It's been a while since I've posted, I've been so busy and had last weekend away in Dublin. It was nice to have a weekend break away.
Now I'm back, my next wedding task is get the Candy Buffet sorted.
I have my sweet bags, I chose simple white and pink striped bags, but there are so many different kinds out there to choose from. I got mine off eBay, in packs of 100, and I ordered extra as I presented my invitations in them to tie the whole theme together.
My invites say ' Love is Sweet ' on them, and I have found the perfect sweet bag stickers to use as a little extra special addition to add on the sweet bags...They are on eBay and can be personalised.
Amazon do some small sweet scoops that are perfect for a candy buffet.
I also need to get searching for interesting jars, vases and bowls to hold the sweets. I want varied shapes and sizes, I will have a few little jars of 1950's sweets that I know the older guests will enjoy, then I will fill larger jars with the bright coloured sweets such as jelly beans, dolly mixtures and big bowls of marshmallows and flying saucers would be amazing. I want to cater for all my guests, so a good variety will keep everyone happy.
A few ideas for sweets are:
- Bon Bons
- Jelly Beans
- Haribo gummy hearts
- Love hearts
- Dolly Mixtures
- Gummy cherries
- Flying saucers
- Rosy Apples
- Lemon Sherbets
- Rhubarb and Custard
- Pear Drops
- Strawberry laces
- Peanut Brittle
- Kola Cubes
- Fried eggs
- Cola Bottles
- Milk Bottles
- Aniseed Balls
When buying the sweets, it depends on how many guests you have attending, as I have quite a lot of guests coming I will buy most of the sweets in bulk from a wholesalers.
I think the most stressful part will be laying out the table in the venue, making sure it looks good and not just thrown together. Luckily I have a creative family with a good eye for design, and the event organiser at my venue is also very good, so I'm sure they will all help me put it together perfectly. Here are a few examples:
If you don't fancy a candy buffet, you could have a popcorn buffet:
Or a desert buffet:
Or even a cheese buffet (although it may be a little smelly):