Offering a candy and dessert bar is a great way to add some color to your wedding or event while ensuring that everyone has an option for the end of the meal. Typically, a candy bar offers a variety of candies displayed in glass jars to showcase the color of the confections. In addition, hosts often add some additional options like gluten-free cakes and sugar free sweets.
Work with your caterer to ensure the candy bar has a sufficient number of alternative dessert options. Use the bar to offer some fun choices like cake pops, push pops, and pie. Some hosts opt to add an ice cream freezer so guests can scoop out some ice cream to eat with cake.
Children tend to get excited at the sight of a candy bar. For the parents that worry about feeding their children too much sugar, you can add some dried fruit like banana chips and mango pieces. You can also add fresh fruit to the bar along with yogurt dips, caramel drizzle, and melted chocolate. For a dramatic effect, add a chocolate fountain to the dessert table.
With the range of dietary restrictions that hosts have to account for in food planning, a dessert bar helps guests with a self-serve alternative to the wedding cake or chocolate mousse that everyone gets at the table. In addition, the dessert bar becomes a way for guests to stand and mingle.