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Including Your Kids in Making a Candy Buffet

It seems like every time you turn around there is another big event to plan. Maybe your company is having its annual holiday bash and you’re excited to throw a huge party for the staff. Or maybe one of your loved ones has a major milestone birthday on the horizon and you want to surprise them with a special celebration.

Planning special occasions can be fun and exciting for your little ones. If you have children, they’ll get really enthusiastic if you let them help plan certain aspects of the party.

Today, we’ll take a look at ways that you can include your kids in the candy buffet making process. All kids obviously love candy. And they’ll have an amazing time helping you put together a gorgeous candy buffet.

How do you get your children involved without losing total control of the project? And how do you involve your kids and still create the perfect candy buffet for every occasion?

As we continue this discussion, you’ll see the answers to these questions and more. We’ll share our greatest tips and secrets for involving kids in the candy buffet making process, keeping the event theme in check, while not hurting anyone’s feelings.

Determining the Theme of Your Next Big Event

Before you can even consider starting the candy buffet, you’ll need to determine the event theme. By picking a theme, you’ll have discovered the colors that are going to ultimately be used in the decorations for the party. And once you know the colors, you can start picking out candy for the amazing display that you plan to put together for this wonderful event.

As an example, let’s say you have to put together a candy buffet for a big Fourth of July block party taking place in your neighborhood. Since the theme is celebrating the birthday of the United States, the colors are easy to figure out: red, white, and blue!

From here it gets simple. Next, you’ll be able to start buying dishes and candy for the big display. And this is where children can easily get involved and provide lots of wonderful input.

On the flipside, let’s say you want to get the children involved right away. This is certainly possible for the right event.

If you’re planning a birthday party – and if it happens to be a kid’s birthday party even better – you can involve the kids immediately and let them help pick the party’s theme. Depending on the age of the birthday boy or girl, and their specific tastes, you can give the other kids two or three potential theme options to choose from and let them make their favorite pick.

Are you starting to see how easy it is to get kids involved in the candy buffet making process? It really isn’t that difficult.

Do You Already Have a Guest List?

Depending on the event, you may or may not have a specified guest list. If not, you have one of two options.

You can create the guest list yourself and invite the people you feel are the best choices. Or you can ask your kids to get involved.

If it’s an adult themed party, your kids really shouldn’t have any input. But if it’s a party for one of your children, feel free to let them determine the guest list.

Once you’ve figured out how many people are on the list, you now know how much candy you’ll need to buy for the candy buffet. It’s recommended that you buy 8 ounces worth of candy per guest. If 20 people are on your guest list, you’ll need to buy 10 pounds of candy to accommodate everyone.

Picking the Sweets & Creating the Candy Buffet

At this point, you have your theme and you know how many guests are coming to the party. Visit www.sweetservices.com and begin looking through the bulk candy sections. Spend time on the website with your kids and let them pick their favorite candies, and help them choose colors that match the overall theme of the party.

Once the candy is delivered to your door, you and your children can begin putting together the candy buffet. Use fancy clear bowls or dishes (plastic or glass) and make this beautiful buffet really stand out.

You’re going to love your creation and so will your kids!

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