Happy Holidays party peeps! You all know how much I am loving’ this new Gold Trend! The great thing is, it isn’t showing any signs of dying out, so I’m betting it’s going to be sticking around for a while! To get in on this hot trend this holiday season for your holiday parties, I’m going to show you HOW TO SET UP A HOLIDAY GOLD CANDY TABLE using fabulous candy from Candy Warehouse. The best part about this candy table design is it will work for any holiday including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Don’t miss my other posts on How to Set Up a Candy Buffet & How Much Does it Cost and How Much Candy Will I Need.
Tis’ the season for holiday entertaining and one thing I love to do is set up a candy table to double as both a dessert for a dinner party and as take-home gifts for my guests! Gotta love that double-duty use! Since the holidays are such a busy time, I hope this post will make setting up a gold candy table easy and stress-free when you follow my “Girlfriend Tips” below. I’m also putting in the vendor credits at the end of this post all of the items I used on this table to make a virtual shopping list all ready for you! TOTAL SCORE, RIGHT!
HOW TO SET UP A HOLIDAY GOLD CANDY TABLE!
START WITH A FABULOUS BACKDROP AND TABLE LINEN!
Setting up any candy table starts with the backdrop and table linen. For this gold candy table, I wanted the gold candy to have a contrast to the backdrop so I decided to go with a white fur backdrop that gives the feeling of snow. To do this I simply attached a white fur blanket to my backdrop stand. To contrast the white fur, I used a sparkly gold sequin table linen on the table to give the table some holiday sparkle!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: If you don’t have a backdrop stand, you could use clear thumb tacks instead which will disappear in the fur but just be aware that it will leave a tiny hole in your wall.
CREATE AN AMAZING CENTERPIECE!
How stunning is this centerpiece! I found this CHEERS marquee sign in Sam’s Club and snatched it up quick! How fabulous is it on this gold candy table! To add some height to the table’s centerpiece, I placed my tall gold glittered tree behind the marquee sign and decorated it with sparkly gold ornaments.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: When using decor that spells out a word make sure you can see it. To make sure that the word CHEERS can be seen and not be blocked by the candy bowls, I elevated the sign on the table by placing it on top of a row of white photo boxes. It provides just the right height so it’s not blocked and allows the light from the marquee sign makes the candy and table linen sparkle!
Add in a few more gold sparkly ornaments and gold holiday decorations on the table.
USE GOLD FOILED WRAPPED CANDY!
There are many candy options that come in gold foil wrappers but for this, I decided to focus only on chocolate. The key here is to offer a variety of chocolates in a variety of flavors for your guests. I included milk chocolate, caramel, nuts, white chocolate truffles, and hazelnut flavors—something for everyone! How fabulous would this Chocolate Table be paired with a Wine Cart! You could turn this into a Wine & Chocolate Bar!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Now here’s my favorite tip! Whenever I need gold candy for any of my candy tables, I ALWAYS go for the gold wrapped candy instead of trying to find gold colored candy which usually has a mustard yellow color and not that bright metallic gold color that I’m looking for! Look for candy that is wrapped in metallic gold foil wrappers. They will give you that true gold color you’re looking for.
GOLD CANDY TABLE SHOPPING LIST!
To make it easy for you to re-create this gold candy table and take the guesswork out of how much candy to order, here’s a list of exactly what candy I ordered for this table and how much of each:
– Gold Foiled Chocolate Candy Balls (one 5 lb bag) Item #125723
– Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Squares with Caramel (one 50 piece) Item #125656
– Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Balls (one 48-piece box) Item #127519
– Lindt White Chocolate Lindor Truffles (one 60-piece box) Item #130327
– Hershey’s Kisses Gold Foiled Milk Chocolate with Almonds (one 4 lb bag) Item #127514
USE A COMBINATION OF BOWLS AND TRAYS!
To create a visually balanced gold candy table, use a combination of tall bowls, low bowls, and trays. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares fit perfectly laid out on a tray.
The round chocolates obviously won’t display well on a tray so, for those, I display in clear or gold containers.
Be sure to include a candy scoop on the table like these sparkly gold rhinestone candy scoops from Talia’s Lavish Parties and Prints to make it easy for guests to fill their candy bags.
I like to use a combination of taller apothecary jars and shorter bowls to create varying heights on the table. Put all your trays in the front and the taller jars in the back.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Save yourself some time. The Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Balls come already in a clear tray, so you can simply place that clear tray on one of your display trays and they stay in perfect rows! Gotta love that trick!
ADD IN SPARKLY GOLD CAKE POPS!
Add in some of these sparkly gold cake pops just in case some of your guests don’t eat candy. How fabulous are these!
I’d love to hear from you about how you are celebrating the holidays this year and hope I’ve inspired you to recreate this gold candy table on your own for your upcoming holiday parties.
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have the biggest sweet tooth ever, so I totally LOVE this idea. I will be right over.
Talia Foster says
I love rolos and Lindor white chocolate truffles! It’s time to see the dentist after this post! lol
Rebecca Bryant says
WOW!! I am loving the gold very festive. I love that it makes me think of something fancy and high class but can b done on a budget
Tina @ My Highest Self says
What a stunning holiday table! Absolutely love the fur backdrop and everything else as well.
Liz Mays says
That fur backdrop is so cool! I love the “cheers” with the gold tree and jars behind it too.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is so gorgeous! The entire thing is basically one giant Christmas ornament!
That fur backdrop!!!!
You must be an interior designer you are awesome at this! I want to come to your party!
Liz Mays says
Wow this looks amazing and some of those treats are my favorites. I really like that sequinned table.
You had me at candy, but choosing gold wrapped candy is so pretty and sophisticated.
Miles L. says
What a way to add more life and beauty to the holiday season! Thanks for the tips. 🙂
Loving this festive set-up especially for a New Years Eve party. So perfect for the big night. – Katy
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Your posts are always so amazing and I always love seeing your pictures. This looks so awesome.
Stephanie @CopyKat.com says
This looks beautiful. I would like to do something like this for New Years.
This gold theme fits perfectly with our holiday colors. My hardest thing would be trying to keep the kids from eating all the candy before the guest arrive.
This is so pretty. Love the gold themed table. This would be great for Christmas, especially if someone did black and gold themed tree. Beautiful Job, Tonya.
I love the gold decorations. It is so classy and elegant. It would be perfect for New Years or Christmas.
Carol Bryant says
Your posts never cease to amaze me – what style you have. The gold ornaments are stunning – I have some in a glass container with white battery operated lights – and everyone tells me how cute that is. Happy Holidays!
Another stunning set-up Tonya! Gold centerpieces are my favorite way to decorate and I love to add candles everywhere.
So gorgeous.. I just had a party last 2 weeks ago and picked a gold theme
Everything looks beautiful. I’m def. a fan of gold for holiday decorating.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
What a pretty table! I love that you used gold instead of green and red! What a fun table for gatherings!
This is a very cute idea. I never thought to use gold but it really looks great. I love the idea of repurposing items from other places throughout the home.
How beautiful and festive! Gold is a very classy color.
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
OMG, this is gorgeous. I would definitely love this at our holiday party!
Chubskulit Rose says
I bet that this would be the first place to be cleaned instantly. That looks delicious and gorgeous.
I LOVE gold everything! This is absolutely beautiful and so festive! LOVE it so much!!! 🙂
Laura funk says
The gold trend is life and I totally have that same Cheers sign
Ann BAcciaglia says
I love creating candy tables. I think they add pizzazz to any holiday party.
wow. thats so pretty. i love gold for christmas. so much sparkle!!! i would love to do this somewhere…
Claudia Krusch says
Love how festive and beautiful it looks!
Golden is such a great holiday color!
This is a beautiful party tablescape! I love the gold trend almost as much as I love the black and silver trend.
Shanéy Maharaj says
You just gave me a brilliant idea for Christmas. I’m so trying this! LOVE IT!
Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says
Every time I come here I suddenly want to host an event because your set ups are always so beautiful.
Omg loving this!!!! Perfect for a NYE party!!! The gold is just so fabulous
Maggie Branch says
Beautiful table! I think I just got a mouth full of cavities by looking at all those goodies!
Sarh S says
This would make the perfect New Years Eve party snack table! I will have to keep this in mind for this years celebrations.