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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

How To Create Colorful Candy Buffets For Your Next Party

Candy buffets have been proven to be one of the top features people remember from a wedding reception or bridal shower. Gorgeous displays of colorful bulk candy are popular at weddings and events because they provide a wow factor like no other party decor can.
Color coordination to match the colors of the party is popular, as is loading up on all colors and having a “candyland” themed buffet table. Either way,  guests will be awe-inspired.
Photo credit: Jennylanedesign.com.

Photo credit: Jennylanedesign.com.

Because candy buffet tables have grown in popularity over the past decade, candy makers have found new and innovative ways to create candy in individual colors. Color coordinated candy display stations are easier than ever to create. With vivid candy colors like blue, pink, green and purple available, entertaining divas can match their party’s theme colors with a great assortment of different types of candy all in the same color.

Photo credit: staging.bridalguide.com.

Photo credit: staging.bridalguide.com.

Bulk candy websites, such as acandystore.com allow creative party planners to select a color to see all of the bulk candy choices available in that hue. This makes it super simple to be creative and create a candy buffet without the help of a hired professional.


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A few tips:

When putting together a candy buffet, it’s usually best to have extra candy on hand so containers are filled to capacity and visually appealing. In most cases, clear containers and bowls will provide the most impact, since the selected colors will be able to pop.

Add a table cloth in the selected hue as well for a professional look.

Don’t forget to purchase some scoops and either bags or boxes for guest to scoop their candy into! Chinese food boxes are a cute option as well!

If you have a little extra time, purchase some fabric and gather some small, sturdy boxes. Create “risers” on the buffet table to display candy at differing heights and add depth to the display. If you have a huge variety of heights and shapes represented in your container collection, this step may not be needed.

Finally, add some cute signs or props to the display.

How sweet is this idea? Yum!


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