Post # 1
So I REALLY want to have a candy/dessert bar, with bags or jars (I found some great apothecary jars with custom labels for a good price) for everyone to raid and take home as favors. I have this wonderful image in my haed of a big table with all sorts of jars and containers of FH and my favorite candies and treats with flowers and it will be awesome!
I really want this to work out and want to make sure I have enough candy and treats for everyone. Ideally everyone will take only one jar/bag and I can order candy based on the volume of the containers, but I know people will snack at the table and kids will raid it all night (:P)
Has anyone pulled this off successfully? I’d lofe some hints and tips!
Post # 3
Im haveing a candy bar at my wedding. But my caterer is setting it all up for us. So im not sure. But I would love to get others advice as well too. Like types of containers, types of candy etc. 🙂
Post # 4
I’m so glad you posted this! I’m planning the same thing for my wedding. I hope you get lots of posts with great ideas 🙂
Post # 5
@moose91: I had a candy bar for my wedding. Your assumption about snacking is correct. We watched people snack from the table all night. If you’re going to order enough that fits exactly into containers I suggest that you order 20% more than what will fill those containers just in case. We had large bags and had plenty of candy left over. I think you really only run into an issue of running out if you order the exact amount for very small containers.
Post # 6
We did it too! I agree with ordering more than you think you will need. We had to have someone re-stock ours periodically through the night as we ran out of stuff. We used 1qt chinese takeout containers and they worked out well for us. Ours was a massive hit. We had some leftovers, but not a huge amount.
We also did a “childhood favorites” theme on our candy, so we had stuff like Pop Rocks, Blow Pops and Giant Pixi Stix.
This was our breakdown, for 65 people.
- York Peppermint patties – 175 ct
- MARS mix (milky way, twix, 3 musketeers, etc) – 10 lbs
- Pop Rocks packs (2 flavors) – 72 ct
- Rainbow hard candy – 4 lbs
- Rock Candy sticks, assorted colors – 120 ct
so….. it equaled out to like… 60-70 lbs.
Here’s some pictures of how it all turned out!
Post # 7
Awesome suggestions, thanks everyone 🙂
any suggestions about where to get jars and containers?
@zippylef- your table looks like it was a huge hit! thanks for sharing the pictures
Post # 8
this was our candy buffet. We ordered about half a pound of candy per guest and had lots left over. Our favors were candy jars so most people filled those up and had seconds. We also had 1 pound candy bags on the table for people to take even more home, which several people did.
Post # 9
@moose91: We got most our jars at thrift stores, garage sales, craigslist and from places like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, etc.