(Closed) Candy Buffet prices

posted 9 years ago in Favors
  • poll: How much will/did your candy buffet cost?
    $2 or less pp : (6 votes)
    40 %
    $2-4 pp : (6 votes)
    40 %
    $4-6 pp : (1 votes)
    7 %
    $6-8 pp : (0 votes)
    $8 + : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 17
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    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Also depending in your colors when the Halloween candy goes on sale at places like Target you can get it for fairly cheap!

    Post # 19
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    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    From what I have researched, the recommendation is to average about a 1/3 to 1/2 lb per person.

    We are going for presentation and specific types of candy, so ours is probably costing more than some of the rest of the bees. We are using 7 glass apothecary jars, 2 glass bowls glued on parfait dishes to give them height, and a glass glass plate. Our candy will include:

    • chocolate candy sticks – 80ct
    • root beer candy sticks – 80ct
    • cherry cola saltwater taffy – 5lbs
    • sesame seed snaps – 24ct X 2
    • mary janes candy – 5lbs
    • milk chocolate covered oreos – 5lbs
    • milk chocolate covered pecan caramel patties – 5lbs
    • homemade chocolate chip cookies X 52
    • homemade peanut butter cookies X 52

    The cookies will be made with the vanilla sugar and the two different types of vanilla extract that I have made and am making.

    The cost for all of this is averaging around $8.00 per person, including supplies. I purchased all of our jars at Michaels and Joanns using coupons and the other dishes, I purchased at thrift stores.

    This is for 50 guests.

    Post # 21
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    71 posts
    Worker bee

    We had 300 guests and sourced all the candy locally (we were going for a color scheme and had some time to find it through holidays and stuff).  We spent about 350 on candy and 275 on jars, with 24 kinds of candy.  Not a drop was left.  Oh, and there was some expense for the tables and linens and decor of the table.

    Looking at the colors of candy you’re using, I’d suggest getting a lot of regular m&m’s locally, because they aren’t very expensive.  I’d suggest having really huge jars or more of them if you need to serve that many people.  Also take a look at the size of your bags or boxes – you will want them fairly small because some people are greedy!

    Post # 24
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    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I didn’t have a candy buffet, but I did have cookies in jars.  I rented jars from an event company – they were only $3 each (96, 128 and 256 oz) and they just needed to be returned the next day (and didn’t have to be cleaned – the company did that).  You may want to look into something like that as well!

    This is what they looked like:

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