A popular favor idea at The Barn that never gets old is the beloved candy buffet! They're endlessly entertaining for children and adults alike, and when done right, they provide some serious eye candy (literally). Plus, you all know how much I love wedding favors that are unique, useful and/or edible. (I've written about that subject here and here.)
There are a few rules for creating a beautiful candy buffet. You can't really go wrong when candy is involved, but there are a few simple tricks for making one with a cohesive, clean look. (If you throw a bunch of Skittles, M&M's, and other multi-colored candies into bowls, the result will be delicious, but it will also look a little messy!) What would a post about candy buffets be without some delicious, drool-worthy photos of a bunch of candy?! Here ya go.
First, your candies should follow a color scheme (probably the same as your wedding color palette). It's best to stick to one color (like Nikki + Scott's pink candy buffet) or just a handful of colors (like Megan + Daniel's peach and mint candy buffet). As for what types of candy to use, pick what you like, but make sure you have a good variety. Popular options: jordan almonds, lollipops, taffy, rock candy, chocolate truffles, macaroons (American or French!), or gummies. Variety is good, but it's easy to go overboard. Six to ten is plenty!
Secondly, using clear glass containers in varying shapes, sizes and heights is more attractive and interesting than using a bunch that are all the same. Apothecary jars and vases are always pretty. Milk glass bowls and vases in various shapes and sizes would be lovely, too.
Finally, put a cute sign on your table! This can be a chalkboard sign, a printable sign or any other type of sign that matches your decor. Make sure it says something cute, like "Love is Sweet" or "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You."