Tips for Creating the Perfect Candy Buffet

Candy Buffet

Many brides are moving away from traditional wedding cakes and using candy buffets to up the “wow” factor at their receptions. A hot trend for weddings, a candy buffet consists of a variety of candies and confections placed in various sizes of glass containers and grouped on a table. Here are some ideas you can use to turn your buffet into delicious eye candy.

Candy Buffet

  • Decide on a color theme. Many brides will buy candy that matches the theme colors of their wedding. Random colors may clash against the rest of your décor.
  • Find clever containers and goody bags to hold your sweet confections. For visual variety, buy both small and large sizes. And don’t forget to buy scoopers for the candy.
  • Don’t use tall vases or any containers that are too large. Guests will not be able to reach all the way down to scoop up their treats.
  • Dress up the candy buffet table with tablecloths, table runners, flowers or pictures. You can also coordinate these decorations with your wedding colors.

Candy Buffet

  • Don’t just limit the table to candy. Consider adding a chocolate fountain, a punch bowl fountain, cookies or other dessert items.
  • Look for sweet deals on candy. If you’re wedding date is shortly after a holiday, make sure you check out store sales for overstock candy. If stored properly, candy should stay fresh for up to 6 months. Another money-saving idea is to buy bulk candy.
  • Offer mini goody bags so guests to take candy home at the end of the night. Guests always love party favors they can eat!
  • Place small cards in front of the candy jars with the name of each candy. This is crucial in case anyone has a nut allergy.
  • Before bringing food to your reception, make sure you get approval. Some venues may have you sign a liability form.