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
Products Unique?

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!

1999

... A Dream. Sherri started crafting baby shower gifts as a hobby, filling the random moments she wasn’t busy with her kids.

Sherri & Chids
2000

New Store: First website launched.

2001

First employee is welcomed.

2002

Moving Day - A workspace big enough for everyone!

2003

Featured: Woman's World.

2004

Business is Growing. Her husband, Scott decided he wanted to be part of the team.

Business is Growing
2005

Big Dot of Happiness becomes our official brand.

2006

We need a bigger building - Moving again!

2007

Featured: Discovery Channel Documentary on Baby Showers.

2008

Did someone say "Moving Day?"The new 20,000 square foot building is big, blue and perfectly doterrific!

Moving Day
2009

Product Launch: Large Format Printers

2010

Inspiring Others. Sherri was the keynote speaker at the Women's Business Conference.

Inspiring Others
2010

Menomonie Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month

2011

We've Shipped 500,000 orders!

2011

Reinventing ourselves due to significant changes in e-Commerce

2012

New Store: Amazon

2013

The Customer is the Boss. The new Big Dot website makes the perfect party just a click away!

Customer is Boss
2013

Featured: Social Media 300

2014

New Store: Etsy

2014

New Stores: Amazon International

2015

Real-Life Occassions. Sherri & Scott's first daughter graduates, inspiring new graduation products.

Real-Life Occassions
2015

Product Launch: Product Beta & Category Expansion

2015

Product Launch: All Holidays

2015

Product Launch: Adult Birthday

2016

Recognized by Amazon. Sherri was 1 of only 300 women invited to the Amazon Women's Entreprenuer Conference

Recognized by Amazon
2016

New Store: Walmart

2016

Product Launch: Large Equipment Update

2017

Amazon Seller Spotlight. Sherri was highlighted on the Amazon video series, Day One: Stores of Entrepreneurship

Day One Entreprenuership Stories
2017

Featured: The Amazon Blog

2017

Product Launch: Outdoor & Home Decor

2017

Featured: Represented All Sellers as one of six Panelists invited to speak to 500 Amazonians.

Amazon Panelists
2017

Product Launch: Mass Theme Expansion

2018

Amazon Visits Big Dot. We were delighted to host special guests from Amazon and show them our building.

Amazon Visits Big Dot
2018

Product Launch: Large sports, holiday & graduation expansion

2018

Highlighted Business: Amazon FBA Onsite - Video & Featured Speaker

Highlighted Business
2018

Needed More Space: Expanded to second building "Little Dot"

Little Dot
2019

Big Dot's New Look Revealed!

Big Dot New Logo Revealed
2019

Growing: Expanded our Creative and Marketing Team to launch NEW and AMAZING Products.

2019

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.

Washington D.C. Trip
2019

Etsy: Big Dot Etsy Store reaches over 100,000 orders.

2019

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.

Back to School Event
2019

Big Dot Visits Walmart's Headquarters in New Jersey. We met with our Party Supplies Category Specialist.

Walmart Trip
2019

Big Dot Visits Amazon's Headquarters in Seattle, WA. We attended the Seller Summit and met several Amazon Teams.

Amazon Seller Summit