We’ve all been handed a candy-coated bomboniere at least once in our lifetime and whilst this is a lovely, traditional gift (usually associated with weddings and christenings) it seems that nowadays, people are opting for more modern alternatives (with an old school twist) to hand out to perspective guests at events.
Retro sweets have become extremely popular overtime, giving customers the chance to indulge in sugary goodies that they loved from their childhood. But the question is: Can you give retro sweets to your guests at events? Would it be a good idea and what sort of events could this work for?
Firstly, don’t be mistaken in thinking that sweets are just for children’s parties. They’re actually a really great way to add character to an event. For example, if you were born in the 80s and you’re having a milestone birthday party, retro sweets – such as foam shrimps and fizzy strawberries – are a genius way to get your guests to take a trip down memory lane and engage in conversation about their childhood memories. It’s a wonderful way to add both a sweet and sentimental value to your evening and you never know, these vintage sweets may take the attention away from those lovely childhood pictures that your family just couldn’t resist embarrassing you with.
Equally, if you are throwing a 80s themed fancy dress, what better way to add authenticity to your party than with some retro sweets to really set the theme? It’ll be like taking a trip in a time machine and you and your guests can really get a feel for what socialising in the 80s was like. It was a time where crazy fashion and neon colours were the norm, so you can have leg warmers, big hair and a bowl of colourful retro sweets to hand out to guests. What more could you want?
Retro sweets aren’t just for birthdays and fancy dress parties. Perhaps you’re getting married and want to shake things up a bit. In this case, retro sweets are a great crowd-pleaser because the vast variety of sweets to choose from means you know you’re guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Whether you’re a pear drops kind of person or you fancy yourself some fried eggs, there will be something for everyone to nibble on. Perhaps you’re having a vintage wedding, in which case, retro sweets would be ideal and would once again, tie in well with the theme. A small detail such as choosing the right sweets for your guests can really make a big difference to your special day.
Finally, whoever said corporate events had to be straight-laced and dull? Handing out retro sweets to guests at this particular type of event could help set the mood for the evening. Furthermore, if you arrange them in such a way, they can make for a multi-coloured and jazzy display area for guests to admire as well as taste. Again, it would be a fantastic way for people to interact with one another and it would be a great conversation starter for guests who have never met before. In addition, perhaps you could somehow incorporate retro sweets into a team building activity to make guests feel more comfortable.