Thursday, March 10, 2011

DIY Lolly Table

 

A lolly table can be a whimsical addition to your reception, or act as playful and interactive favors. Project Wedding offer some tips to get you started!


Presentation

Use a colour scheme that matches your wedding palette: wedding colors aren’t just for the flowers and bridesmaids dresses!

Create depth and height in your display. You can wrap the boxes in decorative paper and sculpt a beautiful landscape on your table.   

Take advantage of your centerpieces by adding one or two to the lolly table to help tie it in with the rest of your reception.

Don’t be afraid to use trimmings details like good quality linens, ribbons, and paper can add nice touches to your overall display.

Where will the lolly table be located? Will there be a nice backdrop or wall behind it for pictures? Or will it be open so people can access it from all sides? These are all good questions to ask yourself before deciding on a set-up design.
And most importantly remember less is more!

Lollies

Having a specific colour scheme can really make your candy table pop. Make sure to consider different hues and shades. If using primarily dark colors, try to use trimmings in lighter shades to bring energy to your table.

If you’re open to other types of treats consider mini cookies or spiced nuts as sweet additions. Placing the wedding cake or groom's cake on the same table can add visual diversity.

Keep it simple by having a variety of flavors and different types of lollies can be satisfying to everyone, but don’t be afraid to go with a specific flavor profile.  


Containers and Supplies

Apothecary jars and similar containers tend to be the standard, but don’t miss out on other shapes and sizes you can find elsewhere! Vases are fabulously inexpensive alternatives, and are easy to find. You can also use cake stands, flat platters, and other serving ware to give your guests a variety of ways to choose their sweets!

When choosing containers, make sure you keep in mind how your guests are going to get the candy out! Scoops, tongs, and other serving ware should be small enough to get the goods!

If your table is set up as a DIY favor station, little bags or mini boxes can be great take-homes. Dress them up with a little label and ribbon and your guests have a tasty treat for later. Small, clear plastic cups or even napkins are also cheap ideas if you prefer the sweets to be eaten on the spot.

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