Post # 1
i’m planning a candy buffet for my rustic romance wedding. I already purchased mini frosted take out boxes, but now I am second guessing whether or not I should use these, or use paper bags instead. Or maybe I could use both- the take out boxes for m&ms and such, and the bags for rock candy, etc.
What do you think??
Post # 3
I voted bags b/c a friend and I were recently talking and she mentioned that people didn’t take as much candy as they wanted b/c of the size of the bags and here she is 2 and a half years later and STILL has candy left from her candy buffet.
Post # 4
We used large, full-size takeout boxes. (We scored 100 for $10 at an asian gorcery store) I think they were 1 qt?
They were a really good size and worked out perfectly, so I voted boxes.
Post # 5
@MissTeacher7: What is it that you don’t like about the take out boxes? I am doing a candy buffet too and am leaning toward the take out boxes but would love to know if they are not the best route to go. Have you thought about the tin tie bags that some have used here at the Bee? I am considering those as well.
Post # 6
I voted for bags because that is what I will be using. The take out boxes don’t really go with our theme and part of our candy bar is going to be candy sticks and those wouldn’t fit in the take out boxes. I got some really cheap clear candy bags at Michaels with a coupon and they come with twisty ties. We are giving our guests other favors as well, so I also purchased some paper bags with handles for the guests to put their goodies in. If the take out boxes go with your theme and the candy you are using will fit in them, I don’t see anything wrong with using them. It just depends on the look you are going for. I also purchased a basket to put the bags in that will sit with the candy on the candy table.
Post # 7
What sizes are they? I think you should base your decision on the size, and which will fit your candy better! (But I think it would be confusing to have both.)
Post # 8
I love the idea of a paper bag, especially if you have a monogram stamp you can use on it!
Post # 9
My image is of candy drying up in a box. I say box and bags with little twisty ties.
Post # 10
@sueanddemetrius: I do like the take out boxes, they are really cute. But I’m stuck on two things: 1) Do they go with my “rustic” theme, or how can I make them go, and 2) I plan on having candy sticks and rock candy options, and they certainly won’t fit inside the box. I got the mini boxes on papermart (.4 lbs?) which in person is actually really small, haha (like the small size that white rice may come in from Chinese take out places).. but then again the candy buffet “rules” I’ve read say to buy about 1/4lb per person….
I’m afraid that bags will be too big and I’ll either have to spend a lot more $$ on candy, or people will take more candy than they should and there won’t be enough.
Post # 11
i made some little boxes in my computer (using a template) and it was a little time comsuming activity! i thing little bags, or that kind of cone shaped bags with m& m, are cute.
Post # 12
If you already have the boxes keep the boxes…You can get bags too and let people decide on their own what they’d rather take…the boxes are cute!
Post # 13
I have voted for the ‘bags’.
We are having a sweetie table too at our wedding. I was trying to work out how to incorpoate it into our theme of Astronomy – but we have decided to have ‘flying saucers’, ‘galaxy’, ‘milkyway’, etc. I just couldnt work out how the guests could take them home…..
Found a thread on here from a few years back. We are going with the tie bags, with a stamp of our names and the date of the wedding. Something as a reminder as the guests tuck into the sweets!
MissTeacher7 – if you have boxes already, use them, and if you want, suppliy bags too, so the guests have a choice. Some may not want that much candy… :o)