You know us, we’re always going to celebrate any chance we get. And, we do have a ton of left over Halloween candy…
With help from our friends at Candy Warehouse, we’re sharing the celebration with you, with the tips you need to create a candy bar your guests will ooh and ahhh over.
Picking a color palette for your wedding (or Mitzvah) is a fun task. Picking the candy to match your color palette should be just as fun. You can browse the candy selections by color to help you find selections that will match (and not compete with) your decor.
If you are providing a candy buffet/bar that allows guests to take some candy home with them in the form of a party favor, our general rule of thumb is to account for approximately eight ounces of candy per guest. That is roughly the equivalent weight of four full-size candy bars. This means if you have 100 guests, then you will need approximately 800 ounces or 50 pounds of candy.”
To create a visually appealing candy buffet, we suggest you present eight to ten different types of candy. Since each guest will have his or her unique candy preferences, offering a variety of choices is important. Include a few chocolateselections, taffies,hard candies,gummies,mints,sour candies, and the like. If your guest list consists of mostly adults, you might want to order more chocolates andold-school/ nostalgic candy. If your event is geared more toward children, you might want to order more gummies, sour and colorful candies.”
Really, anything can be used as a candy holder: glass jars, colorful bowls, metal trays, baskets, planters, even our famous 25-Pound Gummy Bear. Usually, five pounds of candy will fill about a one gallon container. Keep in mind candy comes in all different shapes, sizes and weights, and five pounds of M&Ms will take up less space in a container than, say, five pounds of taffy or marshmallows.
There’s nothing more unflattering than a table full of plates and platters of the same height. The eye doesn’t know what to look at first, no depth or dimension is created, there is no composition, and in a word, it’s just boring. On every table, there’s a distinctly vertical element or elements, whether it’s a tiered cake, a pair of pie stands, a pair of candy boards, a tower of cupcakes, a floral arrangement, or a series of graduated pedestals. The vertical element can be the baked sweet itself or the serving pieces you put it on.”