(Closed) Vintage Candy Table Ideas

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@ApandaManda:  We just went through this on a candy hunt yesterday–including hitting the Cracker Barrel for the candy sticks (look like straight candy canes, but come in about 12 different flavors). What kind of candy did you have in mind and are you going for a particular color palette?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are doing a vintage candy buffet as well.  I bought almost all of my candy off this website:  http://www.oldtimecandy.com/1940s.htm.  I loved it because you can search for candy by decade and we were trying to stay in the 1930’s to 1950’s era.  We were going for the whole “penny candy” thing.  

I am not going to label the actual jars, as I am pretty sure my guests will be able to figure out what is in each.  To make it more authentic though, I bought penny candy bags (super small brown bags) for guests to put their candy it.  I personalized them by stamping them with “Thank You” and a lovebirds stamp (part of our theme).  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ours colors are purple and teal so we went on a candy buying binge as part of the day after Easter sales. We did find some snazzy Smarties at WalMart with purple wrappers and the cool circle lolli’s. We’re thinking about doing licorice. Have you tried Amazon.com? I was surprised by the mark-up Brick and Mortars put on candy. I found this store and the prices seem pretty good. We are only doing a small bar because of our very small guest list.

We aren’t planning to label ours since we’re using five very distinct candies, but Michaels sells really cute chalkboard labels and chalk pen. They look like these…

Here’s some inspiration pics–

 

 

Also, Michaels sells the cool rounded swirl lolli’s for $9 a dozen. With a decent coupon you can get them cheapish. I’d also check around on M&M’s–at one point Michaels was selling them, but they’ve been hard to find in solid. If you want them cheap, your best bet would be to buy the rainbow pack.

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