Here’s the scoop, pulling off a beautiful dessert or candy bar display isn’t as easy as it looks, but the end result can be visually stunning as well as yummy! Every Candy Bar should be unique and an expression of your own personality.
It is important to keep your candy bar cohesive with a theme or color scheme. To be visually captivating, you could choose a colour scheme that matches your wedding palette. Taking advantage of the colors you’ve already established for your wedding can enhance your candy bar’s presence.
You can add depth and height in your display with simple boxes, creating a beautiful landscape on your candy bar. You can wrap the boxes in decorative paper, or cover with matching linens for a refined, free-flowing look.
Consider where your candy bar will be located. Will there be a nice backdrop or wall behind it for pictures? Will it be open so people can access it from all sides, or will it be round? Melting can be an issue in warmer seasons, so keep your candy table in air conditioning or choose candies that won’t melt by the end of the night.
Now on to the good stuff CANDY:
Try to stock at least 1/4 -1/2 lbs of candy per guest. As long as you have a mix of flavours and treats, anything goes. Remember colour is key and having a specific colour scheme can really make your table pop. Make sure to consider different hues and shades of your main colour scheme. Monochromatic palettes can also be striking and elegant.
Try to be creative by bundling lollipops together like a bouquet of flowers, or skewer some candies to simulate kabobs – the possibilities are endless. Remember to keep it simple, having a variety of flavours and different types of candy can be satisfying to everyone, but don’t be afraid to go with a specific flavour profile. Whether it be a sour candy bar or a chocolate truffle tribute, your guests will definitely enjoy the sugar rush! Oh, and a candy bar doesn’t have to be just candy, consider mini cookies, mini cupcakes and coloured kettle corn.
Don’t forget about guest allergies, you should either leave those candies off the table or make sure they’re clearly marked. The time of season can also dictate the type of candy you select—for example, cinnamon and pumpkin treats work for fall while tart lemon and citrus candies are perfect for summer.
Final rule; there are no rules, the sky is the limit, so have fun with your selection and theme, and remember sometimes less is more.