What would a Halloween party be without candy, am I right?? Since our reception (epic Halloween party) will be early afternoon, post-lunch, our families sprung for a really nice self-serve spread to feed everyone. Yay! That just leaves the candy buffet that all of our friends have been totally excited about and voting for candy flavors. We've narrowed down the favorite candies to get (thank you, Sam's club!) and even though we're not getting every single guest's favorites, we're getting enough the majority favorites that we should have our bases covered.
The question is, how much candy should we get? We've invited about 100 people, so we're expecting 70 or less to show. Most of them will be in their 30's and younger and a handful of kids, so even though this will be in the afternoon, I'm expecting almost everyone's going to want to fill their pockets with sugary goodness.
So the candies we're getting for the spread are (Sam's club sizes): Plain
M&Ms (42oz), Variety Mars minis (240ct), Wonka Variety (32oz), Skittles/Starburst mix
(255ct), Cheese poofs (2 35oz tubs), Big Sour Patch Kids (240ct), Hershey variety (145ct), Airheads (90ct), and Gummi Bears (2lbs).
I figure one of each should be enough, but my fiance thinks we'll need more than that, even though there will also be fruits, cheeses, veggies, meatballs, sandwiches, cake, pastries, and a cookie table.
More candy? Less candy?