(Closed) Candy Buffett

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

the candy buffet wiki is chock full of resources, with links to posts bees have written about their candy buffets (and where they bought their scoops and candy etc.)

http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Candy_buffet 

apothecary jars are really cheap at sav-on crafts.  i just bought a couple to use as decor around the apt! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

The candy buffet at our wedding was a hit! I was worried that it was overused after reading mags, but almost everyone said it was the first one they had seen at a wedding!  So fun, but a LOT more work to put together than I ever thought!

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Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

where can i find cute candy scoopers? i cant find any.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Janna- why was it more work than you thought? I’m thinking about doing it,and I didn’t think it would be too much work, so I’d love to hear your experience!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Probably in large part because I live in NYC and don’t have a car – and given that jars AND candy are really heavy, I had to order everything on line. I probably spent too much time finding the perfect jars and candy, figuring out how much of each I needed and getting the best price possible.  Here is what I did

 1) Ordered all jars and scopes online at restockit.com.  Great prices, free shipping

2) Order candy online – tried to pick stuff we liked, mostly pinks, browns and greens.  Ended up not ordering enough despite my calculations and sent my mom to look for exact matches the week before

3) Ordered white bags (1/2 pound coffee) online

4) Ordered stickers to put on the bags (Thanks for Coming! Our names) from my wonderful Etsy vendor (she did programs, menus, etc.).

5) Bought wooden boxes to hold the bags

6) Had Etsy seller make the sign for the candy buffet

7) Had to search for the right frame for that sign

It is not a crazy amount to do but I just didn’t anticipate all the little steps.  And I am sure I could have not done a bunch of them, but once I decided to do it, I got obsessed with making it just right!!

You can see in this pic, the bags and sign in the background of my cute nephew 🙂 

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Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

By The Way it was totally worth it! We have tons of pics of the adults attacking the candy bar, and it was mostly gone by the end of the night. We had spent a ton of time trying to find a favor that people would like and wasn’t too expensive, and ultimately couldn’t find anything that we felt worked.  This was great because people took what they wanted and had fun with it too!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

For anyone in need of jars…I was price checking the Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill 2 gallon and 1 gallon jars below, and Target by far had the cheapest prices I could find!  I don’t know if they were having a special or what, but the prices in the store were even cheaper than the ones online.

I would suggest buying them in the store if you can b/c the shipping costs for these jars really add up!

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

those are the ones i got too. they are going to work great and they are cheap! you can also stack some on a box of some sort to put some behind others and create and better more full look!

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