DIY: Candy Bar for Weddings


DIY: Candy Bar for Weddings


Making a candy bar is becoming quite popular for good reason- it’s elegant, beautiful, and cheap- if done the right way. Plus, it’s a super easy and fun way to give your guest’s a gift and a “sweet” thank you for attending your big day. Here are some great tips to get that Candy Bar for your wedding on a dime!

Work out a theme
Even if you have a theme for your wedding, it doesn’t have to go with the candy bar. You can do a theme of flowers to make it look like a table of edible plants, or you can dedicate it to your children and do a table of their favorite things. Whatever you decide, though, make the table have a theme so that it will be easy to buy for it.

Plan your menu
Don’t just go to a store and start buying bags of candy. You will spend too much money and you may not get everything you need. Plan out your menu ahead of time and limit yourself to 10 jars or less of candy. Many people will have reserve and will only take a bit for a gift anyway, so don’t put too much out on the table only for it to go to waste. Another way to make this cheap and easy is to ask your bridesmaids to each supply a candy jar of their choice for the candy bar.

Use lots of fabrics
If you want to make the table look full and elegant, use lots of fabrics. You can buy tulle in many different hues for as low as $1 a yard (if not cheaper). Fill in bare spots with fabric or use the fabrics to make the table look lush by draping it to the floor and letting it pool.

Use bright colors
Bright colors, especially in reds, yellows, and oranges make people hungry. That’s why these are popular colors for restaurants to use. Using serving trays in bright shades are another way to bring in bright colors. This will make the table and candy look inviting, festive, appetizing, and more expensive than what it really was.

Make it unexpected
Add in some unexpected pieces to make people “ooh” and “ahh” over your creativity. Do a few pictures in frames of you and your new spouse, or add in ceramic vintage knick-knacks that are quirky or elegant. It will make the table look like an art piece, and not just another DIY candy bar.

Draw attention
You want this table to catch people’s eye, so add mobiles, fabrics, and other decorations around it. People won’t know that it is there for a gift unless you showcase it. Plus, candy bars make great focal points for receptions.

Have you created a candy bar for your wedding? Do you have any other tips to add to this? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

photo credit: kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop) via photopin cc

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  1. Neat idea! pinning!

  2. WOW! Terrific idea. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We’d love for you to link back to the party within the post…it makes you eligible to be featured, and we love to show off our table! =) Please come back soon.

  3. AKA Design says:

    Yummy Candy Bar! Pinned. Thank you for linking up to the Weekend re-Treat Link party!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G’Day Saturday linky party. I’m so thrilled you joined in!

    This week’s party has just started so please pop by and say g’day when you have a chance!

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  5. I love candy bars and this looks so pretty – love that bright yellow candy – it really makes the table pop@

  6. This is a GREAT post with terrific information. Thank you for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. And I featured you on my fb page. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  7. Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen ! I hope to see you there! (Pinned)

  8. With 4 daughters, I’m dreading weddings in (hopefully) several years. I love when I find fun ideas like this one!

    TaMara @ Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  9. My niece was married a month ago and they had a candy bar, it was a big hit! Yours is beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at The Southern Special


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