Candy Bar Posters and Cards

Candy bar posters or cards are a fun way to recognize, wish good luck, award or congratulate.  My son received a candy bar poster from his aunt and uncle the first time he water skied. 

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Candy Bar Cards for all Occasions

We’ve given candy bar cards to family members when they were moving out of state, to our neighbor when he was competing in the state track and field meet, to my son when he graduated from college and for just about every reason under the sun and we’ve used candy bar posters to thank people when they’ve done something for special us. My daughter was once even asked on a date with a candy bar poster.

The most challenging part of making a candy bar poster is deciding what candy bars to use.  Usually we just go to the store and buy a handful and then come back to the house to figure out what to say.

We use a glue gun to glue the candy bars to poster board.  The sturdier the board the easier the poster is to handle.  Be  little careful with chocolate bars as they will melt in hot weather.

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Popular Candy Bars

The most popular candy bar cards is 100 Grand but my personal
favorite is the m-azing barBig Hunk is a great one when asking your favorite guy to a girls choice dance or for a Father’s Day card. No matter what the occasion you could always say, “You’re m-azing!  Unfortunately you can’t buy the M-azing bar anymore.

 


Candy Bar Card Phrases

Below is a list of phrases we’ve used for our candy bar cards:

Extra Gum:  You are Extra special.
                    You did an Extra great job.

UP2U Gum":  It’s Up To You!

York: Maybe you’d like a trip to New York.

Riesen:  Remember that everything happens for a Riesen.
              You’re the Riesen our family shines.

Bit O Honey:  You’re my Bit O Honey

Mounds:  We’ll have Mounds of fun!

Look: It’s been Mounds of hard work but Look how far you’ve come.

Smarties: You are such a Smartie!

Pay Day:  Hope you get a 100 Grand Payday.

Twix:  Just be Twix you and me…   

Skor:  I hope you’ll Skor big with lots of presents on your birthday.    

Almond Joy: Your new baby will bring you Mounds of Joy. (Cross out the word Almond)

Chunky:  If you eat all the candy on this poster you’ll get Chunky.

Rocky Road: When it’s a Rocky Road, lean on me

100 Grand: You’re worth a 100 Grand!
                   We wouldn’t trade you for a 100 Grand!

PayDay:  We hope your Payday will be worth a 100 Grand!

Take 5: “You worked so hard, Take 5
              ”Take 5, You deserve a break!

  Uno:    Uno we love you!
               Thank you for sharing what Uno with us!”

Airheads: You may be an Airhead but we think you’re great!

Red Hots: Your performance was Red Hot!
                 You‘ve been in red hot pursuit…
               

Big Hunk: You have a Big Hunk of Talent!
                Hey, Big Hunk!

Reeses Pieces: We just love you to Pieces!
                         Without your help we would have fallen to Pieces!
         

Whoppers:  You’re a Whopper of a coach.             

Milky Way: You are the brightest star (cross out burst) in the Milky Way!
Starburst:

Sweetarts:  You’re such a sweetart.

Junior Mints/ Mentos:  We were Mint to be together!

Now and Later:  We’ll always love you- Now and Later

Rock Pops: You totally ROCK!

Nerds:  Even when you’re a Nerd we think you’re worth a 100 Grand.

Lifesavers:  You’re a Lifesaver!         

Crunch: Crunch the competition!      

If this delicious blog has made you hungry read about a fun candy bar game.   It’s a fun matching game that you can personalize for your family reunion or party.  For instance:

Janie’s fiancé- “Big Hunk”
Grandma- Hugs and Kisses
Aunt Marilynn and Aunt Marci- M & M’s
Uncle Rick’s IQ- Zero

More Cousin Party Ideas

Cousin parties or camps provide a great chance for all of the cousins to spend time with each other and is a wonderful way for those long-distance cousins to get together with one another and nurture those relationships. The younger cousins begin to look up to the older ones and the older ones take on a protective nature.

The one thing that seems to be important to the success of a cousins party or camp is that NO parents are allowed.  Thanks to Lisa and Annette for sharing the following cousin party ideas.

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Grandma and Grandpa Hale have a cousins Christmas party every year.  It is always on a Saturday afternoon in December.  They invite all grade school age children.  The kids who move out of grade school that year come back as the helper.  They are great helpers and take their job seriously.  No grown ups are allowed.  Grandma Hale been doing her cousins party for many years and she suggests that it works much better without any parents. 

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Some of their cousin party traditional activities include:
* a craft
*play the candy bar game http://familyreunionhelper.com/blog/2011/06/candy-bar-game-for-your-family-reunion/
*Decorate Grandma and Grandpa’s Christmas tree
*They go out for pizza
* They go to the theater, watch the dollar movie and see Santa or stay home and watch a movie if the party falls on a weekend that Santa is not visiting.
*White elephant gift exchange – They play the game where you can choose a new present or steal some one else’s http://familyreunionhelper.com/blog/2011/04/ten-ideas-for-your-family-reunion-part-2/
* Sleep over for one night
*They go to church – Two aunts come before church and have a beauty shop to do all the girls hair.
*They have a family night lesson – given by one of the older children who come prepared.
*They eat dinner and go home
Hint for parents of the cousins- Grandma and Grandpa are tired. Parents come on time!

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The Parson family has a “Cousins Camp” that lasts an entire week.  The cousins come prepared to go swimming and fishing at the beach.  They eat watermelon and hotdogs and when they get back to Grandma’s house after the beach they make homemade ice cream while everyone showers. One of their traditional activities is to play hide and seek and Annie I Over.

The Parson family have a special “workshop”day where they the cousins rotate from station to station learning new things.  One year Grandma and Grandpa had a neighbor come teach the cousins how to play tennis, then the girls rotated to the fingernail painting station and boys rotated to the bird house building station.  The last station was decorating sugar cookies.  One year the cousins all made decorative stepping stones that have become a lasting treasure in Grandma’s flower garden.

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When everyone is tucked into their sleeping bags at night Grandpa tells stories until the cousins reluctantly fall asleep.

Whether an afternoon, one night sleepover or a week long camp consider planning a cousin’s party with your family.  It’s a fun way to have a family reunion with the very best part of your family.

Candy Bar Game for Your Family Reunion

Aunt Lynn has shared fun matching games at our family reunions and parties for years.  She has adapted the game to fit many different reunion themes, baby showers, wedding showers and family history events. 

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Write the name of each candy bar you will be using on one 5X7 card and the description on another.  If possible hang the cards on a wall with a piece of masking tape.  If you are camping just lay the cards on a picnic table or on a tarp on the ground.  Take turns turning over two cards.  When you find a match that person gets the candy bar that is referenced.

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This is a fun game to personalize for your family reunion.  For instance:

Janie’s fiancé- “Big Hunk”
Grandma- Hugs and Kisses
Aunt Marilynn and Aunt Marci- M & M’s
Uncle Rick’s IQ- Zero

Here’s a generic version of the game to get you thinking:

1. Famous swashbuckling trio of old – 3 Musketeers candy bar
2. Cemetery – Mounds candy bar
3. Galaxy – Milky Way candy bar
4. The Red Planet – Mars Bars
5. Giggles- Snickers candy bar
6. Bumpy ride- Rocky Road candy bar
7. Klutz- Butterfingers
8. Famous author – O’Henry bar
9. Famous Homerun Hitter – Baby Ruth candy bar
10. Famous NYC street – 5th Avenue
11. Twin Letters – M&Ms
12. Superman’s other identity – Clark Bar
13. A sweet sign of affection – Kisses
14. Favorite day for working people – Payday candy bar
15. What bees make – Bit o’ Honey
16. Sometimes you feel like a nut – Almond Joy candy bar
17. Pleasingly Plump – Chunky
18. Two female pronouns – Hershey candy bar
19. Dad of teenage daughter- Bonkers
20. Single women’s dream  – Mr. Goodbar or Big Hunk
21. Flotation devices – Life Savers candies
22. Sun Explosion – Starburst Candies
23. Crackling noise – Crunch bar
24. Determines who wins the game – Skor Bar
25. Dry Cows – Milk Duds
26. Power Nap- Fast Break candy bar
27. Kids- Runts
28. Money left after you pay the bills- Zero candy bar

Aunt MO

“The only thing better than a good friend is a good friend with a candy bar.”