Candy buffets!

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@jenilynevette:  I’m tagging this because I’ve been searching like crazy too for pics.  We’re doing a sweet and salty snack buffet though.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

@housebee:  Also tagging.  I am planning on doing a candy buffet at my wedding too!  The man that we are working with at our reception site gave me an awesome idea!  Have family members or wedding party meembers (or both!!) pick a candy type to add to the buffet as one more way to show them how much you appreciate them!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Unfortunately my photographer didnt get many pictures of how we had ours set up (i wont even GET into that… ugh) but here is some that were taken from friends:

We had:

Custom Made Cake pops (Red Velvet, Chocolate Cappucino, and Carrot cake)

Bubble gum balls

Sour straws

M & Ms special ordered with our names, date, and wedding bells printed on them

Rock Candy

Sour apple candy

Jelly beans

Cotton Candy

Malt Balls

Jaw Breakers

Sour Ribbon

Taffy

Lollipops

Licorice

There was more but I cant remember…We had over 50 lbs of Candy!!

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a candy buffet and it was a huge hit! (so I heard, I was so busy that I didn’t get any 🙁 But I did get some great pics! We also had an attendant from the company that did the candy buffet stay to refill the candy so even though it looks like there are only 10 truffles on the tray, they were constantly being replaced.

We had:

Chocolate covered oreo cookies (purple-colored white chocolate)

Rock Candy

Grape Licorice

Grape Gumballs

Salt Water Taffey

Chocolate Truffles

Jelly Beans

And Macaroons

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m having one on Sunday, I’ll try to remember to come back w/ pictures and whether it was a success once it’s all over 🙂 Crossing my fingers people actually eat the candy…or it at least makes for a good picture, haha

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Very nice, I like it, and hope to have.Cool

Kiss

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I have no idea what I want in the buffet, but I want one!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we had a candy buffet too but my aunts set it up and they forgot the signs at the hotel… wah!

regardless it went pretty well… I loved having different jars and we sort of kept the candy to the red white, gold and blue theme (those yellow gummies were pineapple and were TOTALLY white on amazon but came in this yellow hue… sadface) and then used both our flags (USA & Great Britain) under.

The almost everything when super quick, I tried to keep it to pre-wrapped candies because I knew they were easier to grab by hand instead of with the tricky scoops or tongs.

I loved having a candy bar MOST because the kids got all sugared up and then were busting hilarious moves on the dance floor so all the adults got on the dance floor to join them and it was a blast.

Photos like this resulted:

lol it was awesome!

Anyway, people also didn’t really have to use the bags if they just wanted to grab one or two pieces here or there as they were pre-wrapped.

I’d HIGHLY recommend buying at Costco and Amazon if you have a prime membership.  I dont know exactly how much I paid but we had A LOT of candy and because it was the tasty kind – it was VERY popular and flooded my dance floor!

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m going to do something like this…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is my inspiration photo.  I love the candy buffets that match the wedding colors! 

If everyone could share where they got their candy from, that would be really helpful!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used the official m & m website for our m & m’s.

Then I used candywarehouse.com and candydirect.com

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@purplelace:  I got a lot of mine on amazon because I have free shipping as a prime member and then I did some from oriental trading and some from Costco.

Amazon Candy:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=lp_16310101_nr_n_4?rh=n%3A16310101%2Cn%3A%2116310211%2Cn%3A16322431&bbn=16310211&ie=UTF8&qid=1358440376&rnid=16310211

Oriental Trading Candy:
http://www.orientaltrading.com/party-themes-and-events/supplies/candy-a1-388621-1-0.fltr?categoryFromSearch=true&rd=candy

Costco Candy:
http://www2.costco.com/Common/Category.aspx?cat=9894&eCat=BD_823%7C9894&whse=BD_823&lang=en-US

 

Shipping can be terrible so I would definitely shop around locally too! 

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