Candy, Sweets and Confectionery

Find all your favourite sweet treats and sugared delights in our comprehensive confectionery range at Spotlight. Great for a candy buffet, kid's birthday treats, loot bags, trick or treating and parties, you are sure to find your favourite with a rainbow of flavours to choose from. With such a wide choice available, plus our fabulously low prices across the selection, Spotlight is the number one destination for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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How To Make A Candy Buffet?

Candy buffets are increasing in popularity. They are commonly used for birthdays, but also for christenings, baby showers, and even weddings. But how do you start making a candy buffer? And what are the things you need to purchase? To find out, be sure to check out our useful guide below.

How Many Different Colours Of Candy Do I Need?

Colour schemes tend to be important for a candy buffet. Depending on the event, you usually choose a single main colour. That being said, you can choose up to four colours if you cannot decide on one specific colour.

Evidently, buying candy in specific colours can be somewhat difficult if you do not have the right store. Fortunately, you can count on Spotlight to provide you with a large range of candy in all different colours. We also provide our confectionery for the best prices. So, even if you want to make a candy buffet on a budget, you can always count on Spotlight to provide you with the best deals.

What If I Cannot Find Candy That Matches My Theme?

Since most parties have themes, it is only natural that you want your candy to match that theme. Of course, some themes can be dreadfully niche, which makes it more difficult to find candy to match that theme. If this is the case for you, there are some ways you can go around that.

Instead of purchasing candy that meets the theme of your party, you can purchase jars, trays, and other containers that meet the party theme instead. You can also look at tablecloths, balloons and other decorations that meet your theme's demand.

How Much Different Types Of Candy Do I Need?

When you create a candy buffet, it is necessary to purchase different types of candy. Of course, the different types of candy you buy will be subject to the number of guests that will be attending your event.

Small events with less than a hundred guests usually require no more than eight different types of candy. If you are on a budget, you can go for as little as five different types of candy. If you are organising a party with more than a hundred guests, you need at least ten different types of candy.

In addition to candy, it is a good idea to look at some other snacks as well. Candy buffets rarely contain candy alone, as some snacks can help your guests feel fuller and more satisfied. So, in addition to your favourite selection of candy, be sure to check out options such as nuts, popcorn, and pretzels too.

Which Containers And Trays Should I Use For A Candy Buffet?

There is no real restriction on the types of containers and trays you should use. If you want to make your candy buffet incredibly elegant, it is important to choose containers and trays made from glass. You can also choose porcelain, which also looks fancy.

Of course, if you are on a budget, you can choose plastic options too. You could also use some fancier bowls and trays in the front and keep some of your budget options in the back. It all depends on the budget you have available.

What Serving Tools Do I Need For My Candy Buffet?

While it may not be the first thing you think about, you will need some serving tools for a candy buffet. Fortunately, you do not need loads of them. A simple selection of spoons and scoops will be more than enough.

When you look at the various options available, you will see that you can acquire plastic, stainless steel, and other materials for your serving utensils. Depending on the theme and your budget, you can choose your preferred option.

How Big Should My Candy Buffet Table Be?

The table will be the centrepiece of your candy buffet, so it is important to choose the right one. While it may be tempting to choose the largest table you can find, you would need a large amount of candy to fill the table up too. So, do not automatically choose the biggest option, just a table that fits your event and the number of guests you are expecting.



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