I purchased these for my Birthday Luau and they were a wonderful addition. I love the length of the picks and the idea of silk flowers on the tops. A nice assortment. The kids especially loved them. My only disappointment was that the flowers were not perky like they are shown in the picture, because they are stuffed into a box that is perhaps a little too small for the whole lot. I wish I had read the tip about steaming them ahead of time. I am sure this would have resolved this small disappointment. The quantity was way more than I needed for my small party, so it would be nice if this was also offered in a smaller quantity.
July 25, 2011
We used these picks for our fresh fruit and veggie platters at our at-home-reception. Our party was luau themed, but we definitely did not want to go the cheesy route and it is hard to distinguish that fine line with this theme. These picks added color and that extra "pop" the appetizers needed. You can't go wrong with the price, either! Highly recommend, A+!
July 1, 2011
I used these pics for my chocolate fountain. I thought they might be a little short for this purpose but they worked great!
July 28, 2010
VERY VERY NICE-A WINNER!!!
We hosted a international fair for our church's missions conference. I served these as fresh fruit kabobs. Couldn't make them fast enough - went very fast and presentation was a huge plus. Our booth won. Kudos to those who posted about steaming the flowers. I did the whole batch in less than 5 minutes and it made an amazing difference - the flowers almost bloomed in front of my eyes. They were so pretty it was hard to part with them. I was very happy with my purchase. They were very colorful and good variety.
April 9, 2010
Best Picks Ever!
These picks were better than I expected. They were long and very pretty. I used them to hold sandwiches together and they held up great! The flowers that are attached to them are bright and fun!
September 10, 2012
Flowers Arrived Crushed!
Hibiscus picks arrived JAMMED tight inside a small box. Flowers were completely crushed and not usable. I called Oriental Trading and they said to steam them. (I'm obviously not the first person to complain since they already had the answer, to steam them, in their notes under the product.) I had to buy a steamer from Bed Bath & Beyond and hand steam and lay flat to dry EACH AND EVERY flower. Once that was done, I was happy with them. If you purchase these, be prepared for days of work to get them to look okay for use.
April 18, 2012
Beautiful addition anywhere!
We used these outside and after two weeks they are still beautiful. I would have liked a special deal for buying so many (1,152). I could have gotten more items I had found on this site, if I hadn't needed these. All -in- all great product!
March 2, 2012
Bright and Colorful
I purchased these for a fruit platter for my daughter's fifth birthday celebration. They livened up my food table, and I have so many left, I can use them for cheese/fruit/veggie platters in the future. They were a bit hit overall.
November 22, 2011