Post # 1
Hey Bees, I’m doing a candy buffet but I have NO idea what size bags to get to lay out on the place settings so people to fill with the goods. I don’t want them so big that people fill them up and we run out of candy, but I don’t want them ridiculously small either. What do you think is a good size? We’re planning on using FDA approved glassine bags and decorating them accordingly.
We do have some rad lollipops as part of the buffet so I’m thinking those should probably be able to fit in the bag at least a little bit, right?
Post # 3
I would measure the lollipops across and get the bags that wide and maybe halfway up the lollipop.
Post # 4
Here are some glassine bags in various sizes: http://www.bakeitpretty.com/item_379/Glassine-Bags-in-6-Sizes.htm
We ordered our candy buffet bags through them (they don’t seem to sell them any longer) and they were pretty big. I definitely wish I had gotten smaller ones, the guests that left early from the reception were packing up candy like it was the last time they’d ever have any! Our bags were probably the 1/2 pound size.
Post # 5
Thanks Laylabelle, I looked at that exact size and wondered if it would be too big so that helps a lot!
Post # 6
I just bought white bags that are the perfect size from Michaels. They’re smaller, so we won’t run out of candy, but they’re big enough so guests will have plenty:) I’m also looking for the perfect labels/stickers to put on each bag so it’s a bit more personal. I don’t want to order custom stickers online, so I’m thinking staples for blank labels to design myself. I’m a bit stressed as I’m getting close to our wedding date! I will not stress, I will not stress:)
Post # 7
Love these ideas.. I had a custom stamp made with our logo and a small thank you note, which will be stamped in brown ink on the outside of each bag.