4.28.2009

How "Sweet" it is to Be Loved by You

I have decided to hop on the trend train and do a Candy Buffet at our wedding!! We had been going back and forth about favors and couldn't decide on anything when I came across the candy buffet idea and fell in LOVE.

I LOVE candy and so do all my friends so it's perfect. In high school me and my friend Laurel would rent scary movies and eat Hot Tamales in her bed while we watched them, we would always wake up covered in candy with the empty box of hot tamales floating around.

We ate soo much candy in college I'm pretty sure my Soph and Junior yr I lived on a diet of sour patch kids, hot tamales, and swedish fish. I will actually admit that I owned the most awesome ugliest Hot Tamale pajama pants in college, yes they were black with the red hot tamales boxes all over them. I wore them to my human anatomy final with a gray and red Terps sweatshirt, classy, I know. That just shows my die hard love for candy and the fact that no one ever got dressed up at university of maryland.

These are the candy ideas I have so far. They suggest having 7-10 different kinds of candy and 15-20 pounds of each variety.

1. Hot tamales
2. Skittles
3. Runts
4. M & M's
5. Swedish Fish
6. Sour Patch Kids
7. Jelly Belly Sours

I don't plan to stick to a color candy theme. Since my colors are navy and white I thought the variety of candy would add some nice color and I didn't want only blue candy. So I am doing the different candies that I like but using the white liens and navy blue table runner.

I plan to use clear glass containers which I am hoping to pick up at Home Goods, Michaels or Marshalls. I already have some vases that would work perfectly.
I plan to label each candy using a small white or navy blue card and then attaching it with different kinds of ribbons. I'm thinking solid white, solid navy, navy and white polka dot, and navy and white striped ribbon.
I found the perfect scoop here and below and it's only $1.25 for a 3.5 oz scoop! I will probably add a ribbon as they did too.



I am still on the search for the perfect favor bag. I have a few ideas in mind so I may ask for advice later on this week.

Here are some pictures, inspirations, etc below.





If anyone has any experience with this any ideas, tips, advice, etc would be AWESOME!!

7 comments :

  1. We did one, and it was a hit! Everyone loved it, and I got tons of compliments! I say go for it! It's an "everyone" pleaser. Kids, adults, they all love it.

    We did about 8 different kinds...jelly beans were a huge hit (the Sweettart Jelly Beans, if you can get your hands on them, were extremely popular).

    We got our glass containers from TJ MAxx and Michaels. Just look for discounts or 50-percent off coupons and buy when you can.

    I promise. You're going to love it, and so will your guests!

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  2. I love the idea! I have always had a sweet tooth, so I completely understand. I'm glad to hear you won't be limiting your options to only blue and white candies!

    I like the apothecary jars filled (similar to the top photo you posted).. I think the lid would be good so that kids can't just stick their hand in the jars! Or even adults.. Haha

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  3. Mmmmmm! A great idea!

    It sounds like you and B would get along well - he, too, could subsist on a diet of sour patch kids, lemon heads, and sweedish fish :)

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  4. mmm. you just gave me a MAJOR sweet tooth. also, add twizzlers? they're my favorite. and red!

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  5. That is a great idea to have a "candy bar." I could live on candy myself..but..it is doing nothing for my body now!

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  6. We had a candy buffet at our wedding and everyone raved about it. A lot of our guests had never seen one before and they simply loved it.

    I ended up buying a knotties leftover jars/containers on the trash to treasure board on the knot. It came with the scoops too. I bought a few extra containers at michaels and had 12 in all.

    We did different chocolate and non-chocolate candy. I bought all of the candy in bulk at BJ's and it wasn't too expensive. I got chinese takeout boxes from nashville wraps and they were perfect size for guests to take their candy home in.

    I think the ribbons on the scopps and labeling the candy is a really cute idea!

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  7. yum! sounds like you have a good idea of what you want it to look like and include! cant wait to see how it turns out!

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