Looking for a cute, unique baptism dessert table? Check out this rainbow candy buffet.
This post is getting a little update. For my third child we did a rainbow candy buffet for his baptism dessert table…and it was a HUGE hit! I got so many emails telling me that they used this idea for their own child and that made me super happy. Not to mention all the people who came to his baptism and absolutely raved about it! Since my baby is turning 8, I knew we wanted to do the same thing, but I wanted to do a little upgrade.
You can get the new updated poster and even a printable for the treat bags over on Oriental Trading’s Fun365…not to mention the cute rainbow table skirt, the hanging rainbow and raindrops AND all the candy and other decor you could possibly want! Be sure to check out all the cute little details over there!
Below you will see the original party table with my little handwritten elements.
I Like to Look for Rainbows Printable
It all started with the song When I am Baptized and the first line that says “I like to look for Rainbows whenever there is Rain” I love that quote for more than just baptism. Any time a trial or “rain storm” comes into my life, I hope I can look for the good or the “rainbow” that is always hidden within or waiting at the end. I had this idea for a handwritten drawing and decided to do it on a canvas. It turned out really cute and I can think of lots of ways to use the cute canvas around the house!
The lighting in the primary room was not the best as it is in the middle of the building and has no windows and fluorescent overhead lights, but I tried not to let that bother me! I set up my white photo backdrop for the background and tablecloth. I made a little sign to let people know what to do when they came up to the rainbow candy buffet.
Rainbow Candy Buffet
Then there was the candy! Oh the candy! I loved doing a candy buffet for the baptism. For one, it was not messy…as in I didn’t have to vacuum after. Everyone bagged up their favorites and then left. Then of course the fact that everyone loved it. The kids went crazy for it and even the adults had fun picking some of their favorites.
Rainbow themed candy was pretty easy to come across. The gumballs were the biggest hit and I think the cutest. We also had Starburst, Skittles, Jolly Ranchers, Sour Punch Straws, Lifesavers, Mike and Ikes and of course Dum Dums.
For the decorations I put my white umbrella that I use for my photo lighting in a microphone stand (at least that’s what I think it was, it had an easel like bottom and I found it in the church library). The raindrops were cut out of construction paper and then taped to fishing line. I put them in rainbow colored order and then just attached them to the back of the backdrop and on the umbrella.
I used just white or clear serving dishes to keep the focus on the candy.
For the unwrapped candy I used some little white scoops.
And here are just a few more pictures from different angles.
Super happy with how easy this came together, it was fairly inexpensive, I didn’t have to cook anything and I didn’t have to clean up. Not to mention the cute factor!
If the baptism is near Valentine’s Day check out these cute pinwheel Valentine cards!