(Closed) COLORADO OOT Bags…suggestions?

posted 9 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Will the OOT guests be able to have some time to sight see?  You can put in brochures about Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, the Cog Rail.  They can take a free tour at Coors.  If you can, maybe try to schedule a group tour.  How about some candies from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory?  Or some small trinket from one of the sports teams?

The Springs has a beuatiful mansion I thought would be wonderful for receptions.  I forgot the name.  (Maybe it’s Manitou Springs.)  Do you know the one?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

This one’s a bit boring, MightySapphire, but a travel-sized tube of sunscreen would come in *very* handy for guests who forgot theirs.  I love that Colorado sun but it’s murder on the skin!  Also, bottled water for avoiding dehydration and altitude sickness.

Slightly more fun: I love the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory idea, and Harry and David’s "Moose Munch" is also a fun western-themed snack.  You could throw in Celestial Seasonings teas (their HQ is in Boulder) too.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

My wedding will be near the Boulder area in Lyons; we are putting Boulder Chips, Celestial Seasoning tea, trail mix, and postcards (2, both pre-stamped and 1 addressed to us for guests to write well wishes or a favorite memory), Boulder Water , along with  Advil (altitude sickness headaches) area brochures and  in our newsletter in OOT bags.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hey MightySapphire

I am personally a northern Colorado girl, so my knowledge of the Springs is fairly limited…but I did spend many a weekend in the Springs for swim meets in my youth. Here are some of the things I am planning on including in my OOT bags (in July as well)!  Most are not Colorado Springs specific, but should at least give you a start!

Water and Advil along with a little PSA-type note on altitude sickness. Also, on the same note, packets of sunscreen.  The sun is more intense here at high altitude…especially in July!

If your guests are beer drinkers you could include some suggestions (and flyers) on where to do local brewery tours (I am sure there are plenty in Colorado Springs). Or maybe even a few bottles of a local microbrew, if you are feeling generous

As Tanya123 suggested, treats from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory are always a big hit.  My sister gave varieties of their truffles out as her favors at her wedding this past September.

Rocky Mountain Salsa. The spicy is my favorite!

Boulder Canyon Potato Chips

Tanya had good suggestions with Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds. I also, tend to recall a small amusement park around the Springs area I once went to when I was a child…”Santa’s North Pole” or something like that.  However,  I believe it is definitely suited to younger kids.  I am not sure if they still allow common folk to roam the Air Force Academy Campus like they once did.  But, it is definitely an interesting campus and the chapel is AMAZING!

Good Luck and let me know if you have any other “Colorado” questions!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

ErinMarieMack- I am getting married in Lyons as well!  Where are you getting married?  We are getting married at Lionscrest on July 18th! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hello – I am getting married in Littleton in September and am also trying to incorporate some "Colorado" things onto the wedding. I am thinking about using the "candy rocks" (jelly beans that look like rocks) in the guest favor bags… a little bit of the rocky Mountains I suppose.

Found some here: http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/candy_rocks_and_rock_candy/

and here: http://store.candywarehouse.com/candypebbles.html

 Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I know you can tour Hammond’s Candy in Denver – you could include some goodies from there in the bags!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I noticed when I visited Garden of the Gods and a couple other places that there was a berry that kept popping up – I believe it was huckleberry or boysenberry.  The gift shops had chocolate and jam and candy – all kinds of stuff made with this berry.  I’m guessing it’s a native berry here in Colorado, but really can’t be sure since I’m a transplant from Louisiana.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Wait, I’m pretty sure it was chokeberry.  But if I’m wrong, please feel free to correct me.  I’ll probably be thinking about this all day til I’m sure or find something I bought with the stuff in it!  

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Probably was chokecherry.  🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t think that would be weird at all, but like most things you have to know your audience.  Our wedding guests would think that was the BEST THING EVER.  I just wish I could do it.  🙂 

New Belgium brewery and O’Dells would be other ones to check out. 

And the tea would be great for your nondrinkers.  A soda would work well too.  Off the top of my head the Palisade Brewery is the only one I can think of, but I know there are some that are closer. 

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