(Closed) candy buffet help

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Hostess
3778 posts
Honey bee

How many people are you inviting to your wedding? That would probably help with numbers.

Post # 4
Member
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s really hard to understand your post without punctuation! 

Post # 5
Member
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am doing a candy bar as well. If you let me know how many guests, I can try and help you with how much of each you should have. I think you have enough selection as far as candy goes (blogs say do between 7-10 kinds of candy, we are doing 14 which is a bit overboard probably). 

Post # 8
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m doing a candy buffet as well. I have bought all of the containers/scoops & tongs already.

I’m using giant 11″ martini glasses as the focus point for my centerpieces, [the cheapest place I’ve found them at was walmart for $11 each]. I bought the tongs & scoops at the dollar tree. [$1 for 4 tongs, $1 for 2 scoops].

The majority of the containers I bought at partycity [they were all cheap]

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+scalloped+container+8in.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=176560

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+scalloped+container+6in.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=176560

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+flared+bowl+9in.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=176560

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+flared+bowl+7in.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=176560

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+flared+cylinder+container+7+1-2in.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=176560

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+flared+cylinder+container+6in.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=176560

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+trifle+container+6in.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=176560

http://www.partycity.com/product/clear+trifle+container+7+1-2in.do?green=C75EAB83-B598-5269-B2FC-2D8ADA5EF1A8

I also purchased mini plates & bowls for gourmet truffles, brownies, pretzels, cheesecakes & whatever else I would like to add.

I will also be using plastic martini glasses as a display for bridge & trail mixes.

And lastly, I’ll also have 2 mini cupcake stands, and 1 large cakepop display.

Post # 9
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Whoops, forgot to add that the dollartree also has cylinder containers that would be great for pixie sticks or other stick like candies, as well as heart shaped glass containers [they are on the small side though].

Post # 11
Member
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i had 28 kinds. think i spent 500 bucks on candies and containers– we did bout 5-10 pounds of each candy and 300 chocolate cigars

 

 

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Post # 13
Member
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@fishbone:  +1 LOL

When I was researching for my own candy bar I read you should have about .25 pounds per person. How many jars? Well that depends on the look you want to create. Do you want one jar per type of candy? We were concerned with the look of our candy bar rather than how much candy people would actual take. We ended up having .5 pounds of candy per person which resulted in a ton of left over candy.

I found our jars at TJ Maxx home goods. They were 10-15$ each.

Post # 15
Member
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we got bowls for ikea, the large fish bowls and drinking glass bowls from micheals.. we ordered candy from candywarehouse, acandystore, costco and united groceries. also from target( after vday and easter sales)

Post # 16
Member
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i did quart size chinese take out boxes  we had 130 people at our wedding and there was no candy left over/

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