Graduation Cereal Buffet

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  1. 62tall

    62tall Earning My Ears

    Mar 25, 2006
    Help!! My daughter loves breakfast cereal and I wanted to make a "cereal buffet' for her . I ave seen te candy displays. How much, what kind of containers for them to put the cereal in??
  2. dthogue

    dthogue DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2002
    What about colored plastic cereal bowls, but something underneath them to raise them to different levels. Our Walmart has packs of four bowls for a dollar in about 6 different colors - I know Traget carries them as a well. If you don't like plastic you could always buy glass ones. Also check local thrift shops for any kind of glass bowls - you could use the same types that are shown for the candt buffets.

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  4. Katy Belle

    Katy Belle DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2004
    That is a cute idea!!!!

    I would just look at the photos of the candy buffets and copy it with cereal! Different levels seems to be the key to making it look nice. I would probably try to include some of the cereal boxes in some way... perhaps cut out some of the names and hang them or put them on little pedestals or something.

    Have fun!
  5. Danemom

    Danemom <font color=blue>My trouble is that I don't rememb

    May 6, 2003
    What a fun idea! Nothing budget about it, but cereal dispensers could be cute (useful afterward also) and more hygienic for a crowd. Amazon has several different types.
  6. malibuconlee

    malibuconlee <font color=red>OOH - I think I've finally figured

    May 12, 2005
    How about putting the different types into quart glass canning jars? Then everyone could just pour the cereal into their bowl? Cheaper than buying the cereal dispenser, and if you don't have them I'm sure you could borrow some or just buy a case of them for fairly cheap!

    You would still be able to see each type and if you wanted to get fancy you could trim them in ribbons the colors of the school.
  7. Pixieflip

    Pixieflip Are we there yet?

    Feb 10, 2009
    Not on the fancy side, but the way my teenager eats cereal, I'd need giant containers and the ones that come to mind are those giant sized pretzel or cheeseball barrels from Costco or Sam's. Know what I'm talking about? Great way to recycle those.

    Can I ask, is this a morning party? Or just because cereal is fun? It just makes me think of two things. When we went to our senior prom and post prom party, one of our friend's mom made us a huge breakfast. She set up fancy tables all over the house and it was fun, even if we were exhausted. The other time a cereal buffet would have been fun was graduation friends came and "kidnapped" me at 5:30 am and one by one we picked up the rest of the group and hung a big banner on our bridge and then again went to someone's house for breakfast.

    What fun! I love planning parties.
  8. CC12005

    CC12005 Mouseketeer

    May 22, 2008
    Great idea! I think you may have started a new trend. :thumbsup2
  9. melancholywings

    melancholywings Drinking by the pool

    Nov 7, 2007
    On TV - oh a ways back. I saw a resturant that specialized in cereal. They served it in chinese take out containers. And then used long handle spoons. It was really cute. You could see if there's a resturant supply company near you that carries them.

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