Vintage Rustic Christmas Candy Buffet

My mother always says ‘it’s not a party unless you have M&M’s’. Well, with candy buffets and dessert tables currently trending, it’s not a party without LOTS of different candy.

One of the sweetest (pun intended) parts of my job is that sometimes I get to indulge in the very goodness I get to create. Next Friday I will be setting up a Vintage Rustic Christmas wedding. And if you know anything about me, those three words together make for one of my absolute favorite themes. This weekend, as part of quality control, I have to go ‘taste test’ some of the chocolates and candies I will be displaying in the candy buffet for this event (poor me, right?)

Berries & Birch Christmas Bark

Christmas Bark from Berries & Birch shoot
photo by Darci Woodiwiss Photography

I like to keep the colors in the palette of the event and always include different textures, tastes and chocolates. Some of these candies have white sugar coating and are just gorgeous. They are perfectly vintage, rustic and Christmas and will be a great addition to this wedding. My candy vendor is fabulous and always gives me a great selection of beautiful (and delicious) candy. If you’re ever in Dunedin, Florida, be sure to stop by The Candy Bar.

So, just for fun, I thought I’d share the list of candy going on the buffet. You may have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head after this, but please don’t blame me for any midnight sugar cravings!

*Dark Chocolate Cranberries

*Candy Cane Caramels

*Christmas Select Mix (licorice pastels, cream candy trees, mint balls, jordan almonds, gumdrops, milk chocolate foiled balls)

*Egg Nog and Gingerbread Taffy

*Peppermint Puffs

*Dark and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

*”M&M’s” (their names are Meredith and Matt, how could we not? Plus, refer to the opening line.)

*Dark Chocolate Nonpareils

*Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

*Milk Chocolate Toffee Almonds

*Sugar Plums

Are you drooling yet?
Hopefully this inspires some ideas for your holiday get togethers.
And don’t worry, there will be lots of photos to share from the wedding in a few weeks.
What’s your favorite holiday candy? Do you have any traditional candy that you only eat on certain holidays? Please share!