I love candy buffets! Candy comes in such fun and varied colours, that it’s an easy way to add style and pizzazz to your reception. And it’s delicious! This was one of the very few things that we (Mr. P, the Moms and I) all agreed on, and it was one of the very first decisions we made. I have since purchased some very cute candy online (all light pink, hot pink and brown of course!) and now I am starting to think about how we will display it all. Some things are obvious, or at least easier than others. But I am having trouble with the rock candy sticks and lollipops. I’ve purchased these lollipops from Favors and Flowers:
but I am not sure how I want to display them. My ideal situation would be to have them sort of lining the back of the whole display. I have an idea for using rectangle blocks of styrofoam or florist’s sponge painted either pink or brown and then sticking the lollipops in them–but I’m worried that when someone wants to take one, they’ll lift the whole display in picking it up .
My other problem is the rock candy sticks. I have ordered these beauties (in pink, white and brown) from an eBay seller:
but I have no idea how to display them. The balls on the end of the sticks make them impossible to stick into anything, but I’ve seen them upside down in large jars like this from Mrs.LLaCosta on the Know Candy Buffet Bio.
And I have seen them displayed with the candy part up like this:
from jennylryan on the Know Candy Buffet Bio.
The sticks come individually wrapped and I very much prefer the look of them unwrapped, but I think that if I display them with the candy up (which I also prefer) I should probably keep the wrapping on so it’s a bit more hygienic. There will be no kids at our wedding so we hopefully won’t have too many dirty hands floating over the candy buffet, but it just seems proper to keep the wrapping on.
What do you think? Are you of the “style before hygiene” camp? Or the other way around? Does anyone have any other ideas for displaying either the lollipops or the rock candy sticks?