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#671 breeburns

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    Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:03 PM

    just went through all 67 pages (took a few hours!!) lol

    Some good and very helpful tips - thanks so much ladies!!



    #672 breeburns

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      Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:05 PM

      just went through all 67 pages (took a few hours!!) lol

      Some good and very helpful tips - thanks so much ladies!!



      #673 torilynnsmith

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        Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:30 AM


        Love the travel Jenga idea!!! He's 11... I have NO idea what 11 year old boys are into... I picked up transformer playing cards at dollarama (pet shop for the girl 9) and someone told me that 11 year olds are not going to like that.... I trust YOU a lot more!!!!

        Originally Posted by canadiangirl 


        hun,have you thought of glow sticks?

        and well, all i know is boys lol even if you went to zellers or walmart and got a tranformer for each, such a big hit for my boys! Zellers always has a sale on them.

        oh...what about a travel Janga game....it worked for us during the drive home lol

         



         



         



        #674 MJKH

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          Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:52 AM

          TLS,

          I think if you include a list of games that can be played with a deck of cards, the kids (and the adults) can play together and hang out...my 12 year old nephew and 10 year old niece love playing card games.

           

           

           

           

           

           

           


          Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 


          Love the travel Jenga idea!!! He's 11... I have NO idea what 11 year old boys are into... I picked up transformer playing cards at dollarama (pet shop for the girl 9) and someone told me that 11 year olds are not going to like that.... I trust YOU a lot more!!!!



           



           

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          #675 leigh2011

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            Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:55 AM

            Here is what we put in our OOT  bags and a comment about each:

            • travel mug - luckily we only spent $1 each on these because hardly anyone used them around the resort.  I heard maybe 2 people say they used them for coffee.
            • visor - these were a big hit because very few people remembered hats/visors - we did not emroider them and I think that made people more likely to wear them
            • sunglasses (men) - we got knock-off aviator sunglasses and they were a big hit - so if you forgot yours or you wanted to keep your expensive ones safe in the room
            • pashmina (ladies) - these were a big hit too as it was windier and thus chillier than most of the ladies expected
            • starfish jewelry (ladies) - hmm - I saw a few of the ladies wearing these necklace & earring sets - I think it was a pleasant surprise for them but I can't say it was a hit
            • pen & notepad - we didn't see these being used, but it is expected they would be an in-room product.  These were free from Vistaprint, so I would say only useful if you are ordering something else as well so you aren't paying the shipping just for these items
            • photoshare card - USELESS!  - everyone has come back and just loaded their pictures onto Facebook
            • first aid kit - big hit
            • pepto - definitely used
            • advil - definitely used
            • bug spray - useless at our resort - it was too breezy to have a bug problem
            • aloe - didn't see this getting used
            • hand sanitizer - didn't see this getting used
            • lip balm - the ladies used these
            • candy - didn't see anyone eating this, but maybe they did in the room
            • arm floaties (kids) - perfect for the age kids we had (2 and 3 yr)
            • sand pail (kids) - the girls (2 & 3) used these to carry their stuff around all week
            • Pez (kids) - they loved these - even took them into the pool where the candy got wet and had to be thrown out
            • koozies - not used at the resort - not sure if they were taken home and used
            • $1 tote bags from the dollar tree - PERFECT - great size and great price - would definitely use these again
            • gum - not sure, but never a bad purchase
            • floss picks - not sure, but they were cheap
            • Shout wipes - did not hear a single word about these being used (but our guests were only staying 3, 4, and 5 nights)

             

            Hmmm - that is all I can think of right now.  Hope that list helps future brides.



            #676 torilynnsmith

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              Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:38 AM

              Love this idea!! Thanks :)
               

              Originally Posted by MJKH 

              TLS,

              I think if you include a list of games that can be played with a deck of cards, the kids (and the adults) can play together and hang out...my 12 year old nephew and 10 year old niece love playing card games.

               

               

               

               

               

               

               



               



               

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              #677 lucy<3woody

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                Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:05 AM

                Very helpful Leigh! I am including a lot of the same items!



                #678 vav11238

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                  Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:14 PM

                  A great find!!! If you're in the states (or like me and abroad but sending everything to your parents who live in the states) and planned on doing a small health kit, I found this site:

                   

                  http://www.first-aid...medications.htm

                   

                  It's got name brands at super affordable prices. I'm going to order Advil, Pepto, bandaids and such from here. Hope it's helpful!!



                  #679 AquaCait

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                    Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:15 AM


                    Don't know how far out you are from your wedding, but Creative bag is a canadian company with three locations (Pickering being the closest to Ottawa).  Tons of awesome bags in great colours for cheap.  We got lime green bags (the kind that you get Chinese food from Mandarin in) for 0.99 each!!  They do ship too....
                     

                    Originally Posted by ottawabride 

                    Wow, I just finally finished reading through all 66 pages of this thread. I'm so excited to do our OOT bags. I've definitely nixed a few items off the list so thank you everyone for helping us save money (my FI is very greatful)

                     

                    Here's what we're putting in ours...

                    • Survival Kit (advil, tylenol, pepto, bandaids, aloe)
                    • Gum
                    • Mini hand sanitizers
                    • Chap stick
                    • Cards
                    • bookmark (we have alot of readers in our group)
                    • key chain (a little starfish to remind them of their trip)
                    • postcards
                    • puzzle book (sudoku, crossword, ect)
                    • travel mug (no personalized)
                    • shout stick or wipes
                    • 1 or 2 snacks
                    • tissue packet

                     

                    I had so much difficulty finding canvas bags cheap so I ended up getting really nice paper ones from Hallmark. They are heavy duty so they survive a bit longer and the handles are really strong weaved fabric ribbon.

                    We're gonna do an info book (Thanks to khomac, she had a great link for an info book with almost all the info I needed on Punta Cana). I'll probably hand deliver them to people right after Christmas so they can really take advantage of all the info in them.



                     



                    #680 lashesforever

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                      Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:21 PM

                      Thanks for all the great ideas! I never thought to put a deck of cards in mine, but since they were such a hit, i will definitely be putting in ours. 

                      Does anyone know where to get maps of Puerto Vallarta? Or do you just make your own? I've searched like crazy online, but can't find anything....






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