Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Operation 31 Days and Counting: Mission 1, Out of Town Bags

So it is officially ON! Today marks 31 days before our wedding and I am pumped! (Ok, not really...this is just what I need to tell myself in order to attack the ridiculous amount of projects I need to get done...wah, wah, waaahhh). So, today, I am officially naming the rest of my engaged time "Operation 31 Days and Counting." Call me General Miss Glen Echo!

Mission 1: Out of Town Bags
(such a lovely NY out of town...NY is so easy...found here)

As Miss Fairfax pointed out, it should be easy to figure out DMV themed out of town favors, however, at least for me, my pool of creativity has been drained over the last 18 months. There are a few items that I knew from the beginning I wanted to include, but other than those few items I had no idea what else I should include. I decided to just google "Maryland out of town bags" for some ideas and I think I have come up with a decent bag of goodies for our out of town guests.

1) Rock Creek Soda

According to Wiki Answers, the Rock Creek Soda Company is located in Landover MD. For those from the DC area, you know that an order of wings and mambo sauce is not complete unless you have a pineapple Rock Creek Soda to go with it! This is a truly DC favor and one of the few items I came with all on my own.

2) Crab Flavored Utz Chips

Another item that I came up with all on my own. I am not into the idea of giving Old Bay Seasoning or a crab mallet. I want something in the bags that our guests could immediately enjoy. What is more Maryland than crabs and snacks, hence, crab potato chips. Perfect!

3) Goetze Caramel Crea


Manufactured in Baltimore since 1895, these have been one of my favorite candies since I can remember. Not specifically a "DMV" favor, Baltimore has a place in my heart because I go to school there and honestly, who would not want to have a few of these after a long ride. Check out their website for more info.

4) DMV Visitor Info

This will include a metro map, a welcome brochure from us with places to eat and visit while in the area and maybe a Washington Post (although I think the guests might get those for free in the hotel room...).

My plan is to keep the design simple, probably a brown craft bag with our monogramed stamp and some tissue paper. It will look a lot like the image below.


So what do you guys think? Aside from going into a fatty-sugar coma from the soda, chips and candy, would you be excited to see get a welcome package like this? What are you putting in your out of town bags?

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Blogger Sara said...

Love it! These are awesome.... so personal and perfect! Can't wait to do mine!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Those are very cute. My wedding is in MD too but a lot of my guests will be from California. I was thinking of making little packets of Old Bay seasoning with a label explaining what they can use it for. I had never heard of Old Bay until I moved here, so I assume it will be new to a lot of my guests as well.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

What great ideas! I might have to "borrow" the crab chips idea for our OOT bags. Good luck with the last month!

Thursday, February 25, 2010 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks Guys! Wow, I don't think that I know anyone who has never had Old Bay, lol. That is definitely a good idea then.

Friday, February 26, 2010 8:24:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

that's funny, when you linked to "Miss Fairfax's" post on OOT bags, I was like "I said that?" and then I realized that was the previous miss fairfax. haha. anywayyyyy thank you for this!! I was just contemplating all this myself, I've got to get on this if I'm going to pull it together! these ideas were really helpful. :)

Friday, February 26, 2010 3:32:00 PM  

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