Best Candy Choices for a Candy Buffet: Blue and White Having a Candy buffet or candy bar at your Wedding, Birthday Party, Sweet 16 or Bar Mitzva is a great choice, but has its challenges if your are a DIYer. This guide will help you choose the best candy for a combination of blue and white colors. Before we give you a list of candy, please consider a few important items.
- Each guest should get about a half of a pound a candy for their treat bag.
- Remember that candy buffets are also used as a decoration for your event, so color selection and themed-accents are important to keep in mind.
- Many DIYers purchase too little candy to fill up their apothecary jars. Standard practice is having your jars at least 3/4 of the way full. One exception is if you add rock candy sticks or whirly pops in a jar and you are using the candy in the jars just to prop up the items.
- Use different types of candy and treats for your candy buffet. Some choices are candy, popcorn, chocolate covered items, trail mix, nuts, and even dried fruit. This will allow your guests to have some variety to choose from. Many brides that we work with want their favorite candy, but remember that there are other people you are buying for.
With that said, let’s talk about some favorite candy specifically for a blue and white candy bar.
- M&Ms– This classic candy comes in about 2 dozen colors. M&M’s Home Page
- Sixlets– The candy coated chocolate flavored candies you’ve loved since you were a kid! These fun candies come in a variety of vibrant and shimmery colors. Sixlets’ small, unique shape and flavor make it like no other. Sixlets Home Page
- Gum Balls– Who doesn’t like Bubble Gum? We usually use these as the main centerpiece of many of our candy buffets. Why? They make a statement. Gum Balls look great in an apothecary or candy jar and they come in a variety of colors, including shimmer for your more elegant celebrations.
- Cotton Candy– If you are lucky enough to find a local cotton candy maker, cotton candy is a great choice to add to your candy bar. When done right, the spinner can add colors and flavors that can only be left to your imagination. Last week, we did a candy buffet for a Wedding that wanted purple colored cotton candy with strawberry flavor! Cool…
- Jelly Belly Jelly Beans: Jelly Belly is a great company. They are known to be the premier Jelly Bean manufacturer because their flavors are unmatched. Some flavors include Very Cherry, Bubble Gum, Buttered Popcorn, Licorice, Watermelon, and Sizzling Cinnamon. Check out the top ten Jelly Belly Flavors here: Top 10 Jelly Belly Flavors Also a good add-on to your candy buffet is Jelly Belly’s Soda collection.
- Gummy Candy or Gummies: There are so many flavors, shapes, and sizes in this category. Some popular choices in the blue and white colors are Gummy Bears, Gummy Sharks, Blue Raspberry Sour Belts, and Blue Raz Bottles.
- Lollipops or Suckers: These are a little bit harder to find in individual colors or flavors because more are sold in a assorted pack. However, check out dum dums, tootsie pops or saf-t-pops.
- Yogurt covered pretzels: Its always nice to have some “adult” candy. And knowing that most candy doesn’t come in white, this good be a good choice to go to when you need some variety.
- Rock Candy: A classic candy. Rock candy comes in a variety of colors both on string and on a stick. You can find rock candy in both blue (light and dark) and white (clearish).
- Foiled Chocolate Balls and Hearts: These are an absolutely beautiful candy to have in a candy buffet. They look absolutely stunning in and jar. And let’s be honest, everyone loves chocolate. Win-win.
This list is not the total list of candies available for use in a candy buffet, but it will give you a place to start. Remember, have fun with your choices and keep the end result in mind; beauty and yum factor.