Dive Into This Delicious Wedding Detail: Candy Bar Buffets At Your Reception

August 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm 5 comments

Candy-and-CandlesI simply don’t know if I should to hug or hit my friend, Natalie, for sending me this too-tasty-for-words idea!  With it’s uber delectable appeal, I find myself being drawn in; while my lurking, bathroom scale vigorously tries to draw me out.  And even though I can hear it screaming, “run for the hills, Mary!”, my taste buds and non-existent will power won’t allow it…  Alas, the candy bar buffet wins… again!

There is simply no denying the power of its appeal.  Functioning as an alternative of OR in conjunction with the traditional wedding cake, these candy bar buffets have everyone from brides and grooms to guests and vendors going gaga!  Originally designed with children in mind, candy tables have become equally – if not more – popular with adults.

Like their partners in crime – the infamous wedding cupcakes – what candy buffets lack in tradition, they gain in delightful designs.  These extraordinary alternatives can be as elaborate or simple as you would like.  You can stack them on shelves, three rows deep or line them up single file.  You can theme them around your colors or make them into a standout, conversation piece.  Because of the many potential opportunities candy bars offer, it’s no wonder their demand has all but doubled in today’s wedding market.  Not to mention the fun you can have through all the seasons! 

Weddings on or around holidays such as Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day, are easily decorated with coordinating candies that are both seasonal and sensational.  At Christmas, picture peppermint sticks, candy canes and gingerbread men overflowing out of sprinkled wreaths and twinkling vases.  Imagine Halloween (or Autumn themed) candy bars brilliantly bedecked with caramel apples, sugared pumpkins and candy corn towers.  Then, visualize Valentine’s Day treat tables adorned with a doting combination of messaging sweethearts, chocolate boxes and pink and red colored, candy parts!  (Goodness me!  Is anyone else’s mouth watering?)

Bottom line, candy bars can add a fun and trendy element to your big day celebration, no matter how big or small your budget may be.  For more candy coated ideas – or simply snack worthy munchies – feel free to check out CandyFavorites.com, where candy is broken down by type, occasion, brand and services.  And for all you nostalgic, candy lovers, try Candy Crate for a retro rewind to your childhood favorites! 



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  • […] the most well known cake alternatives are colorfully creative cupcakes and ultra yummy, candy bars.  Arguably rivaling the notorious, traditional wedding cake, cupcake towers and candy bar buffets […]

  • 2. Chris  |  August 6, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Candy buffets are lacking in tradition? Maybe the author should fact check before writing a story. A famly member is from the Phillipines and candy buffets are a must have in every wedding. This is not anything new.

    • 3. Mary Kidwell  |  August 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks for post! It’s always good to find out new information, especially since our facts are based on national reports. So, nationally, it’s new, but internationally, it’s established :)

  • 4. Katy Goins  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I set up a table like this for a friends wedding a while ago. Her colors were bright blue and hot pink. There are lots of candies in these colors! She had large glass canisters with rock candy and clear cellophane bags with colorful twist ties for everyone to take “to go” bags with them. It looked really cool and I was suprised at how little candy was left at the end of the night.

    • 5. Mary Kidwell  |  August 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm

      Love love love this! Most of the pictures I was drawn too were the ones with color themes. Lots of yellows and greens too! I suppose that’s part of their appeal… the variety they can provide. Thanks for poppin in, Ms. Goins!


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