Monday, February 9, 2009

Candy Buffet

I am obsessed with the concept of a Candy Buffet. When done well, it is a great way to create an amazing visual display at the reception as well as a fun bonbonierre for guests.

The more the merrier!
Plan the buffet based on the overall look, rather than quantities per guest. There will be more lollies this way but it will look amazing and be a talking point for guests throughout the night.
Image: The Sweet Stuff
Image: Details Events & Party

Traditional meets modern
Almonds have been used since ancient times to celebrate weddings and births.Over the centuries, this developed into coloured sugared al
monds.
Traditionally, five (Jordan) almonds are presented in a tulle and given to guests to represent fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness. The bitterness of the almond and the sweetness of the coated candy represent the bitter sweetness of a marriage.

Image: Details Events & Party. 2nd image: I'm not sure I am sorry!

Maximum Impact
Team with the theme (to borrow from Kath 'n Kim)
Image: Details Events & Party, The Sweetest Event

ColourImage: Details Events & Party, Budget Weddings

Think outside the square
Nuts, cookies or popcorn are good options if candy is not your thing or you aren't convinced every guest has such a sweet-tooth.
Images: The Knot, Martha Stewart

Make it easy!
To avoid chaos at the candy bar, individually wrap the favours in cellophane or little boxes with thank-you tags for guests.
The gifts can still be gorgeously displayed, becoming a feature of the reception without the hassle of guests filling bags


Like the idea? Tomorrow I will have candy ideas, stockists and other tips for creating your own fabulous lolly buffet!

2 comments:

Globetrottingbride said...

Oh these are so gorgeous! Especially the all white buffet. So chic.

Bonnie said...

The white and silver are definitely my favourites too. So chic!