(Closed) Candy Bar- Three questions ;)

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We haven’t had ours yet but here’s our break down:

for 90 guests we have skittles, peanut mnms, regular mnms, butter mints, white chocolate covered pretzels and fudge covered pretzels. we are using a bunch of my great grandmas old punch bowls to fill with candy, and some funny little doilies to set each bowl on.  We got totally plain mini bags for them to fill at a party supply store and some little plastic scoops from bed bath and beyond.  It probably cost about $60 total, keeping in mind 1/3 of the cost went to the pretzels, which were very important to some people so we got them.  Candy we got entirely at costco and I’ve seen glass dishes much like my great grandmas at second hand stores for less than a dollar.  Good luck!

Post # 5
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t done mine, so its good to get some guidance about the amount of candy needed.  I have gotten and will continue to get great glass containers at Goodwill.  Ours has an AWESOME home section with oversized vases, etc.  No piece was over $2.

Post # 6
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@NellyB:  We had about 140 guests, and I would say in total I probably spent about $300 dollars in candy. I thought it would be cheaper than regular favors, but it wasnt. However it was a total success! Everyone loved it so I would do it all over again.

I bought most of my candy at ohnuts.com, candy.com and candywarehouse.com

My colors were blue/white/silver and I had the following:

  • Airheads
  • Mike and Ike’s
  • Gumballs
  • Chocolate Malt Balls
  • Blow pops
  • Razzles
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Gummi Bears


Hope this helps!

Post # 7
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Cost – Not done yet, so I don’t know. I’ve spent about $15-$20 on containers over the last year, so no budget biggie there.

Supplies – Second hand and discount stores for containers, will be buying in bulk from the cheapest local store.

Candy – Red vines, gummy worms, Andes chocolate mints, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, Snickers candy bar mix (fun size), and Butterscotches…

Post # 8
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have thought about doing a candy bar as well but I’m thinking about doing only M&M’s.

Post # 9
389 posts
Helper bee

You can go to the 99 cents stores and buy inexpensive glass vessels, vases, martini glasses, bowls (maybe you have jars at home) and lidded jars.  You can decorate with tied ribbon to any bases or around perimeter of jars.  You can get some as cheap at $1.00 and the sky is the limit, so shop around and look at your mother and grandmother’s cupboard.  Do get cellophane bags and scoops (do a search at orientaltrading.com which also has jordan almonds and other candies).  Buy your candy in bulk from a Costco, a BJ or other warehouse club.  You can also add cookies and mini cupcakes, old fashioned candy sticks and wrapped candies like hersey’s kisses, mary janes, peppermints and butterscotch.  Based on 100 folks, it should come to about $3-5 per person but would double as a favor.


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