(Closed) Candy Bar/buffet?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hey go to amy atlas’ website she has lots of inspiration photos and really cute ideas.  What I did for ours was found unique containers to display the candy in. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For jars/containers I would check out Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You can print coupons and get them fairly cheap or at Hobby Lobby they are routinely on sale for 40 or 50% off. Also, make sure to get jars with a wide top so you can fit a scoop in there otherwise people will be sticking their grubby hands in. In terms of candy: you should be able to find LOTS of pinks and purples. Since it’s close to Easter you should be able to get some pastel colored stuff and there’s always things like m&m’s, jelly beans (you can get individual colors at most Super Targets), bubble gum, ribbon candy, etc.

 

http://www.candywarehouse.com/pinkcandy.html

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i’m doing a candy buffet and i got all my glass jars at the salvation army for dirt cheap. they have all differnt kinds that will work, i would def look there.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

yup doing all clear glass ones. got a bunch of differnt sizes. im still wondering on where to get the scoops at too..

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Check thrift stores and craigslist! We got almost all of my vases and my scoops for around $70.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would check somewhere like Walmart for the scoops and look for ones for ice buckets. They should be the perfect size. Keep in mind: the bigger the scoop, the more candy your guests will get. If you’re wanting to kind of limit the amount I would recommend smaller scoops. It won’t always stop a guest from taking 7 scoops but it should stop most.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

check thrift stores like goodwill and be willing to have some variety because it’s unlikely you’ll find things that match exactly.  however if you keep them all clear and of similar style you’ll be fine.  i am doing a candy buffet to flank my cake and it only took us a couple weekends visiting a few goodwills to find all we needed!  just be sure to wash them lol.  i attached a pic of our stuff, tons!  I bet you could find all you needed in one or 2 visits.  look for a variety of sizes too: bowls, platters, treys, etc for visual interest and that are big enough to get scoops into.  for candy google “bulk candy” and you’ll find a bunch of sites.  you can shop by color too on most sites so that’s really helpful.  even tho you’re doing a small one order much more candy than you think people will actually eat.  the visual is just as important as the taste, and so the more candy the better.   

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Walmart should have them. I just looked on Amazon and they have some starting at $1.80. I just googled metal ice scoop and it gave me lots of options. I would also check places like Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Using a 20% coupon you should be able to get them fairly cheap. I think any store with kitchen utensils should have ice scoops.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

orientaltrading.com has some great scoops and candy buffet items

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you can go with just about any type of candy although it might be nice to have a variety. Some chocolate, some fruity, maybe some white chocolate covered pretzels or almonds. Some gum, something chewy (like peach or apple rings), something sour, etc. I would avoid doing everything in all one category (like chocolate) because it will add some variety and you might have some guests who are allergic to certain things or don’t care for them. You might also make some signs out of cardstock if you have extra time. Sometimes if candies aren’t in the regular color people don’t know what it is.

Post # 16
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Worker bee

I found cute metal scoops at my wal-mart in the cooking section. I think they’re made to go in canisters for sugar, flour, etc.  They come in packages of three with three different sizes for a little over 3 dollars.  Oriental trading also has some which are clear if that’s the route you’re going to go.  As for cheap candy in bulk, metrocandy.com has the cheapest prices I’ve seen online, and you get 10% off your first order.  I also found some candy containers at Wal-mart for three and four dollars.  Hope this helps.  I’m really curious is 1/2 pint chinese food containers are too small for a candy buffet?  Any ideas?

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