Graduation Party Candy Buffet Ideas

By | May 1, 2018

Graduation Party Candy Buffet

If you’re looking for a fun idea for a graduation party, how about a graduation-themed candy buffet?  My son has a big sweet tooth, so he absolutely loved the candy buffet I did for his high school graduation party.  (Of course, the little kids who attended seemed to linger around the candy buffet, too!)

A candy buffet doesn’t take a lot of time to pull together, but it makes a big impact.  The adults got a good laugh reading the names of the candy.  And the kids enjoyed eating it!

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Graduation Party Candy Buffet

Here’s what you need to buy:

  • 8 Small Containers (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • 8 Chalkboard Labels
  • Chalk or a Chalk Marker
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Dum-Dums Suckers
  • Starburst candies
  • Ring-Pops
  • Smarties candy rolls
  • Gummy worms
  • Miniature 100 Grand Candy Bars
  • Small boxes of Nerds candy

To assemble the Candy Buffet:

1.  Write the following candy names on the chalkboard labels.  (Note:  I used a chalk marker because it is more durable than regular chalk.  Chalk can be smeared or erased if it’s touched.  Chalk markers can only be erased with a wet towel.  With so many hands reaching for the candy, I didn’t want to take the chance of the labels getting messed up accidentally.

  • Honor Rolls
  • You’re No Dum-Dum
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Class Rings
  • Smarty Pants
  • Book Worms
  • Student Loans
  • Nerds

2.  Attach the labels to the containers.  The labels have an attached clothespin, so this is easy to do.

3.  Fill the containers with candy.  Here’s a list of the candies and their respective labels:

  • Honor Rolls:  Tootsie Rolls
  • You’re No Dum-Dum:  Dum-Dums Suckers
  • Reach for the Stars:  Starbursts
  • Class Rings:  Ring Pops
  • Smarty Pants:  Smarties
  • Book Worms:  Gummy Worms
  • Student Loans:  100 Grand Candy Bars
  • Nerds:  Nerds candy boxes

That’s all there is to it!  Your guests (and your graduate) will love this novelty graduation-themed candy buffet.  It really adds a festive touch to the graduation festivities!  I hope you enjoy this sweet idea!

Graduation Party Candy Buffet

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4 thoughts on “Graduation Party Candy Buffet Ideas

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    What a fun idea! I’m sure everyone did get a kick out of reading the names and seeing what candy goes with what. Love 100 Grand for student loans. Sheesh – kind of true though. LOL


    1. Andrea Charles Post author

      Haha! Let’s hope the graduate doesn’t really have $100,000 worth of student loans!

  2. Angela

    What a fun idea for a graduation party, ill have to pass this on to my friends and family. Thank you for sharing. 😀

    1. Andrea Charles Post author

      It was a big hit at my son’s party. Thanks for stopping by, Angela!


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