(Closed) Candy Buffet

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hmmm, I don’t think this is necessary. M&M’s are all different colors, you could do hershey kisses, hugs, black and white match everything so I think you’d be able to get away with just about every color. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I do see most candy buffets in the general color scheme of the wedding.  Two suggestions for you – do chocolate and go with dark browns or silver covered candy.  Dark chocolate should be pretty close to black.  Also, look into Sixlets rather than M&M’s, they’re usually much cheaper and more chocolatey! 

By The Way, Top Chef Just Desserts had a whole challenge that was to make black & white desserts, you might check it out for inspiration.  They do re-runs of it on Wednesdays on Bravo.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would stick with the black and white. It will be dramatic.

On Candy Warehouse the black M&M’s are the same price as all the other colors.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Are you sticking to just candy?  Because oreos would be awesome…

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

I think it would be fine to have colors, honestly.. plus, you aren’t limited that way and have much more variety!  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think that either is fine, and the candy buffets I have seen are just all of the couple’s favorites, no matter their color scheme. Plus, with a black/white theme, a colorful candy buffet can really pop!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

we didn’t… it was too expensive to do color coordinated colors!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I honestly think a pop of color would be more fun than limiting your candy buffet to just black & white. Candy = fun! A rainbow of color always looks great… eg: Mrs. Scissors! 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee

As a guest, I’d rather see a random combination of popular candy that the couple likes than color-coordinated candy that no one likes.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ember78: I second that!

We’re doing a candy buffet and I’m still on the fence with this as well.  My colors are purple and red.  There are a lot of good red candies, but I feel like everything that is purple is grape, and a lot of “grape” flavored candies end up tasting like medicine.  Plus the cost savings of just buying big bags of candy at Costco will be obscene.  So I’ll probably end up with a rainbow candy buffet!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would get the bags/boxes that people will be filling up in just black and white but do the candy in all colors so you can have an inexpensive and popular variety. The packaging and maybe tags being black and white will bring your color scheme into it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am going for different types of candy not in our colours, I am just using ribbon and labels the same on each jar to provide some uniformity.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did our wedding color candy since ours was green & yellow.  We were able to find off brand M&M’s at Fresh Market and other candies with our color wrappers!  You could always use black and white containers with regular colored candies.  Use black/white bowls or baskets or vases painted with b/w gift bags & b/w ribbons & labels.  Make sure you’ve got a cute table cloth and/or cute flowers on the table.

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