Forget the chocolate fountain -- all the hottest events are featuring candy buffets! But where, oh where, do you find all the candy? At All City Candy, of course! Whether it’s for a wedding, a corporate function, a baby shower, or a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, we have the goodies you need to assemble the sweetest candy buffet in town. Getting started is easy, just follow our tips and guidelines below and you'll be on your way to a sweet buffet in no time!
Similar to other elements of your party, you can personalize your own candy buffet by choosing items that fit within your color scheme and theme or occasion. Select two or three colors that complement the rest of your event and choose candy in those colors. Or, choose candy that represents the occasion or your theme.
Of course, the most important element of your candy buffet is the candy! When choosing candy to include, keep in mind types of candy that you like. Choose things that both look and taste good, and make it personal. Also remember to include different types of candy. For instance, don't choose only chocolate or only gummi candies. Mix it up! Opt for candies that look different, as well. M&M's are a great option and come in a variety of colors, but also try rock candy or candy sticks.
Quantity isn't the only factor dependent on your guest list -- keep in mind your crowd when purchasing containers and choosing how many types of candy you'll be offering:
Here are some popular candy types for candy buffets:
When arranging your candies in their respective containers, think in terms of "less is more." Buy the less expensive candy to fill the largest jars, medium priced to fill the medium jars, and save the most expensive candies for smaller jars or jars that are small but have a stand or stem.
The sky's the limit when it comes to the kind of candy you can use. Most candy can be bought in bulk, which is probably your best bet if you'll need to accommodate a large crowd. When purchasing candy, be sure to order it well in advance so you have time to stage the buffet at home before the party and purchase or order more candy if necessary.
Set up your table in a beautiful display with take-home containers for your guests to scoop up and select their favorite options. The take-home containers make for a unique party favor that is high in style and low in price.
You can decorate the table or area with balloons, streamers or vibrant tablecloths and scoops. Place ribbons around each jar with a card attached telling guests what type of candy each jar contains. The jars to hold the candy are important in achieving a fantastic overall look, as well. Choose different types and sizes of jars to give your candy buffet a lot of variety. Use apothecary jars, vases, and even glasses. Large margarita glasses make nice additions to candy buffets. You can find these vases at local craft stores, or just dig around in your kitchen for a variety to keep things inexpensive.
The key here is to make sure your jars are all different sizes, shapes and heights. You can also put boxes under the tablecloth to give certain jars added height. This helps for visual interest.
Need more help putting together the perfect buffet for your event? We're happy to meet or talk with you to discuss your event and guide you in the process, from selecting candy to developing the display.
We also offer a complete Candy Buffet Setup Service for customers in the northeast Ohio area. For a $200 setup fee, the service includes: Buffet Display Design, Glass Jars, Signs & Display Materials, and Pre-event Setup. Candy is not included.