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Love is Sweet! How to make your own Sweetie Bar

May 31, 2011

The ever popular appearance of a  Candy Buffet/Sweetie table at weddings is still going strong, so I thought today I’d focus on inspiration for your sweetie bars and showcase the range of accessories we offer at the same time 🙂

Firstly, the all important jars! There are so many gorgeous jars available, though they tend to cost the earth on the likes of ebay! Of course, you can hire these which makes things very easy, though if you prefer to buy, they can be found quite cheaply.

Search for ‘apothecary jars’ – Next have these gorgeous jars available for just £10 for the smaller jar and £14 for the larger one.

For a cheap alternative, ASDA have some great glass jars – choose from flip tops in a range of sizes or screw tops with a silver lid for £1 each – they occasionally put these on offer for 3 for £2 so keep your eyes peeled! Ikea also do a very cheap range of sweetie jars – so shop around!

Jars now sorted….what to fill them with?! Sweets can be picked up extremely cheaply – if you’re on a strict budget, get to the Pound Shop! They have lots of traditional style sweets in large packets at, of course, £1 each. Remember to check the best before dates on the bags if you’re buying in advance!

Now to making things look pretty! Our sweetie tags are the perfect way to dress your gorgeous jars…choose from a range of styles: hanging, wrap around or freestanding:

Hanging style:

Wrap around Style:

Freestanding Style:

With your pretty tags purchased in your theme colours and patterns designed especially for you, next, you’ll want to purchase some tongs/scoops for your guests to pick out those tempting sweeties! Ebay is great for metal scoops or wooden tongs like these:

As well as making the jars look pretty, continue the sweetie theme by supplying your guests with our personalised sweetie bags (available in an array of colours and designs):

We also make card bunting flags and Sweetie bar signs to let your guests know they can help themselves. Here are some of the signs we’ve made recently which are made to any size to fit your picture frames.

Wondering how to style your sweetie bar? The key to a good table is to have an array of jars, ranging in height, all perfectly co-ordinated with the colour palette of your wedding (or complimentary colours) so finally, I’ve put together a moodboard for you to give you some inspiration, enjoy!


Top left: Amy Atlas Events

Top centre: Project Wedding

Top right: My Wonderful Party

Bottom left: The Sweet Treat Co.

Bottom centre: Hostessblog

Bottom right: The Sweet Treat Co.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2011 4:35 pm

    blooming great post! I shall bookmark this! 🙂 Xxx

  2. June 1, 2011 2:55 pm

    LOVE this post, given me fab tips and ideas, thank you so much!!

  3. June 1, 2011 3:37 pm

    Great post! We are having a sweetie table which I’m creating myself. People charge so so much for this service but the same fab look is achievable when put together by yourself. Love the mood boards! 🙂

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