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Candy and dessert buffets at showers, wedding receptions, corporate events, and other gatherings are a fun way to show your guests you appreciate them and treat them to a sweet surprise. Many brides and hosts of other types of events are choosing this delicious and tempting option in lieu of – or along with – traditional appetisers or meals. However, setting up a candy buffet can be an overwhelming task, especially when you consider how many choices there are to make regarding candy, scoops and tongs, jars, and more. Here are some simple tips for creating the perfect candy buffet that you can share with your clients to help them have an affordable buffet that doesn’t skimp on WOW factor!</p>Determine Your Budget

One of the first things to do is decide what your budget is so that you'll know what your options are. Candy buffets are cost-effective for large groups of guests, but nonetheless, the expense of speciality candy can add up quickly. Read More...

Choose Colours and Themes

If the party has a specific theme or colour scheme, which most wedding receptions and showers do, you can choose candy to use on the buffet that matches this theme.

Decide on Candy to Serve

A good candy buffet strikes a balance between colourful, attractive candy that matches the theme of the event and a tasty selection of candy that guests will want to eat. It’s a good idea to include candy from several different categories to suit a variety of tastes and keep it interesting. Chocolate, hard candy, gummy candy, bubblegum, and mints represent a nice range of sweets that includes something for everyone. You can also include non-candy treats, such as cupcakes or other desserts.


Apothecary-type jars make awesome serving containers. Choose jars in carrying heights and shapes for the most interesting buffet. The assortment of containers will make your candy buffet look as good as possible. You’ll also need candy scoops. You don’t necessarily need one for each item on the buffet, but make sure you have enough to go around. You can buy candy buffet jars and scoops online from Holstens.

Have Some Favour Bags or Boxes

Supply your guests with favour bags or boxes to put their candy into. This area is a good one to get creative with. Make some bags or boxes that match your theme, or you can buy them to save time. There are lots of options when it comes to containers for your guests to use to take candy with them.

Decorate the Table

Decorate your candy buffet to match your theme – this can be a certain colour scheme or a theme with hints of specific colours mixed in. A tablecloth and runner are easy ways to start your decorating; a backdrop will further add to the look. Then, enhance the visual appeal by elevating various jars of candy. You can achieve this by using books or boxes (placed under the tablecloth). Put the highest jars of candy in toward the back of the table. Add a centrepiece and perhaps even some ribbons and labels on the candy jars, and you're good to go. 

Holstens offers candy buffet jars online along with everything else your clients need to host the perfect event. Contact us today to get started. 


The dessert tables at weddings and events have evolved over the years. It used to be that these tables were just a place to serve elegant and traditional wedding cakes. Nowadays, though, some brides and grooms are dispensing with tradition and putting their own twist on the dessert table.

While many weddings still feature the traditional wedding cake, it's also become common to see various assorted bite-sized desserts as well—from cookies to cupcakes to chocolate truffles and beyond. Some weddings—and other events as well—even have candy jars on the dessert tables, filled to the brim with the bride and groom's favourite candies.


At Holstens Pty Ltd, we offer a place for wedding venues and event halls to buy candy jars online, precisely for this kind of innovative dessert table setup. Our philosophy is this: with the right presentation, a jar of candies can look every bit as elegant on an event party dessert table as individual plates bearing wedding cake.

From colourful gumdrops and candy coated chocolates to toffees or chocolates wrapped in shimmering metallic foil, candy can add a splash of youthful colour to the dessert table. Achieving this unique and flattering look all depends on the container in which you choose to serve these candies.

The first reaction may be to just put the candy in a bowl (or in several bowls) so that guests can grab pieces easily as they go by. The problem with this setup is that candy in a bowl screams 'Halloween party.' As such, unless your venue is holding a late October party with an All Hallows Eve theme, this kind of arrangement might not be optimal. You can at least bet that most brides and grooms will want something a bit more elegant.

The natural solution is glass candy jars. These elements are decorative in and of themselves and can show off the colour and aesthetic charm of the candy itself without pulling away from the classy feel of the event.

Start Shopping for Your Candy Jars Today

At Holstens, we carry an array of different candy jars online. Our eye-catching glass jars and opulent Victorian candy dishes give you the perfect way to make candy desserts a centrepiece of your dessert table presentation. You can even pick out a varied selection of different candy jars, to give the dessert table different levels and dimensions.

Holstens has been distributing to event venues since the 1940s. From decorations to serving dishes and other supplies, we specialise in making your event really 'pop' on a visual level. When you buy candy jars online from us, you can rest assured that the dessert table or candy table at your next event won't look childish or tacky. On the contrary, it will look attractive, fancy, fun and worth a visit. Trust us: your clients and their guests alike will love the inclusion of candy in the dessert spread.

Do you have any questions before you buy candy jars from Holstens? Call us today on 61 8 8346 8777.


While a traditional dessert buffet certainly has its charms, there's something unique about a candy buffet that can set a party apart. Giving the guests at your venue the option of a candy buffet, is a good way to set your venue apart from the crowd as well. At Holstens Pty Ltd, we can help your venue plan the perfect candy buffet. We sell beautiful and affordable candy jars in Manchester, London, and throughout England.

The Charms of a Candy Buffet

For many of us, candy has a nostalgic power. It's something we loved as kids that probably doesn't occupy the same exalted position in our lives anymore. Whether due to nutrition or dental care, candy recedes to the margins a bit as we grow older. Still, though, candy has its pull. When you try your favourite brand of chocolate or fruity hard candy from childhood, it has the power to take you back to all the Halloweens, Christmases, birthdays, Valentine's Days or Easters from when you were a kid.

Bringing these bits of memory into a party or event can be a fun way to inject a whimsical sense of nostalgia or even wonderment into the proceedings. For a wedding, perhaps the bride and groom each pick a few of their favourite candies for the buffet and use it to symbolise their unity. For other events, you can simply go for popular essentials. Either way, whether your venue guests are playing around with a theme (Willy Wonka, perhaps?) or simply enjoying a twist on the traditional dessert, a candy buffet can add a unique dimension to a party.


As you can see, there are significant advantages to being a wedding or event venue that offers the possibility of candy buffets. However, it's important to realise that there is an art to pulling off a candy buffet, and most of it rests in presentation and logistics. In other words, you want to be able to present candy in an attractive setting, and you want to make it logistically easy to transport in and out of the venue at the start and end of an event.

At Holstens, we can help you pull off the perfect candy buffet. It all starts with our classic glass candy jars, available for purchase. Our glass jars are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs so that you can set up an eye-catching buffet that displays the candy in all of its colourful glory. Put different coloured candies in various jars and create a rainbow, or simply separate assorted types of chocolates or fruit candies into their own jars. The choice is yours, and it's all possible with candy jars from Holstens.

The other benefit of buying our candy jars in London or Manchester is that they make transporting the candy easy. No more worrying about bowls toppling over, misplacing individual candy bags or dealing with individual candy pieces littering the floor. With a self-contained candy jar, the logistical side of things is already handled.Are you interested in adding the option for candy buffets to your wedding or event venue? Click here to start browsing the Holstens selection of candy jars today.

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