@aprilwedding31: I have done welcome boxes, mainly because I found a bag was not large enough/strong enough to carry the weight. Our guests are staying for 3 nights, so I have put quite a few things in there. Also two are family (sisters of the bride with their husbands and my grandchildren).
One box per apartment:
Bottled water, juice in tetra packs, Ooop kit with panadol, antacid etc. that sort of medical stuff, bandaids, bobby pins, hair bands…. you get the picture. I also included a couple of disposable toothpaste/toothbrush kits as well as a razor and shaving foam, also disposable. I collected these from hotels I say at during work travel assignments. Really handy.
A pamper kit with bath gel, bubble bath, hand lotion… you get the picture… all small containters. Also some beautiful soap from L’Occitane in Rose to match my daughter’s favourite flowers and her bouquet.
The usual snacks, chips, nuts, biscuits and of course chocolate.
I also did some breakfast items such as cereal, mueslie, snack bars, jam, vegemite, peanut butter etc.
A welcome booklet with local information and an explanation of the events that we have planned over the 3 days and suggestions for things to do on their day of free activities to enjoy Sydney. I also made some ‘do not disturb’ door hangers.
Because my grandchildren will also be there, I included some baby food and some tetra packs of soup just incase my daughters needed some emergency food supplies for hungry children.
On the day they arrive I intend to get a few cooler bags and add milk, butter,yoghurt, fruit, cheese and some bread.
The boxes are really full, and I am going to do a DYI post on them when I get some time to take photos.
Because I am only doing 6, I guess I sort of went a bit over the top. Hope this helps.