Creating an Incredible Candy Buffet
Candy buffets are still one of the sweetest wedding trends. Doubling as a fabulous feast for the eyes, they bring out childish inner-spirits and are a great way to thank guests for attending your wedding.
Following are some easy steps and clever tips to creating the perfect candy buffet…
The first thing you need to do is find containers, scoops and tongs. As clear containers usually work the best for display, start looking through your cupboards and make a list of what you have and then what you will need. You can rent and borrow containers (check with your wedding planner, florist, or rental shop for ideas and options) or you can purchase them.
Be creative and coordinating. Various shapes and sizes are a must. Apothecaries are super darling as well as footed urns and bowls. The look of glass cookie and canisters with lids mix well with wide glass cylinders and find double duty when moved back into the home holding anything from flour and sugar in the kitchen to cotton balls and fun sponges in the bath. It’s great to mix and match types of containers and trays. Glass mixes well with other textures silver or white ceramic items.
Color Scheme and Theme
One of the easiest ways to bring the WOW factor to your display is to choose a color scheme for your candy buffet. By choosing one to no more than three colors not only will make selections easier, but the display will look amazing! At Candy.com you can easily search for candy by color.
Incorporating some details from your wedding theme can help make your candy favors even more memorable. Include fortune cookies for an Asian theme, all white and silver candies for a winter wedding and so on. Or include your favorite childhood candy. Candy bracelets, ring pops, chick-o-sticks and even the dots on paper can be found at Oldtimecandy.com. One all time favorite is the long stick lollipops. Including nostalgic candy is a great addition to consider for bringing back those lasting memories.
How much candy to buy?
Plan first by how you want the display to look, not necessarily by how many guests are coming. Having enough candy is crucial in making your candy buffet look good.
First, determine how many jars and types of candies you want. It is recommended to have at least 5 to 7 various types of candies and to buy 10 to 15 pounds of each variety. Having plenty of candy will ensure your display looks stunning and your guests will feel like kids in a candy store when they join in this sweet celebration.
For added depth and interest, consider placing your candy jars and display trays at different levels. It’s easy to raise the containers to different heights by putting books or other supporting materials under the table cloth. Sturdy decorative hat or other boxes, dessert stands and larger bowls or vases turned upside down can also help to achieve the leveled look.
Think about the table cloth selection making sure it fits into the overall color and appeal of the event. Also consider name tags in cute shapes and stylish font on each jar as this is another important layer and decorating element to the overall look and feel.
Make sure to also include favor boxes or small bags so the party goers have something to put their candy selections in. A variety of Chinese take out boxes, tins, darling bags and personalized tags can be found at myweddingfavors.com.