Candy buffets are fucking sweet, amirite? After a stroll through our massive candy buffet archives, I am now a believer that you can do WHATEVER you want with these babies. Going for the elegant look? Scroll down to No. 17. Sweet and lovely and cute? See the tea party at No. 12. Just want to get down to business with all things chocolate? Come hang out with me at No. 15.
I'm telling you: there's no end to how much fun you can have decking out a candy buffet in style!
1. Put your caketoppers in a pile of gummy bears.
2. Spell out your sugary love with a fancy tray.
3. Skittles make the sweetest ring shots.
4. Keep a dish of quarters nearby for your guests to get some old-school bubblegum (unique wedding favor alert)!
5. Gotta love those HUGELY gorgeous apothecary jars for candy storage.
6. Having a dry wedding? Set up a different kind of bar!
7. Include fun challenges with your candy.
8. Are you guys musicians? Sprinkle guitar pics around your candy buffet.
9. Offering s'mores? Lay out the ingredients in style.
10. Wedding candy: the perfect excuse for heart-shaped serving utensils.
11. How can you beat edible decor in your very own wedding colors?
12. Going for something a little more pastel than goth? Candy is so diverse.
13. Or theme out your candy bar with all things SUMMER.
14. Colorful candies and cupcakes just work so well for a Dr. Seuss wedding.
15. Guys, guys. A candy buffet that focuses on CHOCOLATE. Yes.
16. What is a Harry Potter wedding without… candied Forbidden Forest creatures?
17. Pay special attention to the lighting to really set off your candy buffet to dramatic effect.
18. Go beyond apothecary jars and make your whole candy buffet look straight out of an old-fashioned apothecary shop.
Who's sweetening up their wedding with a candy buffet? Are you theming it out (Halloween? Your favorite fictional characters? All the colors of the goddamn rainbow)? Tell us how you're planning to trick out your very own candy-filled buffet!
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Comments on What’s your candy buffet style? Come choose from 18 sweet themes!
We’re having a trail mix bar! I think it counts because everyone knows the best trail mix is at least half candy, amirite?
The forbidden forest gummy bears have inspired our candy bar. We’re going to name our sweets all sorts of geeky things. Cola bottles = nuka cola (there’s blue ones for quantum)
Cadburys mini eggs = mini dragon eggs
Foam shrimps = braaaains
And bags like these for candy take away – http://www.amazon.com/Los-Pollos-Hermanos-Lunch-12-pack/dp/B00HXXQ056
I love the idea and look of candy bars. Pretty much all the pictures I see though look like they are from large weddings (by my definition is more than 30 guests), would there be a point in having one if you’re having a small wedding? We DO want a large cake (FH LOVES cakes) but I kinda want a candy bar too. I don’t want to waste money if it’s going to be ignored though.
If you love it, do it!
We had a very small Wedding (27 people, including us!) and candy bars aren’t even a thing in Germany. But it was well received. My nephew loved it. My father in law indulged at the liquorice. And everyone loved the sweets we bought in Sweden (where we met and had our pre-wedding honeymoon) We had about 12 different sweets (18 if you include the different flavours of jelly bellys) but only small amounts of each put in different cocktail glasses.
So you can pull it off, too.
If you love it, don’t skip it just because you think your wedding is too small.
And don’t worry about the costs. Nobody says you have to buy the super exclusive pralinés ore fancy but expensive cake pops. Get stuff people like (I bought liquorice even though I hate it, but I knew my husband and father in law would love those!) and all time favourites. Plus you can sell the containers afterwards, or reuse them, as we did.
If you doubt people’s ability to stomach all that sweet, include small baggies and make taking home a bag of candy their wedding favor. Worst case scenario you end up with a bunch of left overs that you can eat yourself over the year. If you focus on things that are pretty while still individually wrapped (http://www.orientaltrading.com/api/search?Ntt=large+lolipops) you can even give leftovers away for Halloween. Those lollipops will definitely last however many months away that might be.
Such a beautiful pics these are. I just loved it seeing them. Awesome..:)
Two words: Cookie Table! A Pittsburgh staple for as long as I can remember. Many people there judge the wedding by the diversity and size of the cookie table offerings. It is also a must to include take home boxes, so you get a favor and dessert in one.
You should totally give us a post like this about fruit plates and fruit arrangements (maybe in combination with chocolate fountains?), I am not that much into candy, but I love a good fruit plate with a rich choice, which I am also going to have for my wedding day 😀
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