Candy Gram and Link Up Party

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We have a fun tradition in our family – candy gram posters! When my kids were baptized I made a sweet candy gram poster to celebrate the special occasion. Our daughter graduated last month from high school and my other daughter and I made this candy gram for her. I wrote a special message to her and substituted some candy for the words. It reads:

To our Sweetart we are so proud of you! You Pop Rocks!! You’ve Skor’d a high school degree! And have shown you’re not an Air Head or Dum Dum but quite the Smartie. While at college study Extra hard concentrate on having Mounds of Fun and stay away from Big Hunks and Nerds. You’ll always be our Bit-O-Honey.
Hugs and Kisses.  We love you to Pieces
Write what you would like your candy message to say. Bring the message with you to purchase the candy. Sometimes when you see the candy it will help you formulate the message. Finding the candy you need is the hardest part.
I purchased a memo board ($2) at the thrift store and sprayed it with spray paint. I used the silhouette machine to cut out the wording on pink vinyl. The trickiest part is figuring out the size of the words and where to place everything. Glue the candy on the memo board with a hot glue gun. You can also use foam board or poster board to make the candy bar poster. The sturdier the better!


Making one of these could be a fun summer project to make with kids! How about making one for grandma or grandpa or dad?  It could be a “just because” or for a birthday.

Candy to use for candy grams:
Uno (“You know”)
Good & Plenty
Extra special {gum}
Symphony  {candy bar}
Sugar Daddy
Hugs & Kisses {chocolate kisses}
Pieces {Reeses Pieces}
Hot Tamales
Now & Later
Pop Rocks
Treasures (Hersheys}
100 Grand {candy bar}

Various candy gram wording

you are “mounds” of fun
do “uno” how special you are?
“skor” another birthday
Do your best and “skor’ high
You are my “lifesaver’
“whopper” of a birthday
to my “big hunk”
You’re worth more than “100 grand”
I wanted to give you “100 grand” for your birthday.
There was a “symphony” in heaven the day you were born.
I “treasure” you more than you’ll ever know
You’ll have “good & plenty” times ahead

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Posted on July 29, 2011
Categories: crafts, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, link up parties, summer camp, summer camp, toni's projects, ideas and tips

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  1. Karena says:
    July 28, 2011

    Toni you always have the best ideas for kids and summer fun!!


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  2. Erica says:
    July 28, 2011

    What great ideas!

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  3. Emily Sacra says:
    July 29, 2011

    How fun! We did something similar for Father's Day!


  4. Happy Home Fairy says:
    July 29, 2011

    Thank you for telling me about this great linky party! I love your site! I hope that I didn't put too many ideas… I had a lot of fun and couldn't narrow it down!

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