Raise Your Hand If You Love Paper Straws.

I first noticed these fabulous striped straws when I entered Southern Weddings Magazine‘s MMInk calligraphy contest. (BTW how much do you love Moya from MM Ink?)


Then I started to notice that they are everywhere…which was inevitably followed by this ache in my stomach for paper straws (which I didn’t even know was a thing two weeks ago!). It’s embarrassing but true. I am such a sucker for cute details. I mean, LOOK:







So here’s the deal on these darling details. As far as I can tell, they come in a few colors: red, green, hot pink, blue, and gray. You can get them from Kikkerland, and they come in boxes of 50 for $3 or 144 for $7. Shipping and handling is $10 because Kikkerland is in the UK.

Art Fire also has them in packs of 100 for $16.

There are also a number of sellers on Etsy and eBay who sell these straws, but they all seem to be fairly pricey. All the Etsy sellers I could find seem to sell them with the flags included, so they are about $25 for 20!

While it seems like most people like to decorate the actual paper straws, I love this mix-and-match idea. How adorable are these stirrers??


The further along I get in the planning process, the more I realize that one of the best and worst things about a small wedding is that I am convinced that I can add/afford anything and everything…sigh.

Update: I told my sister about my obsession with these straws, and then she sent me this email:

(This is the exact email. No message—just a picture sent from her iPhone.)

How fabulous is my sister!? I am now the proud owner of 100 pink and white paper straws. I heart my sister. 😀

Has anyone gotten these straws? Did you find any good deals? What other wedding details have you fallen in love with that you didn’t even know existed?


Mrs. Pancakes

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Wedding Date:
May 2011
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    alitery 1 posts, Wannabee @ 2:25 pm

    very good

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    pinkpaperbride 680 posts, Busy bee @ 2:26 pm

    *raises hand* Such a cute detail, yay for your sister grabbing some for you!

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    sparks 649 posts, Busy bee @ 2:30 pm

    Definitely raising my hand, I want paper straws so badly! Your sister is certainly awesome for getting you some.

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    Denali 296 posts, Helper bee @ 2:31 pm

    love love love love swirley straws!!!

  5. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 2:33 pm

    I’m am sooo jealous! Such pretty straws!

    Oh and rock on, Sister P!

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    Little Lulu 108 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:36 pm

    We had papers straws at our wedding. I loved them. We left them in jars at the bars and guests could use them in the cocktails in they wanted to. We bought a few different colors from etsy for a low price.

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    PinkDeer 174 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:38 pm

    How random!! I just got my package from “Bake it Pretty” of paper straws. Like you I just HAD to have them!!! So cute!! 144 for $6.50 with pretty cheap shipping too (best deal I found when I was searching online for them!!)

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    Sarah, Guest @ 2:44 pm

    I love this detail. Has anyone tried these though? I am worried that paper straws would just get soggy and you wouldn’t actually be able to use them? Please let me know if anyone has tried them.

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    MrsJules10 614 posts, Busy bee @ 2:44 pm

    i’m so in love with these!!!! OMG i want them so badly!

  10. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:46 pm

    I love these, wish I’d seen ’em for my own wedding!!

  11. stripes Member
    stripes 1063 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:54 pm

    We LOVED our paper straws! We had red/white, magenta/white, and blue/white!

    I found that if you ordered the classic red/white ones from a restaurant supply you could get a ton (like 500) for ten buck.

    Then we indulged in the “special” pink/blue ones on etsy. They weren’t crazy expensive though and the vendor has tons of cute straws:


    As far as them getting soggy- they eventually did, and our guests just tossed ’em and grabbed a new one.

    AND I’m SO glad you got pink/white- they were my favorite!

  12. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:57 pm

    P, you and I need to get together over a margarita someday–I have those exact. same. straws! I am SO excited to see everything come together for your wedding!

    @Sarah: The true vintage paper straws can get soggy, but I *think* the modern throwbacks are coated so they don’t degrade. Now I’m going to break one out to test this…

  13. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:09 pm

    That is so sweet of your sister!

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    Sarah, Guest @ 3:18 pm

    @Miss Tartlet:


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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 3:20 pm

    i am so totally on this bandwagon. i got 3 boxes of 144 (i know, complete overkill) but i couldn’t help myself!!

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    BossLady 54 posts, Worker bee @ 3:22 pm

    I ordered gray/white , green/white and purple/white from http://www.thesugardiva.com/ (The same woman that sells on artfire) that way I could get the bulk discount, despite wanting a mix of colors. I just mentioned the quantity I wanted in the comments section.

    They were thicker than I anticipated, which I’m sure means they’ll hold up a little better. I haven’t tested them out though.

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    Sweet Iced Tea 10 posts, Newbee @ 3:32 pm

    my very first wedding purchase (after my dress) were these adorable guys! i bought 3 boxes of them, and my fiance tested them out, they were perfect! and sat in his cup for several hours without getting ‘soggy’! I bought mine at http://www.modernlola.com box of 144 straws for $6.25 with shipping at $9.99, but after buying 3 boxes it evened out to the cheapest deal per straw i could find online!! hope you enjoy yours and much as i’m enjoying mine!!!

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    morganmoyer 67 posts, Worker bee @ 3:33 pm

    I had no idea they were so inexpensive! I may have to buy some for our wedding now that you have posted this.

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    Molly2011, Guest @ 3:59 pm

    I bought 300 of the gray for $15 from this site:
    The seller was really nice and they were here within a couple of days…Lots of other fun stuff on there too!

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    oatmeal 221 posts, Helper bee @ 4:16 pm

    Ooooooh your sister is a real doll! Can’t wait to see them in action :)

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    burlapandlace 297 posts, Helper bee @ 4:25 pm

    I love paper straws too. Now they make polka dot ones! And heart ones. I haven’t decided which to get. I might just get plain white because I bought an old fashion glass drink dispenser.
    Also I love those drink stirrers. I had that “sip and repeat” design made into a custom stamp that is in a mason jar for paper coasters. I just can’t help it. I LOVE the details.

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:35 pm

    You have the most amazing sister. 😛

  23. rainbow Member
    rainbow 1525 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:54 pm

    Yay! I think those straws are so damn cute!

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    mspancakes 85 posts, Worker bee @ 5:32 pm

    @Miss Tartlet: You, Me, Margarita…any time :D@Miss Crepe: no such thing as overkill when it comes to a bride and her wedding 😉

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    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 5:46 pm

    *raises hands* We’re not having mixed drinks or lemonade, but part of me wants to buy these straws to have for soda…and, erm…our beer :).

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    babybumblebee 307 posts, Helper bee @ 6:26 pm

    I’m a huuuge fan of the stripey straws! That’s awesome that your sister picked some up for you!

  27. mscottoncandy Member
    mscottoncandy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 6:28 pm

    Ur sister is the best! I ordered my grey and white straws from modernlola.com for super cheep

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    spinningstars, Guest @ 8:54 pm

    I have been going back and forth on these- they don’t really fit the vibe of my wedding, but SO CUTE. I also love the little drink flags and may do some stirrers with flags for the cocktails just to get in on the cute drink accessory action!

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    kentuckygirl 166 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:46 pm

    I love these straws and your sister is so sweet to get them for you!!!

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    HoneyBear 3486 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:06 pm

    I just got my paper straws in the mail last week! I was looking at them today and told FI
    “Its cute little details like this that is gonna make our wedding so special!…and marrying you :)

  31. cinnamonbun Member
    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:42 pm

    I love these! I was scared to show CB, I thought he’d think they were silly, but he thought they were cute! Haven’t bought any yet, but we probably will.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:05 am

    Your sister rocks!

  33. Pincushion Member
    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:43 am

    So cute! I agree, all the photos with them are just to adorable!

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    mspancakes 85 posts, Worker bee @ 5:16 am

    @Miss Biscuit: Hahaha. puh-leeeeeeeez use them for beer! That would be hilarious… and adorable. As Tim Gunn would say “make it work!” 😀

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    dotdotdoodlebot 230 posts, Helper bee @ 7:44 am

    I am so jealous! I want these so bad, but no one has them afford ably in green or yellow :(

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    CrunchieBar 56 posts, Worker bee @ 4:21 pm

    Ohhhhh…..something else to add to my list of must haves!!!

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    Cant pick a date 165 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:05 am

    I raised my hand before I even realized it. Thank god no one else was in the room!

    Might be time for bed but I can never seem to leave the hive!

  38. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:58 pm

    My hand? Consider it raised.

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    jane mats, Guest @ 3:08 pm

    Oh! love these! Found some for us at http://www.graygoose.com/collections/all/products/paper-straws. And pretty reasonable at $6.50 for 140!

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    Alison Shaffer, Guest @ 10:06 am

    The photos are great. I love paper straws. My sister and I have been trying to find them. She did, from Modern Lola, now I am looking for just plain white ones for our church. Paper straws are so cool.

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    Venessa, Guest @ 3:54 pm

    Anyone have any templates for the straw signs? Would love to have one if anyone has any available.


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    paper straws wholesale, Guest @ 12:29 am

    Oh,it is so

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