You may have noticed: the holiday season is upon us. As are, of course, all of the parties and celebrations that come with it. So, how do you make your party stand out from the dozens of other parties your friends will be attending?
One terrific way? A candy buffet!
Candy buffets are all the rage these days, and with good reason. From simple and elegant to whimsical and playful, they’re an easy, creative way to add fun and variety to any party. There are as many ways to plan your buffet as there are snowflakes in the North Pole, but allow us to present you with the absolute necessities in making your buffet a huge success!
Add some fun and pizzazz to your candy buffet by replacing plain containers with holiday-shaped containers. Bowls and dishes that are made to look like Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer and even snowflakes will certainly add a festive touch to your holiday candy buffet.
Holiday Colored Backdrop:
A tablecloth serves as a wonderful backdrop for a candy buffet. It makes the display look neat, tidy and eye-catching. For the holiday season, popular table coverings to use include solid shades of red or green. You can also add a little more interest to the display by using a covering that features a fun pattern, such as red and white stripes that resemble a candy cane, or a blue background with white or silver snowflakes.
Christmas Tree Holders:
Use Christmas tree-shaped holders to display candy in. Paint cone-shaped floral foam white or green and sprinkle it with glitter to add some visual appeal. Insert the ends of lollipop sticks into the foam to create a holiday-themed lollipop holder. Insert toothpicks into the backs of foil-covered chocolates and place the toothpicks into the foam, fashioning a chocolate covered Christmas tree.
Spread some artificial snow along the top of the table before you set down your candy. You can use fluffy pieces of cotton snow, sprinkle some glittery pieces of foil snow or a combination of the two in order to give the table a really festive flare.
Of course, don’t forget to incorporate some of the quintessential holiday treats on your holiday-themed candy buffet table. Gingerbread men and gingerbread houses are a must. A collection of candy canes and peppermints arranged in clear glass or plastic containers will certainly call to mind the holiday season. You can also include cookies and cupcakes that have been given a holiday look.
Strings of Lights:
Well, what is the holiday season without decorative lights? Give your table instant holiday appeal by including strings of lights into the display. Randomly run lights along the surface of the table and then top them with a translucent material, such as lace or organza. You can also simply top the lights with fake snow, which will illuminate the snow and make the entire display look even more magical.
This holiday season, make your special events even more memorable by including a holiday-themed candy buffet. With these simple elements, you will be able to create a stunning display that will make a bold and festive statement.