Post # 1
I REALLY want a candy bar, and my mother is REALLY against it. I think I may have come up with a compromise but I’m not sure how to pull it off.
My step-mom is a junker and found 2 beautiful antique 3 tier trays. I also have a big oval milk glass bowl that I want to use. I want to somehow display the little organza bags with candy in it, pretzals and nuts.I will have 250 favor bags.
We talked about suckers, but my mom thinks all the little kids (there will be about 40) will stick them to the linens. Anyone have an issue with this?
Any thoughts or pictures anyone has would help.
Post # 3
I would make sure to have a big sign that asks parents to please escort their children to the candy bar so you don’t have kids ruining the beautiful display. I actually saw this happen at a wedding with a dessert bar (cookies, brownies, etc.) and I felt so awful for the bride and groom! You would think people would have the manners and common sense to control their kids, but they don’t.
It might also be a good idea to have a friend watch over the table just like they would being a punch server or a guest book attendant. Just to make sure the candy dishes are remaining full and no one is messing up the display!
Post # 4
Why is your Mom against it other than the lollipop sticks? Trust me…she won’t even notice much about it once the reception begins, but will be happy when everyone tells her what a great idea it was!
It will be fine. Display it how you want and let people enjoy themselves. It’s one small part of the overall day, and its meant to be fun.
Post # 5
I think a lot of women in our mothers’ generation don’t like this idea. My cousin had a candy bar and my aunts kept going on and on about how tacky and weird it was, and then they loved it once they saw it in action. I think they’re just really unfamiliar with it and it sounds odd and inappropriate to them until they actually see it done.
Post # 6
love all the ideas, especially the sign asking parents to escort their children. Also, I never thought about having an attendant. I’m really hoping to make this work