Le Bar à Bonbons - A Candy Buffet How-To
Before you start a candy bar there are a few things you should know.
- It gets expensive very, very quickly.
- Open the bar at a specific time.
- Pick one or two colors.
- Calculate how much candy you will need.
- Do a practice run.
- Have fun.
|Putting favor sized bags or boxes next to the candy helps control portions. We bought our candy bags here. I chose the 1/4lb size and it was perfect! Then, we got our free monogram here.|
|The mom of the kid's I babysit thought the candy bar was a great idea, so she bought us personalized m&ms to add to the bar. We loved them!|
|This is the sign we used to welcome people to the candy and let them know at what time it opened.|
*Sorry for the picture quality. These were all taken by guests and the lighting in the room wasn't great.
We bought our candy while we were visiting my parents in Vegas at Winco and The Candy Pros. Seriously check out Wincos. We went to two or three Wincos and got some great stuff at half the price of the candy you see online. As for the types of candies, we got:
- Gummy Bears - Served with tongs. We tested with the scoop... Ya that didn't work so well.
- Sourballs - Served with scoop
- Mike and Ikes - Served with scoop
- Giant Pixy Stix - Got these at Winco. It was only 25 cents a stick!
- M&M’s - Served with scoop
- Licorice - Served with tongs
- Reese’s - Made personalized wrappers with our free monogram that we found here.
- Les Pyreneens (Little silver wrapped Lindt chocolates)
- Salt Water Taffy - Served with scoop
- Jolly Ranchers - We took the wrappers off so that they would be prettier in the jar. They all stuck together. So you need to decide - Are your jolly ranchers going to be pretty or practical?
- Marshmallows - Served with tongs
- Mints - Served with scoop
- Rock Candy
If you have any questions about putting a candy bar together, just let me know in the comments! I would love to let you know what worked for us. :)