Here is another example of our Mom-to-Mom advice here at Mitzvah Market!
A special thanks to Mitzvah Mom Randi for writing in about something she’s been seeing at many a Mitzvah…Candy Buffets. It inspired us to write this feature in honor of Valentine’s Day. We’re excited to bring you some eye candy treats!
Candy buffets/bars, candy stations and candy themes are very popular and can add something new to your decor. As an added bonus, they can also serve as your favor! You can find them in all sizes from small to over the top.
When people walk into a room and see a huge display of candy in beautiful glass jars there is definitely a wow factor. It allows guests to be interactive because they get to pick out what they want and can enjoy their treats right away or save them for later. Below are some pictures to inspire you with your candy buffet:
Your candy theme can start with an invitation like this one above from Party411.com, which took Dylan’s Candy Bar. To learn more about Party411.com and see more of their theme ideas, visit their extended Vendor Directory profile page.
Lollipops can also be great as placecards
Beautiful Day Events coordinated the linen to go along with the candy theme
A delicious centerpiece from www.party411.com
A Mardi Gras Theme Candy Buffet from event Planner Jackie Sorkin
Another beautiful display from Jackie Sorkin
Talk about eye candy, this one is from Art of the Party in Orlando, Florida
Here are some tips when planning a candy buffet:
* Don’t skimp, think of your candy buffet as a decorative element and focus on creating a display that looks visually beautiful as well as one that tastes delicious.
* Large parties require approximately 8-10 types of candy, 15-20 pounds each.
* Have the caterer place the containers on different levels by places different sized boxes or books under the table cloth to create risers for some of the containers to sit on. This makes containers easier to reach, and makes the table look fuller.
* Color makes a difference – generally, a candy buffet in coordinated colors looks much more elegant then one with colors that don’t tie-in.
* Use other decorative “filler” items on the table around the candy jars. Paper lanterns, flowers, flower petals, and picture frames are great “filler” elements.
If you have guests with special dietary restrictions like Kosher or sugar free, delicious candies can easily be included.