Post # 1
I decided that I am going to do a dessert buffet at our reception. I don’t want to only focus on candy: I want to have fun candies within our color scheme as well as homemade pies, cookies, cotton candy, cream soda/rootbeer floats, etc. We are making a big sign to go over the dessert buffet that says “Love Is Sweet.”
However, I don’t know where to go to get the best prices on bulk candy as well as the dishes/trays/vases/bowls.
Have any of you ladies shopped around and already found the best prices on these things?
I know that bulk candy especially can be really expensive and I don’t want to get jipped.
Post # 3
I bought my containers at Joanns and Michaels; on sale and with coupons. For candy, the best prices; including shipping, that I found is at ACandyStore.
Post # 4
I bought vases at Michael’s & Hobby Lobby using coupons, and that was much cheaper than the traditional apothecary jars. We also got our sixlets at Hobby Lobby.
A couple vases came from TJMaxx and local thrift stores as well.
For other candy, we went to local candy/gift stores rather than ordering online. And I found scoops online at Scoops Scoops and we bought cheap ladles from local restuarant supply stores.
Post # 5
This was ours, we got some of the wooden plates from Goodwill (we used charger plates) and borrowed cake stands for cookies for others. I made the cupcake tree myself, and we bought two apothecary jars for cookies, and one jar for candy. They were on clearance at Wa-Mart.
Post # 6
I ordered some basic jars off of Amazon and then found some prettier more unique ones at Ross. I think places like Ross, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx are really good places to find jars for cheap.
Post # 7
If you have a dixie pottery, carolina pottery or an oldtime pottery store that is where I am getting my glassware. Its very cheap and is pretty cool. They have tons of rows of glass ware in multiple colors and in clear
Post # 8
I got my jars at Hobby Lobby, watch out for sales because I got all of mine for half price. I didn’t go through an online company for candies,I found candies at walmart and other local stores. I also found cookies at World Market. Good luck to you.
Post # 9
We bought our jars all over the place, but were able to find some cute ones at thrift stores and Target too. We got our candy online at acandystore.com
Post # 10
We got alot of glass dishes at thrift stores and yard sales. Also we got some clear plastic trays at the Dollar Tree. For all 15 of my dishes and trays my total was $30.