Candy buffet

Mrs. Lily's Candy Buffet

A candy buffet is a buffet consisting of various types of candy. A candy buffet is often put out after a reception dinner, and used in lieu of wedding favors.



  • There are 3x4 treat bags at Walmart - 50 for $1.79. These can be used if you're going to put something at each seat directing people to the buffet.
  • You can also find little treat sacks at most craft stores for a similar amount.
  • If you're considering a candy buffet, don't forget to include some non-sugar candy options for diabetic guests.
  • If you know of any specific allergies of your guests, make sure those ingredients are noted on the buffet, or completely avoided. (ie nut allergies)
  • Utilize post-holiday candy discounts to save big on the candy purchase.
  • Candy scoops can be purchased at a coffee store.
  • Glass candy jars work well, especially jars with a wide top.
  • it looks best when the candy jars have a variety of heights and shapes.
  • Cookies or cupcakes can be served on a cake stand.
  • Be sure to factor in shipping costs when ordering candy online, as it can often be equal to, or even exceed, the cost of the candy itself.
  • Check your local wedding boards, and thrift stores to find great deals on glass jars from brides who have already had their weddings.
  • Find some great tips on how best to set up your candy buffet display here
  • Your reception facility may be able to provide glass bowls.
  • Tin tie bags are available from PaperMart. 3-3/8 x 2-1/2 x 7-3/4 inch bags are available - 100 bags for $16.


"Love is Sweet!" candy buffet sign

Some couples like to put a sign on the candy buffet table. Often these signs draw a connection between the candy and the wedding.

Here is the text to some of these signs:

  • Love is Sweet!
  • Sweet Dreams
  • How 'Sweet' It Is To Be Loved By You!
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Sweets for my sweet. Honey for my sugar.
  • It's been a 'treat' having you here!


  • Dessert buffet
  • Cookie buffet
  • Popcorn buffet
  • Petit Fours Station
  • Dipped Strawberry Buffet (have a reception server inject liqueurs into the hollow part of the strawberries)
  • Carmel Apple Buffet (fall weddings)
  • Cupcake buffet

Candy Suppliers
Chic Sweets
Candy Warehouse
My Candy Supplier
Candy Favorites
Best Buy Candy
Gumball Machine

Candy Buffet Accessory Suppliers

The Container Store - Jars and Scoops
Candy Scoop Store - Jars and Scoops
PaperMart - Tin Tie Bags, Cello Bags
Sweets - Desserts/candy/packaging

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