Candy Buffet, how much candy do I need?

I just bought of bunch of jars for our candy buffet.  And now in terms of candy, I have no idea how much will be enough to fill each jar.  Here is one of my jars, which is 19.25" high.  Any advice on how much candy to order would be greatly appreciated.


 


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Posted on February 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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I honestly have no idea... Kinda wondered this myself. Maybe you could buy a cheap variety of candy to test?

Posted on February 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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I'm finding that it just depends on what type of candy you get. if you get M&M's, you'll need a ton because they are small. If you get something bigger, like York Peppermint Patties, not as many. Although then my FI thought of the fact that you might run out of one kind, so maybe have some extra on hand? We just bought gobs of candy today at Sam's so sometime this week I'll figure it all out and be sure to post pictures and amounts so that others can have some idea of what worked for me. good luck!

Posted on February 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm
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well depends on the size of the bags/boxes you are providing for the guests to fill up.. how many people do you have, what are your colors (this helps with candy options) trying looking for big stuff that fills the container up like big jawbreakers or chocolate covered pretzels, even cookies..


another fun one, call your local party supply rental and get a cotton candy machine for the day, thats a huge hit!

Posted on February 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm
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I recommend 3 bags per jar, depending on the type of candy - about right amount for skittles. It really depends on your jar, since the last time I did a candy bar for a Bride it was a similar glass container but different size. Go to the store and buy 3XL bags of skittles and see if it fills up enough, then you will have a much better idea as to how much you should buy total. Last time we went way overboard with buying candy (it does get pricy) and had way too much candy left over. We barely needed to refill any since there was so much candy in each jar to begin with, so don't be worried that you will run out (the point is that you want your guests to enjoy the candy). Best of luck... have a fun and SWEET time creating your candy bar :) You can find more ideas on InspireTheBride

Posted on February 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm
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thanks for the advice girls!  i think i will bring a jar to the store to get a better idea. 


FSUKristi, I'd love to hear how it comes out with your candy estimations.  :)

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 4:13 am
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We're also doing a candy bar, and my girlfriend who had one ordered from http://metrocandy.com/.  She said they had much better prices than anyone else, so we'll probably try them.  It's obviously different for everyone, depending on the number of people you have, but here are the quantities that she bought:



Gummy bears – 10 lbs


Runts – 15 lbs


Swedish fish – 10 lbs


Jelly beans – 10 lbs


Jordon almonds – 5 lbs


Nonpareils – 6.3 lbs


Good & plenty – 5 lbs


Bridge mix – 7.5 lbs


Peppermint patties – 400 pieces


Rock candy – 120 pieces


Posted on February 9, 2009 at 10:46 am
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WE have the same jars and if you shop at Sams club thats the way to go to save and get alot. We got 4lb bags of hershey kisses for 8 dollars each and got three. Gummie bears you can get 6lb bags for 6 dollars and got three. M&M they have 3 1/2lb bags for like 8 dollars too. We scored or at least we think we did lol.

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 11:00 am
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My best friend/bridesmaid runs a candy store that does candy buffets she recommends 1/4 of a pound per person (this could be a little much but somewhat of an estimate). However I agree with the other girls definitely try buying your candy online or at sams buying it at an acutal "candy store" will be so much more expensive. I am even gonna buy my candy from somewhere else than her store. My grandmother is a bit of a pack rat and she has all sorts of awesome glassware that we are using for our buffet!

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm
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Heres an easy calculation...



You'll need about 3 oz. of candy per guest. EXAMPLE: 200 GUESTS= 37 lbs./candy
Formula to candy calculation is (Amount of Guests) X (3)= (Total)/ (divide by 16) = YOUR ANSWER TO LBS. NEEDED.

bumping for girls with the same question...

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 7:30 am
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I found this while searching google for how much candy I should be buying.


I've already bought 10lbs of red foiled chocolate hearts.


This calculation says I need about 32-33lbs of candy. I'm 1/3 of the way there.


 

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm
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Thanks. Very Helpful

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 2:21 am
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