(Closed) Candy Bar Ideas?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

My most recent post is about a sale on some lollipops if you want to start stocking up now.

Mrs. Bee and I went to a Martha Stewart event with the most beautiful candy buffet filled with Hammond’s Candies: http://www.hammondscandies.com/

Some personalized options can be found in Miss Spring Rolls’s post:

Custom Candy Buffet Treats

Miss Kitten just wrote a post on her fruit-roll-ups!

And lots of info can be found on the wiki:


Good luck!

Post # 4
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m not planning on having a candy bar, but I have seen so many that don’t have anything choclate, therefore no melting! Personally, I think candy bars are cutier when the candy is not individually wrapped and just left loosely in jars. I think this creates an atmosphere of being in a candy store 🙂

Other candies I have heard brides use are gummy bears/ worms, gumballs, gumdrops, hot tamales; pretty much whatever type of candy you want!


Post # 5
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would go for non-chocolate. Like @AnnieAAA said, the presentation looks much better if the candies aren’t wrapped anyway.

We are doing candy bar and I would like all of the candy to be pink so I will have to be creative with what to buy.

Post # 6
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

What about gum balls, and maybe different types of hard candies.

Post # 7
7 posts

I love candy buffets!!! They are so cute! I like when they have all different colors, as many as possible, and the candy is loose with little scoops. Also, I think it’s cute when you use as many different shaped jars and bowls as possible.

Post # 8
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Don’t forget old-fashioned stick candy, rock candy and jelly beans!  They come in a huge variety of colors that are sure to brighten your buffet.  :o)

Post # 9
40 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

What about… skittles, Mike & Ikes, gobstoppers, sweet tarts, cinnamon hearts, lemon heads, gummi bears, swedish fish

Now I am hungry!   

Post # 10
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Gummi gummi gummi!  I am a fan of Haribo’s original gummi bears!  Not sure if you have a specialty candy store nearby, but here in ATL near me, we have a huge candy store at the Avenue in Forsyth with over FORTY different kinds of gummis (including my fave tropical fruit flavor) and alot of different specialty candies).

I would love to have the candy bracelets for the little ones! 

Definitely go non melting candies.  Maybe brownie pops? 

Post # 12
1 posts

Sixlets would be a good option for the melting factor. They are chocolate, but candy coated so they won’t melt, and the shell is a little bit thicker than M&Ms. They now have them available in a lot of different colors so you could match your wedding colors. You can but them at metrocandy.com.


Post # 13
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d recommend NECCO wafers too. NECCO is the abbreviation for the New England Candy Company – perfect for New England wedding like yours! They are a great "nostalia" candy, are non-chocolate so you don’t have to worry about the melt factor and come in tons of different package sizes & styles.

Be sure to hunt around online for candy deals (watch for free shipping especially, it’s a huge help if you’re buying bulk) and if you need any suggestions let me know – I used to manage a candy store!

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