Friday, February 6, 2009

A Savvy Event Welcomes Back Annette from Swanky Tables

A Savvy Event is so excited to Welcome Back Annette from Swanky Tables! She will be guest blogging with us once a month on a Swanky Table Idea! This month she is highlighting a Valentines Day Party or Wedding Candy Buffet. So with out further adieu.....

Surprise and impress your guests with a sweets table for your Valentines Day Wedding or Party. Below are some guidelines to get started:
Items you’ll need:
· Tablecloth or runners to place underneath your display that compliment your color choices

· Glass containers in a variety of shapes and sizes work best, but I also like using white, black, or metallic containers. Be sure to check that all vessels are food-safe and wide enough to accommodate a scoop or tongs.

· Candy

· Candy scoops or tongs

· Cellophane/Glassine bags or small boxes for guest to fill with candy. It’s a good idea to have personalized labels or ribbon for guests to secure their bags after filling.

· Ribbon, tags, and labels can also be used to decorate the containers and identify the types of candy.

How much candy?
There are a few questions to keep in mind when you are ordering your candy:
How many people are attending the event?
· Large Events & Weddings: 8 – 10 types of candy {10-15 lbs each}

· Small Events (under 100): 5 – 8 types of candy {5 –10 lbs each}

The key to a great table is lots of candy. Your candy display is as much a part of your d├ęcor as it is a sweet favor for your guests. Order your candy well in advance so you can assemble a similar sized table with your tablecloth, containers and candy. This way you will have plenty of time to order more candy or add containers if need be. Practice makes perfect!

What type of candy?
Choose pink, red, or white candy for your Valentine's Candy Display. Hard candies that won't stick together work best. I love using sours, jelly beans, and whirly pops!

Some of my favorite sites to find candy include:

Thank you A Savvy Event for letting me share my sweet tooth with your readers!!

Happy Valentine's Day!