We’ve got a huge selection of wedding candy and sweets for all occasions! Get inspired by our gallery of candy buffets. Then, choose candy by color or candy by theme. We also have a wide selection of candy favors which you can customize for your event. And if you're wondering just how much candy you'll need, check out our handy-dandy candy calculator.
Candy Buffet Gallery
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CANDY BUFFET IDEAS
Crafting the perfect candy station is central to any occasion, offering a decadent centerpiece that also serves to supply your guests with something sweet. Whether you’re catering a wedding, a quinceañera or a baby shower, a candy buffet offers the perfect means to ensuring that your day is one that everyone will remember.
So, how can you make sure that your candy station fits the themes of your celebration and offers a thoughtful keepsake to your guests? Just follow these simple tips and tricks for a beautiful buffet that tastes as good as it looks!
Candy Buffet Supplies
The first thing you’ll need when creating your candy buffet is the containers and decorations that will define the theme. Most candy stations combine a few different shapes and sizes to create a beautiful variety. The area is also adorned with flowers, bright ribbon, and other decorative flares. Consider the following list to guide your shopping experience and find more tips on utilizing these supplies in the section below!
There are candy containers of countless shapes and sizes to meet the aesthetic of your candy buffet with chic curves or angular elegance. Multiple types of candy canisters will likely be selected with the variety only defined by the size of your party. Some of the most popular container-types include cylindrical shapes and fish bowls placed atop stems or with irregular curves close to the top. When making your selection, be sure to consider both the size of your display and the volume of candy it will take to fill your containers. For more tips on selecting a container, check out the tips below.
While your flowers will likely occupy similar containers to the candy itself, it can be useful to plan the flower arrangements whilst you consider the confectionery that will define the colors and themes of the station. Be sure to select flowers that match the aesthetic of your candy themes, particularly if your central candy theme revolves around a color scheme. It’s also important to match any other floral themes employed throughout the event.
Scoops and Personal Containers
After you’ve selected the containers and the candy that will fill them, you should start to consider the way in which your guests will bring their candy home. This means not only selecting bags or jars that conveniently hold the candy in question, but it also means finding the right vehicle to guide candy from your large and decorative containers to the small and personal ones. Find scoops that are right for your candy pieces and select jar sizes based on the candy available relative to the expected number of guests that will be in attendance.
Ribbon, Balloons & More
In terms of aesthetic, the candy, containers, and flowers will do most of the work for a majority of candy stations; however, color-coordinated decorations can bring out the most of an arrangement with just a few simple additions. Many containers will look better with a simple ribbon or bow affixed to the top. Larger, more complex candy stations could also stand to benefit with a second decoration that fits the theme, whether in the form of balloons, laces, or other innovative and artful choices.
When you have an idea of the way you want your candy bar to look, it’s time to select the right confectionery to make that candy station shine.
Candy Buffet Tips
The following tips will help you select the right sweets to meet the needs of any occasion. Take a look and find all the candies your party needs here at Nuts.com!
Choose the Right Candy
When selecting your candy, you’ll want to select a theme that fits your celebration. This may mean choosing candy thematically, such as selecting gummy blue sharks and army soldiers for a boy’s baby shower; however, it may also mean making your decisions based on a color scheme that will run throughout the decorations for the event. Equally as important as the look of the candy if not more so is the taste and composition of the treats. You want to be sure to select candies that your guests will enjoy and to be considerate of any possible allergies while doing so.
Research the Right Amount
Too little candy can leave some of your guests without the chance to grab a memento. When selecting the size and number of containers for your event, be sure to aim for ¼ to ½ pound of candy per guest. Discover the right amount of candy for your celebration with our simple candy calculator. The calculator will determine the amount of confectionery needed to fill your elegant containers to the brim.
Assemble Your Arrangement
Once your candy is purchased, you will likely have to work hard to ensure both that everything looks good and that the candy is easily accessible. Place any spare candy nearby and stowed away to keep containers looking full, and ensure that any guests can easily scoop candy from each canister without trouble. Along those lines, keep the personal containers for your guests in a location that they might be easily used while not disrupting the theme and elegance of your display. This may mean setting them all in an arrangement on a nearby table. Lastly, be sure that the station itself looks just as good as the rest of the decorations.
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