How To Create a Candy Buffet for Your Wedding Reception

In wedding receptions, chocolate fountains aren’t that much of a hit anymore. Ever since the words “candy buffet” were introduced, it has become a favorite amongst guests at such events. Instead of having the usual dessert and sweets area, the candy buffet is a totally whole new idea that is not only sure to attract kids, but also adults as well.

Candies and chocolates of all kinds and sizes can be used in this unique dessert creation. It’s going to be very easy and the only problem you might encounter would be how to pull your guests away from the candy buffet!

1. Prepare the following materials:

  • an assortment of candies and chocolates
  • containers for candies
  • favor bags for wedding giveaways

2. Go into supermarkets and candy shops to purchase all the candy and chocolates that you can get your hands on. You will need heaps and mountains of it so you can be successful with this project. It’s best to purchase retail candy so that you get more for less. Purchase all kinds of candy so that your guests will have plenty to choose from.

3. You can decide whether the candies you buy will be in sync with the wedding’s main theme. You can get candies that match and compliment the colors of the room and the decor. If you have an extremely big budget and a lot of time on your hands, you can even go all out and get the store to personalize the candy for you. Include the date of the wedding and the bride and groom’s names so that the guests won’t forget where they had the best candy buffet.

4. At the wedding reception, find a space, probably beside the buffet table, where you can set up the candy buffet. Grab a table and decorate it the way you want it. Again, you can go with the theme or create something totally different. Just keep in mind that there has to be at least some connection with the whole wedding theme. Look for unique jars and vases and containers in which you can put the candies in. Make sure that the containers’ mouths have to be wide enough for a hand to reach in. Preferably use glass vases and containers so that the guests will have an idea of what they’re getting.

5. Have buckets on the same candy buffet table where your guests can put their candies in. Don’t limit yourself to buckets, though. Any creative way that you can present the candy buffet will be good.

6. If by the end of the evening, you end up with so much candy left, prepare favor gift bags which your guests can bring home. This can already serve as your giveaways.

Having a wedding reception that’s at the same time creative and economical doesn’t have to be that complicated. With just the use of candy and a bit of creativity here and there, you will be able to create a dessert area that none of your guests will forget.


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