I bought these for my daughter's b-day party. They were definitely the hit of the evening. All the kids loved painting the parasols. They are delicate, so I think they are a craft for older kids who can handle a paint brush softly and without globbing the paint on. We had no problems with 8-11 year old girls. The parasols were an absolute hit with all the girls and the mothers ooohed and ahhhed the next morning when they picked up their daughters. I only wish they came in different colors and not only white.
April 15, 2012
BEAUTIFUL! Used them for an outdoor wedding...
I got married outdoors at sunset. I wanted something to shade my guests from the last rays of the sun, and add an additional *pop* to the isle. Enter the parasols. I got one box (a dozen) and all were perfect. I bought red silk rose petals and used a glue gun to glue them randomly over the white paper. They looked amazing! I got more compliments on them...and they were a cheap, super easy decoration!
September 2, 2011
Bought these parasols based on the recommendations of others. Speedy delivery and parasols immaculately packaged. Great quality and the price is impossible to beat. Am using at my hot summer's wedding for the guests to shade under - will definitely buy more.
May 19, 2011
Great quality for the price
I was extremely impressed that the quality was as good as it was upon arrival based on the price - I plan on ordering more to use as favors for my wedding.
November 23, 2010
Perfect for my Destination Wedding
These gorgeous parasols were a hit at my wedding in Maui. They were packed neatly and nicely -- all came in perfect condition. These looked great in my wedding photos. Thank you OT for having them at such a great cost!
July 14, 2009
Wedding Guest Fav
I purchased these to give to the woman at my outdoor August wedding. I had searched for the best price on parasols on a number of other websites but kept coming up with more expensive options than I was willing to pay for. So, when I found theses I was super excited but also a little worried because the price seemed to good to be true. So I ordered them and had them sent with an express shipping. I ordered them on a Sunday afternoon and got them on Tuesday morning in a big box. Inside each set of 12 was boxed, and furthermore each parasol was wrapped in its own protective covering. I opened each one and none of the 36 were at all damaged. They were the perfect size for an adult, and a pure white color, the only decorating I did was add color coordinated ribbon to the handle. I put them in a basket and asked my nieces to hand them out to the guest before the ceremony. Everyone loved them! I got more compliments on the parasols than on anything else, and they made great pictures. They are totally worth the value!
August 24, 2012
I bought these to use for my outdoor wedding. Upon opening the box, the first two parasols I took out were torn. They were not a good quality, therefore I sent them back. I think that in this case, you truly DO get what you pay for.
August 17, 2012
Nice quality for price
We bought these for our Elementary school's production of Mulan! Nice quality! We painted them with different flowers and characters. They look great, but they are made of paper so they rip easily. But the quality of the handle and ease in painting was well worth it!
February 27, 2012
Can't beat the quanitiy for the price!
I ordered 1 dozen for my wedding. When I got the shipment, about 1/2 of them were in useable shape. Because of the delicate paper and the glue used to make them about 1/2 tore when I opened them up. That is ok though because Oriental Trading graciously sent me a new order to inspect and keep 1 dozen perfect condition parasols, plus a shipping label to send back the damaged ones. I am pretty darn satisfied.
February 8, 2012
Purchased three dozen for my wedding. Almost a third were damaged with splintered wood, broken supports, or stained on the paper shade. I exchanged the damaged and customer service was very helpful. Replacements arrived within a few days.
February 4, 2012