Post # 1
I am looking for suggestions for a vintage-type candy table. We already have a sign that says “Candy Shop” and jars, but I am at a loss for some old-timey candies to put in them!
You know how when you go to some places (like Cracker Barrel) they have some old-fashioned looking candies up front? I want something like that (but I can’t afford to spend an arm and a leg buying all of our candy from there!)
I also am looking for a cute and creative way to label the candies (or the jars) that would look like they’re from an old candy shop.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you! 🙂
Post # 3
@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 # 4
@Mrs.Darling: We don’t have a particular color palette in mind. I like the candy sticks, and basically anything you’d see at Cracker Barrel or something like that.
What did you guys decide on?
Post # 5
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
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.