(Closed) Please share how much candy you bought for your buffet

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Bumping this because we are planning on doing a candy buffet for our wedding and I am completely stumped about how much to get.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I’m curious to know too. 😮

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re having 81 guests and so far I have purchased:

3 pounds gummi peaches

2 pounds butterscotch candies (the hard, yellow candy)

5 pounds salt water taffy

3 pounds bag of mini-Tootsie Roll pops

7 pounds peanut M &M’s

5 pounds plain M & M’s

2 pounds gummi bears

3 pounds caramel squares

I think what is working against me thinking that we don’t have enough is that I bought jars/vases/containers that are kind of small, so right now it doesn’t look like enough to me. However, we will have extra candy stashed at the reception so when the containers are running low someone can fill them up.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I think that the formula is the amount if guests, times 3 divided by 16 (ounces). So 80 x 3 / 16 = the amount in pounds of candy you need to buy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I bought 80 pounds (8 types of candy) for 120 people

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have 75lbs for 110 guest.  I have heard there should be 1/4 to 1/2lb per guest.  I have 15 different kinds of candy and I am very worried about it being enough.  I guest I’ll find out next weekend!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@Miss Marine:

yeah that’s why I took that amount and more than doubled it! Not nearly enough candy for the ppl we know! hahaha but that was the formula another bee posted, so i thought I would pass it on since not everyone is surrounded by complete sugar fiends.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

Oh right, we will also be offering a massive buffet with a plated dessert AND wedding cake,along with the candy buffet so that’s a lot of sugar, there will also be a midnight snack of gormet sandwiches so be sure to take into consideration all the other things you are feeding ppl when considering all the candy you need.

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