4th of July READY, SET, KA-BOOM!

Are you ready for your 4th of July family gathering and Independence Day outdoor fun?

Maybe you don’t spend all day thinking about the thousands of ways you can use striped paper straws to change the world. We get that, not everyone can devote their entire life to paper straws. Luckily, we can for you and The Party Fetti Shop can help you with creative ways to use your paper straws, straw favors, photo props, and other custom made to order Fourth of July party and BBQ decor.  

Every party and 4th of July gathering can use a little sass and style.  You don’t need to break the bank and spend a fortune to wow your guests!  In fact these lovely 4th of July Paper Straws with Red and Blue stars are perfect for your Independence Day gathering and ON SALE right now in The Party Fetti Shop Paper Straws and Balloons Section of the shop.
How about adding some fabulous custom made to order 4th of July pinwheels to your order for some whirlygig outdoor FUN in the SUN!  Visit our other Etsy shop, Pinwheel Pretties, for your of 4th of July banner, favors, and pinwheels!  Hurry, don’t wait.  The deadline for custom made to order decor for your upcoming holiday party favors and pinwheels is at the end of this week!
Not sure what to do with your paper straws or how to decorate your outdoor party for the up coming Fourth of July holiday – just check the many party designs and ideas on The Party Fetti Shop Pinterest Boards to see our best ideas, and steal them for yourself. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your friends- you tell them, “I had this fabulous idea, then I ordered these adorable paper straws from The Party Fetti Shop, and voila!” They will be impressed and amazed, and your secret will be safe with us.
The Party Fetti Shop is growing and will be adding new items weekly.  The new website is just around the corner and will be offering so much more than just what is available in our custom Etsy shops. 
Whatever your party needs, we are here to make you look good.  Weddings, tailgating parties, spooky Halloween fun, fabulous Christmas and holiday soirées? We can’t sleep at night because The Party Fetti Shop staff is too busy thinking up great ideas for you!  

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How do I get more people to buy from my Etsy shop?

How to hook buyers with your Etsy shop

Every couple of days I pop into the Etsy Biz Forums and see what buzz is going around. There is one topic that never ceases to be answered enough:
How do I get more people to buy from my Etsy shop?
Great question! I wish I could just say, “Keep renewing!” And then you will sell like crazy. But that little $0.20 adds up, fast! Instead think of your Etsy shop like you designed and programmed it yourself–I say this because you shouldn’t rely on Etsy to make it happen for you. Take your shop’s success in your hands and put your brand’s stamp on your Etsy home.
What are the secrets of shops that sell consistently? Try these on!
  • Keep it Simple Stupid–This is one of my all time favorite descriptors whether it’s web design, product development, online selling, and more. It’s always best to keep it simple! Utilize white space, clean lines, easy to read text, and an obvious purpose for selling in the first place.
  • Think like a customer–Shop around on Etsy and see what you are drawn to. After you find 4-5 shops that all have you hooked start comparing what it is they have in common (I promise there are commonalities). Now look at your shop, do you also find these same things? Remember you are your best customer and don’t always have to play the guessing game!
  • Photos, photos, photos–I am certain you have heard the importance of great photos before, that’s because they can make or break your shop! Natural light, white backdrops, and variety are 3 areas to consider. Show your product in action, still, up close, and from far away. There are 5 photo slots, you better use them all up!
  • Be narrow–Are you selling 7 different ideas in your little shop? That is 6 too many! Choose one and be a rock star at it. A confused buyer does not purchase. A shop with too many stories is not fun to read, and even your ideal customer will walk away if they are conflicted.
  • Share your expertise–Why do you spend your time on your craft? Where does your passion stem from and what encourages you to learn more? Share that! Because Etsy is quite saturated use a second home to give your potential buyers a place to better connect with you–this will better connect them with the desire to buy from you. If you aren’t ready for that blog build in an About Me section and place that passion there. It goes a long ways!
Don’t forget to visit my party shops for all your upcoming summer gatherings and parties: 

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Memorial Weekend Adult Treats

Strawberry Margarita & Hard Mike’s Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry Margarita Popsicles  ~ Summer entertaining doesn’t get much easier than these fun Strawberry Margarita Popsicles.
Strawberry Margarita Popsicles

Strawberry Margarita Popsicles
These are a perfect treat for the adults in the now warmer weather for your Memorial Day holiday gathering.  Do something different than just serving a drink in a glass or can. 
There are many more recipes for some unusual drinks and treats at the Bakers Royale blog-  Chocolatini Pudding Shooters, Appletini Cupcakes, Lemon Drop Jello Shooters, Rock Candy Midori Jello Shooters.
A few notes:
  • No recipe, just an easy entertaining idea that requires some Dixie cups, popsicles sticks and Mike’s Hard Lemonade Strawberry Margarita. As a side note, the traditional margarita made with Tequila needs a much colder temperature to freeze than the tradtional home unit allows, so that’s why something like these Mike’s Hard Lemonade is better suited for making these popsicles.
  • To assemble: Pour and freeze the Strawberry Margarita for two hours then insert the popsicle sticks in the middle. Freeze for another two hours or until the Strawberry Margarita Popsicles solidify. Garnish with a lime and serve.
  • Small note, do not rim with salt until serving time as the salt will melt the pops. Alternatively, you can rim the Strawberry Margarita Pops with chunky crystal sugar for an aesethetic effect without worrying about the melting factor. 
  • To keep popsicles chilled as long as possible, place the serving tray in the freezer and then top  the tray with a layer of crushed iced. 
Don’t forget to visit my party shops for all your upcoming summer gatherings and parties: 

Enjoy and have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend!

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