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#1 jillhiggins

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    Posted 24 June 2007 - 05:42 PM

    have any of you done a candy bar for favors? I'm moving this summer, and I am planning a big launch party. I would like to have a candy bar for favors. I thought I would look for some fun glass containers or candy jars and use candy that is white, blue, and brown.

    I'm having trouble finding candy and knowing how much I need. If anyone has done this before and has any information - I would reallly appreciate it!

    :)

    #2 cessyboston

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      Posted 25 June 2007 - 09:04 AM

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      donnie's sister did one for her wedding it was great they called it
      shorts sweet shop (there last name)
      i dont know how much they used for candy but im sure if you go to a bulk candy store you can ask them...she also had clear bags and made cute sticker tags for labels....good luck hope this helps...erica
      Married oct 10th 2008 ~ proud parents to Miss Sophia Emma feb 2, 2010

      #3 LisaG

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        Posted 25 June 2007 - 09:12 AM

        That's a cute idea!

        #4 ajncooter

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          Posted 25 June 2007 - 09:40 AM

          id did one last year for my bf's wedding... its super easy... start looking for large and i mean large vases on sale racks like at marshalls, home goods or tg max (around $10.00 each) you may even get lucky and find some cheap ones at Michaels or Walmart. We went to a large candy surplus wholesale place where they sold the candy by the pound and had tons left over for 200 guests i think we spent about $350.00 on everything the candle and about 15 vases. we used only the colors of the wedding which was red so we used only red candy... My other friend also did this but saved all of the reciepts and price stickers for the vases and washed them in the dishwasher and returned them back to the stores and saved alot of money... just an idea... not sure if i could do that!

          #5 -Kate-

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            Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:00 AM

            We are doing this for our wedding. I got some of the candy from Costco and the rest I ordered online. We are using all red and blue candy.

            After reading different articles, the best tip I got was to not go by the 1 lb per person rule, but to get the right quantity so that it looks good. They suggests 10 - 15 lbs of each type of candy to make it look good. You can go from there and pick the number of types based on number of people. Does that make sense?

            #6 RaydensMama

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              Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:06 AM

              Oh what a great idea!!! I think you should deffinetly do this!!

              #7 dallas_texas09

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                Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:11 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jillhigginsphotography
                have any of you done a candy bar for favors? I'm moving this summer, and I am planning a big launch party. I would like to have a candy bar for favors. I thought I would look for some fun glass containers or candy jars and use candy that is white, blue, and brown.

                I'm having trouble finding candy and knowing how much I need. If anyone has done this before and has any information - I would reallly appreciate it!

                :)
                Hi Jill!
                Not sure if you're looking for a "sweets table" or for individual candy bars but here's what I did for a friend's wedding shower...

                -Catherine G.-


                #8 tvt

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                  Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:14 AM

                  This is such a fun idea!

                  Just FYI when we do candy bar breaks for events, there are LOTS of people that take more than you'd expect. Not to say your guests would! But some people will take a few "for the kids" "for the road" etc so they can go faster than you'd think.

                  #9 LadyP

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                    Posted 25 June 2007 - 11:15 AM

                    It depends on what you are looking for. What candy bar are you looking for?

                    #10 dallas_texas09

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                      Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:09 PM

                      Hi Jill,

                      I'm online looking for random things and came across this site:

                      Shop for Candy. Plus tons of other stunning party supplies, favors, and decorations.

                      Hope this helps!

                      Catherine




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