I fell in love with candy buffets when they hit the wedding scene years ago. The different sizes, shapes, and colors of candy are a great decoration as well as a party favor. I’ve been collecting glass jars for awhile and decided that a rainbow candy buffet would be perfect for my daughter’s art birthday party.
Rainbow Candy Buffet – Party Favor for Art Birthday Party
I’ve picked up most of my glass apothecary jars from Michaels, but I’ve also found some great jars on Amazon in different shapes and sizes. My apothecary jars have been a great investment because I like to decorate with them for the holidays.
When you’re creating a candy buffet, you want to have a good variety of jars in a varity of heights and shapes. When selecting your jars, you should also consider the shapes and sizes of your candy as well as the size of the table you will displaying the candy buffet.
Candy Buffet Candy Selections
Selecting the candy for your candy buffet is a bit of an art. It is best to have a color scheme to bring it all together. For this party it was a rainbow theme.
When selecting your candy, keep the jar size and style in mind. For larger jars, I like to select candy that is more substantial and will fill up the jar.
I looked online for candy at a few places. Candy Crate is a great place to get bulk candy. You can find unique candy selections and even search by color or theme. I also found some great candy options on Amazon.
The other thing I consider before selecting candy is how the jars will be organized. That helps me know how much candy I need and which candies will look good next to each other.
To bring it all together, I like to embellish my jars with matching ribbon and labels.
To help the candy buffet tie into the art party theme, I create a simple rainbow watercolor background in Photoshop, printed the labels on my computer, and cut the labels using a large circle punch.
There you have it! A great party favor and cute decoration. I loved a lot of the details about my daughter’s art party, but this may be my favorite.