Monday, March 6, 2017

*Guest Post* How To Prepare A Minion Themed Candy Buffet

Minions are everywhere! They are the adorable little yellow guys from the movie “Despicable Me”, and they have taken the the country by storm. Kids of all ages love these little overall wearing dudes. When you add the popularity of the candy buffet for kids parties and the popularity of minions, you have a sure winner.  Let’s look at preparing a minion themed candy buffet to be proud of.



Minions:

Of course, you can find minion party favors and decorations at department stores and party shops everywhere. But, if you want to get a tiny bit creative, you can create unique props, decorations and party supplies with little effort and minimal expense. From yellow gift bags with goggles to minion take-home jars made from empty baby food containers, there are oodles of things to choose. Click here for some fantastic ideas for the DIY mom.

Centerpiece:

With our candy buffets we always recommend sticking with candy for the centerpiece. However, the minion theme almost begs to be different. It is very easy to make minion cakes from Twinkies and colored frosting. We recommend attaching the Twinkies on a circle around a glass bowl with frosting. Decorate the Twinkies to look like minions and fill the bowl with yellow and blue candy of your choice.

Candy:

Yay! The best part of the candy buffet is always the candy. You will need a good online candy store with a good selection and the experience to make you look like a pro. The colors will be yellow and blue. It is okay to use different shades or hues of yellow and blue, but keep as close to the minion colors as possible. With this theme, stick with the look of the minions. Layer your glass candy jars or vases (making faces for them is optional) with the blue (overalls) on the bottom and the yellow (minion) on top.

Bulk candy usually comes in 5-pound bags. You will need about 8-ounces of candy per guest. Pay attention to the size of the candy you are selecting. Of course, smaller candy takes more ounces to fill a container than larger candy. M&M’s, Skittles, foil covered chocolates, gumballs, and mints are the right size. Ask your candy supplier to assist you in getting the candy you want in the right colors.

Your back section of the table will require taller jars. For this area consider rock candy sticks, long suckers, candy ropes, and scoopable candy with a long scoop or tongs. The midsection is for shorter and wider candy dishes arranged around the centerpiece and the front is for short jars or trays. This is a good place for specialty candy and for candy that requires a bit of effort to get out, like gummy worms or gummy bears.

Table covering and backdrop:

For the minion theme, use a blue table covering (remember the yellow on top and blue on the bottom idea) and a yellow backdrop to keep your colors and themes alive. Decorate with the DIY props you created or the store-bought party favors and gift bags you provided.

You can break up the solids with a strip of the alternate color if you would like to. Use LED lights to add sparkle. Use yellow and blue balloons, streams, ribbons, and cut outs for the backdrop. Attach paper goggles randomly around the backdrop or the bottom of the table covering. Remember, this is your creation and it does not have to be like anyone else’s.



Author Bio:
Wendy Dessler
Title: Super-Connector at OutreachMama

Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Towering SEO who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can contact her on Twitter.

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