Designing A Candy Buffet

Perhaps, you are trying to find a theme for your next birthday party, graduation, anniversary, kids party, or even a retirement party. One popular type of party theme that is still going strong today is the candy buffet party. The fact is that you do not have to hire a professional party planner to design a candy buffet party. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and a lot of planning. Here is more to consider.

Select A Color Scheme
To get started with your candy buffet, set up a color scheme. This will make the entire process go smoothly. If you are planning a party for kids, you might decide to select their favorite color. For example, a young teen girl that loves pink, lavender, and lots of pastel colors. Candies in pastel colors would fit perfectly. A more sophisticated older adult might prefer monotone or dark chocolate with white themed party. Supply the party with plenty of dark chocolates, milk chocolates, and white chocolate. Of course, a rainbow theme would be perfect for a kids party. Supply candies in every color that is imaginable.

Select Candy To Fit The Theme
The next step in setting up the candy buffet is to select the right type of candy to fit the theme. Don't forget to purchase candy boxes to fill up and let your party guest take them home. Make your candy display look dazzling and delicious by selecting a wide variety of candies in different sizes, colors, shapes, and textures. This will make the sweet treats very memorable to the guests. Make sure to purchase about 1/2 pound of candy for each guest. Purchase the candy in bulk for extra savings. Here are a few types of candy to consider for your candy buffet.
  • Lollipops
  • Gummy Candy
  • Chocolates
  • Taffy
  • Gumballs
  • Marshmallows
  • Malt Bals

The Setup
Displaying your candy is part of the fun. Use your own creativity and imagination to set up the candy display. Display the candy in jars, bowls, dishes, trays, glasses, straw baskets. Make sure that the candy is displayed at various heights to add interest. For example, you might wish to use pedestals, candy boxes, cake boxes, trays, or jars in various heights. Place the candy on a display table that is covered in a neutral toned table cloth. Keep the backdrop simple and let the candy be the main focus. However, it's also advisable to get creative and add streamers, balloons, garland, paper lanterns, and other glittery displays to jazz it up a bit.

Adding Extras
Party guests are going to be dazzled by the candy. Adding a few extras will really make the candy display pop. For example, for a kids party, add stuffed animals, confetti, streamers, garland, toys. If the party is for a birthday, add the name of the person celebrating the birthday in big foam letters, add their picture, ribbons, balloons, cards, and party ornaments.

Designing a candy buffet is fun. All it takes is a little bit of patience and creativity to get the party started. The information used here is to inspire you to get started by employing your own creativity and imagination to bring about a real grand celebration for all.