Swizzle sticks with a personal touch

Having a party and need swizzle sticks? Why not design your own? You can order 50 custom-imprinted swizzles from small companies on the Web for about $25. If you want to order from the company founded by Jay Sindler, it has a catalog of designs — palm trees and all. But you'll need a large guest list (or people who drink a lot), because the minimum order is 5,000 for a custom swizzle, though standard swizzles can be had for a minimum order of $125. Contact the company for over-runs or advice. It now makes eco-friendly swizzle sticks in hard paper and degradable plastics.

For even more on swizzle sticks, check out collectors' clubs such as the International Swizzle Stick Collectors Assn. There are thousands of collectors and amazing collections worldwide. http://www.swizzlesticks-issca.com

— Stephen Vissakay

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