(Closed) bag size for candy buffet, etc.

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
76 posts
Worker bee

I am using white paper "lunch bag" type bags, but they are smaller than the average lunch bag. I am hoping this size will deter people from going "hog wild."

I have read posts from other people suggesting a 1/2 pound of candy per person, which sounds like a lot …

Post # 4
Member
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I used the half pound coffee bags, that actually isn’t all that much candy per person – anything smaller wouldn’t really allow peopel to take much!!!  I doubt that 1/2 coffee bag fits anywhere near 1/2 candy since candy is not as dense

Post # 5
Member
24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I purchased 1/2 pint chinese take out boxes and had some personalized stickers made.  I think the smaller the bag or box the better!

Post # 6
Member
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

the bigger the bag, the more people will likely take.  this isn’t necessarily because people are greedy (though that is sometimes the case) – it’s just a relfex to fill up a container. if big bags are provided, people may assume that you intended for them to take a lot.

the size of bag you provide indicates what you feel is appropriate for people to take.  to get a reasonable sense, pick up some candy that you will include (or that is close to the included candy) and fill up various bags to get to see how much they hold.  when you have the bag that holds what you think is a reasonable amount, go with that.  i’m terrible at guessing amounts without physically experiencing them, so these trials are very helpful for me. 🙂

Post # 8
Member
248 posts
Helper bee

I would definitely go with the smallest size on next to smallest on that site.  I was at a wedding a couple weeks ago and they had cellophane bags – about 4" x 6".  People were filling them to the brim.  Long before dinner even started nearly all of the candy was gone. So you need to think about if you want it to last into the evening or not.

Post # 10
Member
6 posts
Newbee

A lot of people do suggest a 1/2 lb.  I guess it depends on what else you might have.  We will be having cookies, fudge, and cake , so I’m probably going to go with 1/4 lb bags and just get 2x as many.  That way people can use them to take home leftover fudge and cookies (which my family would do anyway), but hopefully they won’t overdo it on the candy buffet itself.

 

 

Post # 11
Member
39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The bags that we purchased were the Wilton Party Bags in clear. The size is 4×9. We spruced them up a bit with our monogrammed sticker and are putting ribbons out for the guest to tie their bags.

Post # 12
Member
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Okay so I bought these bags that were on sale after valentines day that were 30 for 10 cents. They are 4×6 cute. But I am really worried about them being to small. Thanks for all the information on this thread ladies. I think my 4×6 bags will be great and they were a steal! YEAH!!!

The topic ‘bag size for candy buffet, etc.’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors