Under the Mistletoe: Christmas Candy and Sweet Buffet

Sweets for a sweet tradition!

Your Wedding and Event Consultants Principles in Action are all geared up for festivities! We love adding new and unique moments to your events to make them all the more memorable. This Christmas, our expert Ansonya Burke is sharing her favorite Christmas candy and sweet buffet ideas with you for you to take inspiration from…

If there is one occasion that I enjoy (and I’m sure all of you out there too!), it’s the holiday season. While you may be serving pudding, turkey and mince pies (all truly heavenly delights) why not add a bit of change to the menu this year?

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As a wedding and event planner, I’m always on a lookout for great and unique ideas to share with everyone. This Christmas and New Year I loved the idea of presenting a sweet treat of candy buffets to enjoy with family and friends.

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There is no hard-and-fast rule that you’d have to serve candy buffets at weddings only, why not create a magnificent candy and sweet buffet for your guests this Christmas or New Year’s party. I am sure everyone is going to adore the gesture.

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Here’s a list of few “WH” questions that I ask myself each time I’m organizing  a candy or sweet buffet for an event… here’s hoping you’ll find them as handy as I do.

·         Which color to use?

Well, I’d say since it’s a season’s celebration party, why not keep everything bright and hip? While red and white are Christmas colors, you can play around with green and even the mellow pink to depict a cheery outlook! But I advice not to keep the candy buffet setting too red, or too white; you have to match the décor and create an eye-candy for guests!

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You don’t really have to build a theme when you’re planning a holiday party (Christmas or New Year) considering it’s a theme in itself!  However, you can show off the artistic bug in you with almost any color you like as long as your sweets are looking savory and taste sweet. Even black wouldn’t look so bad as long as you decorate the buffet table chicly.

·         Where to set up?

Now this is one question, I am sure no one really bothers about until the very moment they set it up (and then it’s too late to take off the candy buffet decorations). I strongly advise that you don’t just place the candies here and there; create a proper buffet table to let your guests feel the difference to your party.

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Setting up near or at the dinner table is a big NO!  You can create one anywhere (like even on your kid’s writing table!), so space shouldn’t be an issue. However, you are advised to decorate it so it speaks of your aesthetic abilities.  Remember you are inviting people to try out the candies you put out for them, so do it in a charming way.

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·         When to set up?

If you are expecting kids at the party, well, you need to know kids and candies is a terrible combination. They’re sure to ruin the decorations before you can say “Merry Christmas!”

Hire a helper to set and stand by the candy buffet table, so kids don’t make a killer mess out of it! It is better to plan ahead, than to cry at spilled candies!
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In addition, you can place gift bags for parents to pack their kids favorite candies for them to take back home. Festivities like this incite generosity, and there’s nothing better than to put a smile on a kid’s face this holiday season!
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2 thoughts on “Under the Mistletoe: Christmas Candy and Sweet Buffet

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