How to Set Up a Candy Buffet Like a Pro

Jazmin Alvarez

Adding a candy buffet to the reception works like magic! It instantly takes any party to the next level because honestly, who can resist a table filled with delectable chocolates and moist cupcakes? Plus it looks AMAZING!

In fact, candy buffets have become so popular that vendors now think outside the box for the decor and seek to outdo themselves every time.

If you are having a candy buffet for your quince but have no clue how to set it up yourself, you’ve come to the right place! Expect to be a pro by the time you finish reading this article.



1. Pick a theme or colors

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One reason why we love candy buffets is the fact that it can easily be personalized to match any theme and style! Stick to no more than 3 main colors for your treats so your candy buffet looks cohesive and appetizing.

2. Select the goodies

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Here are a couple of our favorite options but feel free to include anything that makes your mouth water! It’s your party, so pick the treats your heart desires.

  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Donuts
  • Cake pops
  • Macarons
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolates
  • Candies
  • Pretzels

3. Set up the table


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The shape of your containers make all the difference! Choose a variety of shapes & sizes and place your gorgeous cake in the middle. Tip: Glass apothecary jars will make your candy buffet look elegant.


  • Apothecary jars
  • Small bowls
  • Trays
  • Platters
  • Cake stands
  • Cupcake stands
  • Decorative boxes



  • Banner
  • Backdrop
  • Signs
  • Labels
  • Table cloth
  • Bows & ribbons
  • Candy bags
  • Scoops/tongs

4. Finishing touches


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It’s okay to go all out when you have a candy buffet! Flowers, balloons, stickers, garlands, framed messages, and candles are all great options.

*Featured image is property of Chakoda Design.

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