Post # 1
So I was just making snack (or trail, whatever you call it) mix and had one of those light bulb moments. We’ve been back and forth on favors for a while now, and we’ve pretty much gotten to the point where we weren’t going to have them because we felt it was a pointless expense in our budget. We’d toyed with the idea of Hershey kisses, lotto tickets, decks of cards and chocolate covered pretzels in the past. I would have loved the candy buffet idea, but candy is expensive!
Then snack mix hit me tonight. I like to make it for munchies at home, and then bag it up for class and work snacks. It doesn’t blow my teeny college kid budget, it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s fairly healthy. My FI loves it too and we come up with all kinds of crazy combos. It’s one of our favorite things to put out when we play board games with friends. Then my thought process got rolling. Hmm, games are part of our wedding theme. Snack mix ingredients are cheap. What if we did a snack mix buffet as our favor?!!?!?!
What do you guys think? And what would you want to see in a snack mix buffet?
Post # 3
I think that is a geat idea. If you are having games out for your guests, I would put some on the tables with the games. If I was a guest, I wouldn’t mind it at all.
Post # 4
goldfish, m&ms, marshmallows, raisins, sunflower seeds, pretzels, maybe some nuts? Those are things I put in when I make it….
you could get the m&ms in your wedding colors too.
Post # 5
oooh – I like it – but, I’m a big ‘nuts’ girl but nuts are more expensive than candy, typically.
You could do component parts of trail mix (like pretzels, raisins, sunflower seeds, m&m’s or chocolate chips, dried cranberries/cherries, yogurt covered anything, etc.) – and then have everyone mix their own.
Super cute idea! I think it work out great!!!
Post # 6
@oracle – That’s what I was thinking, haing jars of each ingredient and letting guests fill a little bag! Nuts are the most expensive thing I put in trail mix, so I’d probably limit that to only 1 or 2 varieties.
@Ms. Starfish – I like the M&M suggestion!
Post # 7
Sounds yummy!! Would you put out ingredients, so that your guests can put together their own snack mix, or would you put out different combinations of pre-mixed snack mix? Both sound like good ideas to me! FI loves Chex mix, so we just decided to add that to our OOT bags. Yay snack mixes!!
Post # 8
@ sooner – Just a note, don’t go too crazy with the colored m & m’s – those are super expensive.
We got ours at candyopolis & they were $12 per lb!!!
BTW – sounds fun & yummy! 😉
Post # 9
That sounds delicious!
Costco and Walmart both have bulk trail mixes in at least a 1lb bag (might be larger?) that are very inexpensive and may be cheaper than putting them together yourself. You can just pour them into a bowl and let people take what they want.
Post # 10
@okqueenbee – True. That’s kinda the reason we were avoiding candy buffets in the first place.
Post # 11
I LOVE this idea. I love love love trailmix so freakin’ much! This is an awesome idea.
Post # 12
It’s official! FI loved the idea when I told him after work and we’re going to do it!
Post # 13
How did it turn out? Does anyone have any ideas to add about what to include on the trail mix bar and what is affordable?
Post # 14
Okay…so I guess this is older, but we did something sort of like this at my wedding and it went over really well!!! The guests got to have fun making bowls full of different things (pretzels, goldfish, chex mix, popcorn, m&m’s) and it was great for them to snack on when they got to the reception hall (while they were waiting for the bridal party to arrive). I had thought about a candy buffet, but I am more of a salty snacker when I am hungry (plus, I figured they’d already have cake later on!)