Eight years ago this month, the afternoon of my sister-in-law’s wedding day. My sister-in-law and I sat on the balcony of her room watching the waves and munching on Cheerios™. I know what you are thinking. Why are you eating Cheerios™ right before the wedding?
Funny story. My brother and sister-in-law were married on a cruise ship on the evening of the “day at sea” (the second day of the cruise). The first day of the cruise, the cruise stopped, in Nassau, Bahamas. Hubs and I got off the boat, and we walked around the Famous Straw Market. As we were strolling through the Straw Market, I spotted an adorable little straw bag with pink piping and with Minnie Mouse on the front. It was love at first sight for me. It was just the sweetest little accessory for my little niece.
My niece was a little over one- year- old at the time of the wedding. She was glued to her little baggie of Cheerios™. I thought that she could put her baggie of cereal in this adorable little pink piping straw bag with Minnie on the front. She loved it, and her mommy put her little baggie of cereal with the top open in her new straw bag. She was a happy, little, fashionable lady.
The next afternoon, before the wedding my sister-in-law and I were sitting on her balcony overlooking the ocean. We watched the waves and watched for dolphins while we waited for our turns to get our hair done. We got hungry and how could we leave the room and risk being “seen” hours before the wedding. We couldn’t and we didn’t.
Nothing would come in between us messing up her perfect wedding. We’d spent ages finding the perfect dress, we booked the best wedding photographer (they were very similar to this Olga Topchii Photographer) and we had the perfect venue. There was no way that we would risk being “seen” hours before the wedding when so much had been done to perfect it.
My sister- in- law to the rescue! She had a box of Honey Nut Cheerios ™ in her room for a snack for her one-year-old daughter, my niece. We munched on dry cereal and enjoyed the moments of calm before all the wedding craziness. Looking back on it, I could have ordered room services or something, but neither one of us thought of it.
Wedding Day Munch~ Trail Mix
I love making this Wedding Day Munch~ Trail Mix. I make it ahead of time and storage it in an airtight container. It makes the perfect grab- and- go breakfast, snack, or snack for your bridal party. Wedding Day Munch Printable!
What You Need:
1 cup Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™
½ cup of Peanuts
½ cup of Almonds
¼ cup of Dried Cranberries
¼ cup of Dried Blueberries
1/4 cup of Dried Cherries
½ tsp of ground cinnamon (optional)
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix in Almonds and Peanuts.
2. Then mix in Dried Cranberries, and Dried Blueberries and Dried Cherries.
3. Mix in Cheerios ™.
4. Add in ground cinnamon.
5. Gently mix, careful not to crush cereal.
6. Store in an airtight container. I used mason jars.
7. Print out Printable labels and place on the Mason Jars.
8. Decorate with ribbon.
Do you have a fun wedding day memory? I’d love to hear it!
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