Post # 1
I am doing a candy buffet for our wedding (I don’t know how people say this is no longer trendy, I don’t care I am soooo excited to have it, plus we’re having a halloween wedding so why wouldn’t you trick or treat?!)
My guests will be filling their own containers as a favour at the end of the night (although I’m sure they will snack throughout the evening but nothing you cand o about that). Anyways, I think I like the idea of the chinese takeout boxes best, but I am stumped on what size boxes to purchase. As a reference, here are 3 sizes (ignore the colours lol):
Which size would you think is best? I rather the smaller the better, to help portion control, but I fear 8oz is too small/will look like I’m being a cheap-o. I wish I could see the sizes in person!!! Other candy buffet brides: what did you use for packaging the candy?
Post # 2
kristen182: We’re using either 8oz or 16oz boxes (shipping info is in fiance’s email). If this is your favor I think that should be enough to get a small sampling of whatever looks appealing. Most favors aren’t massive (a bag of a few Jordan almonds, a macaroon, 2 chocolate covered oreos, etc.) To me 8oz of candy seems fine and 16oz definitely is! The boxes are quite cute in person – put personalized stickers on them. You could fit a BUNCH of m & m’s in there.
Post # 3
kristen182: I think 8oz is perfect. You can pack a lot of candy into 1 cup. People can be piggy when it comes to freebies so I think 8oz is a nice compromise. Otherwise, kids are going to be loading up pounds of candy and hauling it home. Hello! That’s called Halloween.
I’d be excited about a candy buffet too. I think they are cool. I’ve never seen one at a wedding before.
Post # 4
springbride23: thanks! i definitely plan on putting stickers on the boxes 🙂
LilRhodyGem: lol, such a “duh” moment: 8 oz = 1 cup, of course! i can picture 1 cup a lot easier (canadian here) so that defnitely sounds like enough. haha thanks!
Post # 5
You are being more generous than I am! I am using 2″ square boxes for the take-home candy, and providing plates for those who want to eat some candy while at the reception.