Birthday Candy Gram for Dad

What do you get for the man who has everything? A Candy Gram! My kids planned and wrote this one themselves, and Daddy loved it! {} #candygram #birthdaygift

Is it just me, or are dads really difficult to buy for?  When I asked my hubby what he wanted for his birthday, he said, “Nothing.  Please don’t do anything.  I really don’t need anything right now.”  Wrong answer!  Of course the kids and I will do something!!!

The kids knew exactly what they wanted to do, and I think a Birthday Candy Gram will become a yearly tradition!  If you’ve never made a candy bar poster, here’s how it’s done:

Head to the store and grab all the candy bars with titles that could be used in a sentence.  Write a silly note and transfer it to cardstock (leaving room for the candy bars).  Tape on the candy bars, and you’re all done!

If your kids are helping, you can be as involved or uninvolved as you want to be.  I helped my kids pick out the candy bars, but they composed the message by themselves.  (In fact, aside for help with a few sentences, my six-year-old did most of it herself!)  Once the kids made the plan, I wrote the message in pencil, and they took turns tracing it.

Here’s what ours says:

Dear Mr. Goodbar, (We mean Daddy!)

You’re a Whoppers of a great dad!  You’re the best dad in the Milky Way!  You are the Almond Joy of our family.  You are a Rol-o fun, and we think you are Nutrageous!  Please don’t Snickers at our silly card!  Take 5, it’s your birthday, and you deserve a Payday!  We love you.

Love, the 3 Musketeers.

What do you get for the man who has everything? A Candy Gram! My kids planned and wrote this one themselves, and Daddy loved it! {} #candygram #birthdaygift

Try these other options, too:

For the greeting:  Dear Sugar Daddy, or Dear Whatchamacallit

You are a Lifesaver.  You’re a real Mint.  We think you are Dino-Mint!  You deserve a 100 Grand!  I Chews you! I Mento tell you I love you!  This is no Twix.  I love you!  Here are some of the Reisens why I love you.

For the closing:  Love, your Sugar Babies

So, what do you think?  Would you give a candy gram?  I certainly wouldn’t complain if one landed in my lap!

If you have more candy bar ideas to share, please add them to the comments!  I’d be interested to see how this works in a foreign country.  I’m sure you have some different candy bars to choose from.

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  1. How fun! My bridesmaids did something like this for my wedding shower, but this would be a perfect birthday present! And, yes, dads are hard to buy for–thanks for sharing this! :)

  2. I love making candy grams. I forgot how simple and fun they can be, and of course the kids always think they are a blast. Thanks for the reminder. Found you at Saturday Show and Tell Link Party. Glad I stopped by.

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