Yesterday my sister-in-law, Lynn from Pink Umbrella Photography, turned 28.
My brother called me and my sister earlier in the week with plans for a surprise b-day party. We were on it and excited to help him plan.
We decided to go with Tiffany Blue and Chocolate color choices and we made this fun and inexpensive candy buffet.
You Will Need:
- Candy Buffet free printable <<—— click to print
- clear containers
- assorted candy
- hot glue gun and glue stick
- spool of ribbon
- card stock
- paper-cutter (for the labels)
- scissors (for the ribbon)
This really does not require a step by step tutorial. But here is the gist of it.
Collect clear containers. We used a glass tea pitcher, a glass candy jar, fish bowl, glass drink flutes, martini glasses, glass modular food storage containers, spaghetti jars, glass vases, you name it. Access what you already have hand in your home and then collect containers over time by borrowing from friends/family or shop at thrift stores like Goodwill.
Using this free printable, made by 3 Boys and a Dog, we made labels for each container. These are Tiffany Blue with Chocolate accents, but Kelli can inexpensively make you a set of printables to match your party theme. Her prices are very reasonable.
Print out the labels and use the paper-cutter to cut them out.
Kelli made preprinted buffet labels for me. She can do that for you as well for $2 if you use the Tiffany Blue printable and the same font and colors I used.
Otherwise, you can use a marker to hand write on each label. Either way is perfect.
Fill the containers with candy. We used Smarties, jelly beans, Jolly Ranchers, M&M’s, Skittles, etc.
Cut the ribbon into strips that will fit around each container.
Wrap the ribbon strips around the container and use the hot glue to attach the label to the ribbon.
It is that easy.
I had little white paper baggies hand stamped with turquoise blue Happy Birthday so the kids could fill baggies and take candy home with them.
A candy buffet is perfect for a kiddy party or an adult party. It made nice decoration for the party as well.
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