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