One of the latest
trends in wedding is having a candy buffet bar. Designed well,
the candy buffet bar can also double as a wedding reception decoration.
Your wedding candy buffet can be lovely to look at and a sweet
addition to your reception. It takes some coordination, planning and
creativity and there will be something for everybody's sweet tooth. Here are some candy buffet ideas that can help you.
Candy Buffet Ideas
You can consider your wedding colour as the theme of your candy bar.
This is great because it will complement everything you prepared like
your flowers, table runners and even your cake. You do not need to worry
about the shape of your candies because it is only the colour that you
need to focus on. Coordinated colours are easier on the eyes than random
colours. The danger though is that having too much of the same thing, or
in this case colour, maybe a bit of a bore or to some maybe even
really a lot of candy buffet ideas that you
can use depending on your interests or
personalities. But the planning for the
candy buffet bar does not end after you have
selected the central theme.
example candy buffet ideas:
a cupcake stand filled with cupcakes
ice cream sorbet
Key lime pies
Lots of homemade pies and cakes
M&Ms or similar chocolate candies
Foil chocolate hearts
simpler look, display the candy in tiers to
create a visually attractive and appetizing
table. This is also a table space saver then
decorate the candy table with colour themed
linens and perhaps tie bows around the scoop
handles, utilize minimalist place cards that
describe what each candy is.
How much candy/sweet do i need for my candy buffet?
This is where candy gets a little tricky. While other
desserts such as cake and cupcakes are easily portioned, other
treats...not so much. So, unlike the baker telling you exactly how many
pieces one cake can deliver, you're going to have to do the math
yourself. It would be a fair assumption that each guest could consume up
to ½ a pound of candy, so depending on the head count you can figure out
how much you'll need in total.
What kind of containers should I use?
Don't be afraid to get creative - You can use ceramic
bowl, martini glasses, science beakers, glass cookie jars, and large
scale champagne flutes all make chic and unique containers.
For example you can use
glass jars filled with sweets and lollypops
Glass beverage servers
homemade mint lemonade
belvoir fruit farms cordials
lynchburg lemonade cocktails
pina colada cocktail
Apple martini cocktail
Raspberry and watermelon martinis
Do I need a scoop for every container?
Make sure that each type
of candy has the correct scoop or tongs to
fit the bowl, jar or other containers. If
the candy is wrapped a scoop is not
Candy buffets can be simple or can be very lavish.
This part of your wedding could be a bit on the decadent side but there
are budget options as well, depending on what options you're most
And remember to mix and match - some people like
chocolate while others love fruity so make sure to stock up on both.
At the end of the day, whatever design you choose,
what is important is that your guests will enjoy scooping their own
candies to bring home.