Bars aren’t just for drinks. Wedding candy bars have been and continue to be a popular trend among couples looking to plan their wedding reception. The possibilities are endless in terms of variety and the unique flavor they add to any event. Setting up a candy bar at a wedding reception, however, does require some thought beforehand. Here are some options to consider:
Tables. Depending on the size of the reception area, consider using one, long table or several smaller round ones. Remember to arrange the table(s) in terms of accessibility which will allow room for foot traffic.
Containers and Serving Tools. Arrange your preferred dishes, bowls, jars or vases so that they may be reached from different points on the table. The candy can be pre-packaged or the guests may take the amount that they like. Scoops or tongs can make this process easier.
Candy Type. Carmel, toffee, lollipops, peppermint, truffles, licorice, chocolate-covered fruits and nuts… just to name a few. Here is where you can be creative in choosing the treats according to the atmosphere. In fact, it’s important to keep in mind that all elements of the candy bar—decorations, serving plates, linens, embellishments, and even the candy itself—should keep in line with the desired theme.
Candy Buffet Labels. Surprises can be fun, but it may be a good idea to let others know what they are getting their hands into. And, for guests with food allergies, it may be important to label which treats contain certain fruits, nuts, or gluten products.
Box it Up. Guests will need a container for their wedding treats, and in this way you can be as creative as you’d like. Bags, boxes, or jars are usually the go-to choice for most wedding receptions. Try to display these at the beginning so that guests can fill up as they walk through the candy bar.
Remember, wedding candy bars / candy buffets are meant for delight—to promote the inner child, satisfy the sweet tooth and allows guests to lose themselves in dreams of chocolate and peppermint. Integrating pure inspiration and thoughtful tact will allow for the best possible experience for your wedding candy bar.