How to make a Candy Buffet on a budget.
Here's an easy way to create a lolly buffet for not much money that your guests will remember for a long time.
1. Candy Jars or Vases
You don't need to pay a lot for containers. Lots of things will do the job. Check with Family and Friends first as Candy Buffets & Lolly Tables are so popular that you never know who might have containers, etc that you can borrow. Ask your friends or your mother if they can loan you a vase or two or any large jars that they may have. You can also try the Two Dollar Shops, The Reject Shop, K Mart, Big W, Ikea or even opportunity shops. You can also use drinking glasses for long candies such as lollipops or Musk Sticks, etc.
Decorate the outside of the containers with stick-on Dots which are available at office supplies stores for another effect.
People will remember the lollies that you have and the presentation, not the containers.
2. Lolly Scoops
These can usually be bought at stores like K Mart or homewares stores. Metal or plastic scoops are also available at some supermarkets.
3. Favour Boxes or Bags
Try stores like Spotlight. They have a huge range of small boxes, tubs and Lolly Bags to choose from. Think about Noodle Boxes as well. They make great Favour Boxes and don't cost much at all.
These are the most important part of any Candy Buffet. Single coloured (or a small mix of individual colours) Candy Buffets are visually fantastic. Pink, Blue, White or Purple are ddefinitely the most popular but you can mix another colour or two into the Candy Buffet to make it really stand out. Add a small quantity of Gold foil covered chocolate hearts to the mix for a touch of class. You could also try the very, very stylish black and white colour theme with a touch of Silver or Purple by adding some foil covered Chocolate Hearts.
We suggest allowing around 200 Gm to 350 Gm of lollies for each guest as the ideal quantity or a bit more if the Candy Buffet is replacing the desserts at your reception. Goody Goody Gum Drops has unique candy buffet packages available in Pink, Blue, White, Purple, Yellow, Rainbow and other colours for a low cost of only $4.00 each for 25 guests, this is really fabulous value and no doubt the cheapest part of your event. Your guests will remember and talk about your lolly buffet long after the event has finished. - A fabulous selection of lollies for a candy buffet or lolly table at fantastic value! 280 Gm of candy for each of your 25 guests. For most people 280 Gm is usually plenty but if you are having more than 25 guests or want to give them more than 280 Gm, all you need do is simply order more than one package or add extra products from our website to your candy buffet shopping cart. Make you candy buffet easy with the help of Goody Goody Gum Drops - Your Online Lolly Shop. (If you have 40 guests they would each get 175 Gm of lollies)
Mini Jelly Beans are available in individual colours and can be mixed together to suit your colour scheme. These can also be supplied in small clear bags with a minimum order of 100 bags. Well worth thinking about.
Single coloured Choc Drops or Choc Balls. Mix and match to make your colour scheme. Candy coated choc buttons like Smarties or choc balls like Jaffas are really colourful and taste great.
Personalised Gourmet Rock Candy or Lollipops can be made in your colours and any flavour. Gourmet Rock can be supplied with the name of the Bride & Groom embedded into the candy. (or any other text)
Jellies & Gummis are a great sweet for younger children as they are soft and chewy.
Gluten Free Lollies are now available at reasonable prices and taste as good as any other lollies for people who want to restrict gluten from their diet.
Sugar Free lollies such as Sun Fruit Faces Australian made using real fruit juice as the sweetener - No artificial sweeteners in these delicious favourites so none of the problems you can get with other sugar free lollies.
Baby Showers can be a great subject for Candy Buffets and lollies are available in pink & blue as well as other colours. Why not think about a Candy Buffet for a gender reveal party?
Finally: One important tip for candy buffets is to use the larger containers, jars, vases, etc for the bulky lollies like Marshmallows, Laughs, etc not the smaller lollies like Skittles, M&Ms or jelly beans. That way you won't need as musch confectionery to make the containers look full.
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