Signup to get the latest DIYs and updates from Chloe... Subscribe

Inspiration ~ Candy Buffets

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.

Wedding candy buffet with orange, pink and lime green candies.

Wedding Candy buffet or candy bar in pink and green for a party

blue and white candy bar or candy buffet for a wedding

Candy buffet in shades of blue for a wedding.

PInk and white candy bar to be used for wedding favors.

Yellow and white candy buffet for wedding shower or wedding favors or birthday party.

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.

Glass jars and and apothecary jars for a candy bar or candy buffetUse a variety of containers for an attractive display.

Candy Buffet silver plated candy scoops

New Year's Eve Wedding, silver and white candy buffet

Silver and White Formal Wedding Candy Buffet.

Written By

Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube


  1. Chloetta Whitt says:

    I my gosh these ideas are so great, I really like the blue table. I’m like Dad,I don’t know how you do it.

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thanks for stopping by, I am glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Decorating with a candy buffet says:

    I love how you’ve decorated these. I love the candy buffet idea but not everyone has a flair for decorating it as cute as yours!

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thanks! I only created the black and white one, the others inspire me! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was
    wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?
    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      I purchased mine from craft stores like Michaels and and Home Goods and TJ Maxx. I hope that helps! Good luck and have fun creating your candy buffet.

  4. What is the best place to buy bulk colored candy?

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      I like to buy mine from b.a. sweetie. You can order from them online. They have a huge selection.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.