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#51 Dbld78

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    Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:28 PM

    We're doing this too.....we after all we are getting married on Halloween I don't think there's a more appropriate holiday! But we're calling it Trick or Treat bar. I got lucky our florist is an event planner as well and rents antique furniture for weddings and such....woo hoo! So here are some images from her site, she providing us with the candy, the bags with ties and cute stickers, the apothecary jars and the antique wooden bench. It's the second image....that's what we're getting.....YIPPY!

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    #52 Nrvsbride

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      Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:08 PM

      Stephanie the candy buffet looks really yummy! I love the huge lollypops!

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      Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:11 PM

      steph, it's gonna turn out great! and we get to see just how great VERY SOON! so excited for you!

      and danielle, you're right, a halloween wedding is the perfect setting for a candy buffet!

      #54 Alyssa

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        Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:12 PM

        Steph - that looks great! are you going little bags or little boxes?

        #55 StephanieMN

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          Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:36 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Alyssa
          Steph - that looks great! are you going little bags or little boxes?
          Thanks.
          I am putting little cups out so people will snack on it and towards the end we are putting little bags out that say something about loving chocolate. I have heard stories of people filling bags up and than there is none left for other people so my hope is that everyone will at least get some if I just have the cups out. who knows!

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            Posted 21 April 2008 - 10:28 PM

            This is the first thing I asked my WC about! Can we have a candy buffet!?!? And of course she said yes.

            Sooo, I plan on going to the Costco in Playa and buying everything there. I want to include local mexican candy too like "glorias" and tamarindos.

            #57 JennyK

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              Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:13 PM

              for those having a candy buffett in Mexico, did you buy the candy there or did you take it with you? I'd love to have one but I don't know how to go about it.

              #58 ErinB

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                Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:28 PM

                Stephanie -

                How much candy did you get? I read somewhere 1 lb per person, but for our AHR that is 250 pounds! Even at wholeslae rates that'll be $1000! That is a lot of f-in candy! I sure don't need that much!

                #59 StephanieMN

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                  Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:34 PM

                  Wow, I am not sure how much. Let me see if I can do some math...
                  This is really a big guess and I can't find all the bags. I would say I have about 50lbs of stuff. I have read the same thing-1lb per person but
                  1/4-1/2 should be good. My main goal was to fill up each container and have some left over for the coordinator to top it off. That is also why I am just putting out cups at first so our guest don't go overboard. I promise to check back in a few days (10 I guess) and let you know if I had enough. Oh and we are expecting 80 guests and I have about 14 types of candy..

                  One more thing, I got big scoops at first and went and just bought some smaller ones so they would a) fit in the containers better and B) people will savor things more and get smaller scoops of stuff. I know I would be tempted to take a big scoopful of something if I had a big scoop. But really by my math each person can take about half a pound of candy and that is enough in my book.

                  #60 StephanieMN

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                    Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:10 PM

                    I wanted to share some photos of the final product.
                    It was a HUGE hit I mean HUGE! If are even thinking of doing one do it!
                    The cost per guest is a great deal.

                    The sign:
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                    Some close ups up the signs
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                    our "vase-o-lollipops"
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                    The one metal scoop we had ended up breaking the containers. People would throw it back in and hit the glass-it broke one of my vases. The scoops I used are actually coffee scoops I got from walmart for 50 cents each.
                    I tied some wired around each handle and spiffed them up with beads and a little charm. I wouldn't do that again because they just fell off!

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                    We had tons of candy left over so it was really nice at the end of the night to throw out the bags. I had little cups out so people could snack on it and after the crowd thinned out our coordinator put out the bags and people loaded them up. I would do the same thing again so everyone gets some.

                    Just so you can figure out how much space to use-this table is a 5 foot table and it looked nice. Any bigger and it would have been dwarfed.




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