Party Planning: How to Style the Perfect Candy Bar

If you’re as Pinterest obsessed as we are, chances are you’ve seen more than your fair share of candy bar photos lately. There’s definitely a reason they’re so popular. Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a baby shower, or looking for a fun wedding favor to serve up alongside cake, setting up a candy bar is a sweet solution. But before you get started on creating a candy bar of your own, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Here are my tips for how to style your sweets…

Pick a Palette

Picking your color palette is the first order of business when it comes to building your candy bar. Monochromatic candy bars are all over Pinterest these days, but you don’t have to limit yourself to a single hue. As long as it’s well thought out and aesthetically pleasing, feel free to choose a couple of colors or even a whole spectrum that goes well together.

Party Planning: How to Style the Perfect Candy Bar

Add Dimension

It’s important that both your candy and your jars have dimension. Choose a good range of shapes and sizes that will add depth and height to your spread. If your jars aren’t creating enough dimension on their own, try stacking several books under some of the jars (underneath your table cloth) to create height where you need it.

Party Planning: How to Style the Perfect Candy Bar

Curate Your Candy

It’s great if your candy bar looks pretty, but you also want it to be fun for guests to eat, too! Make sure you have a good mix of different types of candy—some chocolate, some hard candy, some gummies, etc. We ordered ours in bulk from Online bulk candy stores tend to have the best variety to choose from at the best prices too.

Party Planning: How to Style the Perfect Candy Bar


Just like an outfit, accessories are an essential part of your candy table. Cute scoops, tongs, and baggies are often the perfect finishing touch. And of course, choose accessories that work with your design and color palette.

I hope those tips help!

Have you every built your own candy bar or sweets table?

Share your experience below.

xo Ilana
Team LC

P.S. Love our table linen and heart garland? They’re both from The Little Market!

Photos: Yoni Goldberg for