- 4 years ago
Hi All! In March we’re holding a big engagement party – pink and grey themed – with 120 of our closest friends and family (we’re having about 250 at wedding) and there will be kids at engagement party and my FI and I are candy fantatics 🙂 so In an effort to search for templates online and after seeing a bunch of posters post the buffet with no tenplate I became frustrating. So mAde a promise to post it here for all my bee’s to have incase you want a DIY candy Buffet.
Now keep in mind that my event is a month away so the pictures are without candy.
I bought the jars in TJ Maxx and home goods I had to go to 2 different stores to create the look I wanted. I bought ribbon and card stock at michaels to match the theme of the dinner
Came home and washed every lid and jar. I think getting the stickers off was more of a pain than adding the ribbon and label! so we are using these really pretty cards I found (at michaels) for seating arrangements that will be tied to a board with twine (I’ll post in another thread when I’m done) and I loved the shape of them so knew I wanted to use that as the label for candy buffet, see below for what I did.
I chose the printed cardstock I wanted and folded it in half. I took one of the seating cards (pic 1) and placed it half over the end of the folded card stock (pic 2). The reason I folded the cardstock is because I want to make sure both sides are equal and match perfectly! I traced the seating card and cut. taaadddaaaa!!!! I have my pretty label. I plan to do the same on WHITE, but smaller with the printed candy name and place over the larger one. I will post updated pics as I move along and will, of course, post pictures of it completed.
I then took really wide ribbon (again, staying in the color scheme of the dinner) and glue taped pink ribbon in the middle of the grey to create a wide ribbon, 2 color/design look. I then wrapped this around the glass jar and sealed with a small dab of hot glue (glue gun).
once finished with the ribbon I added the label to the center of the ribbon covering the space where I attached it with the glue so i get an even look all around. See pics.
I used a lot of different cardstock and still have 5 more candy jars to finish, but I still have time. I also plan to add rhinestones to the name tag when completed.
Again, I will post pictures of the final product before and at the dinner and post! 🙂
I will also post pictures of the seating chart once I get it almost done. The theme of our engagment party is “love is sweet” and I am using a vintage love theme with pinks and greys. Oh, and for the candy buffet, we decorated lunch bags ($2.00 for 100) to carry the candy. I am using small cellophane bags for the candy, but figured guests will want to make a few bags and will put these bags in the lunch bag. I am using the chalkboard bin as a holder for both bags. (i bought 2 at the xmas tree shops for $2.39 each)
I will continue to post everything I am doing for the engagement dinner as most of it is DIY! So fun 🙂
Be sure to comment and let me know if it works out for you or not.