Candy Buffet Ideas for your New Year’s Eve Party

Candy Buffet Ideas for your New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve is coming and we think it’s safe to say that we’re very much ready to bid farewell to 2020 and welcome 2021! If you’re planning on throwing a New Years Eve bash, whether virtual or with a handful of family or friends, it’s important to make sure everyone has the best time possible! 

Having a candy buffet at your party will most definitely impress and excite your guests. Featuring amazingly tasty, brightly coloured sweets, it’s a sure-fire way to a successful event. To help you get started, we’ve created a list of perfect candy buffet ideas for your New Year’s Eve party.

What You’ll Need for Your Sweet Buffet

For your New Year's candy buffet there are a few things you’ll want to make sure you have. So, it’d be best to first set a budget to know what you have to work with before making any decisions or purchases. Once the budget is set it’s time to get shopping!

Sweet Containers

A variety of sweet containers in different shapes and sizes will add a visually appealing element to your table. Glass containers would be the best option and you’ll be able to reuse them again and again. You can even decorate the containers too with fun, festive labels, stickers and ribbons/

Sweet Scoops

Make sure there are plenty of sweet scoops for each container for people to use. If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that hygiene is the most important thing! You can get stainless steel or glass scoops that again, would be great to reuse in the future and will look very aesthetic. 

Festive Sweet Cones

Rather than providing just bowls for your guest to put their sweets into, give them the option of making a fun, festive sweet cone instead! Using clear, cellophane bags your guests can build up their cone to enjoy there and then or take home to indulge later on. Not only will they look good, but they’ll also provide a fun little activity for people to get creative!


Balloons, poppers, confetti, banners, photo props and accessories, it’s time to go all out and deck this table out with some seriously extra decorations. Make it the focal point of the room and draw everyone into the wonderful world of sweets!

Candy-Inspired Cocktails

For the adults at the party, it just doesn’t seem right to celebrate the start of the new year without some alcohol! If you’re wanting to do something a little different and on theme with your sweet table, try out these brilliant candy-inspired cocktails. From sweet Cotton Candy Martinis to indulgent Peanut Butter Cup cocktails there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

What Type of Sweets to Include

Struggling to decide what sweets to include in your candy buffet? Here are some of our winter favourites that are sure to bring a smile to people’s faces. 

Winter Jelly Sweet Mix

Jelly Christmas sweets


The Winter Jelly Sweet Mix is full of fun and tasty sweets in snowflake, tree and snowmen shapes. With their classic winter colours great flavours too they’d be perfect for your New Year’s Eve party!

Candy Poles

Another classic winter sweet are the yummy, strawberry flavoured Candy Poles. These would look great in your glass containers on the buffet table and we’re sure people will fill up their bowls or sweet cones with them!

Jelly Snowmen

Will it be a white Christmas? Will we get snow on New Year’s? Who knows, but we can still enjoy these delicious winter Jelly Snowmen! With a soft, squidgy texture, sweet flavour and adorable shape your guests will definitely enjoy eating these.

Smarties Vanilla Fudge


If you want to add something a little different, then the Smarties Vanilla Fudge is ideal. With a crunchy texture and vanilla and chocolate flavours, this unusual sweet combines all the best flavours together and will be something unique and interesting for your guests to try.

Strawberry Twists


Strawberry Twists are a classic, fruity sweet that reminds people of summer and the promise of warmer days on the way. These sweets are absolutely delicious and look amazing too. We’re sure your guests will love munching away on them!

Chocolate Jazzies

Everyone loves Chocolate Jazzies! Round disks of milk chocolate with colour sprinkles on top...what’s not to like?! They’ll certainly help to brighten up your New Year’s Eve candy buffet and give the chocoholics something to get excited about!

Want to be a little healthier in the New Year? Check out our list of guilt-free, healthy sweets to ease you in gently!

Or, if you’re taking part in Veganuary this January, make sure you take a look at all the vegan pick and mix sweets you can still indulge in so you don’t miss out!

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