The candy buffet trend has been around for years now. But the sight of all those sugary treats so enticingly displayed never gets old! Especially at an autumn wedding, when you have Halloween and Thanksgiving as the perfect excuses to go candy crazy, now’s your chance to assemble a dazzling array of goodies for your reception! Here are 9 fabulous examples of fall candy tables we’re presenting as “recipes” for how to style your own candy buffet that celebrates the season—and this sweetest of occasions!
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Harvest Themed Candy Tables with a Casual, Rustic Look
A fall wedding in a barn lends that heartwarming feel to the scene—including this themed candy table by Lisa’s Candy Buffet.
- Table style – Cozy, country look
- Containers and decor – Giant apothecary jars and “martini glasses” to hold the candy, overturned bushel baskets as risers, red-striped labels and red ribbons for a festive finish
- Sweets used – An assortment of candy all in fall colors, like burnt orange gumballs, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and chocolate balls displayed with other autumn treats like apple cider donuts, caramel apples, and popcorn
In this outdoor wedding styled by Enchanted Florist, the reception was held in a charming barn-like structure with lovely wood paneled walls. So, even the look of the candy buffet was informal and inviting!
- Table style – Casual rustic
- Containers and decor – Large glass jars with wide mouths and lids, a simple ribbed table overlay gathered with rope ties to create a draped effect, and a large mirror backdrop
- Sweets used – The choice of candies was clearly guided by the autumn colors of the sweets themselves or their wrapping: orange, yellow, brown.
This example of a small candy buffet by Candy Galaxy featured on Ann’s Bridal Bargains shows how you don’t need a large space to assemble an eye-catching display.
- Table style – Harvest-themed, compact and colorful
- Containers and decor – Large open-topped glass vases, urns, and over-sized stemmed glassware, accented with a harvest wreath on the back wall, a bushel basket of mini pumpkins, orange flowers and sheaves of dried wheat or grass, and a garland of autumn leaves; with burlap favor bags for filling
- Sweets used – Lindt Peanut Butter Truffles, gummy bears, rock candy, orange sixlets, mini pumpkin candies
- Table style – Autumn colors, textures and materials galore
- Containers and decor – Giant goblets and martini glasses for holding the candies, autumn-leaf labels tied atop each jar with raffia; and on each side of the table (though not visible in this photo) was a wrought-iron tree where more candy, chocolates, and caramel apples were hung
- Sweets used – Not identified in the post but we spot what look like jelly beans, gumballs, toffee, candy corn and more—all in fall hues
Elegant Autumn Candy Station
Among the sample candy buffets in this “how to” post by Frosted Events is this elegant table display. It uses a symmetrical arrangement for a balanced look, as well as brown elements to balance all the bright orange and yellow.
- Table style – Autumn elegance
- Containers and decor – Candy display containers of varied types: large open-topped glass vases, shapely candy jars with lids, globe bowls, and flat trays; for decorations: a pair of large faux pumpkins, a central arrangement of fall grasses, loose pine cones painted gold
- Sweets used – Not identified in the post, but everything in fall colors—from candy balls to what look like mini candy bars and yellow-frosted cookies
A nice variation is this setup on a round table that we spotted at Leafy Tree Tops.
- Table style – Harvest display “in the round”
- Containers and decor – Assorted kinds of baskets and trays trimmed with ribbon, a ready-made centerpiece topped with a crow, lights on the white table cloth bundled in tulle (not visible in photo), and an autumn leaf garland.
- Sweets used – Mostly wrapped candies and chocolates chosen for their colors, lollipops, and gummy pumpkins
A true color surprise for this season is this peacock-themed candy buffet from Nuts.com.
- Table style – Sophisticated and exotic
- Containers and decor – Variety of large glass jars, goblets, and stemmed glass flutes; a centerpiece of peacock feathers
- Sweets used – Assorted candies in peacock hues of teal, purple, and green: jordan almonds, yogurt pretzels, gummy bears and fruit slices, M&M’s, rock candy on sticks, shimmer gumballs, and whirly pops
Vibrant Fall Themed Candy Buffets
This bright and cheerful candy buffet was styled by Sweet Design Company for a real autumn wedding.
- Table style – Colorful and playful
- Containers and decor – Focal points were the caramel apples on amber cut-glass cake pedestals, with matching amber depression glass candy dishes and plates; ribbons, fall leaves, and rhinestones for a touch of sparkle
- Sweets used – Fall faves like candy corn and big foots, to sour peaches and sour raspberries, Reese’s Pieces and Hershey’s Kisses, candy sticks and pixie sticks, yogurt-dipped pretzels and raisins, licorice, gumballs, and chocolate-dipped marshmallows
Here, Nuts.com offers up a sophisticated orange-and-black spin on a fall-time candy display, perfect for a Halloween-themed wedding.
- Table style – Glamorous with a touch of goth
- Containers and decor – Black and white damask backdrop to set off the tall jars of black and orange candies, and the vases of orange tulips and roses
- Sweets used – Orange slices, gummy peaches, white M&M’s, black licorice, tangerine jelly beans, tangerine candy sticks, black gumballs, Twizzlers, orange rock candy
Thinking of having a candy buffet at your winter wedding? We’ve got inspiration for that here, too!