80 and I bought it all the day after Easter. the SWEET letters were $10 from another Bee in the area.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Walmart has some really cool ones in the floral Dept.

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