How to Make Your Own Candy Buffet

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Written by: Princesspinkygirl

Make Your Own Sweet Buffet

We recently hosted a fun Halloween Party for 200 of our closest friends!  The decorations came out amazing, the food was fantastic and the candy buffet was a show stopper!  I mean you cannot possibly have a Halloween party without candy....right!  I have never created my own candy buffet before, but it was surprisingly easy given all of the great resources on eBay!   

If you ever wanted to make your own candy buffet - here is everything you need to know!
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Decide on a colour theme

Whatever colour you choose, there will be a ton of candy options to go along with it!  We did Halloween, so we went for orange, black, green and purple.  I love the candy buffets that are all one colour - I think it looks super sharp.  
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Get different size and height jars

The key to a vibrant candy buffet that will catch your guests eye (besides the fact that it is candy!!!) is having many different types of  jars in varying heights and widths.  You will want some short wide jars, some tall skinny vases, and maybe even a big, fat, tall jar!   The more you can vary, the better 
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Shake things up with some tin buckets!

It is nice to vary your buffet by inserting a few non-glass containers.  I like to throw a few  tin buckets or pails and lay them on their side with candy spilling out!
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Candy bags for their stash

Your guests need something to hold all of their goodies!  You can use a generic candy bag or get crazy and cute with some  personalised candy bags!  eBay has a ton of both options!!
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You will need scoops for the candy

Scoops come in all shapes and sizes - literally!  You can get coloured scoops, silver scoops, clear plastic scoops... there are a ton of options!
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Candy, candy & more candy

Now, the fun part!  The candy!  What is super great about candy on eBay is that you can search by your theme or colour.  So if you are having a  red candy buffet - you could just search that and you will find all of the red candy options out there!   Gumballs make a great statement piece.  You can put a huge jar of them in the middle of your buffet and they always look great!  Check out my collection of candy buffet treats here!
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M&M's

Everyone goes crazy for  M&M's - they look especially cute when they are all one colour or a unique colour that we aren't used to seeing!  
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Rock Candy

Rock candy always makes a huge impression.  It is fun to stick some coming out of the M&M's or in a jar by themselves.  They will be gone before you know it!
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Lollipops

Lollipops for some reason just bring people back to their youth!  There are  a bunch of different types:  swirl popsunicorn pops or single coloured lollipops

The candy list can go on and on - eBay has a ton of candy buffet options - check out my collection for some more great ideas!  Check out my Halloween candy buffet below!
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