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Oct 24

Be the funniest house on the block this Halloween!

When I was a kid, we would go through the whole neighborhood looking for the elusive house that was giving out full-sized candy bars. Honestly, I don’t think we ever found it. But, every year there was always a cool house, you know, the one that had over-the-top decorations, someone answering the door who really commits to a costume, or they were handing out lots of awesome candy. 

This year I wanted to attempt to be the cool house on our block. We do have cool decorations, but I am not really the kind of mama that puts on a costume to answer the door. Since I am not about to give out full-sized candy bars, I decided to step up the candy we will be giving out. How? By adding a trick to every treat. 

I found silly Halloween jokes with a simple google search and paired each one with some Halloween clip art in 1″ by 2 5/8″ rectangles.

Halloween Labels

Then I copy and pasted my graphics into labels in Microsoft Word using the Avery 8660 label template. I loaded some sheets of 1″ by 2 5/8″ address labels into my printer and hit the print button to make funny candy labels. I also saved them so you can print them too! Please join the funny candy label team and get some Halloween giggles from the kids that come to your house. (Right click and save to your computer: .doc or .pdf.) 

My funny candy labels fit perfectly on the back of fun-sized candy bars.

candy joke label

I effectively dressed up my candy as Laffy Taffy for Halloween! Some more peeling and sticking and I had a hilarious bowl of candy!

funny halloween candy labels I may not  be giving out full-sized candy bars or dressing up in a cool costume this Halloween, but I bet the neighborhood kids will be talking about the candy I hand out this year. What do you think about this experiment?  Will I achieve “cool house” status? Or should I have purchased candy corn for my corny jokes?  Wait… That’s funny. If I can find small bags of candy corn I will totally add them to our labeled candy collection (cuz let’s face it, much of the candy you see above won’t make it until Halloween). 

I hope you have a fun-filled Halloween!

- Laura


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  1. Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    What an awesome idea, makes getting the candy so much more fun. I might have to borrow this for our Trunk or Treat next week. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party.

    1. Laura

      Hi Britini! Thanks for the comment and all of the social sharing. You rock. I hope you got a chance to print yourself some candy labels. Happy Halloween!

  2. Vicky

    That was brilliant….thanks for sharing!

    1. Laura

      I don’t know about brilliant, but they did turn out fun! I can’t wait to give out my funny candy tonight. Happy Halloween!

  3. Theresa

    These are hilarious!! Give us more! Wish I had them yesterday for the Halloween party, but I will be saving them for next year. Got anything for Thanksgiving?

    1. Laura

      Theresa, thanks so much for your comment, but I don’t know about hilarious, they are a little corny. But, I will think about some way to get a giggle into your Thanksgiving!

  4. Maria B

    What a super cute idea! I wish I would have seen this post yesterday…oh well there is always next year. I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.com/2013/10/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-15.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria

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