Sweet by RSVP to Me: Edible Party Favors!

“Don’t forget your favor!” We’ve all attended and/or hosted celebrations where favors are given out at the end as a small way of saying thanks for coming! If you could choose what the favor would be at the end of your next party, what would it be?

I bet you didn’t say one of these: candle, matches, coasters, key chain, mini picture frame, hand soap, seeds, bookmark, playing cards, mug, shot glass, letter opener, or trinket box. Instead, I bet you’d chose something that you can EAT! Who doesn’t love a tasty treat?

This is why candy buffets are becoming popular for all kinds of celebrations! A candy buffet is a gorgeous display of candy that is personally designed to complement the theme and/or colors of your event. Guests fill up bags with goodies to eat on the spot or take home with them!

Take a peek into two candy buffets that we have set up recently… the first was for a First Communion celebration.IMG_4511a  IMG_4518a IMG_4521a IMG_4525a IMG_4526a IMG_4534a IMG_4539a

And this one for a special Bat Mitzvah celebration!

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No matter what the occasion, a candy buffet is an awesome option! Consider contacting us for your next event, whether it be a wedding, bridal/baby shower, bar/bat mitzvah, birthday, anniversary, graduation, holiday, first communion, sweet sixteen/quinceanera, welcome home, or bon voyage celebration. We would love to design and assemble a candy buffet that is just right for your special event!

Something Sweet to Welcome their Long-Awaited Sweetheart!

I was honored when Emily, of Emily Photography, asked for my help as she was planning a “Welcome Home” party for their recently adopted daughter, Lyla. I was beyond happy for this amazing family! I just have to share a glimpse into their story…

I met Emily back in 2013 at a wedding that we were both working and we hit it off right away! I learned a bit about her that evening … how she had two adorable and spunky boys at home, but a piece of her heart was overseas. Emily and her husband were in the process of adopting Lyla from Africa. They knew it would be a long and difficult journey, but had no idea of the emotional roller coaster that was in store for them over the next 2 years.

Emily and I stayed in touch, and every time I saw or spoke with her, I hoped for good news on the adoption front! I was excited with her when gains were made, and when Emily went to meet and visit with Lyla for the first time. But, I shed tears on her behalf when I heard of delays and the roadblocks they faced in trying to bring their daughter home. I stood in awe of Emily and her family as they worked through each hardship and sacrificed so much of their time, energy, and resources to do whatever they could to bring this sweet girl home to her forever family.

That’s why, over TWO YEARS later, I was SO THRILLED to learn that Lyla was finally HOME! This was certainly something to CELEBRATE!

So a princess-themed celebration was planned! Emily chose some of her favorite colors, pink and gold, and asked for my help with glittery invitations and a table full of gorgeous goodies for the party! I had so much fun with this custom invitation design, and choosing sweet treats for all of the guests to take home as favors. I loved seeing pictures from this event, especially Lyla’s incredible SMILE! She is where she belongs and you can see it all over her face!

All photos by Emily Photography of course!

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I am over-the-moon excited for this special family, especially Emily, whose heart is whole again! (And is NOW bursting with love and joy as they look forward to welcoming another baby boy into their family very soon!) I LOVED working with them for this special event, and I look forward to watching their family grow in numbers and LOVE for one another.

Kristen and James | Real Wedding

When Kristen and Jamie asked us to do their wedding invitations, wedding day stationery AND candy buffet for their special day, we were ecstatic! What a fun and charming couple…we knew right away that our soon-to-be newlyweds were full of elegance and shouted out sophistication! That, to us, is a great combination and recipe for greatness.



Kristen and Jamie chose neutral colors, coordinated ever so elegantly with gold glitter and a fun kaleidoscope pattern for the invitation – a perfect introduction to what would be an elegant and sophisticated fall wedding. The wedding day stationery followed suit and kept in perfect taste as they were so beautifully displayed for the guests. The table name cards displayed “wedding oriented” Hawaiian words with the English translation – a fun touch that was significant to Kristen and Jamie as a couple.

Gold glitter tented escort cards with kaleidoscope embellishment
Photo by Emily Photography

Kaleidoscope patterned tented table name card, with gold glitter accent
Kaleidoscope patterned card sign with gold glitter accent
Next came the delicious part….the candy buffet!! From mouth-watering salt water taffy, to the delectable chocolate covered pretzels, this table left nothing to the imagination!  The custom tags matched the invitations and wedding day stationery, and the gorgeous “pop” of orange, pulled together a candy buffet with plenty to feed the child in everyone!


With all the decorations on the table complimenting the color scheme chosen by the happy couple, it turned out to be an eye-stopper in the celebration. As the water cooler is in the office, the buffet table turned into the “hang out” of the reception as guests couldn’t help but indulge in all it’s wonderfulness.

Kristen and Jamie’s stationery, candy buffet and overall decor set forward a perfect example of how simple elegance, sophistication and a flair for “fun” all comes together to help create one happy wedding day! We wish you both a life full of love, laughter and bliss, xo


A Very Special Mermaid Celebration

It is not very often I am given the opportunity to share with everyone a dessert table that is so personal and not just near my heart, but from my heart! This table was designed and set up to celebrate my gorgeous little angel Remy turning 1 year old. Because the party was such a huge part of my heart, I refused to fall into the cookie-cutter 1st Birthday party ideas.  Pulled out the list and ran through it many times. Barbie Party…nope! American Girl party…no way! Dora the Explorer…I think not! I turned to the professionals on this one, my 5 year old son. With my expertise and his endless imagination, we came up with a fun unique idea, Mermaid/Sea themed 1st Birthday party for our little Remy.

I spared no details on this one!  I teamed up with a frequently used vendor, Hudson Valley Cakery, we worked and slaved over ideas for Remy’s dessert table. After kicking around ideas, themes, colors and which of the millions of amazing options available from Hudson Valley Cakery, we painfully narrowed it down to 1/2 dozen of our favorite featured desserts.

As you can see in the pictures, we have a final product that is nothing shy of edible heaven! From the decadent cream filled sugar cookies turned into “Oyster Cookies”, to the “Starfish” sugar cookies and Cake Pops, we supplied Remy’s guests with an array of ocean desserts that brought them begging for more.

With a beautiful satin streamer backdrop, Remy’s two-tier cake was the star of the show!  The flawless ruffles of the ocean water, to the shiny rich pearls brought the base of the cake to life. The seashells and coral that wrapped the second tier helped bring her cake to a climatic finish with a proud “1” to show all of our guests how big our little Mermaid was that day.

I apologize that as you read this, you are unable to sense the happiness and pride that is beaming from my heart to the keys as I type this blog for you all to read, but I do thank you for taking the time to allow me to showcase the many talents that were brought together to make this dessert table the masterpiece that it had become.  A HUGE thank you to all the ladies that helped and make this possible!!  You know who you are!! 😉
Oyster cookies wouldn’t be the same without that perfect chocolate pink pearl!!

Chocolate and vanilla cake pops decorated with glitter sugar – YUM!

Rock Candy Sticks in water pearls went over ‘SWIMMINGLY’!

PERFECTLY decorated starfish sugar cookies – another huge hit!

To ensure each Sea-goer did not leave soggy and unhappy, each party goer was given a Diver’s bag of treasures to spoil themselves at home with.  Topped to the gills with candy and sealed with burlap and Remy’s seal of approval.

Life is Short, Eat SWEETS!

If you don’t know already, all of us here at ‘RSVP to me‘ are completely obsessed with all things pretty AND SWEET. It’s actually two of our guilty pleasures! When we’re not designing and assembling custom wedding invitations and day-of stationery, we’re creating one-of-a-kind candy buffets and dessert tables with our sister brand, ‘SWEET by RSVP to me‘. This fun trend has become a staple for any type of party that combines three of our favorite things- candy, chocolate and stationery. Custom candy buffets and dessert tables are a great way to not only thank guests for being a part of your special day, but it can also become an eye-catching detail for your reception. From apothecary jars, decorative glass, and platters to coordinated table linens, decor, customized labels, and more, you’re guests will be in for a delicious and fun experience that will leave a lasting impression! Here’s a small look at some of our past custom candy and dessert tables we designed, but we must warn you that these special treats are sure to tempt! Don’t forget, this is a great idea for ANY occasion, especially weddings and even your upcoming holiday party.

Custom red, white and blue candy buffet designed by ‘SWEET by RSVP to me’
Chocolate-covered Oreos & favor boxes with custom monogram labels
Custom green and yellow candy and dessert bar designed by ‘SWEET by RSVP to me’
No candy buffet is complete without this all-time favorite candy! Do you agree?
Martine & Kurt’s candy display featuring French macarons.
Shore/Nautical themed candy display – Don’t you just love the props?
Chocolate & Malts Candy
A winter-themed candy display isn’t complete without mini chocolate SNO-CAPS and blue raspberry rock candy for a little sparkle.
Once the dancing is over and your special day comes to an end, there’s no better way to send guests home than with sweet memories and savory favors! Contact us today for a SWEET experience!

FAVORable Impressions

Selecting wedding favors seems like an easy task, but it’s one of the hardest details to cross off your to-do list and can even be one of the most daunting endeavors for some brides, especially if it’s not planned out in advance. You put a lot of thought into your special day to ensure guests have a great time (taking into consideration the location, food choices, and entertainment), so it’s only fitting that you thank your guests with a gift that will leave a favorable impression. We’ve all been to our fair of events where we were given items that quickly made their way into a junk draw or worse, thrown into the trash! Let’s face it, we want to know that our money is being used on favors that won’t be ignored and will remind our family and friends of your wedding. Look beyond traditional and typical favors and send your guests home with something that not only shows your gratitude, but will also be truly unforgettable. Consider these fun and worthwhile wedding and special event favors!

Custom purple favor boxes with gold accent

Food- You can never go wrong with edible favors! Choose items such as petite fours, custom cookies, or other late night snacks such as donuts or pastries from your favorite local bakery for your guests to enjoy on their ride home or the following morning. Package accordingly in favor boxes and personalize with a custom favor tag with your names and wedding date.
Custom ‘Sweet by RSVP to me’ candy buffet
Candy– If you have a sweet tooth like us, treat your guests to a custom candy buffet or dessert table. This popular choice among brides, grooms, and event hosts offer guests the opportunity to help themselves to some of their favorite confections from sour watermelons and taffy to M&Ms and rock candy. If you’re not sure where to begin, Sweet by RSVP to me can help design a candy buffet that coordinates with your overall theme and/or color scheme. Not only do we offer all candy and desserts that are ordered specifically for your event, but we provide decorative glasses, apothecary jars, candy scoops, tongs, and custom labels, tent cards, and ribbon to make your display one-of-a-kind. Bring out the child in everyone and add nostalgic fun that will surely make any event that much sweeter!

Custom wedding donation cards in lieu of traditional wedding favors

Charitable Donations– Give back on your wedding day with open hearts through philanthropic efforts! This is a great opportunity to contribute to a cause you’re passionate about or make a donation in memory of a loved one. Be sure to inform guests of your charitable donation with custom donation cards that can be placed at each place setting.

Whether you decide to send your guest home with a sweet treat or donate to a great cause, be sure to plan ahead and your wedding favors are sure to be appreciated!

David Tutera’s "My Fair Wedding" with RSVP to me airing again on Thursday the 27th at 2pm and 10pm eastern

If you missed the premier airing of the episode of David Tutera‘s My Fair Wedding that featured RSVP to me‘s wedding stationery, you are in luck. The Wizard of Oz episode will air again on Thursday, January 27th at 2pm and 10pm eastern time on WEtv.
If you like RSVP to me’s wedding stationery, you should check out the candy buffets. Sweet by RSVP-to-me creates custom candy buffets and dessert tables for all occasions.