(Closed) Has anyone done a candy bar?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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
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Bumble Beekeeper

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.

  • Giant Pixy Stix – 50 ct

  • Gummi Bears – 12 lbs

  • Tootsie Rolls – 10 lb

  • M & M’s – 6 lbs

  • York Peppermint patties – 175 ct

  • MARS mix (milky way, twix, 3 musketeers, etc) – 10 lbs

  • Sour Patch kids – 6 lbs

  • Twizzlers – 6 lbs

  • Blow Pops – 125 ct

  • Gummi Worms – 6 lbs

  • Dubble Bubble – 3 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 # 8
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@moose91:  We got most our jars at thrift stores, garage sales, craigslist and from places like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, etc.

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