One of the latest trends I have seen in events (weddings, parties, etc.) is candy buffets or dessert bars, so I decided to create my own. This particular candy buffet wasn’t for a specific event, but I chose an assortment of colors that could be used for a birthday, shower, wedding, or just for fun! Read this post to find more ideas to accent your sweet event.

– Collect clear jars of varying shapes/sizes (random is key to making the table look interesting, and jars can be bought cheap from second hand stores or you can borrow randomly from friends)
– Add height! Make some jars stand out more by putting them on top of a box (Mine is covered in white)
– Choose candy that goes with your theme (if you don’t have a theme, choose a colorful assortment like I did)
– Add a fun background (banner, streamers, pictures, etc.)
– Use fun containers for guests to put candy in, such as the paper cones I made (super easy!), cellophane bags with string, candy cups, etc. 
candy buffet


Give the gift of candy! I’ve always loved giving and getting candy as a gift, so I created a candy bouquet perfect for any occasion. The great thing about candy is that it appeals to everyone – young and old.

It’s pretty simple. All you need is:
1. A bucket of your choice that is fairly small 
2. Floral foam 
3. Wooden sticks/skewers 
4. Packing tape
5. A variety of candy 
6. Paper party filler 

candy bouquet
First, fill your bucket snugly with floral foam. 
DSC_0190Tape your candy to wooden sticks. 
Poke wooden sticks into foam and keep filling until almost no foam is showing, choosing a larger-sized candy to center everything around (I chose Red Vines). 
DSC_0197Fill any extra space, especially the back, with paper filler to cover the foam. 
DSC_0212Finished product!
Candy buckets can be made for themed parties, holidays, or any special occasion by choosing different kinds of candy.