Post # 1
I am slowly collecting materials for our oot bags. I was thinking of doing area and contact information, a restaraunt/activity guide (our recommendations and stories behind each), 2 bottles of water, homemade cookies in nautical shapes, homeamde chocolates in nautical shapes.
Do you think it is too much to do both the cookies and the chocolates? Cost isn’t a factor, since it won’t be expensive to do and I have most of the supplies. We will package one in a bag with a robbon, the other in a box. I can’t think of any cute looking snacks to add, unless we do salty snacks (pretzels/chips) in clear bags with ribbons.
Post # 3
There can never be too much food in Out of Town bags! I love it!
Post # 4
THis is what we’re putting in ours…the wedding is in CT but we both live in Boston…
Poland Spring water.
New England Coffee (its roasted and made and all 5 minutes from our house we smell it roasting when the wind blows our direction)
Map of the area
Medicine (Tylenol, Pepto)
travel sized lotions/soaps
Gummy Bears (fiance’s favorite candy)
and cape cop potato chips
We’re going to BJs to get most of it.
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s too much — it sounds really cute, and I’m sure your guests will think so, too. I know you don’t want more sweet items, but Necco wafers are made in New England (Necco = "New England Candy Co." I didn’t know this until recently, even though Necco wafers were my favorite candy as a little kid). So that’s a thought.
Post # 6
Why not add the cheddar cheese crackers shaped like fish by Pepperidge Farms. They come in all orange or multicolored.
Post # 7
If you do sailboat, sea star or sand-pail shaped cookies they look adorable in clear bags with brown sugar sprinkled in the bag bottom… it looks like beach sand. NO such thing as too much food… the gold fish are a great suggesstion, as would red Swedish fish too.
Post # 8
Will you have enough time for all that homemade stuff? I like emily’s idea. I make drawstring bags that some use for items like this.