Lonna's StoryStep-by-step instructions. I have made these for fun and even for business events. Easier than you would think.
dum dum suckers
lollipops for decoration
pixie sticks or another type of candy
clear containers up to 10
curling ribbons like you would put on a package for display
plastic colorful tablecloth
assorted strips of colorful ribbons
printed signs of candy type using microsoft word
clear plastic spoons for candy containers
tiny boxes or bags for your guests (read instructions for super tips when it comes to bagging it up!)
1My day job is writing "How To" books so I thought I would share a few of my food related projects with you. Setting up a candy buffet is really not that hard. Candy is eye appealing itself so you are just going to add to the color.
2Find a table or counter area for your display.
Then put your tablecloth down. I suggest a bright red, blue or white color.
Now to fill your containers with candy. But wait....don't go out and buy them. You would be surprised how many you have in your house already. Start digging through the cupboards looking for jars, vases, bowls. etc.
Fill the containers with assorted candies, one style per container.
3Type signs on your computer to label the type of candy. You can use cute clips to attach to the containers, or add a hole punch in the corner and tie ribbon through. Then simply use tape to attach.
Place curling ribbon bundles like you would buy to wrap a present or gift bag, around the containers for color.
Clear plastic spoons are great for dispensing candy.
Set out boxes or bags for your guests to fill with the assorted candy.
You can add the large lollipops in the center of vases to add to the eye appealing display.
TIP: Utilize what you have in your kitchen first. Then consider your local second hand store. I picked up some unique old ice cream shop jars for $.25 each. Lastly, consider the Dollar Store for your spoons, bags, tablecloth, etc. You will save a lot of money. This buffet averages $25.00 when doing it yourself. It can be hundreds of dollars if you hire it done.