Wednesday, September 20, 2017

End Of Summer Party With A Beautiful Candy Bouquet

     As summer comes to a close, I begin thinking of fall and the upcoming holidays it brings. I also think of all the sweet treats that I love during this time of year. A great way to celebrate the end of summer is with a candy buffet! Doesn't that sound delicious?

     Please welcome today's guest writer, Wendy Dessler, who is here to share her creative ideas on ordering candy mixtures and using them as part of your decorations for themed celebrations. 

          End Of Summer Party With A Beautiful Candy Buffet

Summer is fading away into the sunset and the cool days of fall are nearly here.  By saying good-bye with a fun party, complete with a beautiful candy buffet, you are welcoming a new season and preparing school children for the joys of returning to school or even celebrate on another occasion such as your wedding anniversary.

There are many themes that work with this buffet, but we suggest a “changes” theme.  The backdrop and tablecloth can fade from sunny yellows to oranges and browns.  Sunny rays begin the backdrop, then go into falling leaves as it nears the bottom. 

Use the same “change” theme with the candy mixtures as well.  The top of the jars can be layers of yellows, pastels, creams, and pinks.  As you move toward the center of the jar, deepen the colors to blues and deep green, ending with oranges, browns and fall colors.  Think candy corn, caramels and chocolates. This keeps your candy selections to three schemes, pastels, blues, and falls.

Work your table from left to right, using summer themes on the left (shells, flip-flops, sunglasses) to the right (rulers, books, apples, and pencils).

Use your imagination to create a change of season centerpiece. Foam comes in various sizes and shapes and one side can be your summer loves and the other side, all about fall.  The hobby store or fabric store is a great place to get ideas for your custom made centerpiece. The pieces are easy to attach to the foam. Use pencils, pens, flowers, and chalk to fill in open areas.

Your goodie bags can be small Solo cups with the chalkboard labels made in.  Or you may go with school theme snack size baggies. Of course you can go with traditional paper favor bags, which are available at Sweet Services.

Consider rock candy suckers as they come in a variety of colors.  Oversize suckers, cotton candy, and marshmallows are great to fill in empty spots.

Buying Bulk Candy 

Our favorite supplier for bulk candy is They always have a wide selection and will help you work with-in your theme and your budget.  You will want to order your supplies early to save money on rush orders.

Collect containers from family and friends, but if you simply cannot find what you need, Sweet Services can assist you with that as well. 

Most people plan on eight ounces of candy per guest. The size of the gift bags or boxes has a big impact on the amount of candy you require. To limit the amount of candy a guests scoops, use smaller ladles, scoops, or decorated spoons. 

The great thing about end of summer candy buffets is the great savings to be had on all the summer candy. Soon, shelves will be filling with autumn colors of fall. So now is the time to grab some great deals. You also can find great deals on back to school items which will add the finishing touches to your buffet. All you need is a little imagination. 

As summer comes to an end, enjoy some designer sweets from Sweet Services and make plans to meet again next year to celebrate the most beautiful season of the year, with good friends, good fun, and good candy! Your candy buffet is a sure hit with kids of all ages!

Author Bio:
Wendy Dessler
Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.


  1. Interesting post, even though I'm avoiding sweets these days.

    1. Are you? I wish I could, but candy is my weakness....

  2. Summer is still a little while off for me but I need to think about buying more shorts for the warmer months

    1. Yes----you'll want them when the temps get too high.

  3. And she makes it sounds so . . . do-able! And simple! Amazing.



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