Happy Birthday, Drinking Straw!

Did you know that this week marks the 124th anniversary of the patent of the paper drinking straw? In honor of this occasion, I went on the hunt for polka dotted drinking straws . . . and I found some pretty ones! 

The Hey Yo Yo Etsy shop is filled with all sorts of wonderful whimsical notions, and it looks like Amanda is a fan of polka dots too! :)

Wouldn't these straws make a baby shower, kids' party, or even a special dinner at home a fun occasion?

Not only does the Hey Yo Yo shop carry these fun straws, but there are many fun ways to dress up the straws, too! Check out these straw toppers:

Now that's cute!

What this shop is doing right:

1. A Fun Shop Header
I love the carnival/circus theme and colors in the shop header. Just perfect for the fun, colorful items in the shop!

2. Great Product Staging
Amanda photographed many of her products staged with other items. For example, she shows her products in action in the photos in this polka dotted straws listing. I love those flag toppers!

3. Fun Photo Backgrounds
I love the creative use of the photo backgrounds (many are polka dotted) in this shop! Take a look at these cake/cupcake toppers, for example. Isn't that striped background paper awesome?

Have you ever used fun paper straws for your special occasions, or do you prefer the plastic kind?

Happy New Year to you!


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