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The Short Version: Whether you’re the guest of honor or celebrating a special someone, Big Dot of Happiness is ready to service all your party-planning needs. From custom-designed props to color-themed decor and easy-to-follow video tutorials, you’ll have all the necessary tools to wow your guests — whether it’s for a bachelorette party, wedding, anniversary, or baby shower. Big Dot delivers party supplies that come ready to use as well as DIY projects that are simple to create. We recently caught up with Lindsey Mattson, Promoter of Dots, who told us how the team can help customers celebrate all the joys of their special days without any of the stress.
Nearly 20 years ago, then stay-at-home mom Sherri Yukel didn’t have much spare time — chasing around two young kids is full-time work, after all. But, when she stumbled upon a rare moment of free time, she found that crafting handmade baby shower gifts was a hobby she enjoyed.
As her family grew, her love for creativity did, too. Sherri soon realized her passion for making celebration-centered gifts could be more than just a hobby. She wanted to be part of something greater and scale up production of her unique designs, so she started Big Dot of Happiness.
“Planning a party is about making memories, and we know how much it means to celebrate all of life’s occasions,” Sherri says on the website. “We love celebration. We are celebration.”
Sherri’s business soon took off in her home state of Wisconsin, and word quickly spread that BigDotOfHappiness.com was the place to go for one-of-a-kind party supplies. Today, her hand-picked team of creative experts, customer service specialists, and product designers are available five days a week to add that extra sparkle to your special day — no matter if it’s for an engagement party, anniversary, or any other celebration.
“Our culture is work hard, play hard,” said Lindsey Mattson, Promoter of Dots. “We have a set of core values, and our number one value is the customer is the boss.”
With a team supporting your every party need while adhering to your deadlines, Big Dot of Happiness is guaranteed to deliver that bit of magic to make any day unforgettable.
“Keeping all Big Dot of Happiness operations under one roof in the United States allows our team of Big Dotters to work closely together,” Sherri said. “From design to creation, you can be sure you are getting premium party supplies that will impress all your guests.”
This family-style company makes every milestone moment in your life important. Sherri and her team proudly stand by their 100% satisfaction guarantee because customer need is at the forefront of all in-house decision-making moments.
Engagements, pre-wedding parties, and the big “I Do” — they’re all part of life’s romantic journey that Big Dot wants to help customers celebrate. The online store has a massive selection of engagement decorations — from displays to light up your front lawn to a props kit for photo-booth fun.
And no girl’s night is complete without bride-to-be bottle labels, wall-to-wall banners, and party favors for guests to enjoy throughout the night. Make your wedding day dreams come true with outdoor reception signs, cupcake stands, table decorations kits, and endless custom-themed balloons.
“We call it YOU-nique because everything is personalized and created specifically for each order,” Lindsey said. “We design and manufacture everything in-house. We go above and beyond because we’re all very passionate and we love what we do.”
Your personalized style and color themes have no bounds when you’re working with Big Dot. Customized items will be ready to ship the same or next business day right to your doorstep. When it comes to making the impossible possible, the company is ready to meet you where you are, and customers happily agree. Big Dot’s testimonial page boasts numerous success stories.
“They think of everything — literally,” one customer wrote. “Anything from the obvious items, such as plates, napkins, and cups, to the more intricate details like personalized banners, invitations and balloons, and goodie bags. They also help you remember everything to host a great party by linking products that pair well with the items in your shopping cart.”
Big Dot has a unique style of creative customs designed to make any party planner’s dreams come true. The blog has an array of ideas to take baby showers, Valentine’s Day, and any other special occasion to the next level. Customers return to Big Dot because its Expert Experts take all the guesswork out of finding the perfect theme for that special someone.
“We frequently hear shoppers say it’s like we knew what they needed before they even ordered,” Sherri said. “Our goal is to continually offer unique, original items so everyone can easily have the party of their dreams. With new party themes for all of life’s occasions and new products for all venues, Big Dot of Happiness will always be a one-stop celebration shop.”
The company’s latest video tutorials show you how to assemble custom-made designs, dish out party planning tips and ideas, and relay amusing stories from the team. Big Dot’s user-friendly site makes it easy for party planners to access resources to provide the best possible experience for guests. As Sherri noted, it’s all part of Big Dot’s “Doterrific!” philosophy.
And this attitude goes a long way with customers.
“It’s a place that truly cares about the people ordering [and] the event taking place (with high-quality and unique products), and they give amazing customer service in all aspects of their business,” one customer wrote.
“What really made a difference is the TLC that went into the packaging,” another customer wrote. ”Everything was packed so neat and diligently, was beautifully wrapped, and looked rather like a present than just some ordered goods dumped into a box.”
Big Dot of Happiness has been soaking up the spotlight since its inception. The company’s list of clients spans from small Midwestern towns to the high rises in Hollywood. Celebrity A-listers, including Jennifer Lopez, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, and Hilary Duff, have had their most private party moments graced by the creative talents at Big Dot. The personalized baby and bridal shower themes were the perfect match for these well-known partygoers and their special guests.
“We’re so honored when people choose us for their events,” Lindsey said. “We love getting pictures and photos of our items in their personal moments.”
Several of Big Dot’s original party decorations and ideas have been showcased in national print and media outlets, including People Magazine, Woman’s World, “The View,” and Fox News. In 2017, Amazon featured an article and a video on Sherri’s successful business venture and honored her as one of the first women to participate in their premier Women’s Entrepreneur Conference.
As keynote speaker at the 2010 Women’s Conference in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Sherri stated, “Love what you do, fail forward, and be remarkable! And, of course, remember to always dream big and never do anything halfway. If you follow these steps, you will reach your goals with ‘spunkitudinality.’”
Most Big Dot of Happiness clients are amazed by the individualized attention, care, and dedication provided to customers along every step of their shopping experience. But, coming from Sherri, this level of service shouldn’t be surprising.
The company grew out of her passion for helping people create lasting memories, and this passion’s baked into Big Dot’s core philosophy.
“We promise remarkable service at all times,” Sherri said. “Whether it is talking with an Expert Expert on the phone, having high-quality and unique products for your celebration, receiving your order in a Box That Rocks, opening an email filled with ‘spunkitudinality,’ or receiving your order in record time, we want every step to be a fun experience for you. You are, after all, our boss.”
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