The Candy Buffet

This weekend I executed my first candy buffet with the help of my girls, of course.  My BFF Heather is having a baby girl so we had to shower her with love.  The candy buffet was so well received and a great topic of conversation all day.  I loved how it was an ice breaker for a lot of people who didn’t know each other. 

“To pretty to touch” is what I heard a few times and one thing that I have always been concerned about was that no one would take the candy.  We did have a decent amount of candy left over but for the most part everyone took some home.  It is definitely a project I will do again.

It is impossible to find candy that comes in pink and chocolate wrappers so I just un-wrapped everything.  I made the signs in Photoshop, printed them on card stock and used lollipop sticks display.  I think this really added a nice touch to the table.  The signs in the back that read HADLEY really topped off the table and added the “awwww” factor. 

Here is the breakdown of what was on the buffet.  We had 50 people, this amount of candy would have worked easily for 75.

Lollipop Tree (see the tutorial tomorrow) – 6 bags of Dum-Dums ($1 store)
Snickers – 3 packs ($1 store)
Tooties Rolls – 3 bags of vanilla and 3 bags of chocolate ($1 store)
Double Bubble – 3 bags ($1 store)
Charleston Chews – 3 boxes ($1 store)
Whoppers – 3 boxes of strawberry, 3 boxes of chocolate ($1 store)
Muffins – 6 pack (BJ Wholesale $2.99)
Snowballs – 1 box (Target $3.50)
Hade made chocolates – dipping chocolate is so easy to work with
 -2 bags of pink chocolate (AC Moore $1.50 each)
 -2 bags of chocolates (AC Moore $1.50 each)
 -2 boxes Pretzel Rods  (Grocery Store $1.99 each)
  -Regular pretzels & almonds – free (they were in the pantry)
Candy Bags – 1 pack of 100 (AC Moore $1.99)
1 yard of fabric to use on the table – this can also be used in the baby’s room for pillows or something (Joann Fabrics $2.50)
All the glass and containers to hold everything are from my personal collection

Grand Total $47.96
With 50 guest it comes in just under a $1 each for something that no guest will forget!


3 responses to “The Candy Buffet

  1. How Pretty!

  2. LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!! Can’t go wrong with candy!
    Love you girl! xx

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