To prepare a candy table for a wedding reception, group vessels according to their height, decorate with ribbons that match the wedding palette, and cover the background wall using paper garlands. Use a specific color scheme for the candy. Consider the weather before setting the table, and provide sufficient containers and supplies.
Offer plenty of options for the guests to choose from, by including desserts such as cupcakes, fudge candies, cake pops and macaroons. Use monochromatic palettes, only making use of different shades and hues within the palette. If using a primary dark color, use lighter shades to make the trimmings. If the party takes place outdoors, avoid using candies that can easily melt. If the weather is hot, hold the party within an air-conditioned room.
Provide sufficient candy for eating and playing with while maintaining a specific candy flavor profile. Create bundles of lollipops arranged like bouquets of flowers. Use apothecary jars and alternatives such as vases, small pails, cake stands and flat platters for serving, and make sure there is sufficient supply of serving ware such as scoops and tongs. Also provide mini boxes or little bags for take away. Use additions to the candy by providing pleasantries such as spiced nuts, kettle corns and mini cookies.