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WorkingtoohardMama Fri 08-Mar-13 18:51:26

My sister and I are organising the sweet table for our other sisters wedding, so I was just wondering what sweets would make you think yum and what would make you think yuk!

Thank you!

littlemissengaged Fri 08-Mar-13 18:54:02

cola bottles, haribo love hearts and those big blue whales!

nothing that takes too long to eat incase someone tries to talk to you then ur mouth is full of hard boiled sweets!

CaptainSweatPants Fri 08-Mar-13 18:55:37

Do you mean pudding?
Lemon meringue pie
Strawberry gateau ?

WorkingtoohardMama Fri 08-Mar-13 18:58:10

littlemiss has got the right idea, sorry I should've said sweet shop type sweets, not dessert type sweets!

littlemissengaged Fri 08-Mar-13 19:09:02

put it in the chat section, you'll get loads of responses

BertieBotts Fri 08-Mar-13 19:14:27

I went to a wedding recently which had these - great idea smile although if DC are invited probably best to serve some proper food pretty early on for them at least, otherwise they get hyped up on sugar and are too tired to eat real food by the time the buffet comes out.

The sweets at this wedding were mainly love-themed or pink/white themed, little packets of love hearts, those gummy red hearts you get in haribo etc, pink and white heart shaped jelly beans, flumps, a "tree" of licorice allsorts, and candy canes in red/pink flavours.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Fri 08-Mar-13 20:12:44

Love hearts, haribo and aniseed jellies!

nilbyname Fri 08-Mar-13 20:16:12

Fruit salads and black jacks
Flying saucers

MountainOrMolehill Fri 08-Mar-13 20:16:18

Sweets to represent the bride and groom somehow. So if they're called mike and Michelle get m and m's.
If they have nicknames maybe you could use as sweets?

MountainOrMolehill Fri 08-Mar-13 20:26:16

Do they have a theme for the wedding you could follow? A colour? Butterflies etc?

Popping candy is a must though. grin

Are you looking for fun or classy ideas?

WorkingtoohardMama Fri 08-Mar-13 20:39:03

These are all brilliant, we've been looking for a while, but we're worrying about whether we're making the right choices, the colour scheme is green, so far we're thinking

Green jelly beans
Green sweetie pencils
Green laces
Apple bon bons
Flying saucers
Green rock pieces
Chocolate eggs in green foil
Blue and pink cola bottles
Fizzy cola bottles
Shrimps and bananas

We're thinking of having as much green as possible mixed with everyone's favourites, but will it look half hearted if its not all to a theme??

Can't believe how much time I'm spending thinking about it all!!

ValerieJones Fri 08-Mar-13 20:42:30

That sounds fantastic - going to a reception tomorrow eve and hoping there is still some left there.

I love the theme idea

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 08-Mar-13 20:47:43

Vegetarian Percy Pigs from M&S have green ears (and would give you something for this who might not eat gelatin)

MountainOrMolehill Fri 08-Mar-13 20:51:58

What about green and white then?

Green ideas sound good.
Then maybe marshmallows? Bon bons? Milk bottles? Eggs?

And a bowl of love hearts. That's a definite MUST!

Would love to have this task! There's an old sweet shop down the road and get sweet gifts from there.

How are they being 'served'?
Cellophane bags? Brown bags? Bowls?

Maybe even a 'guess How many xyz are in the jar'? Just for fun/charity?

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 08-Mar-13 20:52:07

If you want to go all out what about custom rock in green with bride and grooms names in.

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 08-Mar-13 20:56:01

If you google images sweet table centrepieces it brings up lots of ideas. Interestingly lots of the tables of sweets are bulked up with colour theme iced biscuits, cupcakes and macaroons.

WorkingtoohardMama Fri 08-Mar-13 21:04:22

Thank you all so much, these are brilliant!

I was hoping to get personalised rocks, but they're a bit pricy, but I have found some cute green ones with 'all you need is love' in the middle.

Love the green and white idea, and the Percy pigs too!

We've got about 16 jars to fill plus 3 fish bowls, I'm also thinking about getting a large chopping board with Turkish delight on it - i think I'll be guarding the table all night to make sure everything tastes ok, my mouths watering just thinking about it!

MountainOrMolehill Fri 08-Mar-13 21:24:30

One of the The fish bowls I'd put marshmallows in. Maybe two bowls depending how you're presenting them.

Also some pearl used helium green and white balloons would be nice. A florist would inflate them for a next to nothing charge. And maybe a few white flowers/greenery?

Green and white jelly beans/babies?

With the rock just be aware I went to a wedding with a sweet table with rock and the rock stuck to the jars. The bride was slamming the jars around trying to free the rock! Just to bare in mind. Though the personalised rock is a great idea.

I would have cellophane bags for guests to fill. SMALL ones as the drunk men would get carried away with big ones wink

White choc mice too!

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 08-Mar-13 21:30:40

Just marriedgreen rock £2.95 for 50 pieces. I can't vouch for the company i just came across them on google.

WorkingtoohardMama Fri 08-Mar-13 21:31:42

mountain thanks for the tip re the rock sticking, may rethink where we put it.

We've got some of those stripy paper bags, but was thinking about getting some of those cellophane cones and pre filling them with with flumps and flying saucers (to look pretty!)

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 08-Mar-13 21:33:22

Maybe these bags to "serve" them in?

Bunbaker Fri 08-Mar-13 21:34:12

Where are the jelly babies?

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 08-Mar-13 21:34:14

X-post re bags!

TotallyEggFlipped Fri 08-Mar-13 21:34:49

Single coloured M&Ms
Cola bottles fizzy and non-fizzy ones
False teeth
Milk bottles
Pink shrimps
White chocolate buttons with hundreds & thousands
White mice

TotallyEggFlipped Fri 08-Mar-13 21:35:26

Jelly babies
Jelly beans

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