The ladies in my family have a tradition of celebrating big birthdays. You may have read Take A Trip: Royal Caribbean Bahamas Cruise, which was in celebration of my sister’s 40th, but that’s just one example. For the males in our immediate family (aka husbands), we like to do (age) days of celebration. So far we’ve done 30, 40 and 60 for the various husbands. We tend to send something (gift, poem, pics, jokes, thoughtful things) every other day for the number of days that equals the age. For my step-dad’s 60th, I made the above board as one of my assigned days (we rotate in an order and pre-plan gifts so we don’t duplicate).
You can do one of these for various celebrations or occasions – it starts by thinking about what you want to say and then filling in the blanks with candy/snack names that can replace common words. Sometimes you need to fudge it a little. Here is what I did; the bold words are the candy/snacks.
To: Sid King Size Zero Bar (his last name is King)
Dang, it’s almost the Date of your birth! 60 – what doesn’t Kale you makes you stronger! Remember to be Kind to the ones you’ve been raisins – they might be a Lifesaver one day if you go Nuts! And eat lots of Fiber so you don’t have Unreal poops! Happy 60th birthday and many s’more.
- Dang Coconut Chips (Whole Foods)
- RXBar Chocolate Chip (Whole Foods or Walmart)
- King Size Zero Bar (Zero is his favorite, you could pick any kind if you happen to want to use the word ‘King’)
- Kale Chips (Walmart)
- Kind Bar (Walmart)
- Raisins (Dollar Tree)
- Lifesavers (Dollar Tree)
- Peanuts (Dollar Tree)
- FiberOne Brownie (Walmart)
- Unreal chocolate bar (Whole Foods)