Here are our Tips on how to create Your Own Lolly Buffet also known as a Candy Buffet or Sweet Table.
You will find it is very simple and most of all lots of fun. A beautiful Lolly Buffet really does make every occasion memorable and sweet for your guests.
Creating a Lolly Buffet involves choosing specific glass jars, filling them with lollies of your choice in colours which represent your event’s theme and organising take home containers for your guests. It really is as easy as 1, 2 and 3.
STEP 1: SIZE OF THE LOLLY BUFFET
The first thing to decide on is the size of your Lolly Buffet which depends on the number of guests you will be having. As a general guide we recommend to allow around 150 to 200 grams of lollies per guest. For example, if you are having 80 guests you will need approximately 12 to 16 kilograms of lollies or for 100 guests it would be 15 to 20 kilograms and so on.
We recommend to stick to the upper amounts if you are having take home packs for your guests. This will allow for some guests taking more than others and also leaving a little extra for display in the jars.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR LOLLIES
The next step would actually be to choose the type of lollies you would like to use in your Buffet and based on the number of varieties chosen you can work out how many glass jars you will need. Most people choose the lollies based on their colour theme, whether it is a single colour or a combination of two different colours. For example an all pink Lolly Buffet or a Pink and White Lolly Buffet…both look equally as stunning.
Some people choose rainbow colours or pastel colours for their Buffets. The choices are endless we do however recommend sticking to two or a maximum of three colours to create a visually appealing impression. If you would like to use more than three colours then perhaps a Rainbow themed, bright or pastel, Buffet should be considered.
To create an impact and a visually appealing Lolly Buffet we recommend choosing between eight and ten different types of lollies. This will not only allow for different tastes but also provide an ability to combine colour themes whilst still giving your guests a variety of sweets.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR GLASSWARE
Once you have decided on the amount of lollies you will require and how many different types and colours of lollies you will be using, you need to decide on the glassware to display your sweet selection of lollies and create a visually appealing Lolly Table.
Anything can be used from small glass bowls and martini glasses to the decorative apothecary jars with lids. Your imagination is the only limit. The glassware does not all have to match in order to create a stunning Sweet Table. In fact glassware of varying heights and shapes can make your Sweet Table more interesting. Have a look through our photo gallery for some simple ideas.
The thing to remember is that lollies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some are heavier and some are lighter and will therefore take up a different amount of space in your glass jar. For example 1kg of Marshmallows will take up a lot more space than 1kg of Jelly Beans so you will need to choose your jars accordingly.
We also have a range of take home pack options you can provide for your guests such as the noodle boxes or coloured bags.
Be sure to order your lollies well ahead of your event date to allow time for shipping.
One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist with any questions you may have so please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help.
Have fun creating your next Lolly Buffet and enjoy your special event.