A candy table is an array of prettily presented edible goodies for your wedding guests to enjoy. A feast for the eyes as well as the tummy, this can serve as your wedding favour while adding a fun pop of colour to your venue. Adults and children alike will love being treated to the ultimate pick ‘n’ mix!
The options are endless and there are no set rules. Here is a list of items you might consider including on your candy table, in no particular order:
- Coconut ice
- Turkish delight
- Boiled Sweets
- Soft Candy
- Cake pops
- Nut brittle
- Candy floss
You can buy your selection at a shop, home-make them or enlist a professional to custom prepare your treats. We recommend Susan Verwey.
Pick a theme for your table. Colour-themed candy is best to create an eye-catching display (think pink and white or pastel shades). This can be done to match your wedding colours if they are suitable. Goodies like macaroons and cake pops can be made in almost any colour. You might opt to evoke your childhood with a selection of traditional, old-fashioned sweets or if you or your fiancé is from overseas, you could include goodies from your respective home countries for added interest.
Ideally you’ll want to present all these sweeties in beautiful containers at different levels. An array of good quality glass and ceramic vases, jars, platters and stands at varying heights are called for. You can hire these or gather-up a selection from family members. It is advisable to have a professional arrange your candy for you. At Hudson’s venue we offer a complete in-house service – for a flat fee we’ll provide all of the hardware required and set-up a gorgeous display.
Next think about how you’ll decorate the table. You may wish to simply add ribbons and bows to the jars and vases in corresponding colours or lace. Tea light candles in small holders and scattered fresh petals are also options to enhance the table. Some couples go all-out opting to place bowls of flowers amongst the candy. Mini blackboards and labels explaining what the goodies are and from what time guests may help themselves can be utilised if you desire.
Finally, don’t forget to arrange small bags or boxes for your guests to fill-up and take home. Paper, hessian or organza are all suitable depending on the style of your wedding. Personalised bags or stickers printed with your names and a message are a lovely finishing touch. You can decide to place bags or boxes at each place setting or display them on the table with the candy.
We love candy buffets at Hudson’s venue. Book a viewing of the venue to find out more about hosting your wedding with us.