(Closed) Candy Buffet Help!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Kristen0160: from my personal experience with candy before a meal…. I’d go with the fruit and veggies or hors d’vours due to candy being way too filling and can completely kill an appetite.  

Also, it’s not the healthiest idea for a snack, especially for people on diets and/or who have health problems.  

Maybe you could go with a mixture of candy, fruits, veggies, pretzels, cheese, crackers, trail mix etc.

My Fiance made these neat little kebobs from the little weiners (the kinds from the cans that are like mini-hot dogs) and cheese.  He also made small cheese and cracker sandwiches and things like that for my son’s b-day party one year.  It was a HUGE hit with the kids and FAR healthier than cupcakes and chips.  Was also fairly inexpensive…

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I agree about having a mixture of things. Veggies, fruits, cheeses and crackers, trail mix and some candy. I personally would love something like that. It has everything that could please a variety of peoples tastes 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with previous posters. To get the most out of your candy buffet it shouldt be on display during the actual reception rather than before it

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had it out during the reception so people could snack on it after dinner.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I bought brown paper bags, stamped them with our initials, trimmed the top with a lace patterned puncher, and I’m putting their names on them as excort cards. They’ll fill these up at our candy and cookie bar, and munch on them later or take them home. I’m having this available for the whole wedding. As of now, I’m only doing the fruit, veggies, crackers, cheeses, meats thing as our appetizers. Hope this helps!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would definitely save the candy buffet for after dinner.

I do think  that many brides are getting too carried away feeling responsible for every minute of the guests’ day. If your invitation stated, for example,  that the ceremony was at 2 and dinner at 6, it is not up to you to provide food or activities to fill 2.5 additional hours.

Guests are on their own until 5:30 or so. If you want to offer appy trays then, go ahead.

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have been hearing that the candy buffet is not that big of a hit. But I would have the candy buffet out after the meal be a waste of serving the meal

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OMG – who is saying that the candy buffet is not a big hit???  Maybe to diabetics and people who don’t like candy but I freakin’ LOVE the candy buffet and find it a huge hit at the weddings I’ve been to that have offered it – a lot of adults don’t buy themselves candy as adults and get giddy when they have the chance to indulge.

Then again I’m just a fat kid so what do I know?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our ceremony and reception are in the same place, so we don’t have a gap between them at all, but we are going to have appetizer trays of meat/cheese/veggies and dip. I think it’s a nice touch, but not a necessary one.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

candy buffets are a huge success. my family personally does candy buffets and they are a HUMONGOUS for every age for EVERY occassion.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think candy buffets are a huge hit!  You can just change it up some and try a chocolate bar, popcorn bar (some clever bride suggested that one), etc.

But, I wouldn’t serve this to guests during their 2.5 – 3 hour wait.  Give them some substantial food while they are enduring the long wait.  I’ve been to weddings where they had a 2-4 hour pause between the ceremony and reception and it was the worst trying to find something to do with NO FOOD OFFERED (these were out of town weddings by the way).  I suggest at least offering them some food (and not sweets) while they wait.  Just my opinion.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Try Sugarman Candy, they have all the candies youll need.  Over 500 type of candy for candy buffets.  Its easy to make a candy station as long as you have your colors right.  Putting them together with your jars is the easiest part.  Remember, you will need a contrast, so don’t try to get all of the same exact shades of your color, but get different shades for eg.  Lavender, dark purple and light purple.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

lol.. not 3 hours.. no

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