(Closed) Candy for Buffett

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I would say wait until at least late fall or so. You could probably get some clearance Halloween candy! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wouldn’t do it more than a month in advance (but maybe you can pick up some discounted holiday stuff too) and be sure to keep it someplace cool.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Depends on the candy. Hard candies and jellybeans will last a long time. Chocolate starts to get slightly bitter with age. I would also recommend waiting until after Halloween unless you see truly awesome sales. Also, keep in mind that if the place you are buying from is online, ordering all at once, even if the sale isn’t the best, can save you money in shipping and handling.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sugar candies (ie: hard candy, suckers, etc) will stay. I’ve already bought some suckers for my January wedding. I’d suggest buying chocolate later because if it melts at all it will “bloom”. Basically it will have light streaks through it and it could possibly effect the taste. Cookies, cakes you can make usually up to 2 months ahead of time and freeze, then thaw overnight, frost/decorate if needed and set out for everyone to enjoy.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

anyone know of any good (cheap!) candy websites?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hey there-

I did a candy table for our wedding in April.  I started buying candy after Halloween because of sales. Bought some more of Christmas & Valentines Day.  They all stayed fresh.  I did put some of the candy (still in the original packages) in large ziplock bags to help keep them fresh.

Most of the candy was gone and I didn’t get many complaints.  Also, some of the candy had expiration dates so check that out too!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@jennychicago- Try the candy warehouse.  I also found lots of our candy at the dollar store.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@vintage2010 I hate to contradict you, but expiration dates don’t really mean much. I used to believe that once something hit its date you had to toss it, but living with my FIL’s changed that. Future Father-In-Law owns a grocery store chain and almost every food they have in their kitchen is past date. It’s all perfectly fine and I’ve never had a problem with any of the food as long as it is visibly ok. Basically you could buy chocolate and candies early, but with chocolate you have blooming to worry about and that’s almost completely aesthetic.

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