Ok, the planning begins...hall, check...dj, check...clothing, check...dessert, ????
Get wild and crazy – There are so many exciting ways to delight your guests’ senses and palettes. Feeling like chocolate soufflé and apple tart are a thing of the past? Try something new. Just Google “dessert buffet” and you will see a myriad of amazing displays.
Do you like ice cream? Create an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Is popcorn your thing? Offer a variety of types and treat your guests to a fabulous popcorn bar. Do you prefer to go the healthy route? Turn a fruit plate into an exciting display of exotic fruits and shakes. The possibilities are endless and they give your guest a chance to choose their own desserts in a fun filled way.
Take it from us, you can’t go wrong with our very own favorite: the CANDY BUFFET. Not only are the candy choices endless, but the color and presentation make a real splash and enhance the overall joy of your simcha. Candy buffets give a unique edge to any occasion. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, making a wedding, hosting a conference, celebrating bar/bat mitzvahs, or even gathering for a family reunion, send then home happy with sweets in hand.
So how do you begin?
Don’t worry...here are some of our kid-tested, mother-approved, no-fail tips.
If you are working within a specific color scheme for your event, you can use coordinating candies as well as a variety of decorative elements to enhance your decor. For a kid-focused event, you may want to choose the rainbow color scheme, using some single-color candies as well as a variety of candies that are mixed colors. At baby events like a bris or simchat bat, focus on all pink or all blue displays. If you are going for a more sophisticated look, think about choosing black & white, gold & white, silver & navy blue.
Are you serving other desserts as well, or just candy? Answering that question will help determine how big or small your display should be. If the candy will be a major part of your dessert buffet, you want to make sure you provide enough for guests to enjoy at your event as well as take some home with them. According to some of the more popular candy distributors, a general rule of thumb is about ½ lb per guest (or ¼ kilo).
Is your overall décor elegant or whimsical? There are so many options when it comes to presenting a beautiful candy buffet. If elegant is what you are after, then glassware is the way to go. And if more playful and whimsical is what you’re looking for consider using bins and other fun containers.
Kids vs. Adults
If your guests are mostly children, pick a nice variety of fun candies for them choose from. The most popular candies are gummies in all flavors and shapes. If your guests are mostly adults, you may want to include more sophisticated options as well. How about chocolate and nuts, adults love those. But just remember, grown-ups love candy too!
Let all your guests feel like kids in a candy store!
For some inspiration, have a look at our Candy Buffet Gallery here.