Category Archives: Candy Buffets

All about candy buffets – candy by color, ideas, pictures and more information to make your wedding or other special event buffet perfect.

Hauntingly Inexpensive Halloween Buffet

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All Hallows Eve Candy Buffet

The holidays are barreling around the corner like a steam engine with a headless conductor…That’s right people, time to get ready for spooky fests, haunted houses, candy apples, terrifying children running the streets dressed as tiny demons, and empty candy wrappers scattered all over your house until February. We love Halloween.

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Hanukkah Candy Buffet

 

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It is almost time for Latkes, and Noodle Kugel!

If you celebrate Hanukkah there is no need to explain what those two yummy recipes are made of! But we would love to wish you a Happy and Festive Hanukkah Season. With that being said, here is a beautiful buffet inspired exclusively by the ‘Festival of Lights’.

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We think this is one of our most BEAUTIFUL buffets yet!!!

You can make yours just as festive and colorful, with the right candy and props. Look at those cute little Hanukkah themed styrofoam pieces we found at our local craft store!

For only 99¢ we jazzed up our Candy Buffet with Stars of David, Dreidals, and Miniature Glitter Spheres. Throw some blue or silver fine glitter on the table for an extra dose of magnificence.

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Our inspiration came from some of our staff here at Bulk Candy Store. It occurred to us that everyone celebrates the upcoming Holidays differently, and this is our way of saying ‘Chag Sameach?’ (Happy Holiday) to our Jewish friends, and family!

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Gelt (Gold Coins) made everything POP! Royal Blues, Silvers, Whites, and Gold are all common colors for this seasonal celebration, so don’t be afraid to get in there and get creative!

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These are some of our FAVORITE gummies! They are called SnowFlurries. Not only are they delicious they are beautiful! Don’t you agree? Gummy Candy could NEVER be a disappointment if you ask us!

You can also use  fun foiled Candy to mix up the textures. We made our buffet super fancy with an antique Menorah placed in the middle! We loved the blue lights that glimmered off of the menorah onto the Buffet.

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Have fun and make it jazzy! You could even put some home baked goods in there, after all, food is one of the staple ingredients to a perfect and Happy Hanukkah!

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We truly love sharing our Candy Buffet journeys with our readers. And more than sharing we love to HEAR about your holidays and events! Leave us a comment so we can become even better friends! Let’s spread the love and cheer this season!

If you loved any of the Candy we used in our Buffet feel free to use this exact layout! We also carry a wide selection of KOSHER Candy too!

                             HAPPY HANUKKAH

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Nuthin’ but Chocolate !

Hey there, Candy Loving Followers. Today we would like to share with you our ‘Nuthin‘ but Chocolate’ Candy Buffet.

Everyone LOVES chocolate. If you don’t, you must be from Mars….Yuuuummmm Mars Bars. (Sorry, my Candy Mentality sometimes gets the best of me.)

Ain’t she a BEAUT? Go ahead…drool.

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DIY Rainbow Candy Buffet

While brainstorming on our next creative project, our marketing team headed over to Pinterest for some much needed inspiration.

As any Pin-oholic knows, that social site is highly addictive, and will suck you in like a hungry black hole. We love that black hole. We don’t mind being sucked in by it…

With countless inspiring ideas, we ultimately decided on creating a Candy Buffet. A RAINBOW one. Colorful, Sweet, and Upbeat!

Rainbows and Lollipops =)

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Minions Candy Buffet

This candy buffet was inspired by those yellow faced men with funny accents … Minions!

Minions are a huge hit with adults and kids alike. Their silly language and unique voices make way for the ultimate of belly laughs.

We decided on the yellow and blue theme and added some fun tidbits like party sequins, Minion props, hats, balloons, and toys. Make your very own by following our tips on creating a themed candy buffet like this one!

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Dan & Ally’s Candy Buffet !

Hey there! My name is Tina and I decided to write more about my experience creating the Wedding Candy Buffet documented below. I worked closely with Dan and Ally to create this fusion of delightful sweets for their wedding. So I thought it would be a good idea to ..*BREAK IT DOWN* ! (I know there is some sort of dance move involved in that phrase lol) I thought this would be an awesome opportunity to get informative on this candy buffet. Not only was it fun but also inspiring! Click the video below to check it out and the read the rest of the post for  behind the scenes candy buffet tips.

3 Reasons I wanted to blog about this Wedding Candy Buffet

1. To highlight this wonderful celebration and all it’s tasty treats!

2. To talk about the pros of having a candy buffet at your wedding.

3. And to give some advice on doing one yourself!

So first off, we were incredibly lucky to find Dan and Ally! We were searching for a local couple who was having a wedding in the next few months and after about a month they strolled into the store to purchase some candy. As I helped them check out, I asked them what the candy was for and when they gave me the details I was excited! Their wedding sounded like so much fun! On top of that, I knew we would be able to get creative with the overall theme of the wedding: 1920s Great Gatsby with a modern twist!  And so it began….

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Tip #1: Use larger candies for the bigger jars and more petite candies for the smaller jars. On our first meeting, we chose the candy and quantities based off the jars we already had. A lot of times people end up not having enough, or having too much based on the size of the jars they’ve purchased. However, if you do end up stuck in a situation where you do not have enough candy…

Tip #2: Grab a small clear cup or wrap a soup can in tin foil and place it in the middle of the jar. This takes up more space as all the candy piles up around the can and gives the illusion that the jar has more candy in it than it does.  Don’t worry about your guests finding out your secret; they normally don’t scoop too deep into the jar anyway.  Plus, you end up having to use less candy.clear_cup_trick

Tip #3 It’s Especially important to know the taste preference of your guests or “crowd.”
I first asked Dan and Ally what kind of candy they liked: chocolate? Sour? Gummy? Wrapped? Nostalgic, old-time candies? These questions are very important. If everyone is relatively neutral, then shoot for a wide variety! Why not? The more the merrier!

me_ally_danOnce we chose the candy, I prepared the buffet for them.  We got together one more time to confirm if the setup was to their liking. We added Charleston Chews, Cellas Dark Chocolate Cherries and Giant Tootsie Rolls to give it an old-time, nostalgic look for their Great Gatsby theme!

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After that, they were pretty easy to please! We went with Kopper’s Sugar cookies, which are little tiny white chocolate balls topped with sugar cookie powder. We also chose another gourmet favorite from Koppers (the S’mores). These babies are delicious! Crunchy, graham-cracker-like outside, and inside is chocolate and sweet cream. The outside finish is very much like a powderey graham cracker lol

We added a touch of Rock Candy Sticks to give the buffet a dazzling effect. It’s also a good idea to have treats besides candy in the buffet, so we incorporated Raspberry Yogurt Pretzels.

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Unfortunately not everything in a candy buffet is for taste. Sometimes you’re going to need something to fill the extra big jars and show off a little of a better-looking candy.  So with that we added a jar of Gumballs and made a nice display with purple and green Whirly Pops and Round-Ups!

A couple of fancy things we did for show were two cocktail-looking candy jars. The first one was a HUGE champagne glass that we filled with Jelly Belly Champagne Bubble, Ginger Al Jelly Belly Jewels and Green Apple Jelly Belly Jewels

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Dan’s Margarita glass was full of Kopper’s Margarita Cordials, which have a Tequila-flavored liquid in it (non-alcoholic) with a hint of salt.  It also contained Green Apple Sour Patch Chews in the middle layer and Jelly Belly Champagne Bubbles on top.

 

Finally, let’s not forget the Salt Water Taffy and the Mint Chocolate Chip Malted Milk Balls!  Both are also excellent jar-fillers!

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Here is a photo of the finished product!

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Tip #4 Candy Buffets are a great mixture of color & convenience!
Most of our customers and event planners opt for the candy buffets because of convenience. These are great favors that your taste buds will definitly remember.  And you can choose to eat some now and/or take a party favor bag filled with candy home with you. In addition, most of the candy doesn’t go bad right away. It’s a great wow-factor for the guests and you can offer them so much to choose from.

IMGP9519If you found this to be helpful or informative please share with your friends! Let us know what you thought of this buffet and if you have any tips please comment below! Thanks !