(Closed) HELP!!! DIY Candy Buffet

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which kind of candy buffet is better for DIY??

    Theme: Blue and Green

    Variety: All colors and flavors

    Stick to theme but some multi colors (gummy bears, gum balls, etc)

  • Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @brittgrace13: We had about 125 guests, and I think we had about 10 containers of candy. I heard 1/4 lb to 1/2 lb per person, but it depends on the size of your containers. We ordered pint-sized take-out boxes from papermart.

    Someone suggested filling up one of your containers with candy and weighing it to determine about how much people will take. That helped me out! I did notice that some couples only took 1 per couple, too, so we ended up with some left over.

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Here was ours:

    We have 8 jars (2 were flatter jars, 1 is hidden) and 2 lollipop trees (which I made).

    I had just under 100 guests, and made around 150 lollipops and I think about 40-50lbs of candy. In the end, I had enough to fill about 15 boxes I believe, but no one really touched the peanuts. I only had I think 5 seahorse lollipops leftover as well!

    Our candy buffet was open all night and the DJ announced it. It was a huge hit, and with our guest number, I was estimating about 1/2lb of candy per person, but it was probably more towards 1/4 or 1/3lb. It really just depended on how full people filled the pint size take out containers.

    Figure out what type of container you want your guests to have. That will also help determine the amount they need.

    Now – I had Mother-In-Law and SIL decorate the containers. I think they said they did around 120 just in case people took two. I had a good amount leftover – actually they just went in the trash the other day. I bet I had 40-50 left over…

    I originally thought the nuts would go over well, considering the older crowd. People wanted those gummy sharks more than anything! I still hear comments about them – they were a huge hit! The jawbreakers, not so much, but my DH’s coworker liked them so I sent the leftovers to his work.

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We stuck to our wedding colours (pink, blue and white). It was definitely harder, but I think that visually it looked a lot better and “cleaner”.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think blue and green limits your choices and/or flavours. When I think of a candy buffet, I think of tons of bright, fun colours.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hmm… if you go rainbow, you probably get better candy choices. If you stick to the colors, it’ll probably be more visually appealing. 

    Our was all navy and maroon (which ended up spilling over into blue and red), and I liked it! We had about 175 guests, and this was ours:

    We had 13 jars I think, and I hid some extra candy under the table for our coordinator to refill the jars with. In the end, we had lots of leftovers of the less popular things (sixlets, cinnamon hard candies), but the popular stuff ran out well before the night was over (gummy candies, Twizzlers bites, York peppermint patties). 

    It’s so hard to know how much you should have of what! I went with a little less than 1/4 lb per person and ended up having a LOT leftover of some things. You can see the glassine bags we used on the right side of that photo. I think if you get enough candy to fill up your jars so they look nice, you’ll have more than enough for all your guests!

    Post # 24
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had a candy buffet ( actually two) and did all candies and colors! Our colors were black and white with red accents and thought about sticking with the theme..but it’s hard tO get a variety out of limiting candy and thought it  would be dull . Ours ended up really nice with the pop of colors. This is a pro pic we got from the photographer…Sorryif it’s large I’m posting from my iPhone 

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I personally think that candies with variety of colors will add a burst to your wedding theme.

     

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    the pic didnt work from my phone.. here it is

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