Post # 1
My mother and I are considering having a candy buffet/table at my bridal shower. The shower will be for 50 people. I have read to estimate 1.5-2 oz. of candy per person. We are trying to price it out (loose candy by color, apothecary jars/glass containers, scoops). Please answer the following questions if you had/are having a candy buffet/table at your shower and/or wedding.
How many people did your candy buffet serve?
How much money did it cost total (all supplies included) and/or per person?
How much candy did you estimate per person?
Thanks, bees!!! 🙂
Post # 3
Sorry, this was supposed to be in PARTIES!
Post # 4
I spent about $60 on 7 different types of candy – gummies, candy sticks, & mini lollipops. It’s for 85 people. I used vases and glass jars that were around the house. I got the candy at walmart, the dollar store, & candywarehouse.com
Post # 5
I spent $75 dolars on 3 bags of tootsie rolls, 48 caramel apple pops, 72 oz Sugar Babies, 156 oz Junior Mints, tub of 165 laffy taffys, 52oz Apple O’s and 84 oz Whoppers from my local wholesale candy store. I purchased a few $10 apothecary jars from TJ Maxx, a couple apothecary jars from Michaels (cost about $15 after the 40% off coupon) and simple glass containers from the Dollar Store. I am planning on having 120 guest attend our wedding.
Post # 6
If you are DIY’ing it for wedding or shower, get your containers at Goodwill, Salvation Army, Savers (thrift shop). After all they are glass, just toss them in the dishwasher it doesn’t matter who owned them before you 🙂 You might also have some cute containers around the house.
Candy – If you are lucky enough to have a holiday prior to your event (with the same colors) then I say buy the candy and put it in Tupperware containers and store in a cool dry place. One of my MOB’s kept candy kisses from Feb and used them in September (her colors were red and silver) Candy will stay fresh. Just don’t put it in the freezer.
If you went some sort of container for them to put it in, try getting little white bags from the local restaurant supplier, then get some rubber stamps and ink in your wedding colors and add something to the bags. Or ask if your local Chinese restaurant will sell you the smallest take out boxes. Also try Oriental Trading Company and Ebay, they have tons of things cheap.
Make sure you have a good variety, but you don’t have to go overboard and have 20 different kinds of candy. And make sure you have something for diabetics too.
Post # 7
Hello, I work at a candy store so I may be able to help you out! (Plus I am doing my own!) So generally you can do it from anywhere from $50-150 for 50 people. This is my works website. (We are a family owned business so our prices might be a little higher BUT unlike candywarehouse.com you do not have a minimum order you must make. & we do NOT mark up shipping. Also, all of our stuff is fresh because of how often we rotate it. & with me being a bride myself, I wouldnt order from any other place.) So anyway, the website is.. shopthebulkstore.com I promise you will be pleased with the selection. Oh, and anything you CANT find on the website, call and ask for Steve (The owner) and he will do everything in his power to get you the candy you want (even if we dont carry it)
Now, for the supplies. Gordan’s Food Services (GFS) carries the scoops, (actually where we get ours from). And if you need supplies like containers, I know bees are selling them lie crazy!! (I will be selling mine after my wedding in OCT)
Once you purchase your boxes/bags you will be able to determine how much per person. I did about 4oz per person. (over estimate im sure.) if I can be anymore help please message me!!
Post # 8
@The Wedding Moms: Thanks for the info. I will look at used glass containers. I think my mother has some with wide openings in her basement – will have to check!! I was planning on getting about 10-12 lbs and having 8 different types (colors ranging in shade of two colors that will be used in the bridal shower).
@out4answers: Thanks for all the info!! I will check out the site tomorrow. Unfortunately the shower will be in August, so I cannot purchase your containers. THanks!!!