The chances are that when you have a party, you will not be in a position to welcome all your guests personally once they arrive. It is more so the case if you are having many guests or have a tight schedule. However, this need not wear you out; all you need are canvas tote bags with gifts for your guests to make them feel right at home even without you personally welcoming them.
However, you need to pass out the right message to your guests. The canvas tote bags need feel like they were made and designed with each of the guests in mind. It, therefore, dictates that you avoid monograms as well as names. The reason for this is that you do not want a name or monogram that does not represent some guests and they end up not liking the gift. If you have to write anything on the bags, let it be statements that describe the party or where it is going to be.
Things to put in the canvas tote bags
It would not seem very appropriate to pass out canvas tote bags to your guests if they are empty and you do not intend to give them gifts to carry them in. However, this need not worry you as many great ideas exist that do not necessarily have to burn holes into your pockets:
- Depending on what type of party that you are holding and where it will be, you will want to have a road map to the venue and also the schedule. It makes it easy for your guests to find the location and follow on the event's lineup.
- Drinks and snacks would be a great idea. If the guests intend to stay at the party for long, you will need to give them something to nibble on. Have a few drinks and snacks in each of the canvas tote bags.
- Other useful items such as sunscreen, lip balm, reusable water bottles, safety pins among others might come in handy more so if the party will be for several days and away from retail outlets where they can buy them.