Travel Snack Packs
I am obsessed with snack packs, which are essentially the cousin of out of town (OOT) bags for weddings (which I LOVED putting together- side note: full wedding recaps are coming in late July!!)
Whether traveling on a plane or by car, I always have a bag of snacks with me.
After a year of planning this trip to Jordan and putting together such a big group, I knew I wanted to do something for everyone going on the trip. My original idea was to have bags of snacks waiting in everyone’s rooms in Amman, but that would have taken up too much space in my suitcase and taken up too much time upon arrival. I still wanted to do something though, and when I started thinking about what I would bring for the 12+ hour plane ride I knew exactly what to do…
Travel Snack Packs for the group!
Of course I am nuts and decided this the week before the trip, when guest posts needed to be organized, freelance writing jobs completed, regular office work to be done, a house to clean, a suitcase to pack, and, well, the 1,000 other things that need to be done before a long vacation. Luckily I have been making snack packs for so many years for myself and my husband that it only took me 3 hours from start to finish to put these together.
A step by step:
1. Make a list of the people going and be sure there are no allergies.
2. Purchase all the items you want to include.
Here was my list per person:
-2 salty but healthy snacks
-1 fun snack
-2 options for a small sweet treat
-1 pack gum
-1 breakfast bar
-1 snack bar
-1 treat bag
-a few snack size ziploc bags
Tip: Buy big packages of treats as well as ziploc bags and then portion them out yourself. It makes the cost decrease significantly, and your snack options increase tremendously.
I bought dry roasted peanuts, roasted unsalted almonds, caramel hard candies, Trident Advantage gum, chocolate trail mix, Dove Promises (milk chocolate), Ghirardelli mint chocolates, Kashi breakfast bars in strawberry and blackberry, and Clif Z-bars.
Here’s what each person got:
3. Portion out the snacks one by one and line up. After portioning out my snacks I had all the baggies lined up, then the bars and gum, and the awkward shaped treat baggies on the side. That way when stuffing I could grab the 3 baggies at once, add the awkward shaped baggie, and stuff. Then I would grab the two bars + gum and add those.
4. Set all your treat bags up and stuff them one by one. See #3 above for easy stuffing instructions.
5. Staple or tape your treat bags shut. Label them. If you have different colors like I did, try and give each person in a couple a different color. So if I had a pink one, PB would have the teal one, and so on.
6. Hand them out to your group and enjoy!!!
I LOVED putting these together, and I hope my friends & family enjoy them! With such a long flight it is nice to have some packed snacks.
Note: I wrote this before the trip but decided not to post it until everyone received them- I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. I am out of the country from June 25- July 7 and will be featuring guest posts as well as other posts while I am away. Enjoy!