How to host a germ-free 'Candy Bar' during a global pandemic!

Posted by Bobbi Cassettari on

Planning an event during Covid19 and all the many restrictions might sound daunting, but there are lots of creative ways to show your guests a great time while also keeping everyone safe. You've got your face masks and your hand sanitizer. You've also got your theme and your guest list. Now for that fun element at your party that always brings a smile, even in the midst of a global pandemic:
A Candy Bar!!
But let's face it, lots of freshly manicured (yet germy) hands sinking into a big bowl of M&M's does NOT say "Safety First!" We have discovered some new ways to have a fun Candy Bar that's filled with individually wrapped candy. We've compiled a list of some fun candy ideas and where you can find them. Once you've purchased your candy, be sure and stop by our KDO Designs Etsy store for your handmade Candy Bar table signs and banners!

Individually wrapped candy we have found to be a big hit:

  • Standard mini candy bars (think little Milky Way bars, Reese's PB cups, or my favorite - mini Snickers!) Look for these at grocery stores or Target but for a bigger bag at a better cost, check out Costco, Sam's Club, or Smart & Final. We've seen these on the shelves as early as August or September as we gear up for Halloween!) 
  • Candy Corn packets (Oriental Trading Company)
  • Pop Rocks (not JUST for kids!) (OTC)
  • Jelly Beans or Jelly Bellies (OTC)
  • Sour Patch Kids (OTC)
  • Twizzlers (OTC)
  • Gummy Worms (these can be hard to find individually wrapped. We found a great alternative with Sour Punch Licorice Twists! OTC)
  • Foil wrapped chocolate balls, heart candy, or Hershey's Kisses (Just Candy)
  • Starburst (OTC)
  • Smarties (OTC)
  • Black foil wrapped caramels (OTC)
  • Suckers (Tootsie Pops, Dum-Dums, Caramel Apple Pops, or Charms just to name a few. OTC also has a wide variety of fun theme shaped suckers)
  • Tootsie Rolls (OTC)
  • Candy Canes (Perfect for your Christmas soiree! Just Candy)


This fun Harry Potter Candy Bar will be a huge hit with kids and adults alike! Our wizardly candy signs are a must to complete your tablescape!
We also found more fun candy additions for your Harry Potter Party at Candy Warehouse. Bertie Bott's Jelly Beans, Gummy Slugs, and Chocolate Frogs (all individually wrapped) will make your magical table come to life!

Our Roaring 20's Candy Bar table signs will turn your Graduation or New Year's Eve party into a bonafide Soiree!! 

Just Candy has this cute skull bowl filled with Hershey's miniatures! So perfect for your spooky Halloween Candy Bar!


Visit us at our KDO Designs Etsy store and let us help you make your event's Candy Bar something your guests will be talking about for months afterwards!!



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