Happy Friday everyone! Today I looked at my calendar and realized that on April 31st it will officially be 6 months until Halloween! This halfway point means that any Brides having Hallow-Weddings are in the full swing of planning. In honor of Halloween, I would like to highlight something that I think is a really great idea for Wedding favors, and is also something interactive and fun for your guests. Plus, why spend tons of painstaking hours making your wedding favors when your guests can “Trick or Treat” and create their own?! Here is a quick DIY of how to make a Halloween Candy buffet frightfully delicious!
These bags by craft are an amazing deal. Granted, you can only buy them by the case, but you get 250 bags in a case for $48. You probably dont want to go much bigger than the ‘cub’ size to ensure that your guests dont get too carried away with their candy! Plus, you can pre-decorate these with stamps and/or ribbon taking a simple brown bag to something more like this:
Photo: Etsy Store- Crafty Pagan
If you prefer to only use ribbon to decorate, you can find some great Halloween themed ribbons at Joann’s fabrics (if you have one in your area) or if you do not have one nearby you can find great Halloween ribbon at Michaels about a month before Halloween.
These stamps from Inkadinkado are sold at Michaels and Joann’s closer to Halloween time, but Overstock has the 7 piece kit listed here. For your sanity, I suggest that you do not clear stamps- they are difficult to use if you are clumsy- or not very crafty, ah la me.
As far as what to serve your candy in, it really depends on the look that you are trying to achieve with your candy buffet. The more popular method is serving the candy in glassware. I assume this is to achieve more of a ‘Halloween-elegant’ look. If you are looking to have a little bit more whimsy on your Wedding day, try a pumpkin pail or a plastic cauldron filled with candy. The plastic cauldron method is definitely the cheaper way of doing things, with being able to buy the cauldrons for $3.98 a piece on Amazon.com.
Here is a photo of a Wedding that used the Plastic cauldron method:
And here is a photo of a Candy Buffet using Glassware (from HomebasedMom.com):
These are two totally different feelings, but they are both wonderful. To take this to another level, you could even have Halloween themed candy available. Example: Wax lips/fangs, Marzipan fingers, Gummy Worms, etc.
Happy planning to all you guys and ghouls out there. (Yes, another horror related joke…I know.)