Sunday, October 31, 2010


Seasonal Sundays is celebrating Halloween at The Tablescaper, be sure to check out all of the scary fun.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss is celebrating Halloween at The Inspired Room drop by for some great inspiration.

Have you ever heard of those "Fun Size" candy bars? They're little bars about three-quarters of an inch by an inch and a quarter, and seem to disappear the minute you put them in your mouth. Now I ask you, what fun is that? Why are they called "Fun Size?" I don't think that's much fun. REAL fun is an 8 oz. bar! A person can have DAYS (maybe WEEKS) of fun with that one. Here's my version of an 8 oz. pure chocolate Hershey bar all decked out for Halloween visitors.

It's easy enough to make by simply removing the label from any large candy bar to use as a template, then designing your own seasonal label.  In this case I used a computer and printer, but if your artistic skills extend beyond this, you could rubber stamp, sketch, or paint your own design.  It would be a fun project for kids anticipating the holiday and can be in any theme.

 No parents, I don't hand these out at the door in the hopes of sending your child into an endless sugar fit. I give them to friends who come for dinner and know how to handle this much fun all at once.
The quote from Count Dracula reads: "There are far worse things awaiting man than death."


Jacqueline said...

This is SUCH a great idea!!! I am going to have to do this for Halloween for my party next year. The grandkids would love this too. Oh, I can think of so many who would go crazy for this. Thanks for your creativity. I WANT A WHOLE BOWL OF THESE!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Jacqueline - I did something similar for Thanksgiving using the regular-size Hershey bars and put one at each place setting. I used pictures of the first Thanksgiving and bits of historical facts to decorate the label, so consider this for your grandkids THIS year. They can learn something and have fun while doing it and, of course, there's the chocolate!

Mary said...

What a clever idea! LOVE the label & quote :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I agree! The 8 oz. bar is much more fun than the mini's!!

Great idea you have here!


The Tablescaper said...

Great idea!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Unknown said...

So Creative!

the cape on the corner said...

love your version, and i agree, what's fun size about a tiny piece of candy! nada!

so glad you stopped by the cape on the corner, and thank you so much for your comment on those amazing pumpkins. weren't they crazy good?!