How to Set Up a Candy Buffet

Candy Buffet Ideas

Candy buffets are one of the hottest party trends for birthday parties, weddings and baby showers. And today we’re going to show you how to set up your own beautiful candy buffet display.

Whatever event you’re planning, we’ll guide you step-by-step through all the basics of setting up your candy buffet and answering all your burning questions about how many sweets and jars you need and how to decorate your sweet table like a pro!

Choose a theme or colour scheme

The first step of setting up a candy buffet is choosing a theme or colour scheme.

Depending on your party theme, you may want to go stick to a plain colour scheme like this pink candy buffet or match your sweet table to your theme like this princess candy buffet.

Whatever you decide, make sure you have a clear colour scheme in mind as it will influence which sweets and decorations you choose.

Pick some jars

Next up, you’ll need some sweet jars and bowls to display your sweets in. This requires a little bit of planning as you need to make sure you have a good mixture of heights to make your table look interesting – take a look at our selection of plastic sweet jars here.

We’d recommend splitting your table into three sections – back, middle and front – and putting the taller jars at the back, smaller jars at the front, etc. Make sure you know how much space you’re working with before you start buying anything to make sure you have enough jars to fill the table.

Candy Buffet Sweet Jars

Stock up on sweets

The next stage of setting up a candy buffet display is the most important one – choosing your sweets!

The possibilities here are endless but let’s start with sweets that you can buy in bulk, which are the easiest and cheapest way to fill up your large sweet jars. As long as the colours match your theme, anything goes – Haribo, millions, bonbons, lollipops, mint imperials, the list goes on. Take a look at our full selection of bulk sweets for inspiration.

After that, choose some individual sweets that will stand out as interesting features on your candy buffet table. Think large swirl lollipops, mini milk bottles filled with sweets, or even macarons and cupcakes that match your colour scheme (your candy buffet doesn’t have to be limited to sweets).

Candy Buffet Sweet Scoops

Get accessories like bags and scoops

Once you’ve got all your jars and sweets, it’s time to choose some accessories. Whether you’re setting up a wedding candy buffet, a baby shower candy buffet or a sweet table for a birthday party, it’s nice for your guests to be able to help themselves.

Every aspect of your candy buffet should match your theme so choose some sweet bags in a colour that matches your sweet table. It’s also a good idea to get hold of a couple of sweet scoops like these to stop everyone sticking their hands straight in the jars!

Candy Buffet Sweet Bags

Decorate your table!

Finally, put the finishing touches on your candy buffet with some decorations to match your party theme!

Your candy buffet decorations don’t need to be over the top – some simple bunting, balloons and a couple of fans or pom poms will be enough to match your candy buffet look stylish. We’d always recommend laying your table with a floor-length tablecloth and hanging some cute bunting at the front of the table.

And there you have it – five easy steps to setting up a candy buffet. Visit Party Delights to stock up on candy buffet supplies or browse more inspiring candy buffet ideas: