Saturday, March 28, 2009

Candy Buffet-DIY

Candy buffets are all the rage at parties and weddings as a fun favor alternative. There are several great companies in Hawaii that can provide a candy buffet for you, bringing jars, containers, candy and even providing a buffet attendant. For the DIY diva, a scaled down version of the candy buffet is quite doable and actually really fun to setup. I recently created this candy buffet.
Top 3 photos by Corinne Gold.
1. Start with a theme, in this case, lemons and limes. You can choose color combinations that match the decor of your celebration or go with a theme such as nostalgic candies.
2. Explore your cupboards, borrow vases and dishes or check out your local second hand store. I scored the great green pedestal glass bowl for only $4.00!
3. Find candy in your color scheme. Many people asked if it was hard to find green and yellow candies. Not at all! In fact I could have gone crazy choosing all kinds of candies.
4. I found acrylic scoopers in various sizes from Complete Kitchen and all under $2.00.

5. Provide small plastic bags with labels (optional), twist ties or ribbons and a small sign inviting your guest to
select their favorite sweets to take home.
Beautiful linens by Les Saisons.
Can you guess which candy was the most popular? The sour green apples by far!
Be a sugary sweet DIY Diva!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! I work for a company that specializes in Save the Date magnets/cards, invites, and a bunch of other personalized announcements. ( Great blog!