About Big Dot of Happiness
Back in 1999, Sherri (founder) was a stay-at-home mom with a passion for creating extra-special things for the people around her.
She started sewing character hooded towels for her friends' baby shower gifts. This quickly turned into a business concept of PARTY. As business grew very fast, Sherri needed to hire an engineer—and her husband Scott was the perfect fit! ;) Now, almost two decades and three buildings later – Sherri, Scott and the entire Big Dot Team run this remarkable party supply business called Big Dot of Happiness.
Why We Love
What We Do
We don’t just create party supplies; We Create Goose Bump Moments…Memories that will last a lifetime!
Our designer party collections make it easier for everyone to be a Party-Throwing Hero. Life is one big celebration – Let’s have some quality fun!
What Makes Our
We are where QUALITY and FUN meet!
From concept and design, Big Dot of Happiness products are 100% unique and original with the majority crafted right in our Wisconsin facility. We pride ourselves on the quality of our party supplies and specialize in making your party a fun event to remember for years to come.
Dot Along With Us...
More than our hairstyles have changed over the years
From the very first employee to the most Big Dotters ever, and even a few years in between when we were a smaller team focused on reinventing ourselves, one thing always stays the same - Big Dot is here to make your party even more extraordinary!
It all started with a woman, a card table and a dream. Journey through our history below. Who knows what will be next, but it sure has been a thrilling ride so far!
... A Dream. Sherri started crafting baby shower gifts as a hobby, filling the random moments she wasn’t busy with her kids.
New Store: First website launched.
First employee is welcomed.
Moving Day - A workspace big enough for everyone!
Featured: Woman's World.
Business is Growing. Her husband, Scott decided he wanted to be part of the team.
Big Dot of Happiness becomes our official brand.
We need a bigger building - Moving again!
Featured: Discovery Channel Documentary on Baby Showers.
Did someone say "Moving Day?"The new 20,000 square foot building is big, blue and perfectly doterrific!
Product Launch: Large Format Printers
Inspiring Others. Sherri was the keynote speaker at the Women's Business Conference.
Menomonie Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month
We've Shipped 500,000 orders!
Reinventing ourselves due to significant changes in e-Commerce
New Store: Amazon
The Customer is the Boss. The new Big Dot website makes the perfect party just a click away!
Featured: Social Media 300
New Store: Etsy
New Stores: Amazon International
Real-Life Occassions. Sherri & Scott's first daughter graduates, inspiring new graduation products.
Product Launch: Product Beta & Category Expansion
Product Launch: All Holidays
Product Launch: Adult Birthday
Recognized by Amazon. Sherri was 1 of only 300 women invited to the Amazon Women's Entreprenuer Conference
New Store: Walmart
Product Launch: Large Equipment Update
Featured: The Amazon Blog
Product Launch: Outdoor & Home Decor
Featured: Represented All Sellers as one of six Panelists invited to speak to 500 Amazonians.
Product Launch: Mass Theme Expansion
Amazon Visits Big Dot. We were delighted to host special guests from Amazon and show them our building.
Product Launch: Large sports, holiday & graduation expansion
Needed More Space: Expanded to second building "Little Dot"
Big Dot's New Look Revealed!
Growing: Expanded our Creative and Marketing Team to launch NEW and AMAZING Products.
Amazon Trip to Washington D.C. Sherri was selected to go to Washington D.C. with Amazon Policy and meet four Wisconsin representatives to discuss how selling on Amazon has helped small to medium size businesses grow.
Etsy: Big Dot Etsy Store reaches over 100,000 orders.
Big Dot Celebrates Local Schools Going Back to School. We gifted 9 local schools with "Welcome Back" yard signs & decoration kits. Each Big Dotter was also surprised with cash to spend while shopping downtown Menomonie.
Big Dot Visits Walmart's Headquarters in New Jersey. We met with our Party Supplies Category Specialist.
Big Dot Visits Amazon's Headquarters in Seattle, WA. We attended the Seller Summit and met several Amazon Teams.
Big Dot Visits Amazon Small Business Academy in Miwaukee, WI. Sherri was 1 of 3 sellers selected to speak to a crowd of 250-300 people. Some of our products were also displayed at the event.
Celebrating 20 Years
Community Yard Sign Giveaway. At the start of the Safer at Home Order due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we gave away signs for our local community to have in a way to help spread kindness and show gratitude to the front line workers.
Big Dot STRONG! Through the unprecedented times of 2020, we have remained BIG DOT STRONG!
Featured: Jeff Bezos (Founder & CEO of Amazon) mentions Sherri as a small and medium-sized business owner success story in his statement to Congress.