Funny side story: Because I worried Mike might not agree with even more peacock details, I sent him 2 links.
First to this picture:
Then once he was all flummoxed by the craziness of a that baby in a peacock costume, never-mind the look on the poor babe's face, he clicked on a link to these:
All of a sudden, my "out there idea" of using peacock welcome bags seemed so much more normal in comparison to a baby dressed as one. Duh. (Genius, I tell you, genius!)
Upon checking into their hotel, guests were given this bag by the front desk. And I know this is a fact, because when I checked in the night before the wedding, they gave me a bag... only after I questioned them about "where's my welcome bag?!" Totally not bridezilla at all.
PS.com: Guess who delivered all those welcome bags to the hotel? That would be the lovely bride to be and her beautiful friend, Lara. Why by myself? because of some stupid bachelor party. But it's ok. It's just a testament to my personal and physical strength. yeah, I'm dropping that. right there. boom.
Back to the bags. We stuffed them with all sorts of good stuff:
Above you will see the wonderful contents: local walking maps, metro map, event itinerary, fruit snacks, hershey's kisses, lara bar samples, gum -- and a special thank you to Blair Candy for providing the very apropos ring pops! (not pictured: chips. salty, savory chips. & water bottles.)
Mr. Melonball thought he'd "help"
I swear that cat is always getting into something.
Here's a great aerial view of the planned contents.
Mike and I created a great assembly line/stuffing system and in no time the bags stood in boxes, ready for drop off. And then we had tons of kisses left over and threw in more to the bags. and then some more. and there are still hershey's kisses in my cupboard. (but I'm not complaining. sometimes Costco's portions overwhelm, ya know?)
ta da! finished bags
Why welcome bags? Because this:
- it creates and sets the tone of hospitality, fun, and yumminess for the visit
- when you arrive in a new city you need maps, food suggestions, & advice
- its all about the details, yo
- you also need immediate food (b/c who wants to pay $10 for an airplane granola bar?!)
- and then you get drunk and want chips, fruit snacks, and other yummies. poof.
- guests know where and when stuff is happening
- guests know how to get to said places ( = less stress for bride/groom)
- moar peacock!
- hotel guests "dig it" (or so says my bro-in-law)
What's the best item you've received in a welcome bag?