(Closed) Alternatives to candy buffets…

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Im doing desserts: a cake, cupcakes (regular and mini sized), mini pies, mini tarts, chocolate covered strawberries, three types of parfaits, ferrero rocher and white chocolate lindt candies, as well as gourmet truffles! I know its “similar” to a candy buffet, but I like to think of it as a candy buffet on steroids! ๐Ÿ˜› I am only having 60 guests, so I am sure there will be more than enough leftover and I am A-OK with that! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are doing 3 stations a bakery station with German chocolate cake,coconut cake,carrot cake, red velvet cake,Key Lime pie, walnut brownies, also are also having a ice cream sundae station and a s’more station. I was thinking about a candy bar when we first started planning, but I do believe it is a bit overdone. if you really wanted to do sweets you could do like a doughnuts and coffee station or the spiked milk shooter and cookies.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Could you have a chocolate and wine tasting station? You could purchase a few different wines, supply small glasses for tasting and purchase a bunch of nice chocolate + fruit for people that don’t eat chocolate – yes, we do exist ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Wonderstruck:  omg my stomach is growling. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

have a chocolate liqueur bar. I went to a wedding with this and it was delicious and unique.  After cake was served, they had little chocolate cups and a variety of liqeuers to pour into them that you basically take as a shot and eat the chocolate with. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

if you really wanted to do sweets you could do like a doughnuts and coffee station or the spiked milk shooter and cookies.don’t eat chocolate

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wonderstruck:  lol the idea of mashed potato “martinis” is really awesome.

I also vote s’mores bar!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There’s a place near where we are getting married that specializes in cupcake bars!  So basically you can pick a few flavors of cupcakes, frostings, and a TON of candy/fruit toppings, and they will set it up for you and your guests can customize and decorate their own cupcakes!  It sounds like a really fun idea and one that you can probably replicate on your own fairly easily without hiring another vendor for it.  My fiance and I are doing something similar with an ice cream sundae bar.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissJuicy:  a friend of mine is doing a trail mix bar, but it goes with her rustic theme

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

@Excited To Bee:  Nom! With a chocolate fountain or maybe some strawberries and macaroon stand :-p

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

At our Engegement party we’re having two late night stations.

The first one is a Banana Flambe Crêpe Station.. Its Fresh Crêpes Prepared with Warm Nutella, Rum-Flavored Bananas & Pecans with Ice Cream

And the second is what the venue is calling a Winter Warm Up Station its Hot Cocoa & Specialty Flavored Coffees with Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies & Assorted Biscotti

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