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.


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!



An important aspect for a flamboyant Candy Buffet is the jars you will be using.

As you can see, we chose large jars and decided to keep the tops off  some of them. We do this to accentuate the goods inside of the jar.

By choosing different sizes like tall, short, and long you are able to create dimension, and a bit of variety within your buffet.

We also used plastic sand pales to introduce a splash of color into the candy holders. Fun!

You can buy these types of glass jars at any craft store, such as Michaels . You can save a little money by looking at a place like Big Lots . Smaller budget and more time, try flea markets and consignment stores, they often a great place find jars for your candy buffet.

Don’t forget to check out your local Dollar Store for awesome deals. The blue and yellow plastic buckets were only $1 each. STEAL!





Our selection of candy was an array of blue and yellow treats to go along with the Minion theme.

We chose an assortment from small pieces of chocolate to large chunky pieces of Rock Candy pops. The variations go as far as your imagination!

Our shop has a limitless collection of colorful candy and they are arranged nicely for you in a COLOR category. Feel free to click on the links if you would like to use the same types of candy for your buffet

Here are the candies we decided to use for this project:


Blue Raspberry Rock Candy Sticks


Lemon Rock Candy Stick


Mighty Mango Gummi Bears


Blue Raspberry Gummi Bears


Pina Colada Jelly Belly


Blueberry Jelly Belly











Yellow Chocolate Gems


Royal Blue Chocolate Gems


Pineapple Malt Balls







Navy Blue Malt Balls


Black Cherry Splash Pops


Banana Salt Water Taffy






We ran to Party City and grabbed a slew of Minion inspired decorations. Everything was less than $5 each so you can say we are pretty thrifty in my opinion.

By placing the banner in the background it gave the buffet a fun, party time look. A minion hat was used as a replacement for the glass jar top. (See, this is where imagination comes in). We also had a neat balloon that we set in the cylinder shaped jar and filled with blue and yellow malt balls, this made the jar itself look like one of the little minions! There are also a few bouncy minion balls that you can place into your theme for added fun. You can’t forget to sprinkle some bright, colorful sequins onto the table so your guests can add a sparkle to their eye while admiring your buffet!


Final Quick Tip: Use your left over candy for To-Go favors for your guests! These bright yellow favor boxes are only $1 at Party City. OH SO nifty!




There you have it!  All the makings for a perfect Minion Candy Buffet. We hope your family and friends enjoy eating it as much as you enjoy making it!



End Your Summer Right with a Beachy Delight!

The Beach is Happiness. We all love the crisp air, fun in the sun, the blue waves crashing into the shimmering shoreline…AH, pure joy.

What could be better than a beach-themed Kids Party, Candy Buffet, or just as a creative way for your kids to keep busy during the summer. Our ‘End of the Summer DIY Party’ is simple, super cool, and undeniably entertaining. Perfect for busy moms, school teachers, and babysitters alike. Not to mention, you won’t have to break the bank because most of these items can be purchased at your local Dollar Store. Even better, the candy is also conveniently available on our easy-to-order, Online Candy Store.


Our first craft to make is the Bucket of Ocean


Here’s what you’ll need:





Tropical Candy Cocktail


Here’s what you’ll need:




How To Concoct Your Concoction:

  1. 1. Add Ice to your Mason Jar or Desired Cup of Choice
  2. 2. Pour your Sprite
  3. 3. Put 3-4 Drops of Orange Food Coloring, depending on your Love for Orange
  4. 4. Slowly pour the desired amount of Candy Crumbles into the jar so it fills the bottom half
  5. 5. Decorate your Drink with Starfish and Oyster Gummies
  6. 6. Don’t forget the cocktail umbrella!
  7. 7. ENJOY


Kandy Kabobs



Here’s what you’ll need:





Now that you know how to bring the beach home, you can go grab all of the ingredients from our convenient online Candy Shop, hustle over to your local Dollar Store for the finishing touches to make your DIY ‘End of Summer DIY’ theme POP with color.

Finally, get ready for a Beach’n good time with family and friends!


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….


Photos by Kerry Seeley

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!


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.


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










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!


Here is a photo of the finished product!


Photos by Kerry Selley


Photos by Kerry Selley


Photos by Kerry Selley


Photos by Kerry Selley



Photos by Kerry Selley

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 !

Black and white wedding buffet by Bulk Candy Store.

Introduction to Candy Buffets

Come one, come all to the best candy store in town!  I’ll be your sweeter-than-sweet-tarts hostess, Denise.  This is a series, my friends, a series about candy buffets.  A hush comes over the crowd.  Eyes focused, ears perked, everyone is holding their breath.

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4th of July candy buffet by Bulk Candy Store.

Our Salute to the Red, White and Blue – Candy Buffet Style

We all know it’s 4th of July when everyone is wearing red, white and blue as they shop for their burgers and hotdogs that they will slap on the grill at the all-day barbecue they plan to attend where they will sip on their Budweiser, slowly becoming more and more incoherent as they wait for the firework show that night. That’s just the American way.

Hopefully between the burgers and booze, these party-goers will be thinking about what this day really marks: the act of our forefathers declaring the independence of the United States from British rule.

But now we’ll get to the fun stuff: the candy! Here’s our version of the perfect 4th of July candy buffet!  Continue reading


2015 Year of the Sheep..oh and some pretty New Years Candy!

Yes we know…this blog post is a tad bit late but we thought we’d fill you in on us going into the Year of the Sheep! What is this ‘Year of the Sheep?’you ask. Well according to upcoming 2015 year of the Sheep is the inspiring period; it will try to leave behind any unstable affair and connections with the aim to carve a new more honest pattern of relations. Continue reading


Chocolate and Champagne on the Rocks

We have a very creative bunch here at the Bulk Candy Store, I am constantly amazed at some of their creations. The idea pictured in the photo above  came from the the creative mind of our Summer Intern Avery. This was his contribution to the his nephew’s base ball championship winners party.

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Man Candy

A Gift for Dad


Last week my son asked me to help him to create a candy bouquet Father’s Day gift for his dad. Excellent idea! I thought. My first idea was to do a black and white themed bouquet.  I selected a simple glass bottle to use as a vase. I stuffed it with black shredded paper, next I arranged three black and white swirl lollipops in the vase and I finished the arrangement with an over sized white bow. Continue reading