Out of Town Bags
- Last updated on May 14, 2013 at 8:57 am
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Most of our guests are coming from England so we decided to make OOT bags for them rather than giving them favors that they will probably never use.
I am still searching for the right bag to put everything in, I want something that can be used again and that they will be willing to use again - so no names/dates etc on them - I know they're out there somewhere!!!
This is some of the items I am including -
* A map & dining plan for Jasper * Sunscreen * Hand Sanitiser * Playing Cards * Anti-Bacterial Wipes * Advil * Tissues * Water *Plant Pot * Tealight * Bookmark * Pen * Mosquito Repellant patches * Small First Aid kit * Small sewing kit (I got these from the hotel FI stays in for work and am repackaging them!)
I still need to find a few more items - lip balm with SPF, note pads and some snacks (I am making Moose shaped maplebread cookies!). I'm also making a Road Trip CD of songs that are special to FI & I, all our guests are travelling at least 3.5hrs, and many are extending their trip to see more of The Rockies so I thought it would be cute to have some songs from us.
I'm putting tags on them with a little poem like this:-
We made a little bag,Completely full of treats,
Whether your mouth gets dry and
thirsty, or you’re in the mood for some sweets.
It’s just a small token full of our love, hugs and kisses,
To thank you for the trip you’ve
made to see the new Mr & Mrs
(I'm pretty sure I found this somewhere on PW, but I've had it saved on my laptop for so long that I can't remember - please let me know if it's yours so I can credit you!)
I decided to go 'old school' with our water bottle and do personalised labels - it was also something my boys could help me with so they were very happy, they've been desperate to get involved! Our wedding is in a National Park so looking after nature is very important so I included the Recycling logo and then I found a bar-code generator online and input our wedding date and used that too!!
I have painted little flower pots and put green tea-lights in them, but they are actually to use with our bookmarks that I've made. They are made with plantable paper, embedded with Canadian wildflower seeds, so people can take a little bit of Canada home with them.
I have used 4 different quotes on them :-
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams” – Dr
“We are all a little weird and lifes a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love” – Dr Seuss
“Do you know that place between being asleep and awake, where you still remember your dreams? That’s where I’ll always love you, that’s where I’ll always wait for you” - Tinkerbell
“I shall call him squishy and he shall be mine. He shall be my squishy.” - Dory
They're all a bit cheesy, but they are cute and they are from books/movies that mean something to us!!
I want to include some homemade snacks too, so attempted Uhlease's Oreo recipe. It tastes great but the legs kept breaking when I was putting the filling on, so I'm going back to my original plan and making Maplebread Moose cookies instead - I'm really not a great baker!!