5 Steps To Creating A DIY Lolly Buffet
A versatile option, lolly buffets not only create a splendid visual centrepiece at your wedding reception or corporate event they can also serve as both a dessert course and as bombonieres/a take away gift. Always well received (after all who doesn’t like chocolates and lollies), if used in this context they are quite cost effective too.
As appealing as they may look and sound, for many people the thought of creating their own candy buffet can be quite daunting. However if you follow these simple steps you should be able to put together something spectacular with the minimum of fuss.
Creating A DIY Lolly Buffet
Step 1 – Determine The Location
The first thing to ascertain is where exactly will your buffet be located? Will it be in an air conditioned hall? Or will it be outside in a public location like the beach or park? Also will the event be taking place during the day in the height of the summer? Or is it taking place at night in the winter?
Once you have answered these questions you can start to get the ball rolling.
As a general rule if the lolly buffet table it is to be situated in doors you can pretty much choose any confectionery product you like.
If it is going to be put outside however it is probably a good idea to stick to products with a higher resistance to direct exposure to warm temperatures.
This includes Jelly Bellys, Fruit Rock Candy, non-gummy and non-sugar coated lollies like & Allen’s Strawberry Creams and Big Boss Sticks as well as anything with a crispy shell like Allen’s Jaffas, M&Ms and Smarties.
(It is not a good idea to have chocolate or chocolate covered products at an outdoor event. As they will most likely melt).
Step 2 – Determine Guest Numbers
This is always a tricky one and it does depending on who specifically will be in attendance. After all a party of teenagers will probably wolf down a lot more lollies than a gathering of senior citizens. That said as a general rule I advocate budgeting for an average of 50 – 100 grams per person when planning the dessert course. I would also suggest a similar amount when organising the bombonieres/take away gift too.
Both of these are generous amounts that are easy to forecast. For instance if you have 80 people that will be attending the event and you plan for them to have 50 grams each you will thus require 80 x 50g servings of lollies i.e. 4kg of lollies.
If you anticipate each of these 80 guests will have 100 grams of confectionery then you will need 80 x 100g servings which equates to 8kg of lollies.
Whatever amount you choose to budget for it is always worth having a couple of extra kilos of lollies as a contingency. (If you don’t use them you can keep them for yourself).
“For the ultimate touch of class why not choose a buffet of Belgian Chocolates”
Step 3 – Decide Upon A Theme
Now comes the fun part. And believe me this part is fun!
Creating a lolly buffet for your wedding or event is so much easier if you have a theme in mind. There are so many options available to you the confectionery world is literally your oyster.
Some of the themes you can choose are by colour. To fit in with your corporate or wedding colours. Red Lollies For Weddings and White Lollies for Weddings are particularly popular themes, as are those that combine colours too.
Or for the ultimate touch of class why not choose a buffet of Belgian Chocolates.
Step 4 – Consider Your Audience
Many people have food allergies. So it is always worth preparing with that. Why not choose at least one or two vegetarian and gluten free lollies options? If you are including chocolates you might also want to include some dairy free choices too.
Step 5 – Make Sure You Have Some Too!
You put all that hard work in to creating it so make sure you enjoy the fruits – or rather chocolates and lollies – of your labour too!
Planning a DIY Lolly Buffet?
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