Nothing screams welcome to a young girl’s quinceañera like a table filled with sweets. Or a wedding or a date with your son’s friends from school. One look at those sweet tubs with yummy candy, and they’re best buds for life. But, unfortunately, candy buffets are one of those things people dabble into without proper planning, wondering what could possibly go wrong and having everything go wrong.
But not you. You understand what this event means to you, your friends, and your family. You know the need to get it right on the first try and the importance of getting the proper knowledge and inspiration before planning your party.
Getting it right
The following are some things you need to keep at the back of your mind to ace your candy buffet totally. They are:
Balancing quantity and quality
While you must have a table filled (quantity) with candy, it is also crucial that your choice of candy is chewy and yummy (quality). For example, it would not matter if you have two tables filled with bulk sweets and no one wants your candy. The solution is to buy one-pound sweets; they provide you with options that give both quantity and quality. Win-Win!
If your daughter loves the Barbie collection, you can make the candy buffet barbie themed. You do this by choosing candy with colors that fit the Barbie collection scheme and using sweet tubs and trays that align with the selected theme. Doing this makes your candy buffet special, and more importantly, the person being celebrated is sure to appreciate the attention to detail and thoughtfulness.
Have servers handy
Most people are too focused on getting bulk sweets and choosing sweet tubs that they often forget spoons, scoops, or tongs for servings. Sweets like lollipops can be grabbed by hand, but others are best enjoyed with servers. Asides from the ease of use, having servers handy makes your buffet hygienic.
4 Brilliant Candy Buffet Ideas
One look at an all-white candy buffet, and serene, elegant, and regal words come to mind. This stands out from the other buffet recipe ideas because of the simplicity and the ease of pulling this off. You should add flowers and cakes to this buffet to make it an unforgettable experience.
If you or the individual celebrated love colors, this buffet idea was made especially for you. It combines all the colors of the rainbow to give a color and taste bomb. Having this many colors at your disposal allows you to experiment with different candies of different shapes, sizes, and textures.
Pink and Blue
Few options beat the pink and blue color combo if you plan a baby shower or gender reveal. Using both colors is a way to keep the attendees in suspense as they patiently wait for the gender reveal while munching on delicious candy.
It will be a nice touch to have a forest-themed candy buffet if the event is held outdoors. Also, if you or your kid loves nature, this is one way to infuse and showcase your/their interests. This candy buffet is relatively easy to pull off, you need a lot of greens to represent the trees, and you can use chocolate to represent the dark rich earth.
How much candy do you need for a candy buffet?
I have one simple rule. More is always better. It is better for you to buy too much and have leftovers after the event than not buy enough and have some guests not having enough or not having at all.
How much does a candy buffet cost?
The cost is not fixed as it depends on the number of guests gracing your event. As a result, the pricing is usually calculated per guest, and it costs an average of $3-$8 per guest.