The candy buffet trend is strong and has become popular for parties, weddings and baby showers. The way to begin is by picking the colors and theme. This way the printable items can be chosen according to the colors. The next step is choosing from the four types of candy available. The first is loose or bulk candy. This is purchased by the pound. Candy that is packaged individually is offered to guests one at a time. Designer candy is also individual. Display candy is a filler or decoration. The candy can me mixed together and displayed in containers. There are even tools online to search for candy in specific colors to match the theme.
The Table should be set up first to determine the available space prior to ordering any candy. If the table is in coordinating colors, use clear containers filled with matching candy. Make certain guests can scoop out the bulk candy by using a container with a large opening. The table is then divided into three horizontal zones. The containers in each zone should be height appropriate. Tall containers, glass jars and photo boxes are for the back zone. If the containers are too tall the guests will tip them over while getting candy. The middle zone is for bulk candy. This can be balanced with apothecary jars filled with chocolate and gum balls. The front zone is for shorter containers, trays, candy boxes, ribbon candy, cotton candy bags, jumbo marshmallows and swirl lollipops.
The general rule is eight ounces of candy should be ordered per guest. For larger parties, less individually wrapped and more bulk candy works best. The individually wrapped candy is ordered one for each guest. The types of bulk candy include M&M’s, gumballs, chocolate balls and jumbo marshmallow twists. Individually wrapped candy includes swirl lollipops, cotton candy and rock candy sticks. Designer candy includes jumbo marshmallows and ribbon candy. Display candy includes jelly beans and sugar candy beads. Most places show the amount of candy required to fill a one gallon glass jar. There are even charts showing the shelf life of the candy so it can be ordered at the appropriate time. This ensures the candy will be fresh for the party and eliminates the extra cost of rush shipping.
The table should have an amazing tablecloth, a centerpiece and a backdrop. The table should be the first thing the guests notice when they enter. The backdrops usually include a top pocket rod so a backdrop stand can be used for the set up. The centerpiece should match the theme of the party and be sensational. Cupcake towers are amazing as a centerpiece. Clear tubes and plates can elevate the centerpiece to make certain it is visually powerful. The cupcakes can display everything from little t-shirts to crystal pacifiers to little bows.
The tower should be in the middle of the table and adds extra sweets to the event. Cupcakes can be purchased at the store and embellished with additional touches such as sprinkles, cupcake toppers and glittery wrappers. The finishing touches are when the details are added. This process is a lot of fun. Once all the candy to match the palette has been added, simply add any finishing touches. This will enhance the table’s theme and the table will be ready for the event.