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sweets to make up sweet cones

Hi All

Planning daughters bday party and I was going to make sweet cones for the kids instead of party bags, could be about 30 to make up so where is best to buy a mix of sweets.
Is the £1 shop the best place or should I go to the likes of Makro for their big tubs(although always think that seems quite an expensive way of doing it).
I am near Glasgow if that helps.



  • Linz4383Linz4383 Forumite
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    what about the 3 for £1 from te$co? or keep an out for the sweets on offer
  • There is a lady on Facebook who sells the sweet cones jam packed you pick the sweets for £1.00 each...this might work out cheaper than buying sweets to fill 30 cones...she is called sweet confectionary
  • I've found the 3 bags for £1 supermarket deals cheaper than bulk buying. Look for a mixture if sizes, the bulkier the sweet the less sweets you need
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  • I have just done a similar number for my sons party. I got all the sweets from Home Bargains. I put Rainbow Drops at the bottom and they were only 35p for a large bag each, then various Haribo/jelly baby types then those large pink and white marshmallows. All done very cheaply. Topped with curling ribbon they looked great!
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  • edited 2 September 2014 at 1:13PM
    emweaveremweaver Forumite
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    edited 2 September 2014 at 1:13PM
    I made sweet cones for 30 using haribos (I bought the half price ones) and marshmallows, cost me £15 inc fancy ribbon, sweets, patterned LARGE bags and they were jammed with sweets. I wouldn't spend £30 buying on ebay, they use cheap sweets and will be smaller.

    If it was really cheaper to buy them than make your own how would this woman on ebay make any money?
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  • Home bargains will likely be cheapest if you want mixed sweets in the cones. Have a look if you have one local; B&M may also be useful to you.

    And emweaver, it depends what she puts in them, and the size of the cones.
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