4 Steps to an Irresistible DIY Candy Dessert Bar!
With all of the elaborate (and pricey) details that go into planning a wedding or bat/bar mitzvah, it’s refreshing when a a trend comes along that’s fun, easy, and budget friendly. This is never more true than with candy buffets. With a few coordinated jars, several bags of candy, and a bit of decor, you can easily create an eye catching display and give your guests a fun treat.
There are four areas to consider when creating a candy buffet:
1.Budget – How much are you able to spend? Keep in mind the cost of candy, tax, shipping, and other supplies.
3.Candy - The best way to go about it is to buy your candy in bulk online. You can get as much as you need at wholesale pricing, and can pick and choose right down to the color of each candy. It’s a heck of a lot easier than running all over town, and goodness knows you can’t just run into the corner grocery for a 10 pound bag of pink M & M’s.
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Amount of Candy - A Candy Store recommends using their online videos to gauge how much you will need of each candy. 5 ounces per guest is a pretty good ball park. Here’s what a 5 pound bag of M&Ms looks like….
4. Candy Display - It’s all about the presentation. You can design your candy table around your event theme or color palette. Other areas to think about include the shape of the table, linens, and backdrop.
Candy Bar Inspiration from A Candy Store
Color scheme is your first consideration. Be creative and have fun with color! You also need to figure out decor elements that will make your buffet pop. Here are some ideas.
A bold backdrop is another statement-making element to consider. Hanging your tags on coordinated ribbon is a fairly simple project that adds texture. View More Backdrop Ideas.
Elevation is Key
Staggering the height of each candy jar makes it easy to see all the choices and gives the impression of a full bar. You can elevate containers using almost anything! In this case, hat boxes are used which are easily found in craft stores, and can be painted or papered to match your decor.
Creative Linens & Frames
A contrasting table linen and picture frames are a great way to add visual interest to your buffet.
Bright Monochrome Colors with Texture
The yellow tulips and flowering branches are the perfect compliment to this crisp and bright buffet.
Beyond Traditional Linen
Try arranging everything on a bed of confetti.
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