So you want to do a Candy Buffet?
Candy buffets, or bars as some call them, are a great way to add some beautiful decoration to your event, but also doubles as a favor for them too! Maybe you are getting married. Maybe you are helping a friend. Or maybe your coworkers want you to construct the most beautiful display of candy they have ever seen for a corporate event. Whatever the case may be, its up to you! So what do you need: Candy. Glass jars to put them in. Cellophane or paper bags. Scoops and tongs. Linens. Decorations. Maybe Flowers. Name tags. Ribbon. Bins for transportation.
Seems easy enough, right? Well, we have found candy buffets are best when done by a professional. Here’s why. Most people assume that all you have to do is grab some jars and throw some candy in them and viola, its finished! The problem really comes from how much candy do you really need to not only fill the jars, but to make sure that it is enough treats for your guests. Industry average tells us that 1/2 pound of candy per guest is appropriate. So if you have 100 guests, you will ultimately need 50 pounds of candy! How many types of candy will you use? Let’s say you want 7 choices, well that would give you about 7 pounds of each type of candy. What does 7 pounds of candy look like and what jars will hold that amount? So many questions, so many decisions. Even as a candy store that specializes in candy catering and 100 jars to choose from, sometimes we have to do a little trial and error. Do you have that time? If you are getting married, you have more pressing issues than worrying about constructing a candy bar! The second biggest issue we find is procuring the candy. Some people go online and shop around. One of the issues is knowing exactly what you are getting and the service you need from the company. In other words, most online retailers won’t hold your hand through the process. Another problem is the shipping. We hear it all of the time, online retailers are cheaper than brick and mortar. Most of the time that statement is not true. Why you ask? Well simply because people don’t factor in shipping costs, and when its warmer than 65 degrees outside, cold-packing costs. And there certainly is the possibility of “guessing” wrong on how much candy you really need. And the jars. You may have some lying around. Do they match or work together? Or maybe you have to go out and purchase them. What will you do after you use them once? What a quandary! So what does one do? Well, this is where we come in. We can make the process of doing a candy, popcorn, chocolate, trail mix, or s’mores buffet so easy! We are full service candy caterer that specializes in Weddings, Birthdays, and Corporate Events. Simply stated, we do it all for you! The hardest part for you is making the decision to use us. Many times, we can do it all for the cost of you doing it yourself. You just have to make the call or stop by! SugarPop’s Candy and Catering 248 North Main Street Mooresville, NC 704-799-0959 Serving Charlotte, Lake Norman, and beyond!