Apparently I am not the only blogger to have used Bow Wow Wow’s song as inspiration for the title of my candy-buffet post. And here I thought I was being original. Oh well, I’ll just have to walk around with the song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
Since I’ve given up sugar/sweets/desserts for Lent, I of course cannot seem to get sugar/sweets/desserts out of my mind. So, clearly, I am torturing myself with images of delectable candy buffets. What else would I do with my time? Sigh.
Mr. CA and I had a lot of back and forth when it came to our favors. Do we want to do something awesome like making tons of cute little soaps? Do we want to give them little seed packets? Do we want to do little potted plants/seedlings/bulbs? Do I want to make lavender sachets? I honestly was at a loss. What the heck do I DO?
And then I found the world of wedding blogs. Ahh. With all of their sugary, candy-buffet goodness. I actually haven’t been to a wedding with a candy buffet before, but I just imagine myself attending one and going crazy over the candy. That you get to choose. YOURSELF. You get to use cute little scoops and put everything in a cute little box/baggie. And take it home with you. Or, gorge yourself while still at the reception. That might be what some people would do (me).
My mom and aunt were at a wedding recently, and they said that they were the first people to mob the candy table. Once they broke the first-person-to-approach-the-table seal, it was like a flood-tide breaking loose. Who says grownups can’t appreciate a good candy buffet, too?? Seriously, people. I also think that it’s a nice treat for people to enjoy at the reception or back in their hotel rooms. Instant gratification.
Can I let you in on a little secret? I am seriously in love with lollipops. And those rock-candy sticks. And the old-fashioned swirly lollipops. I don’t know what it is, but they are just so adorable. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re on a stick? Not sure.
I love the fun colors, bunting, and signage of this next one. Bunting is a requirement for candy buffets, right? Well, it should be.
And having the cake in the midst of all that sugar-coma-inducing candy goodness? What more could a gal ask for?
One of the best parts of a candy buffet, in my humble opinion, is that it also doubles as a decor element. The “wow” factor of a massive spread of colorful candy in pretty jars is just awesome! And there are so many different ways to present the candy.
This couple did their candy bar and guestbook in an old library catalog system. WTH?? How awesome is that?! Alas, I am not that creative. I don’t think it would really work with the feel of our wedding or the venue space, either. But it would be awesome for a book-themed or library wedding! Someone please do this. For me. So I can live vicariously through you.
A “Jilly Bean” Bar because the bride’s name is Jill. Awesome. Why can I not have a cool name that you can do wordplay with? Sweet setup on the shelves, too; I am really digging those beautiful columns.
And can we please discuss how much I am in love with Amy Atlas’s styling? Seriously, you guys. She is amazing, and my hero. Every single one of her buffets just looks perfect. My fave is this first one—can I please change my colors to powder blue, golds, and creams?
The feathers? The silhouettes? I die. And I love the rich colors and the lamps in this next one. And the willow branches. And, well, everything. I am easily impressed by sugar.
OK, I will stop stalking Amy Atlas’s site, and I will refrain from posting any more of her drool-inducing pictures.
But seriously, guys, how awesome are candy buffets? I am a little bit in love with them. And maybe, just maybe, I could add something like this to our candy buffet. We’ll see.
I couldn’t resist.
Good thing I have some self restraint. Ah, Lent, I can’t wait until you are over and I can go back to my sugary ways. Or not. Yeah, we might need to do a diet post at some point.
Did you have a candy buffet at your wedding? Are you lucky enough to have been to a wedding with a candy buffet? What sorts of candy did people include? What vessels did you/they use? Was there any particularly awesome display for the buffet? I want details, people!!