Post # 1
So I really am intersted in the candy buffet idea for our wedding. I was originally going to do candle favors and also a candy buffet, but now it’s getting pricey. Is a candy buffet enough as a wedding favor? I don’t want to seem cheap, and our wedding is already pricey with open bar and our food selection. I have already bought 5 containers, and know that I will need more. This is what I have so far.
Also, how many lbs of candy should I get? We are having about 75 guests as of now. And the packaging is really hard for me to decide on. I was gonna go with organza bags with a label hanging. How many of you have had a successful candy buffet? Would love to hear your ideas, thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I had WAY too much candy at ours. 🙂 I had 10 or 11 big containers and just tried to get them half or all the way full of candy, didn’t worry about how much it was. I was more worried about how it looked. I got some that looked like that, some at thrift stores, and a few big vases at Michaels with coupons. 🙂
We used translucent take-out boxes, but we had a subtle Asian theme.
Candy is plenty for a favor, just spread word for people to dig in whenever they want. The only reason people want a favor is to have something to munch on while they sit around. 🙂
Oh! We added a giant vase (like, huge) with fortune cookies, that was a hit. We got custom fortunes with cute facts about us from goodfortunecookies.com. I had a little disagreement with my husband about what different kinds of candy we should get so we only had one container of chocolate stuff (but it was good – we got truffles on clearance after V-Day) and that and the yogurt covered pretzels were the only ones that were totally gone at the end of the night.
For organizing it – I labeled the jars beforehand so people would know what they were eating. They were washed and sealed with plastic wrap. Then I took all the candy and opened the bags (we had been buying it when we found it on sale for months) and put each different kind into one or two gallon size bags labeled the same as the jar. That made it super easy for my Aunt and Grandma to set up for me – just set up the jars, take off the plastic wrap, and dump in the candy that was all labeled.
Post # 4
Here’s what it looked like at the wedding. This was way too much for 40 people – we ate candy for weeks and gave tons of it away. 🙂
Post # 5
Here is a picture of ours. We prob had over 60 pounds of candy and with 200 guest we still have some left over. Lucky for us a friend of ours family owns a candy company and was nice to give us most of it as a gift. We bought alot of our jars at Walmart suprising enough. In my opinion, the candy bar is fine at being the only gift. Ours was a huge hit!
Post # 6
Candy buffet is perfectly ok as the only favour. As for the quantity, how many different types are you planning to have? If you only have a minimal selection of candy, then you will need more of each item, allowing for each guest to take a scoopful of each item. If you have a larger selection then you just need enough for each guest to take a scoopful of half the selections.
How big is the scoop guests will use to fill their candy bags?
Post # 7
We are also doing a candy bar at ours, our center pieces are not really big so on the tables we places two little signs on everytable that say love is sweet….dig in whenever you want it all rhythms its really cute i just cant find the sign. Then on the candy bar we places paper bags we got from Papermart.com that we printed on and included some tape so they can tape the bags shut. We are still working on getting all the vaes and candy holders.