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.

A sweet response to ‘Sweet’

I am so happy with the response I’m getting to the new ‘sweet’ candy buffet business. In the few short weeks it’s been around, I’ve had some MAJOR venues interested in contracting my services.

A few weeks ago, I displayed a full candy buffet table at the Celebrate Party Showcase in Tarrytown, NY. Elise and Flora put on a great show, thanks!! There was enough candy for 200 people – and I brought along some custom decorated chocolates too! The response was overwhelmingly positive. People literally stopped in their tracks to take a look (and a taste) of the blue and green themed candy. I brought along 200 special chocolate favors to hand out to the guests of the show. They were completely gone in two hours. Unfortunately, the show lasted for five hours and I had to fight off the crowd the rest of the time to keep my display intact. Went through 150 brochures also….I’ll bring more next time.

At the end of the show, I handed out the custom chocolates that I brought for the display. They were a HUGE hit. Of course, I had to eat some too…the brownie pops are the best!!! There also were chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate lollipops and chocolate covered marshmallows on a stick (my husband’s favorite). I met some great people at the show, including some venues that are interested in ‘Sweet’.

I’ve got the new brochure up on the web. It tells you all about ‘Sweet’. Click HERE to see it.

The website is under construction, but it should be up and running soon. The web address is www.rsvp-to-me.com/sweet.htm .

A "SWEET" START!

RSVP to me is proud to annouce it’s new “sister” business….. “SWEET by RSVP to me”, providing full services for candy buffets & dessert tables!

‘SWEET’ services include a personal consultation with a “sweet” designer; candy/dessert display; customized tablescape to complement event colors and/or theme; decorative glass & apothecary jars, and/or platters; coordinated candy scoops/tongs; coordinated table linens & décor; guest candy bags with ties; customized labels, tent cards & ribbon; complete setup and removal of display; as well as full set-up and breakdown of your buffet the day of your event! Upgrades available for delicious chocolate specialty treats and italian pastries!

‘SWEET’ candy buffet & dessert tables are great for ANY event…..weddings, mitzvahs, showers, corporate events, fund raisers, etc.

Here’s a look at some pictures taken of our first table, for our big debut at the Celebrate Party Showcase:

Visit our ‘SWEET’ facebook page and “like” us to follow our story and updates! And keep an eye out for a brand new website! All photos by Anna Hurt (told you she has talent!!)