Your kid’s birthday party is one of those times you’ve got to indulge a little bit. This is a special day for your little one, and there’s no better way to celebrate than throwing a party candy buffet.
There’s a lot that goes into preparing a chocolate candy party from decorations to the cake to guest set-up. The good thing is that it’s easy to set-up and you’re guaranteed it’s going to be a hit with the girl or boy and guests. All you need is a vast collection of candy.
Choose Your Theme
If your birthday party has a theme already, the same theme should be used on your chocolate candy buffet. If you don’t find candy to replicate your theme, you can certainly find tablecloths, banners, trays, and other decorative items. The good thing about themes is that they unify the candy and make the table look cohesive.
If you settle for a theme like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, for instance, you should aim to have bright, colorful soft candy, which represents the illustration and spirit of the book.
The Location and Set-Up of Your Candy Buffet
There are different options to consider when it comes to location and set-up for your chocolate candy buffet. If you don’t want the party to be too styled or precious, you can settle for a low key picnic-style buffet. Given that children will most likely be serving themselves mint candies, gummy candy and so on, the set-up has to be child-friendly.
A candy buffet with tiered trays and glass goblets is excellent, but not practical where small kids are involved.
Gather Your Supplies
When it comes to supplies, candy has to be on top of your list. The amount, however, will depend on how many guests you’re going to host, the container to use, and how much candy to use. To avoid wastage, you should estimate one-third to one half of a pound per person.
If you’re anticipating enthusiastic candy eaters, or you’ve already purchased large containers, you should buy more so that the buffet looks full and generous.
Choose Your Candy Carefully
You’ve got to think about the environment of your chocolate candy buffet if you want to make it a success. If it’s humid, consider buying individually-wrapped chocolate and candies that will not stick. If the party is held on a hot day, go for hard candies that don’t melt instead of the soft chocolates and gummies.
Provide bags for your candy buffet
You don’t want your guest to go home with pockets full of chocolate candy, that’s why you should provide containers and cut bags. Small plain white bags are great for such functions, but flat merchandise paper bags are perfect too. This is because you can easily customize them by running through your home printer.
You can even customize your bags with labels printed on a full label sheet. All you have to do is cut them apart, and they’re ready to stick on. Take note that the bigger the bag, the more candy a guest is likely to take home, so size them accordingly.
Label the Candies in Your Buffet
Having labels on a birthday party buffet is a must. They don’t just look great, but they help the visitors navigate the party and find candies they love. Some people have got food allergies, so it is essential for anyone attending the party to know exactly what they’re eating.
Don’t just label the flavor and type of candy; try to include taste as well. You are not sure if there are sour flavor enthusiasts.
A candy birthday party is different than what people are used to, but the different customization option makes it an excellent catch for kids. There is a lot that goes into the set-up, including selecting a theme, the location, and overall set-up. Bottom line, your theme will dictate the color of candies and decorations you’re going to use.