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.
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!