I love Candy Buffets. Candy buffets or Candy Bars have grown in popularity and favor in the past few years, particularly at weddings, but have also been seen popping up at birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, graduation parties and bat and bar mitzvahs. You might expect to see a Candy Buffet at any kind of celebration.
The pictures above should give you some inspiration to set up your own Candy Buffet. It is traditional to use candies in colors to coordinate with the theme of the wedding or party. Candy Buffets are being used at weddings in place of a wedding cake, or in addition to a wedding cake, often to be used as the wedding favor, providing guests with a small bag or box to fill with candies of their choice. A Candy Buffet in the party or wedding colors also adds to the decor by carrying out the theme. Part of the beauty of a Candy Buffet is the pretty containers you choose to display the candies in. Choose a variety of containers to display the candies. Keep in mind that you want the candy to be easy to get out of the containers. Consider, also, the type of utensil you will use to pick up the candy. Some candies need a scoop, and others might be better with tongs. Do have a utensil in each and every container, you don’t want guests to use their fingers! It is also a good idea to have some extra utensils on the table, just in case someone walks away with one, or drops one on the floor. In future posts I will feature all kinds of containers for favors, many of which could be used for your Candy Buffet. What kind of candy to offer? What kind do you like? What is affordable? What comes in the colors you want to use? Jordan Almonds are a popular choice, as are M & M’s which are available in 17 colors, or custom printed. Any candies are acceptable.
Silver and White Formal Wedding Candy Buffet.