18 Thursday Sep 2014
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Halloween is the one day of the year that is centered around all things candy, so if you’re having a Halloween party or some sort of Halloween Soiree it’s only right that you have a Halloween Candy Buffet; after all Halloween is the KING of candy! If you’ve read my How to Create a Candy Buffet post you’re already familiar with the 7 steps I like to follow when creating any candy buffet (if you haven’t read it you should definitely check it out), so instead of going through the steps again I’m going to get right to it. Starting with some fabulous Halloween Candy Buffet Inspirations
Candy Buffet by Kentucky Candy Buffet Company
Photo via Nuts.com
Photo via Bridal Guide
Photo via Candy Galaxy
Black, White and Silver Candy Buffet via Urban Comfort
Photo via The Tomkat Studio
Now that you’ve seen some fabulous Halloween Candy Buffets and have gotten a few ideas you can get started creating your own Halloween Candy Buffet. The first thing you need to do is determine your color scheme. The colors for Halloween are Orange, Black and White but if you want to add a splash of color you can incorporate some of the non-traditional Halloween colors like purple and green.
Table Linens: To create a foundation for your candy buffet you should start with a tablecloth. You can use a solid colored tablecloth such as orange, black or purple, take a layered approach by adding a table runner atop a solid tablecloth or use a Halloween themed tablecloth. Here are a few ideas
This Pumpkin Table Runner from Pottery Barn Kids would go great with a Orange Tablecloth
Pumpkin Tablecloth from Pottery Barn Kids
This Witches Brew Runner from Pottery Barn would go perfect atop a Black Tablecloth
Candy Jars: Now think about what you want to serve. Is your Halloween Candy Buffet going to include desserts or will it only have candy? If you are going to have desserts as well you should incorporate serving trays with varying sized candy jars. For the candy you can use mason jars, apothecary jars or even make your own. I love these DIY Candy Jars that Heather at At the Picket Fence made.
Decorations: Then you can determine what type of decorations you want to display on your Halloween Candy Buffet. If you want to DIY your decorations here are some fun and festive DIY Halloween Decoration Tutorials.
DIY Pumpkin Spider Candle Holders by 24/7 Moms
Country Living shows you how you can create a Pumpkin Centerpiece by placing Pumpkins atop black and orange jelly beans in a glass cylinder
Camilla at Family Chic shares a tutorial on how to make these FABULOUS Lace Votive Candle Holders
Checkout this Halloween Gravestone Tutorial at Ideal Home Garden
DIY Halloween Topiaries from Crafts ‘n Coffee
Candy: Now to the good stuff, the candy and desserts! Here are some fun and festive candy ideas for your Fabulous Halloween Candy Buffet. You can purchase all of the candy below at Candy Warehouse. You should definitely checkout Candy Warehouse’s Halloween Themed Candy, they have a TON of options!
It wouldn’t be Halloween without Candy Corn
Black & Orange Sixlets
Orange & White Unicorn Pops
Black & White Swirl Suckers
Orange, Black & Silver Hershey Kisses
Black & Orange Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Halloween Gummy Worms
Desserts: Here are some yummy and festive Halloween Dessert Recipes
Pecan Carmel Spiders via The Food Network
Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pot De Creme via My Recipes
Witches Hats via My Recipes
Candy Corn Cakes via My Recipes
Candy Apples via My Recipes
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars via My Recipes
Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar via Glorious Treats
Don’t forget the candy scoops, labels and favor bags.
Checkout the pumpkin favor bag tutorial I put together, they are perfect for any Halloween party!!