How To: Make Your Own Wedding/Party Pick’n’Mix Stand…
There’s something about pick’n’mix that makes me so happy, it brings back those childhood memories of whizzing into Woolworths unattended and buying as many sweets as possible for £2.50. Which, for your information was a lot of sweets back in the day. They even had a separate section for chocolate, toffees, and caramels, I’m so thankful I was a child of the 90’s.
When it came to planning our Wedding, one cheap and playful element I knew we could include was our own Pick’n’Mix stand and I made it my own personal mission to put together the most scrumptious selection of sugary delights. I started by buying a selection of jars from Poundland, you can order plastic sets online from eBay but I wanted a mismatched look and prefer glass. I then ordered a set of tongs, scoops and headed to Etsy to find some custom sweet bags, so that our guests could take them home if required.
I wanted a broad selection of sweets, with just the right amount of nostalgia so I grabbed a selection of old-fashioned boiled sweets, and took full advantage of the 5 for a £1 sweet selection at Tesco. I picked up classics such as sherbert dib-dabs, trolli burgers, rainbow drops, chewits and harbio. Due to the warm weather, I only added a small selection of chocolate, including peanut butter cups, m’n’m’s, chocolate coins, kinder bueno, and Cadbury Freddo bars, which, for your information are no longer 10p.
To create a more rustic display I added additions such as flowers, table confetti, and a classic picnic basket, you can buy all of these pieces from Hobby Craft – I think I’ve kept our local store in business during 2018. You might find my simple tutorial to create a flower crate helpful.
Are you a sweet fan? Did you include a dessert table at your Wedding?