Monday, September 12, 2011

Candy Bars at special events.

Candy bars are popping up everywhere.  They are a great way to add a special touch of fun and creativity to your wedding as well as being kid friendly.  You can keep the colors simple and coordinate them with your wedding. 

Some brides like to match the candy with their favorites tastes or themes like 1960s or retro or Willie Wonka or Halloween.  I think it is best if you use clear glass containers that are different shapes, heights and sizes and match the candy to your theme colors.  Stick with candy that is well known and liked like lollipops, m-n-ms, rock candy, butter mints, jelly beans because these you can buy separately in the colors you want.  If you buy a bag of m-n-ms you will get the primary colors which will not look good in a candy bar fit for a theme or color concept.  You can go online to find specific colors.  I think this gives a better feel of cohesiveness.

I recently went to a wedding this past Saturday for my mom’s good friends: Julie and Brett.  It was a beautiful and fun wedding!  They had a candy bar and it was a huge hit.  The candy was gone before the cake was even cut!  They had an assortment of white and purple candies that matched the purple orchids on the tables and on the cake.  They have swirl lollipops, swirl stick candy, butter mints, purple gumballs, white candy ribbon, m-n-ms in purple and white, jelly belly jellybeans in purple grape flavored and white popcorn flavored, white and purple rock candy and mint lifesavers in white.  I think the lollipops and the m-n-ms were the most popular.  It was set up great with purple paper bags with a heart sticker with Julie’s and Brett’s name and their wedding date.  They had fun jars the candy was in including oversized martini glasses, Champaign glasses and other large jars. They had various scoops and thongs for each candy jar which made it quite convenient.

I love the idea of a candy bar.  I am definitely going to put one together for my next event.  Whether it is a birthday party, holiday party, bridal shower, baby shower or wedding, candy bars will fit any theme and they will be sure to be a big hit at your next party!

Check out these ideas I found online.

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