The New Candy Buffet

While reading through The Knot magazine edition awhile back, I came across an article and thought I would share. There has been a huge craze for candy buffets, but have you considered an alternative? I introduce to you a flavored popcorn buffet”¦ a.k.a. the new candy buffet.

Image: The Knot, Apothecary Jars : English Creek Gardens, Ikea

What is great about this favor idea”¦ is that it gives your guests the option to mix and match their favorite flavors. You can personalize each glass container with a ribbon and a tag with the featured popcorn written either by hand or using a computer font that matches the rest of your stationery. This is a unique idea that will definitely make your guests talk!

Are you doing an alternative to the candy buffet?


Mrs. Flamingo

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    jen, Guest @ 5:52 pm

    We were going to do a cookie buffet, but then decided to scrap the favor thing altogether.

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    Pei, Guest @ 6:02 pm

    The popcorn idea is also great for people looking for non-sugary alternatives. I might have to steal it…

    Our candy table is more like a “sweets we like” table. There are chocolate truffles, a few packaged Taiwanese desserts, and there might be homemade biscotti if I get around to it. And now, there might be popcorn for those who don’t have a sweet tooth. Though, popcorn goes stale very easily, so that’s something to keep in mind.

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    mthomps2 26 posts, Newbee @ 6:07 pm

    We are going to have homemade cookies and treats. A few family members from each side are going to make their signature cookie. And of course we will have milk and hot coco.

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    Jesi, Guest @ 8:19 pm

    I was totally thinking about doing this, there is a great popcorn shop down the street from me and I LOOOOOOOOOOVE the flavors. So Yummy!

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    tberry, Guest @ 9:11 pm

    I think that is a great idea.

    It might be a good idea to include toothpicks or floss with it too. Nothing more annoying than popcorn in your gums!

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    tberry, Guest @ 9:12 pm

    I think that is a great idea. I may even use it a bit.

    It might be a good idea to include toothpicks or floss with it too. Nothing more annoying than popcorn in your gums!

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    snowpea 469 posts, Helper bee @ 10:22 pm

    This is a great alternative and popcorn can be colored to match your wedding theme and popcorn is less expensive.

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    alldoneup, Guest @ 11:24 pm

    That is a great idea! I was just eating popcorn too, soo yum on an empty stomach..hehe, anyways I’ll have to make note of that but we’ll prob do some cultural desserts as well.

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    harugirlie, Guest @ 1:03 am

    So where is a good place to get the popcorn??

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    flamingo 1365 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:24 am

    Well, I’m from Canada… so I don’t know the States very much. Im sure if you google it… you can find something interesting. I would defintely try some before ordering in bulk.

    Another option would be to make it yourself… im sure that wouldnt be sooo hard and you would be costing costs by alot.

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    Kalyn, Guest @ 7:59 am

    Grr. I totally came up with this idea first! 😛
    Boo to you, knot!

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    Soon2BJWeave, Guest @ 8:13 am

    I LOVE this idea! I may have to snag this for our own wedding.

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    Joy, Guest @ 8:57 am

    dale & thomas popcorn or garrett popcorn they both have many flavors to chose from. YUMS!

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    tanya2s, Guest @ 9:16 am

    Hmm, popcorn. Well, at least it’ll be cheaper than most candy. Then again, that gourmet stuff is pretty pricey. You could definitely make your own, at least in a few simple flavors, though.

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    butterscotch 263 posts, Helper bee @ 9:52 am

    This is such a cute idea! And way more cost effective!

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    Nopinkertons 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:59 pm

    On first glance, I thought the jars were filled with cheese doodles, chips and nuts. I’m so a salty snack girl, and thought, “How brilliant!” But popcorn is yummy, too :-). We’ve already picked our favors, or I’d be thinking about Cheesy Poofs in a jar…..

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    LKF, Guest @ 2:12 pm

    I love this idea! We both love popcorn too.

    BTW Check out the link I found that would be perfect for your toes. Just look further down the page and you will see a ring that just had to be made for you!!

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    NJammer, Guest @ 3:57 pm

    I love this idea, but I am wondering what kind of container/bag to put out for the guests to scoop the popcorn in so it can stay fresh and not get look greasy from the outside? What are some ideas? Thank you!

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    Jules, Guest @ 7:55 pm

    I love this idea. We are doing a sweet & salty buffet for our August wedding. Can’t just have the sugar! :)

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    Patty, Guest @ 12:01 am

    At we do everything from gourmet popcorn to even Gourmet Taffy Apples, or pretzels, toffee, or cookie buffets. Use your imagination and customize the buffet to compliment the Bride and Grooms favorites.

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    CORALYNN22 1 posts, Wannabee @ 4:56 pm

    I offer popcorn favors as well as Popcorn Buffet, Popcorn Bar Rental! I run a Gourmet popcorn shop called Chicago Popcorn Works on the North Side of Chicago. We have Chicago Style favors as well as welcome bags for out of town guests. Our favors are used for all occasions; using creative sayings like “He Popped the Question!” or “She’s going to POP! It’s a BOY!” . We also offer a Sweet Table Option for events. We rent out our Large Apothecary jars they are filled full of popcorn! Our logo says Chicago and we have the skyline in our logo not to mention our great flavors! Cori Calderon

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