(Closed) candy buffet dreams go poof!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Maybe you could do taller jars so the kids can’t reach the candy as easily?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@cr6zy: out of nowhere today, my dad said to me “can you please not have goody bags at your wedding? it’s my one request.”

he was referring to a candy bar. a family friend had one and apparently it made him think of goody bags from a kid’s birthday party. he is so out of touch with the wedding world. oh, and that was sooooo not his first request about the wedding, his memory is failing him.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This makes me sad, maybe there is something else you could do. Kids and glass don’t mix, but maybe you can have a kid friendly candy table that is their size and without glass AND still have the candy table of your dreams for the adults. We plan on having a number of kids at our wedding, including FH’s toddler. We predict that he will be at the candy table most of the day!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

You can have an attendant at the candy station to “serve” the guests and pack their bags for them.  This could be a family friend, or perhaps your DOC (if you are having one) has someone who could fill the role.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@cr6zy: 🙂 If you have people that couldn’t be included at the wedding this is really easy. They don’t have to “man” the buffet at all times, just when your guests first arrive so they will know not to eat it and when it is time to eat. Usually guests rush the candy buffet all at once and then just trickle in later.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our venue is putting a stanchion in front of it. (You know the things that keep you in line at the bank on the poles lol)  They aren’t taking it down until the middle of dancing.  We figured this will keep some of the kids back! Plus ours is an evening wedding so a lot of the kids will be gone by then.

They also offered to move it in during that time as well. So that it’s not even in the room until we’re ready for people to serve themselves. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mwitter80: If I do a candy bar, I’m going to do the same thing. Have it unveiled at a later point so people aren’t snacking on it during the cocktail hour!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

how about a popcorn bar? Instead of glass jars- how about something else that looks great with your venue? Like lined baskets or crates for a rustic wedding or even silver serving pieces? You can still have that handmade look with the wall decor in back of the buffet.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love the attendant idea!!!! Ever since I read this post I have been thinking about how to make a candy buffet work with kids.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a candy bar and dessert bar at my wedding and it was a huge hit!  I also had a good amount of kids.  THe candyand dessert bars went out after dinner.  I can not believe how much candy we went through!  My only regret is that I made a TON of different desserts and they didn’t go as fast as the candy.  If I knew then what I know know, I would have only had a couple desserts and a more candy!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The kids will love it!!!!  Just follow the suggestion and have an attendant and that will help them not to monopolize it!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pb and j: LOL, my dad asked me for the same thing.  I don’t want a cany buffet so I bought him miniature candy jars at Hobby Lobby and am putting them at his seat.

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