(Closed) candy buffet serve as favors? Help!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yep, it is!

Post # 4
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I put out little Ball jars with people’s names on them as placeholders.  I had one kiss in each of them and told everyone to fill up their jars with the candy of their choice before they left.  Most everyone did and some even told me I should have bought bigger jars. (Which was funny to me because I had bought 8 oz jars thinking they were too big – but I liked the price). I tied cards with people’s names on them around the jars with “we’ve tied the knot” ribbon.  Not sure if anyone noticed that, but I thought it was a sweet touch.

I wanted to say something about how the jars, just like our relationship, started with one kiss, blah blah blah – but could never think of the right terminology.

Anyway, point is…it worked great!

Post # 6
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@thestolzers2011: there’s never too much sweet…I would be so happy to eat cake and other dessert.

Post # 7
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@thestolzers2011: No I think a cake and dessert bar would be fine.  The more sugar the better!!!

Post # 9
1212 posts
Bumble bee

Teeheehee I’m going to mess with everyones heads. I will have gorgeous silver boxes wrapped with a satin bow and a rhinestone buckle on top at each place setting. Like normal favors. But the inside will be nothing but a little scroll of paper that says “Suprise!” and then some little clever note about not losing their little box and they will need it for later. The candy bar will be hidden so everyone will be sitting there going “ummm what the hey?” but yeah the boxes will be for holding candy later. Because they will be super lite because they are empty I may put a tag on them that says “open me, a gift for you” or something.

Post # 11
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m using the candy buffet as my take home favor… that way if they don’t want the favor or the candy it won’t be a wasted tossed item… and we can keep whatevers left!

Post # 12
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@thestolzers2011: I served brownies, cream puffs, and cake pops in ADDITION to cake.  I had a ton of brownies left over, so I would nix that, but yeah, lots of sweets are great!

Post # 13
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was worried about doing a full candy bar after I read you have to buy enough candy to make the presentation nice, even if you think it’s far more than your guests might take.

Instead, I found nice small ‘treat’ bags at Michaels and am using our printer to get a cute phrase, everyone’s name and table assignments on them.  Then I can fill them with candy and they doube as escort cards and favors.  Also, I don’t have to worry about having a lot of left over candy.

And no, dessert plus cake is great.  We’re doing assorted cupcakes (instead of cake) and a chocolate dipped fruit bar. 🙂

Post # 14
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s what we’re doing – we’re having cake plus a dessert/candy buffet.  Since we’re using some large items on it (cupcakes, bars) we bought Gable style boxes and labels to put on them for favors 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 15
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

were doing our cake and a dessert  table and a candy bar!! Yes they are ok as favors. And make sure you do buy alot. I have been to weddings with chincy candy bars and it looks bad!

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