My OOT bags were so fun to make and they were a big hit! I was so glad!
Everyone was so impressed with the effort as well as the stuff that was in it. Everything was in a large waterproof beachbag with a name tag on the handle then I had everything in it divided into sections with tags on them:
To Have and to Hold (your stuff at the beach) - a smaller beach bag
To love and to cherish (our family and friends) - a welcome book that we made and had printed (this made everyone very happy because we included a "meet the guests" section with a photo and little write up about each person)
In sickness and in health - first aid kit, aloe, hand sanitizer, kleenex
In good times and in bad - deck of cards, notepads, pens, Shout wipes, glow sticks and glow bracelets, wet ones and a few mints.
For richer or for poorer- scratch tickets (these were a nice surprise for everyone)
We also had a few extra things in the bags - Bubba Kegs, keycard/tip holder, lanyards with waterproof beach carriers (for money etc) . these were also used everyday... the little plastic tip holder was used at the pool and the beach -and the bigger ones were used on excursions.
Honestly, the biggest hits were the Bubba Kegs (they all had a Canada flag on them and I attached little name tags on them - so we all had our own and we were obviously a group). They were a bit more expensive but worth every penny. We all used them everyday. It was a good way for us to get good service too - we tipped the bartender with a pretty big tip at the beginniing of the day, then asked him to take care of anyone with the mugs. (we gave other tips too but it was a great way to get the bartenders to pay attention to us)
Everything else got used except maybe the kleenex and the notepads (but both were from the dollar store so not a big deal) . A few people used cards - we played drinking games with them. We all wore our glowsticks and glow bracelets to the beach BBQ. The Shout was a great thing to include. Everyone used their's including my hubby who got something on his shirt a few minutes before the wedding The aloe was used for sure and the sanitizer was in everyone's beach bag throughout the week - especially when we went on excursions.
I know this is long - I hope it helps. I know its hard to figure out what to put in the bags - and it is hard to stop once you start...
Good luck to you all Have fun!