Have you heard of Amy Atlas?
If not --- go check her out here.
Her Candy Buffets are to DIE FOR. Literally.
They are THAT good!!
I'm no Amy Atlas ...
NOT EVEN CLOSE!
BUT - for my very first candy buffet -
(and only two days to pull it off!)
I think it turned out pretty cute!!
I collected glass jars from random thrift stores, the dollar store, etc!
Glass candle holders & hot glue can make any jar a little taller! :)
I didn't spend more than $10 total!
Here are some close-ups!!
I think the Lollipop tree was one of my favorites!
We bought a styrofoam cone, painted it red, added some ribbon - and then stuck the lollipops in!
I ordered the lollipops here and covered the wrappers with Hungry Caterpillar stickers (fromTarget)!
This was my first attempt at Brownie Pops!
(Tutorial coming soon!)
The Birthday Boy LOVED them! :)
I used Mason Jars with some floral foam to hold these!
Then threw in some shredded paper to hide the foam!
These were by far the kid's favorite!!
gummy worms hungry caterpillars in the back were a huge hit!
We also had the traditional - M&M's, Skittles & Twizzlers.
Each glass jar was wrapped in ribbon with a label I made in powepoint!
Caterpillar Food = Trix!
To fill the table - I also included the Caterpillar Cake!
I had grand plans for the caterpillar cake ...
but I ran out of time .-- so this is what we got!
I forgot the legs -- and it just wasn't I imagined ....
but you get the point! :)
There are a MILLION ideas out there for a fab candy buffet!
Just remember, it can get REALLY expensive!
Some tips to make it easier on the wallet:
* Think outside typical candy -- Goldfish, Cereal, Baked goods, etc. They all look great and taste great - just remember to keep with the color scheme! :)
* Shop at Bulk Stores - stores like Sam's & Costco offer large quantities of candy for better deals.
* If you're going with a specific color scheme - think Holidays -- for instance, need red candy? Stock up around Christmas & Valentine's Day!
* Thrift stores are your best friends! Plan ahead and stop by each week to look for cheap glass jars! The same glass jars will run you about $30.00 at Hobby Lobby - or $3.00 at Goodwill! :)