(Closed) St Louis “things” to put in OOT bags?

posted 9 years ago in St. Louis and Southern Illinois
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I haven’t lived in St. Louis for a few years, but I grew up there …

What about Bissinger’s or Fannie May candies?  I know they sell small sample boxes and there’s an outlet store in West County (or used to be) where you could get slightly imperfect candies on the cheap.  Or even pieces of fudge from the fudge factory in Union Station?  The Cardinals, Blues, and Rams are all huge so maybe some sporty themed nerf balls?  The WalMart by my parents’ house (and even here in CA, lol) has a little section of small, inexpensive local souvenirs; maybe they’d have a little Arch somethingorother?  

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Here are some things that I think are pretty "traditional" St. Louis

  1. Anything Anheuser-Busch – If you don’t want to do beer in the bag, what about a plush clydesdale or some postcards of the brewery. 
  2. Gooey butter cake – St. Louisians love this stuff.  I have a great recipie for gooey butter cookies that would be a lot easier than trying to package cake for the Out of Town bags. – PM me if you’d like it.
  3. Ted Drewes – Any chance your guests are staying close to a location?  Maybe a coupon/gift certificate to get a concrete would be nice.
  4. Bissingers chocolates – delicious!  Put a couple truffles in each bag.
  5. Anything Cardinals related – include some small Cardinals memorabelia (shot glass or a Fred Bird bobblehead) and peanuts and cracker-jacks.

Make sure to include some locals maps (Forest Park, downtown, CWE, etc.) so people can explore.  Highlight the favorites: Botanical Gardens, brewery, arch, Jewell Box, Zoo, Art Museum, City Museum, Magic House, Science Center.  Good luck.  If you need any more ideas let me know.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love Mrs. Lemon’s Out of Town bags!  I have only lived in st louis for about 3 years.  

I think you can get those St Louis visitors guide books for free or $1 each.  Depending on how many you need.  

If you do water bottles or other goodies – you can always print custom labels on them maybe with the St louis Arch in the back ground…

other ideas:

Schlafly beer (you can get at any grocery store)

pasta souce from the HILL (you can get at grocery store)

Donuts from World’s Fair Donuts – near the botanical gardens

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh, what about some Fitz’s root beer?!!

Not food, but what about a CD of blues music from famous St. Louis musicians?

If you don’t think they’d like a bag with a Cardinal on it, what about the symbol of St. Louis?

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Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I definitely second the Bissinger’s (my mom worked as a chocolatier through graduate school!).  And, although it’s a bit cheesy, you just MUST do something AAnheuser-Busch–it was the heart and soul of that city for years.  You could do plush clydesdales for the kids, and somehting more "grown-up" for adults.  Or, find a pretty postcard with the clydesdales on it, and use it for your card inside the bag.

And how about the St. Louis Museum of Art, or the park?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Oh!  A lot of people forget about the other stuff AB makes … like pretzels and peanuts.   But I’m not finding what they make.  Do they even do that any more?  Maybe not. 

Oddly enough they also make the Monster energy drinks.  Did not know that …

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

There is an AB store at the Mills or there was last time I was there.  I’m going to make gooey butter cake, I have a realy easy recipe my mom got in the paper a while back and put a squares in.  I like the fitzes and schlafly ideas.  I was thinking maps too. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What about the bags of peanuts that you can buy with the Cardinals logos on them? They usually sell them cheap outside of the stadium before the games. Those with maybe a bottle of beer (remember those aluminum bottles they made with the cardinals logos on them? Those would have been cool, too bad they don’t make them anymore 🙁 )

Crown Candy is a big St.Louis thing too. They have amazing candy!!

What about postcards with the Arch, Busch Stadium, or Forest Park on them?

Just a few ideas 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Let’s see… Maul’s barbeque sauce, Imo’s items (they sell the pizza sauce and salad dressing at grocery stores), or wine from any the wineries in Augusta/Hermann/etc (check out names like Stone Hill, Augusta Winery, Montelle, Mount Pleasant), and Gus’ Pretzels (found near the AB Brewery).

Also, I agree with the Bissinger’s! They usually have some pre-packaged candy that would be easy to throw in an Out of Town bag. The Cardinals peanuts are a good idea- you can sometimes find them at the grocery stores, too, if you don’t have time to go downtown on a gameday.

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