So you are throwing a party, whether it be a birthday party, bridal shower, or even a wedding, why not have a candy station? Candy stations are becoming a hit across the country because not only are they delicious, but you can set up your candy station into a beautiful design to compliment your party. So, why not make your party a little extra sweet by throwing a little sugar in there?
Candy stations really got their start from two women, Rosie O’ Neill, and Linda Howard. These two ladies are considered to be the “Queens of Candy”. Together, they are the perfect match to come up with the perfect candy station for any event you may be putting together.
You may be wondering what you need to do to have the perfect candy station, in this article we will discuss advice from both Linda and Rosie on how to throw together the perfect candy station. So, what are some must haves? Well, you definitely need to have different shapes and sizes of glass jars to put your candy into. In these jars, you should mix many different textures and colors. You want to have a variety to draw everyone’s eyes to your display. Mixing in metallic pieces is another good way to draw the eye in. Also, throw some confetti out on your tables!
Don’t think that is enough to draw the eye? Want to make it even more eye-catching? Throw anything out there that you think is fun! Find things that implement the party you are throwing and use them around your station to help decorate and really draw attention. Streamers, balloons, glitter, all of these are great to use!
Rosie and Linda have also given some expert tips to make sure your candy station is extra successful. They say to start your display empty, decorate it up, and then add the candy that you need. Fill a bag with the candy you need for your party and then pour it directly into your jars, this helps keep the candy together. Goodie bags is another tip they have! Everyone loves a goodie bag and I mean what are you going to do with all of that leftover candy anyway? Send it home with your guests!
So, how much candy are you going to need per guest? That all depends on the guests! How much do they like sweets? Rosie and Linda recommend that you use about a quarter pound of candy per guest. You can use more or less, but more is always better. Don’t forget, you can always send the extras home with your guests in a goodie bag or even a nice candy box. Candy boxes are another good thing to keep in mind! You could use these as a gift for the bride and groom if you are throwing a bridal shower or wedding. They would make the perfect gift.
So, last but not least, what kind of candy should you use and what kind should you avoid? You should always avoid mints and licorice, they are very strong and don’t mix well with other candies. Also, avoid nuts and candies with nuts in them, you never know if someone has an allergy. You should mix together smooth chocolates with things like gummies and chewy candies. A good variety of flavors and colors.
Candy stations are becoming a growing trend among event throwers and now I am sure you can see why! They are a great idea for any party! I mean, who doesn’t love candy?