Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sweet Candy Buffets

A candy buffet is the perfect addition to a 50s style wedding reception. We had a candy buffet at our own wedding instead of favours, and it was a huge hit with kids and big kids alike!

Candy Buffet
Image credit: Gemma Comas/Amy Atlas Events

By their very nature, candy buffets have a retro feel and bring back childhood memories of visiting the sweet shop for a quarter of Rhubarb & Custards. Consider giving your buffet a retro sweet shop feel with glass jars, scoops and paper bags, or choosing colours to match your scheme.

Candy Buffet
Image credit: Gemma Comas/Amy Atlas Events

The fabulous candy buffets featured in this post where designed by Amy Atlas Events. The New York based events company create the most amazing customised tables for weddings and events, you can see more eye candy on their website.

If you want to have a go at creating your own candy buffet here's what you'll need (click on the links for examples):
1. A table and some boxes to create different levels
2. Table cloth or fabric to match your colour scheme
3. Glass jars, bon bon jars, vases and cake stands
4. Metal sweet scoops
5. Small paper bags
6. Bunting to match your theme
7. Sweet jar labels
8. And lots of sweets of course!

You can also find some of the things you will need in the candy buffet category in our blog shop!


  1. I had a candy bar at my wedding and everyone loved it! It something most guests hadn't seen before and they could take whatever thye wanted...love the idea and totally recommend it!


  2. I provide beautiful retro candy stripebags peronalised. Wish tree poems..tags and lots of other delicious Shabby Chic/Vintage style wedding goods. Go to ebay Sequins at Lilys. Type in wedding sweet bags and you will find me x

  3. We love the idea of a candy bar and all things sweet at weddings! Right now we're trying to help Say It With A Sweetie come up with a message for their new wedding sweet - any suggestions? http://www.budgetweddingideas.co.uk/blog/?p=535