This is not as easy as it may sound: in every analogy one has to make a choice between rigor and 'poetic license'.
Personally, the one i like better is Higgs for Waldegrave: where a crowd-analogy is given. But, as they say, your milage may very.
If you'd like, you can think in terms of a 'caramel pool', Milky Way Simply Caramel: Pool : when we say that a particle 'couples' to the Higgs field, we mean to say that this particle 'sees' this 'caramel pool', and this makes it "harder" for it to move, which we measure as this particle's "mass". And, as you can imagine, there are particles that do not couple to the Higgs field, meaning to say they do not "see" it: therefore, they move much more easily. ;-)
But, take all this with a grain of salt…
This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-17 04:07 (UCT), posted by SE-user Daniel