100 lb. Club - Creative uses for those darn V'Day Chocolates




shelby897
02-14-2008, 11:20 PM
Okay, so by now you have probably received those darn heart shaped boxes of anxiety -- do you have a creative use for them (other than consumption :dizzy:) -- can be realistic or not so useful -- be creative!!

I would like to donate mine to the masses of college students who are left out of this holiday or just feeling homesick.

I would be happy to stack a pile of mine, throw the truck in four wheel drive and back over them.

How about melting then down, making those cute little chocolate lollipops and selling them at a craft fair.

Any ideas???


tkglenn
02-15-2008, 12:36 AM
Or decorate a cake using them and donating the cake to a school office or church function. I have never got chocolates on valentines day so I really wouldn't know what to really do with them. Just don't give them to your dog(s), it causes health problems (unless you're trying to get rid of your neighbors dog who keeps coming to use your yard as their toilet and eat your own dogs food, then I suppose it would be ok---can you tell what's going on in my "yard"?!)

Tonia
02-15-2008, 12:39 AM
Hmmm...Oh, I know. I say we throw them into the parents of the opposing basketball team - it will give them something to do beside scream at the games! (and, maybe they will hurt each other and not come to a couple of games...:devil: )


shelby897
02-15-2008, 12:45 AM
Can you do like the Hansel and Gretel thing -- take them hiking, leave a trail behind you to find your way out?.....

shelby897
02-15-2008, 12:45 AM
Actually, just a thought -- I think we should send them to the troops overseas -- I'm sure they would love the treat :D And, they are in much better shape than me anyway -- they could get away with a few chocolates!!!

math puppy
02-15-2008, 01:16 AM
Can you do like the Hansel and Gretel thing -- take them hiking, leave a trail behind you to find your way out?.....

:cp: i just wanted to say that totally made me lol :lol:

xtrisaratops
02-15-2008, 02:55 AM
In my house, instead of buying chocolates and giving them to each other, we buy them, pile them all up, and then take them to our local Women's and Children's shelter. My class did it back in elementary school, and my mom really loved the idea, so we've been doing it ever since.

We do the same at Christmas. Instead of buying each other big gifts, we get each other smaller, more meaningful things, and then use the rest of whatever we would have normally spent and buy toys and warm winter clothes and blankets and such and take it all down there.

xGurlyGrlx
02-15-2008, 03:33 AM
You could open the box of chocolates and glue one on your calendar for each pound you have lost that week and put it on the fridge. Some chocolates are too pretty to eat anyway. :D

mandalinn82
02-15-2008, 03:40 AM
Lots of soldiers overseas are requesting chocolates, as well as other supplies and comfort items. If you're serious about doing this, you might want to go here:

http://www.anysoldier.com/index.cfm

You can find a unit that is requesting goods (and lots are requesting candy), put together an address, and ship it out.

AutumnHarvest
02-15-2008, 09:42 AM
I eat mine. :dizzy:

And I don't have any creative ideas. :(

Tonia
02-15-2008, 10:29 AM
I love the idea of sending the candy to soldiers but I seem to remember somesort of rule about sending them...the weather makes them melt quickly or something like that. I would just caution you to really check it out before you do...!

Beverlyjoy
02-15-2008, 10:32 AM
I like the idea of the women's, family, children's shelter. Treats are fun

Give them to your favorite thin chocoholic.

gr8smyl99
02-15-2008, 01:05 PM
Or how about a children's hospital :)

No matter where you donate them to - the benefits are HUGE!!!! First - they will certainly be appreciated; Second - you'll feel so good doing a good deed; and Third - you won't be eating them!!

susiemartin
02-15-2008, 01:28 PM
I ate mine too!

DH was sitting right next too me with love in eyes :love: thinking he did good.

Thank goodness it was a very small amount

barbygirl43
02-15-2008, 01:40 PM
Some great ideas. Luckily I told everyone this year that I wanted no candy. My boss did get me a small container of fudge (sugar-free) I ate the tiger piece and gave the kids the other two pieces.

aerotigergirl
02-15-2008, 02:08 PM
All excellent ideas. I've got one...After you've donated all the chocolates, fill the heart shaped container with plaster and have your kids put hand imprints in it! When they dry, you've got a precious keepsake of your children's childhood, and you've avoided eating the chocolates!

midwife
02-15-2008, 02:23 PM
All excellent ideas. I've got one...After you've donated all the chocolates, fill the heart shaped container with plaster and have your kids put hand imprints in it! When they dry, you've got a precious keepsake of your children's childhood, and you've avoided eating the chocolates!

What a great idea!

shelby897
02-15-2008, 02:33 PM
If I can't eat them, can I at least put a wick in them, light it up and get the smell!! or maybe glue together a mosaic (I never liked 1/2 of the flavors anyway!!)

Great ideas -- I'm thinking of actually taking mine and also going out today and buying a few 1/2 price for a woman's shelter or for the senior apartments up the road, I'd rather see someone who really deserves them enjoy them than me eat them all, get bloated and collapse on the couch!! I love the hand print too -- how about cutting a heart shape of the front of the nice box and gluing a kid's pictures in the back??

SoulBliss
02-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Make a bikini out of them and make your sweetheart eat them. :o

shelby897
02-15-2008, 11:53 PM
Soul Bliss -- I think I need to lose a bit more weight to do the bikini thing -- at this point, I would need the warehouse size box of chocolates to do anything but a thong!!!! :D

Lyn2007
02-16-2008, 12:42 AM
Take a picture of yourself in a bathing suit. Get it blown up to poster size. Put it on the wall. Glue chocolates all over your hips, belly and butt in the picture. Then anytime you feel like eating candy, stare at it for 10 minutes first :)