I remember saying to myself “How the heck did this candy station thing take it’s own life and place in the event industry?” Honestly, I still don’t really know how far back a candy station goes. I scour the internet and dig deep into the realm of Pinterest and all that does is give me even more candy station ideas. Nonetheless, wherever it came from I am one that’s very thankful. A few things to think about when planning a dessert station (notice I keep switching up the term, people will refer to the station in different ways--it all boils down to the same concept) keep your clients needs #1. Ask them what kind of sweets they prefer, not what your taste buds desire. Ask what theme they’d like, what’s the color scheme of their shindig or gala. You can really get creative with your design of the jars with ribbons, jewels, bling, texture, layers, flowers, candles, and more. Also, desserts can range from hard candies, bubble gum, to macaroons, cupcakes, cookies-- you name it--anything that’s sweet. A cool addition to your candy car would be an added live dessert option such as someone serving ice cream cones, or making cotton candy. Those are always a hit and serve double duty as a part of your candy bar and an extra host for your event with the server as they talk up the dessert selection and event. Just remind them to do so for your event and give them some tidbits about the event you may want to spread around to the guest.