Post # 1
My sister is doing a Candy buffet for her fall wedding in 09. For her Christmas present, I bought her an apothecary jar and scoopers. I want to put together an inspiration pamphlet with pictures of different candy bar set ups and color schemes. If anyone has pictures, I’d love to see them!
I’m also looking for great places ot buy candy. I’ve been given some great ideas, but more are always welcome!
Post # 3
- 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.)
apothecary jars are really cheap at sav-on crafts. i just bought a couple to use as decor around the apt!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
also, you can check out the bee’s past posts that have been tagged with "candy buffet"
most recently, Mrs. Shortcake’s candy buffet was AWESOME!
A Sweet Sneak Peek
Post # 5
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!
Post # 6
I just looked at Mrs. Shortcake and the wiki, they are both so helpful! I love the way Mrs. Shortcake added quotes! I’ll have to print and share!
@Janna19: Thanks for the pictures! My sister was worried too about it being overdone because of magazines and websites, but neither of us have actually been to a wedding that has had one! Even if people have done it before, it is still an awesome treat. I can’t wait to help her with hers.
Thanks Mrs. Bee and Mrs. Penguin, you always have great suggestions and point me in the right place!
Post # 7
where can i find cute candy scoopers? i cant find any.
Post # 8
Here is a great site with scoops of all kinds: http://www.scoops-scoops.com/
Post # 9
I sued The Container Store to buy some for my sister.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
For bulk candy, I like http://www.candywarehouse.com/ they have a huge selection and great prices 🙂
Post # 11
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
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 🙂
Post # 13
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
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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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!