Sunday, July 19, 2009

Candy a la mode

At last week's 2nd Sunday at a la mode, the Brides a la mode team put together this sample candy buffet to give our brides an idea of how they can use candy to carry out their wedding theme colors (ours had a preppy theme) and provide a fun favor for their guests.
Candy buffets are a fun and colorful way to treat your guests and carry out the theme of your wedding. If you decide to use a candy buffet, there are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Have an assortment of candies, wrapped and unwrapped. 5 or 6 different kinds is ideal
  • Use containers that are big enough to let your guests access the candy
  • You may need to do some separating to get the colors you want -- it is cheaper to buy a container of mixed colors and take the ones you need.
  • Vary the height of your display; use boxes under a pretty linen to create height and use containers of different sizes
  • Provide containers for your guests to use; but don't make them too big or your buffet will disappear quickly!
  • Add a thank you note to the candy bags
  • Consider not displaying the candy buffet until after dinner; we've seen more than one wedding where the candy buffet is nearly empty before the bride and groom arrive.

Have you used a candy buffet? We'd love to see your pictures!

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