The Sweet & Salty Buffet is fast becoming a versatile take on the already popular wedding candy buffet. It has become a 2013 addition to Rhode Island Candy Bar’s illustrious candy buffet offerings. Candy options include old favorites like M&M’s and Reese’s Pieces coupled with peanuts, pretzels and crackers to fulfill your guests desire for salty snacks. Rhode Island Candy bar is excited about pairing these treats together in the particular way you wish and in ways your guests have never seen them presented! Honey roasted peanuts, white chocolate-covered pretzels, mixed nuts, maple-coated malted milk balls, trail mix, caramel popcorn….the choices are endless and are sure to make every guests satisfied and amused. This candy buffet is for the bride who is interested in the candy bar but also desirous of keeping things fresh and trendy. Your SWEET & SALTY candy bar will be that unique accent you have been looking for to punctuate your event. Book now!
Rhode Island Candy Bar introduces a candy buffet for children’s birthday parties. Many clients have requested a candy buffet service to celebrate their child’s birthday. Most of our customized packages were not suitable, so RICB devised an all-inclusive package just for the occasionS! This candy station boasts 8 popular candy choices displayed in glass jars with self-serve scoops. This exciting candy buffet is smartly decorated and attractively colored for a children’s event on a slightly smaller scale than our large events. The package price starts at $165 including delivery, assembly/disassembly and pick-up. Any children’s candy buffet can be customized for a additional fee. Make your next child’s birthday party the talk of the school. Book your party now! Please allow two weeks notice for your party.
Posted by Kim | Posted in Rhode Island Candy Bar News | Posted on 27-01-2013
Rhode Island Candy Bar is looking forward to filling 2013 events with CANDY, CANDY and more CANDY! We are poised with our calendar booking candy buffets. We are hoping to put smiles on the faces and sweets in the mouths of everyone we touch. At Rhode Island Candy Bar we recognize this cold, grey colorless winter can bring us down. We hope to put the color back into your day by punctuating ANY event with a candy buffet. Rhode Island Candy Bar is excited to be part of what ever event you are putting on – the sky is the limit. We display our traditional and retro style candy in over-sized apothecary jars serving it to your guests in an all-you-can-eat (scoop) buffet. Fundraisers, weddings or business events will never be the same once guests partake in a bigger- than- what- should- be- allowed-candy station boasting 160-200 ounce glass jars loaded with everyone’s favorite treats. No event too big or small. We would love to be part of your next event! Everyone loves candy! Call and reserve your spot now.
Posted by Kim | Posted in Candy Buffets | Posted on 25-07-2012
Presenting the Princess Candy Buffet from Rhode Island Candy Bar. It is as girly and pink as you can get with a dose of attitude with a zebra print back drop. Candy can be multi-colored or monochromatic…but either way this candy buffet is the center of attention at any party. Pink, sparkly, zebra print jar labels with rhinestone embellishments map out your candy choices while the 50 carat pink loose gem stone and princess tiara accessorize every girl’s favorite treats. A great candy buffet for birthday parties, graduation parties or bachelorette parties. This candy station is gaining in popularity and has been served twice in the past week alone at both northern and southern Rhode Island celebrations. Call to book your Princess Candy Buffet now. JULY Special: A candy attendant will be included at no cost to you for 2 hours at your event. Book now.
Posted by Kim | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 25-07-2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012, was a busy day for Rhode Island Candy Bar. It was marked by a Gala Event at the Westin Hotel in the Narragansett Room with the “Make A Wish” Foundation. Dana Collins donated all the trappings, of what would have been her wedding, to the foundation and made it a $50/per person fundraiser. Rhode Island Candy Bar joined in the unique event by donating its most popular, multi-colored over-sized, self-serve, all you can eat candy buffet to the charitable patrons of the fundraising event. The candy buffet was a big hit and RICB has the empty candy jars to prove it.
Rhode Island Candy bar has started its busy summer 2012 season with two weddings and a birthday party. ‘Tis the season for celebrating right with an open candy bar at any event. Guests are pleased to find they can help themselves to all they can eat! Dates for the upcoming summer 2012 season are still available. Call to see if your special date is open. The photo below is a wedding last Saturday at Metacomet Country Club custom designed in shades of wisteria with silver highlights. The candy bar was a big hit and unexpected addition to a great day.
Posted by Kim | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-05-2012
The east coast and the west coast seem to be the trendsetters for style, fashion and many other creative ideas. Whether its clothing , make-up, exercise or electric cars both coasts feel the effect of change long before their landlocked counterparts in between. Baby names and style trends originate in the “moving and shaking” cities of Los Angeles and New York and gradually negotiate their way outward and inward until they are either exhausted or revived years later. Baby names are found to be popularized with the wealthy and high profile and are adopted by lower classes over a period of years until they are overused and then abandoned.
Brides are always looking for new ways to be original, memorable and fresh when they incorporate trendy aspects of entertaining into their event in an attempt to excite and engage their guests. The candy station came on scene circa 2010 and quickly wrestled its way to becoming a mandatory staple of every bride’s big day. The candy station was thought to be a trend which would cycle its way through countless weddings until it ended up overused and abandoned. It was believed to be a trend comparable to the chocolate fondue fountain. The chocolate fondue fountain, while still present but waning in popularity as a candy-based trend, has survived for the very same reason the candy station will remain. The reason the candy station is not going anywhere is because it is a nostalgic and universal crowd pleaser. These important qualities defy the laws of trendsetting. While a bride may want to deny the idea of the candy bar, afraid to be commonplace or trite, even she cannot deny its popularity and stamina. The fact that a candy buffet can be customized and personalized puts a fresh twist on what is still not yet an old idea. Candy has never been simply a trend so one can expect the candy station never to be either but to continually reinvent itself long before it ever goes away- which is fine by many!!!
The Original Bridal Expo at Twin Rivers in Lincoln, RI was a hit. We met countless brides and grooms interested in having a candy station at their upcoming wedding. Several guests are planning unique ways to entertain their guests with a candy buffet at bachelorette parties, birthday parties and even a tea party! Rhode Island Candy Bar is excited to work with all those interested to present a fun and indulgent candy bar at each and every special event. The expo staff was extremely helpful and professional. Congratulations to the winner of the $500 Candy Buffet Gift Certificate we gave as a Grand Prize! While most guests respected the three candy displays Rhode Island Candy Bar set-up some could not help themselves and thought they were self-serve!!! They were happy to accept a promotional Rhode Island Candy Bar lollipop in place of other goodies they had their eye on. Maybe “Display Only” sign is on order for future expos?! The three candy buffets were so obviously tempting that the help (RICB kids!) was caught more than once with their hand in a jar. It was all good. We look forward to working with the many people intending on having Rhode Island Candy Bar at their event.
Posted by Kim | Posted in Rhode Island Candy Bar News | Posted on 19-04-2012
The Original Bridal Expo at Twin River in Lincoln, Rhode Island is days away. Rhode Island Candy Bar is excited to participate in this event. We will be displaying three (3) different candy buffet designs at the expo. Our most popular and most whimsical retro-candy display is fun and exhibits the best in retro candy favorites from all eras. Our stylish and understated beach candy buffet marries summertime favorites like saltwater taffy with white fudge covered pretzels. And lastly, Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat candy buffet is our child-like, storybook take-off with coordinated candy colors and accents. Little Rhode Island Candy Bar helpers will be passing out lollipops. We have donated 2- $250.00 gift certificates for future brides to put towards the purchase of their own candy station at an upcoming event! Come and join in the fun! See you on Sunday, April 22nd from 11am-3pm.
Market research is the first place you should begin when venturing into any business. A candy buffet business is no different. The internet can provide a lot of information in helping you to determine many factors regarding your candy buffet business. It can assist you in determining if there is a demand for candy stations in your service area, in finding who your potential competitors are, in learning your start-up costs and in locating many other business resources. Once you determine the market need you should prepare a business plan for your candy buffet business to ascertain start up costs and secure funding. A candy buffet business requires minimal capital outlay to start. While profit margins should not fall below 30% in your second year, they can be as high as 40% with proper pricing for your area and projected demand. Each client can serve as a return investment in helping you to subsidize future clients. However, access to sufficient capital to get you off to a solid start can influence just how fast you earn a profit, and become established and reputable.
Advertising, participating in local trade shows, offering gift prizes in return for exposure, joining local business networking groups, soliciting potential customers at key locations and amassing the necessary quality materials (business cards, signs, brochures, etc.) can be as expensive and as time consuming as you make it.
Realizing the fate of any business lies in how intensely it is promoted is important. It is crucial to recognize the public face of the business- the logo, website, and signage- is the first impression attracting customers to do business. Save skimping or cutting corners for other areas of the business. This is NOT where you clip coupons. The public face of your candy buffet business, as with any business, portrays the underlying quality of the business itself. A clean, memorable logo; a straightforward, easily negotiable website; and simple, attractive signage clearly and succinctly stating what you do are invaluable investments that will pay you back indefinitely.
Legal and local government websites can provide necessary legal documents and basic guidance. Bulk candy sites can offer endless opportunities to obtain stock at the lowest possible prices. Specialty sites can provide inexpensive and efficient signage, forms and web site design. Small business websites can direct you to organizations providing guidance, funding and networking in your area.The internet can allow you to access almost anything cheaply however; keep in mind the areas where you cannot afford to be thrifty.
Consult with friends who own small businesses. Any information can be helpful. Talk about your business to anyone and everyone. Do not discount the value of “word or mouth” promotion. Once you have the necessary permits in place, get ready to do business recognizing that in small business your return is directly reflective of your initial outlay!