If you’re a Pinterest person — and even if you’re not — you’ve probably seen those beautiful images of color-themed parties. Whether they’re solid-color themed weddings and baby showers or retro-themed birthday parties, they really can be a sight to behold.

What really stands out at many of these events are the candy buffets. Bowls, jars, plates, and rows of color or theme-coordinated candy and sweets that become the centerpiece of the event.

The good news is you don’t need to be a professional party planner to create a brilliant candy buffet for your next gathering. All you need is a little creativity and some goodies from Bulk Nation.

Here are some fun ideas for themed parties using many of the items we offer at Bulk Nation. And remember, because you can buy these items in bulk, you can get as much or as little as you need for your event.

Halloween Candy Buffet

One of the most party-friendly holidays of the year is just around the corner and you can be ready for the trick-or-treaters and party-goers with our selection of fall-themed goodies including our orange, black, and yellow gummy bears; orange, white and yellow sprinkled nonpareils; orange drizzled chocolate pretzels; pumpkin pie almonds; and colorful harvest festival mix. We also have orange yogurt pretzels, pumpkin spice malt balls, black and orange fruit sours, and black and orange sixlets.

All About Chocolate Buffet

Who would turn down an invite to a chocolate-themed party? Bulk Nation stocks an amazing assortment of chocolate candies and sweets including chocolate espresso beans, chocolate-covered nuts, milk chocolate cherries, dark chocolate ginger, and a range of no-sugar added chocolates, too. We also have a wonderful line of premium chocolates that include dark chocolate sea salt caramels, dark chocolate peanut butter buckeyes, and giant milk chocolate turtles.

If you want to bake up some chocolate treats, you’ll find a wide selection of chocolate baking ingredients including gourmet chocolate baking drops, velvet semi-sweet baking chocolate, dark chocolate coated wafers, and Virgin Ice chocolate fondant.

Retro Candy Buffet

Everyone has a special candy they remember from their childhood, and a retro candy buffet can be a great idea for a 50th or other milestone birthday party. Bulk Nation stocks a huge selection of retro and novelty candies certain to trigger sweet memories for all your guests.

Do you remember Mary Jane® Candy, Neco Wafers, Strawberry Bon Bons, Jelly Bean Nougats, Goetze’s Caramel Creams, Ginger Balls, Clark Bars, Boyer’s Mallo Cups, and Bit-O-Honeys? What about those chocolate coins wrapped in foil or Choc-O-Rocks? And don’t forget the Jawbreakers, Chewy Sprees, Candy Blox, and Silly Bananas.

Solid Color Candy Buffet

At Bulk Nation you’ll also find a wide assortment of solid-color candies, including fruit sours, wrapped and candy-coated chocolates, jelly beans, Jordan almonds, gumballs, pearls, gummy candy, mints, sanded candy, sixlets, and more.

A rainbow of colors are available at Bulk Nation: blue, silver, white, pink, purple, red, green, yellow, black, orange, and shimmery colors as well. We also stock color-coordinating fondant for your cake-decorating needs.