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.
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
My Candy Supplier
Best Buy Candy
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