Yes, paper straws - you can drink with them...but there's so much more you can do with them. Since they have pretty patterns and colors, you can pretty much use them like paper with dimension. Add a little twine and washi tape and you can have cute little favor bags!
HOW TO: Cut the paper straw so it has a slit, but just don't pull on it to make the slit any wider. Fold the paper bag and slide the paper straw where the fold is. This also acts like a clip almost. Since the paper straw may loose it's tightness, I reinforced it with twine tide around it. Just use a tiny hole puncher and punch a hole in the paper bag. I actually did more after, but I don't have the pictures - you can add colorful hang tag hole reinforcers around the hole so that it looks nice and cute..instead of just a plain hole. Then just add a piece of washi tape for labeling names. They can be favor bags that matches your color scheme of your party! You can also hang the bags on tree branches since it has the twine. So it's great for outdoor party favor presentation!