DIY Baby Shower Candy Buffet

DIY Baby Shower Candy Buffet

Oh sweet baby! This past weekend I put together the most vibrant and gorgeous candy buffet table for a baby shower. Filled with DIY projects, this creative candy buffet was a hit with the guests! I loved the final product so much that I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I hope that it provides you inspiration for your next baby shower or candy buffet.

The inspiration for this candy buffet came from this adorable Pink Safari baby shower invitation from Party City.

babyshower invitation

I loved the invitation because it shyed away from the ordinary by encompassing a fuchsia, pastel pink, white, and black color palette plus 2 different patterns – zebra print and leopard spots. I knew this was going to be a fun challenge for me to combine these various components together cohesively in a beautiful candy buffet.

First I searched around for appropriate “candy jars” and decided to go with a variety of different shapes, heights, widths, and sizes. I purchased vases from Walmart, Dollar Tree, and Michaels since I found them to be the best retail options. (I also purchased some from a wholesaler I have membership to called Shinoda’s.) DIY alert: To add additional height to 2 of the cylinder vases, I simply purchased a glass candlestick holder from the Dollar Tree and glued it to the base of the vase. For added accents, I bought various ribbons matching the theme colors and patterns and hot glued them to the vases. (The best way to do this is to tape one end of the ribbon to the vase, wrap it around and then hot glue the other end of the ribbon to the overlapping ribbon base. This way you can always pull off the ribbon and reuse the vase for a future event.)

Note: remember when you are looking for vases for a candy buffet you don’t want to get anything with a skinny neck that would make using tongs or a scooper difficult for your guests to grab the candy. 

Next, being a big DIY fan as you know, I decided to make a tissue paper tassel garland and make the banner, instead of purchasing one. Thanks to HGTV’s DIY instructions I was able to pull off a beautiful complimentary tissue paper garland tassel for the candy buffet table. It is really easy to make, cost effective, and a gorgeous decoration addition to any event or themed table. I am sure this won’t be the last one you see from me. :)

 tissue paper tassel garland

For the banner I came up with a creatively cute idea, instead of the typical “It’s a Girl” or “Baby Shower”, I came up with “Oh Sweet Baby”, which I thought was the perfect word play to tie together the event and the candy buffet. I made the letters on my computer, cut them, and then adhered them to patterned scrapbooking paper. Then I punched holes in the top and strung ribbon through each letter. It came out beautifully and was a perfect addition to the backdrop for the candy buffet table. Lastly, adding a few paper pin wheels from Party City along with the banner made for an amazing backdrop.

baby shower banner

A huge plus for this gorgeous candy buffet were the fitted white rectangular linen and the fuchsia table runner from Linen Tablecloth. The quality of the linen was amazing and elegant plus it just looked so much better than a paper or plastic tablecloth would have. The satin table runner had the perfect brilliant fuchsia color making everything on the table pop! At only $2.39 it is a steal of a deal! I really do recommend purchasing linens from Linen Tablecloth because they are really affordable (usually cheaper than renting) and they provide quality linen that you can re-use over and over again. If you don’t believe my raves then head over to their site www.linentablecloth.com – read the reviews and try for yourself!

Last but not least, in addition to the candy I added elements like fuchsia boa’s from the Dollar Tree, extra tissue paper tassels, a picture frame, small vase with carnations, candy scoopers, and matching favor bags from Party City with Thank You stickers. Take a look at how it all came together beautifully! (Make sure you check out my tips for pulling off a beautiful candy buffet table below.)

 

candy buffet table

DIY candy buffet

DIY candy buffet

DIY candy buffet

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DIY candy buffet

baby shower candy bags

diy candy buffet table

For my first candy buffet table I was really blown away with the results once I was able to visually see everything blend together beautifully. I encourage you, especially my DIY readers, to do a candy or dessert buffet and share the photos with me, I’d love to see your creation and I’m always looking for beautiful content and DIY projects to share on the blog! Please contact me if you have something you think would be perfect to share on 3D-Memoirs!

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Here are a couple of tips for a successful candy buffet table:

  • Add height and depth by utilizing various vases/jars, staggering on the table, and/or adding decorative boxes or crates for some of the vases to sit on
  • Make sure you buy enough candy to fill the vases/jars at least 3/4 of the way
  • Add fillers to the table that matches the theme of your occasion (i.e. crystals, toys, flowers, feathers, etc) 
  • If you have a 6 ft table you’ll probably need 12-15 vases/jars for it to look full and complete
  • If you can get candy that fits your color palette it always looks awesome but it is not a requirement
  • Don’t forget the scoopers, tongs, or favor bags for your guests 
  • If it is going to be outside and it’s a hot day, it is best to avoid having chocolate
  • Use a table runner, garland, backdrop, banner, tags, or decorate the vases to add beautiful touches to your table

If you love my work and would like to see more, please check out my portfolio. If you are interested in hiring me to plan or make decor for your next event, please email me at 3DMemoirs{at}gmail.com!

 

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Today’s post provides inspiration for throwing a bumble bee baby shower for the Mother to Bee and the soon arrival of the new bundle of joy that is as Sweet as can Bee! Typically most people will utilize a black and yellow color palette for this popular bumble bee theme, however I wanted to show you a couple inspiration boards for different color palettes: yellow and gray & yellow and brown!  You can even get fancy and use a variety of shades for each color i.e. charcoal gray and mustard yellow or dark brown and light yellow; add accent colors such as ivory, white, tan, gold, and silver; and/or add patterns and shapes such as chevron, circles, stripes, and floral. (Please bee kind and leave me a comment below letting me know which one is your favorite.)

 

Bumble Bee Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Yellow & Gray

Bumble Bee Baby Shower

Bumble Bee Baby Shower
(Gray & Yellow Color Palette)

Photo Collage Credits: Bumble Bee Baby Shower Invitation by Its A Fine Time | Tissue Poms by Sweet and Savvy Designs | Yellow Chevron Favor Bags from The Tomcat Studio | Circle Paper Garland from Randi Elise | Sweet As Can Bee Honey Pot Favors from Beau-Coup | Bumble Bee Cupcake Toppers from Dream Party Paperie | Lovely Tablescape with Chevron Aisle Runner (Featured by The Every Last Detail & Photographed by Brandi Welles Photographer)

 

 Bumble Bee Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Yellow & Brown 

bumble bee baby shower

Bumble Bee Baby Shower (Brown and Yellow Color Palette)

Photo Collage Credits: Bumble Bee Baby Shower Invitation by Inviting Design Studio | Beehive DIY shared by True Love Ideas Blog | Bumble Bee Cupcakes by For The Love of Sugar | Bumble Bee Banner by Parkers Prints | Sweet As Can Bee Honey Favors from Beau-Coup  | DIY Spice Bee Cookies by Martha Stewart | Yellow Tablescape (Featured by On To Baby & Photographed by Amanda Bevington Modern Photography)

 

SHARE WITH ME: What did you think of these 2 inspiration boards for a Bumble Bee Baby Shower? Which one is your favorite? Any other color palettes you can think of for this theme that would be fun and doable?

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE BLOG: You may have realized by now how much I LOVE weddings, but that is not the only decor that I am in love with. This year I have decided that as a reflection of all my event decor love that the blog will feature more than wedding decor and will include creative event decor from special occasions such as baby showers, bridal showers, dinner parties, birthday parties, etc – after all this blog is about sharing lovely inspiration for event decor & design, weddings, & DIY projects. So this year my promise and commitment to you is to share more resources, tools/tips, DIY projects, and inspiration for a variety of events because I truly believe that “beauty is in the details” and LOVE it all! In return I have one little request to ask of my readers – let me hear from YOU! I want to hear more from you in comments, ideas, feedback, submissions, emails/notes, social media – whichever format you prefer, I want to hear from YOU. Hearing from my readers not only keeps me motivated to share amazing eye-candy with you, but it also inspires me to continue come up with creative content to share and let’s me know if I am providing you with what you are looking for when you come to my site. Deal?

My goal is to share creative themed event decor inspiration boards such as this with you every Inspiration Board Tuesday, continue with amazing Etsy wedding finds every Etsy Thursday, and share DIY projects/tutorials, tips & resources every DIY Friday. Of course, you can expect to find additional wedding inspiration from my guest blogger (Gail) twice a month and if anything else amazing comes up you can expect for me to write about it and share with you!  With this being a new year and my goals set on growing the blog and offering even more amazing content, I want to start with committing to these 3 posts a week and hope that you come back 3 times a week to check out these posts and share with your family and friends. Can you guys do that for me?

NEW SUBMISSIONSI am looking for new submissions! If you have a DIY project/tutorial, creative ideas, or decor for an event you did, I’d LOVE to hear from you! It’s easy – find the details here! Remember, sharing is caring! :)

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