Making Their Day With Candy Bar Cards!

Ever wanted to cheer someone up with a thoughtful, original idea, but had no idea what that idea should be?  Have no fear – have some FUN and create a candy bar message for your friend or loved one!

Here’s how to do it:

STEP ONE:
Go to the grocery store and buy candy bars… A LOT OF CANDY BARS!

Choose candy bars or candies that have a fun brand name that could be used for a word in your message, such as:

  • 100 GRAND
  • 5TH AVENUE
  • PAYDAY
  • NOW & LATER
  • AIRHEADS
  • MOUNDS
  • DOVE
  • SKOR
  • TWIX
  • NERDS
  • SNICKER(S)
  • REECE’S PIECES
  • SUGAR DADDY
  • SWEETART
  • LIFESAVER
  • ALMOND JOY
  • RIESEN (REASON)
  • STARBURST
  • SYMPHONY
  • BUTTERFINGER
  • ROLLO (ROLLOVER)
  • HUGS & KISSES
  • MR. GOODBAR
  • MILKY WAY
  • MARS
  • CRUNCH
  • WHOPPERS
  • SUGAR BABIES
  • FUN DIP
  • SPECIAL (Hershey’s special dark)
  • SMARTIES
  • ROCKY ROAD
  • FAST BREAK
  • RUNTS

STEP TWO:
Write Your Message Using As MANY Candy Bars As Possible!

It helps if you have a marker board, or some other hard board to write onto (Dollar Tree sells hard display boards for just $1!)  When you’re writing, get creative!  Use a sharpie marker to X-out any part of the candy bar name that doesn’t apply to the message.  And if you get stuck, you can always put a candy bar up there and then put what it’s supposed to be down below.

Here was my message from the preschoolers to my teacher on her birthday:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  You are the STARBURST of our day!  I know sometimes we act like AIRHEADS but us RUNTS love you so much!  You are a TREASURE!  (Gold coin).  We told Miss Joy to get you 100 GRAND for your PAYDAY, and she said You Deserve It!

STEP THREE:
Finish off with a fun gift for your friend or loved one!

When it comes to gifts, I think cash is king, so I put together a fun card for my teacher to read to make her THINK she was getting cash…

It says: “Here’s a hint to what your present is.  It starts with: ‘M-O-N’ and ends with ‘E-Y.'”

Money, right?

NOPE!

“M-O-N-K-E-Y!”  Then on the bottom of the card it said, “Ha ha!  Just kidding!  Turn the board over to find your REAL gift!”

I finished it off with a monkey taped to the board with him holding a sign saying “Happy Birthday!” in one hand, and a $50 bill in the other hand!

She loved it!  And I know whoever you send your candy bar card to will love it also!

***  Who thinks they can come up with a message using the MOST of the candy bars listed above?  Write it in the comments below and I’ll post ’em as they come in!  Have fun!!!