Post # 1
Okay ladies so I have a few questions about my candy buffet. First, for those of you who are already married and did a candy buffet or are doing a candy buffet and have already purchased your candy where is the cheapest place to get it? I am doing chocolate, gumballs, wrapped mints, twizzlers, swedish fish, and lollipops. Should I do any other candy? And how much of each candy do you think I would need for about 150 people?
Post # 3
@Future_Mrs_Naugle: I did a candy bar at my wedding for abour 125 but to be honest, I filled my jars instead of really knowing how much candy…
I bought as much as possible!
I am an Amazon Prime member (aka free two-day shipping) so I found it REALLY affordable to buy candy on Amazon and get it shipped to me for free… shipping adds up QUICKLY when buying candy by the pound so it really helped.
I definitely bought swedish fish on there but not too sure about your other needs (we had a red, white and blue theme) so have a search on there… it might even be worth it for you to buy an amazon prime membership (or find a friend who has one – students get them FREE!) so that you save on shipping.
As for how much… I never bought less than 6 pounds of each candy so it depends how big your jars are really… I was more concerned with the containers being filled rather than worrying about running out… that was actually never a concern to me because we had so much variety I was pretty sure we wouldn’t run out… 12 jars.
I also went to Costco for their kirkland variety packs.
Then I got them home and separated them into individual containers by candy brand (ie. snickers, milky way, baby ruth, etc) That was really affordable… I think I only ended up buying 2 and that filled all my jars designated for chocolate.
I have no idea how much I really spent on the candy bar so sorry I can’t help with that. I know I resold my jars on craigslist after and I had a lot of candy left over that I’ll be giving out at Halloween…. and the bar looked good so its not been a total loss. lol
PS I also think the candy helped keep the dance floor full cuz all the kids were sugared up and bustin’ moves and then the older people wanted to dance with them so it was a HUGE win-win situation for that! lol