Friday, August 13, 2010

A Colorful Sweets Buffet at Finale

In July, Fiona and I were asked to help put together a sweets buffet for a reception held at Finale Desserterie & Bakery in Boston. A sweets buffet, also known as a dessert buffet, is very similar to a candy buffet, except it usually includes extra non-candy items like cookies, brownies, or cupcakes. The reception was for a baptism, and in addition to the sweets buffet, guests enjoyed a variety of sandwiches and desserts from Finale.

For favor boxes, I personalized 4" x 4" clear tuck top boxes with brown double faced satin ribbon, and a sticker label on the front. I designed little butterflies and a cross around the words "Jayden's Baptism", the date of the event, and "Thank you for coming!". For the jar labels, I created hanging tags using pearlescent white cardstock, a brown metallic cardstock backing, and brown double faced satin ribbon. I also created a sign for the front of the buffet that matched the jar labels, with the phrase "help yourselves to something sweet" under Jayden's Sweets Buffet.

On the morning of the event, I went over to Finale to setup the buffet, and I loved how colorful everything was! Cecilia, Jayden's mom, picked the following goodies: chocolate covered almonds, gummy bears, skittles, milk chocolate M&Ms, sour apple ring candy, jelly beans, chocolate chip cookies, butter shortbread cookies, vanilla & raspberry jam cookies, and oreos. It is always fun setting up dessert buffets because I get to open up bags and bags of candy! Here are some photos of the design elements and the event.

event photos by Andrew Chu and Ramson Gutierrez

Mmm... this display makes me really want some candy, especially more of those Starburst flavored jelly beans!! If you're interested in a candy or sweets buffet for your upcoming event, contact us at


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