Party City has some relatively inexpensive clear plastic containers that could be perfect for a candy buffet. (Near the bottom of the page in the "Clear Containers" section). A variety of these would be perfect.
Set of 3 Candy Buffet Jars. A chalkboard label is attached to let your guests know what you are serving. Also included are 3 plastic tongs to serve your guests. You can use chalk or chalk pen with the labels. Easily wipe clean with a damp cloth and reusable. These are great for Wedding, Birthday parties or any other special occasion. Included: 3 Glass Cylinder Vases with chalkboard labels & 3 tongs **Candy not included** Measurements: Cylinder Vase- 7 1/4 tall & 3 1/4 in ...
"I purchased mini plastic horses and hot glued them to tops of mason jars and then spray painted them pink," Miranda says. "Each container had a little bit of sweet for each child to go home with." Source: Whimsically Detailed
Fairy Party===Image Only---Glue plastic toy fairies to top of jar lids (you could use any small clean glass jar) and spray paint gold. Once dry add colored candy of your choice and you have a cute centerpiece that can also act as a party favor.