5 Factors to Consider in Planning Your Candy Cart Display

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Jan 04 2022

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Organising a party can be pretty chaotic. It usually calls for looking for something out of the ordinary that will require the most time and thought. That is why a lovely candy cart display is ideal for these types of exciting events.

If you asked a room full of kids if anyone doesn’t like candies, you'd be lucky to get one out of fifty hands up. In a room full of adults, you might get a few more who refuse to admit to liking candy, but that's it. The truth is that almost everyone enjoys sweets, and we automatically associate candy and chocolate with pleasant feelings, happy childhood memories, and enjoyable times.

In this article, we will share five aspects to think about to make your candy cart display that extra unique and personal, to help you choose the perfect candy cart display and to get your creative juices flowing.


Colour Scheme

Although it may appear obvious, choosing a suitable colour scheme can make all the difference. Tableware, chair covers and sashes, and even the wedding cake colours can be used to determine the base colour for decorating the candy cart. It is usually best to keep the candy cart to no more than two colours, as the sweets and the display itself will add more variety and extra colours.



This is where your imagination can run wild. You are not limited in how you can decorate your candy cart display. Our only suggestion is that you do not overdo it, as it is preferable to have one or two prominent features rather than a plethora of decorations that can dazzle your guests!

Balloons are an excellent addition for the younger audience, especially numbered balloons or ones with cartoon or movie characters. Aside from that, cardboard cutouts of Disney characters are fantastic. Try bunting across the front of the candy cart or a striped coloured roof for a more traditional look.



After you've chosen the perfect colour scheme, selected your favourite sweets, and decorated it to look picture-perfect, the last thing you want is for it to go unnoticed in the corner of the room while the party is still going on.

Candy carts are a huge draw and should be the focal point when your guests enter the room (if at all possible). Consider positioning the cart in a more visible location near the entrance, next to the buffet, or even in the holding room while guests enjoy drinks and canapés.



Making your candy cart display unique is by far the most effective way to set it apart from the competition, and there are a lot of ways to achieve this. A personalised picture frame can be used to display a menu of sweets on offer, a message of your choice, or even a picture of the birthday celebrant or the newly-wed couple.



You may have your favourite sweets, but they may not always go over well with the rest of your guests (especially if you have a unique taste). If the guests are children, you'll want different treats than if it's an adult gathering. A retro collection of old school candies would be a good option for a mixed or older age group.



Candy carts are some of the best things you can add to a party, as they bring such joy to kids and the young at heart. By carefully considering the factors above, it will become easier for you to achieve your dream candy cart display!

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