(Closed) Trail mix bar wording – HELP!

posted 4 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
Member
26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The mason jar approach might not work as well as you are hoping.

  • It would mean that guests with allergies wouldn’t be able to participate because of the near-certainty of cross-contamination. 
  • Your recognition that you will need a sign is a strong indicator that the mason jar step is not intuitive and people may skip it without any malicious intent.

Two other options, neither necessarily ‘better’ than the other:

  • Get out some fancy-edged scissors and shorten the bags so that they can’t hold more than the amount you want people to take.
  • Add more volume to the trail mix bar. If space is an issue, can you have someone responsible for periodic refilling? If budget is an issue, maybe go heavy on the lower-cost-per-volume items like mini pretzels and subtly ration the more expensive ones by, for example, putting them in smaller containers and providing only small spoons to get them out.

 

Post # 4
Member
20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I like this idea from acz.

< Get out some fancy-edged scissors and shorten the bags so that they  can’t hold more than the amount you want people to take.>

 

 

Post # 5
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45386 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I  agree that smaller bags are the answer. Greedy people who would fill up the bag will simply use the jar more than once.

 

 

 

Post # 6
Member
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree that the jar thing is really counter-intuitive.  Shorten the bags if you can.  If the stamp prevents that, get some more “filler” material for the granola bar.  Pretzels, mini marshmallows, and even M&Ms are fairly cheap.  Keep in mind that not everyone will take a favor…

Post # 10
Member
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

We don’t have enough

of all this stuff

for you to fill your bag.

 

Please be a star

and use the jar

so we don’t have to nag.

Post # 11
Member
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

The bags hold more than we meant to give,

So use the jar if you want to live.

We know that the fixin’s look tasty,

but please, dear guest, don’t be hasty,

just fill the jar once

or you’ll look like a dunce,

and your face will be covered in pastry.

We offer a treat,

but not all you can eat.

Please use the jar

to keep your serving petite.

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