For the past few events we’ve hosted here, we’ve supplied sweet tables. Not only are they fun to make but they are always very well received. There are five basic steps you should follow when trying to make your own sweet table.
1) Decide on a theme and colour.
Ours are sometimes based on a holiday which makes it easy for theme selection. There are so many free printable available on the web that you can match your colour/theme to them. For example for the circus theme I found this adorable circus template. The little signs really take your sweet table to the next level.
2) Decide on the type of candy you want.
There are so many different types of candy out there, it can be overwhelming just to decide on what kind to get. The candy can be separated into four kinds.
Bulk loose candy: sold by the pound
Individually packaged candy: offer one per guest
Designer candy/sweets: offer one per guest
Display candy: used for decoration & filler
3) Divide your candy table into 3 zones
A front zone – this is a good zone to put your bulk candy in trays.
A middle zone – the perfect place to use apothecary jars.
The back zone – use taller jars in this area.
4) Use a tablecloth and don’t forget about creating some type of backdrop!
For our backdrops, I bought a 3-fold bristol board from Staples and then used duck tape in various colours to create the pattern.
5) Finishing touches