So you want to add take home boxes or bags? That IS the question.
Providing take home boxes or bags on your candy buffet table is a fantastic idea. Plus, your guests will want to take some home.
Well, here's the deal-E-O. There are two types: boxes or bags.
Boxes: #1 Gable boxes. They come in packs of 12, per pack. They are shipped to you flat and you have to fold them to make boxes. Great, fine and they are cute. BUT, put a scoop of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in then and WHAM, what do you hear all over the floor? Yep, the bottom comes out, falls apart. IF you use this type of box, assemble and tape the bottoms. Save you and your guest from becoming red faced.
Boxes: #2 Square boxes. They also come in packs of 10, 12, 24 per pack. BUT, they are a box. Some come with tops, some do not. Read the description. They come in different sizes, but stick to small, as you do not want to run out of candy.
Bags #1 Paper bags. For a candy buffet, you will want a small take home bag, not a bag the size of a brown lunch bag! Good gravy!!! Small take home candy bags will be in the range of 4.25"L x 2.25"W x 8"H. Don't worry about the height of the bags, you can always take a fancy scissors and cut the height. Plus, are you ready for the best part? You can personalize, monogram them or put stickers on them, stencil, or what ever you want on the bags. Hole punch then put a color ribbon thru them. Cute.
Bags #2 Organza bags. These little cuties come in so many sizes, styles, and colors your head is gonna spin off. Most will have draw strings to keep them closed and they are see-thru. They are sold in sets as well and small, medium or large. Again, keep to the small size, as to not run out of the sweet stuff.
No matter which one you choose for your candy buffet take home container, keeping them small will save on candy. You don't have to stick to just one, you can mix and match. Sky IS the limit.
Everybody LOVES candy.