Candy buffets have recently been popping up at weddings and major celebrations and with our help and some careful planning, you can easily bring them to your next Two Penny Party!
Here are some tips to keep the treats within budget:
- Don't limit yourself to vases and containers! Pint glasses, glass pitchers, platters and bowls work well too! The more variety, the better. Also remember to keep the containers at different heights to add visual interest.
- If you buy unwrapped candy, be sure to have plenty of serving spoons and ice tongs on hand. No need to allow Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt to grab at everything, right?
- To keep costs down, add other decorations to the table. A bouquet of flowers, picture frames and empty wrapped gifts will help fill in the non-candy spots perfectly.
- Cellophane bags sealed with stickers (puppies, smiley faces, stars, even blank labels!) make the perfect favor bags but if you want to hand out boxes, head to your local Chinese restaurant and request small take out containers. They usually charge you a small amount per container, but they'll be much cheaper than buying them at a craft store.
- Buy candy when it's on sale! The days immediately after Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day are usually the best time to gather your loot.
*Special thanks to my friends Jennifer W., Heather V. and Katie M. for these super sweet pictures!
(Photo by Garrison Photography)