Candy Bar Ideas

I’m obsessed with the new trend of having a candy bar at your wedding! I love the idea of having everyone be able to enjoy our favorite sweets and take some home in a cute box as a little wedding favor.

I really didn’t know anything about candy bars until Pinterest.com became a hit and then everything you could ever imagine was on there. I stumbled across the candy bar idea on the wedding section and I’ve also seen people use the candy bar idea for little kids birthday parties. Simply perf! (perfect) haha.

I’ve seen people use apothecary jars, cylinder and square vases and other different styles of jars. I’ve been researching prices on all different types of jars at Michaels, World Market and Pier1. I’ve seen them range from $9.99-$45!!

I found these at Pier1 for $24 for both! Not a bad price and I absolutely love the chalkboard label. Perfect for writing down the specific candy that is in the jar.

I also found these that I think would add some character because they aren’t exactly the same style as the ones above. I kind of want to have random jars in style and shape.

These range from $2.99-$5.99 and are available at World Market.

I also found some traditional apothecary jars that I’d love to buy and use but they’re a little more expensive. However, I have seen people use these for cottonballs and q-tips in the bathroom and it makes the bathroom around look much fancier! Haha.

These are listed on Peir1’s website for $24.95 for the left one and $19.95 for the right one.

I think out of the two above, I’d probably be more likely to go with the short one so that it’s easier for people to get candy out of and it’s a little rounder.

I found this cute little round one at world market that I’d love to get and it’s not too expensive either!

$14.99 at World Market.

Found this one on the webstaurantstore.com. Cheap pricing on jars! This one is a gallon and is $7.69 ea when you buy 2.


Here are some cute candy bars that other people have put together that kind of give me an idea of how I want to arrange mine.

photo courtesy of pinterest.com

photo courtesy of pinterest.com

photo courtesy of pinterest.com

photo courtesy of pinterest.com

I can’t wait to start getting things together and make this all happen!!! Luckily since I’m a couponer, I should be able to get a bunch of candy for cheap. Hopefully! Now I just need to make a list of our favs!

How many different types of candy should we have? I think more than 4 because I want a good variety!

Wedding Planning

Wedding planning has been keeping me somewhat busy these days. When there’s nothing to do at work, I find myself browsing Pinterest looking for ideas. We have yet to pick a date but I love planning ahead, figuring out prices and looking at cute ideas. I like to be way prepared ahead of time. Once I figure out how much everything that I want is going to cost, we’ll be picking a date. I’m guessing my budget (reception) will probably be around $5,000 give or take. I’m still not sure yet. I know the reception location is around $1,000 but that includes tables, linens and a few other things. I’d have to rent chairs and figure out the food part but I think $5,000 is a good budget.

The things I’m sure about for my wedding are:

  1. Candy Bar – Tons of my favorites and Steven’s favorites to be taken home in a small box as a wedding favor.
  2. My dress – I already know the one I want, just have to go into the store, try it on and save money for it.
  3. Who all I’d invite – probably 70+ people
  4. Small cake for us, cupcakes for guests – Saves money and cake doesn’t go to waste. I’m planning on having about 4-5 different flavors.
  5. Shoes – Girl has to have awesome shoes and mine will be custom chucks! No heels for this girl!
  6. Photobooth – Yes! I want to have an awesome photobooth with tons of props for many funny moments!
  7. Beverages – Tea (sweet and unsweet), lemonade (2 flavors), Margaritas (maybe) and different types of beer.

Here are just some cute ideas I found on Pinterest that were super cute!

Really feeling the grey, simple and classic

Photobooths are definitely trendy these days!

Lemon creme cupcakes

I know it’s kind of silly to be planning everything when I don’t have any money or a time frame but I love planning stuff in advance and not waiting till the last minute. Gives me enough time to make everything perfect and the way we would like it to be.

Let me know if you have any awesome wedding ideas to share with me!

-Katie

Throwback Thursday

I decided that every Thursday will be throwback Thursday where I will show pictures from the past and talk about the past. I need to blog more often and this will be a good way for me to at least get 1 blog post in every week. Enjoy!

The first picture I’m going to share is one of me from 2007. I miss being smaller. I still considered myself fat back then but when I look at the picture now it’s just more depressing. Time to get my butt in gear! I want to look like that again!

Here’s another one of me with my old coupe from 2007. I remember my ex telling me if I wore those pants again he’d rip them up and throw them in the trash *rolls eyes*.

A picture of my baby girl when my ex broke her leg. I remember it like it was just yesterday. It was 4am and he threw her into a front flip on the bed, waking me up. She landed wrong on the corner of the bed and fell and snapped her leg. I had to sit with her for 3 hours as she cried in pain. Once the vet hospital opened up, I rushed her in there. $400 later she was good to go. Of course, I didn’t have money at the time so I was lucky enough to have amazing coworkers that helped me out and I earned about $75 toward bringing her home. They wouldn’t let me take her home until I gave them $200.

Sissy used to love sitting in the garage with me while watching me work on my coupe. It had to have been the cutest thing that I have ever seen. I think she was a year old in this picture.

That’s it for Throwback Thursday!! Hope you all enjoyed walking down memory lane with me 😀