Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pink and Green Candy Buffet

This weekend, the minnies received their First Communion. I’m going to share the details from their special celebration with you in several parts. While I enjoyed planning the entire event, my favorite party element was the candy buffet.

Everyone at the party from grandmothers to cousins to little Minnie friends enjoyed the candy buffet so much! Candy included gumballs, sixlets, salt water taffy, jordan almonds, spearmint balls, and rock candy.


When I started to think about what I wanted for the candy buffet, I called in for reinforcements. Many thanks to Kate from Kate Landers Events! She has fantastic ideas for presentation of the candy and sweets.

When I first started to think about the concept for the party, I knew that I wanted to have a pink and green theme. No surprise there. But I was going for a cross between whimsical and shabby chic. The party was held at Alexander's, in a charming Federal style home. This buffet served as a perfect backdrop for appetizers and sweets.


Little pink and green gingham cards tied with pink tulle label each apothecary jar full of candy.


The minnies wanted cupcakes for their party. Delicate pink and green sugar paste flowers add a beautiful touch to these cupcakes.


It's amazing how many different types of candy are available by color! Sixlets are one of the minnies' favorites. I thought that it would be fun to layer the pink and green in the apothecary jar.
When I first saw the pleather, yes, pleather, table runner, I knew that it would add just the right touch of fun to the buffet. It's very fun in a Dr. Seuss kind of way. Originally, I had looked for gingham or a table runners with cute pom poms, or perhaps even linen, but this unique table runner won the prize.


When you're calculating how much candy to include in your buffet, consider the number of guests you have. For each guest, allow 1/4 pound. For our party of about 50 people, I had about 13 pounds of candy and there was candy still in the jars at the end of the party. I'd recommend ordering more candy than you need, because the jars start to look a little sad once they are empty!


In addition to the candy, I included several sweets at the party and on the candy buffet. Delicate pink cross decorated cookies helped to incorporate a religious theme. Solid green and green polka dot wrapped chocolate covered Oreo cookies were a favorite along with the pink cake pops.


Some leftover Easter basket paper shreds added a gorgeous nest for the strawberry salt water taffy.


White craft bags were labeled with a little tag that matched the invitation. I wove pink gingham ribbon through the bags and displayed them to one side of the candy buffet.



More details to follow about this fun event!
Have a wonderful day!

xoxo








16 comments:

  1. That is adorable! Every detail is perfect!

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  2. How very wonderful! an exquisite party. May this be the beginning of a wonderful life of faith for your Minnies. You are doing a great job raising your girls.
    Jennifer

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  3. what a gorgeous candy buffet -- i think you outdid yourself :)

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  4. I love this & it looks great! We are most definitely thinking about doing a candy bar for a bridal shower & this is a wonderful example! <3

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  5. Thank you all for your sweet comments! Jennifer ~ Your words mean a lot to me.

    Have a great day everyone!

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  6. Now THAT is how you host a candy buffet!!! I've seen it done poorly OVER and OVER again-- but you got it PERFECT!!!! So fabulous.

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  7. the decorations and food look gorgeous! I went to a wedding a few months ago that had a pink and white candy buffet and it was a huge hit!

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  8. As always... Yours is just exquisite! I know all of your guests, both young and old had a wonderful afternoon celebrating a glorious day for your Minnies!

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  9. Amazing! Perfection! It really was gorgeous!

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  10. Oh this is stunning Bethany! I wish someone threw a arty Like this for me! Xxx

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  11. You did such a great job with all of the details. Thanks for sharing for all of us to copy :) Did you have all of the candy containers or did you have to buy them? I hope it was a great day...sure looks like it.

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  12. what a wonderful way to celebrate such an important event in the minnies lives.

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  13. ~Bickies I bought the containers at TJ Maxx. The prices were extremely reasonable, much less expensive than AC Moore or Joanns. I've also seen pretty apothecary jars at Marshall's, too.

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  14. A very special occasion indeed! You did a fabulous job with the tablescapes...pink & green cuteness and great candy choices. Love the candy ID cards with the pretty bows!

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