Post # 1
So this is a last minute addition to the reception.. yesterday my step mom met with the wedding coordinator and he suggested we add a candy bar since we nixed the groom cake idea!
Sweet! Literally! I’m so excited.. it’s one of those things I wanted, but didn’t bring up to anyone because I thought they would think it’s silly. So now, just a month before my wedding, I have to fly to Texas and throw together this last minute candy buffet.
My question is what kind of candy are you serving? Is it going to stay color coordinated? Do you have any inspiration photos? Where did you get the jars, at a place like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby? Lastly, are you using little jars or muslin bags to send the candy home with the guests…?
Okay i know that is a lot of questions but I’m starting from scratch here!
Post # 3
We are doing a candy buffet too. I will be doing a color coordinated table of yellow and white candy. I found the jars on the classifieds here. We are using cellophane bags and have attached a twisty tie to each for closure. We have 12 jars to fill, so I chose 4 of each kind of candy. (4 chocolate, 4 fruit and 4 savory yogurt covered pretzels, etc)
I also read that you should anticipate half a cup per person. I measured it out and went a bit over that just to make up for any one who might take more. I also read that you should order your candy about 1 month before.
I have ordered from candywarehouse.com, economycandy.com and are getting some items at Whole Foods. Amyatlas.com has beautiful photos of what she puts together for inspiration.
Post # 4
Check our our pictures and it might give you inspiration. http://www.thecandybrigade.com. Also do some google searches for pictures. There is so much out there. Good luck.
Post # 5
We are having a “Mint” to be” station…
Here it is in my dining room :)**Ignore the frame size… that’s just what I had at my house
I bought the jars on craigslist.
they came with tongs/bags/scoops/etc, but I’m not using those.
I went with only mints because I’m cheap, lol.
but, I did look at bulk candy online. sticks would be cute…
just make sure they are individually wrapped so they don’t get all sticky together.
And then you could print out some labels and use double sided tape to attach them.
(find printable signs on etsy.com)
Post # 6
oh.. I didn’t even think about buying the candy online. I was just gonna go to costco or something..
Post # 7
We are going to have a candy/cookie bar. We are going to have 7 types of candy and three types of cookies.
We are going to get our candy at acandystore.com. We have picked out chocolate candy sticks, rootbeer candysticks, cherry cola salt water taffy, sesame seed snaps, mary jane’s candy, milk chocolate covered oreos, and milk chocolate pecan caramel patties.
For the cookies, I am going to make chocolate chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies; both will be made with the vanilla sugar and vanilla that I have made and am making for additional favors. In the cookie category, I will also be making oreo truffles.
The jars/containers we will be using were purchased from Michaels, Joanns, and thrift stores.
Post # 8
@noritake22:How do you know how much candy to order for each container?
Post # 9
These were from a marine, patriotic wedding…
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Post # 10
There are lots of different pictures in the gallery of Style Me Pretty: http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/tag/candy-buffet
I’ve seen different candy buffets where they are a random assortment of candies (no rhyme or reason) and ones where the candies are coordinated with the colors of the wedding. I think that either is fine!
Post # 11
We did an all chocolate buffet. We did half dark and half milk. It was a huge hit! We didnt have a morsel left. I ordered approximately 1/4lb per person. I wish I had ordered more.
Post # 12
Let’s try the picture upload again…
Post # 13
@msstella… that looks beautiful! Buuuut pretty expensive…
Post # 14
My husband is in the military so I really like the red, white and blue idea… but I also really love something like this
Post # 15
It was on the pricey side…but you could always improvise. Costco or BJ’s is a great place to buy bulk candy. You may even be able to gather all of this in Texas. This way you will not have to lug the candy with you. Candywarehouse or candy.com can ship your candy to your destination. Just keep in mind that they charge a lot more for any chocolate items that need ice/express shipping.
There are so many ideas out there. Some stay with the colors of the wedding, others to vintage/ candy they remember from childhood, etc. Check out this link: http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/candy-buffet-table-101.
Bags or boxes can be used for containers. These can be purchased in bulk online. I am not sure if Hobby lobby or Michaels have these in stock.
You can probably get a great deal on the actual jars from the classified. So many brides sell these after their weddings. There have been so many July/August weddings…you may luck out with someone local in Texas.
Post # 16
FYI Hobby Lobby has all glassware on sale for a few more days!! ITS 50% OFF!! We got all of our vases and such there!!!