Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Betty Boop Mugs and Coasters

Betty Boop Coffee Cups 
& Beverage Coasters Gift Guide

Betty Boop Love and Hearts Coffee Mug
Betty Boop is one of the most well-known and popular cartoon characters in the world.

This page features some of the popular Betty Boop items available today in the category of mugs and cups for the coffee & tea drinkers on your shopping list, along with some fun beverage coasters to place those mugs on. For Betty Boop fans everywhere, these mugs and coasters will be a favorite gift to receive for any occasion.

The Betty Boop character has long been associated with hearts. Her famous red dress and the red hearts just seem to go together as shown on the Betty Boop Coffee Mug above, available on Amazon.


Betty's Creator
Animator Max Fleischer


Max Fleischer, Creator of Betty Boop (Source)
Max Fleischer, an artist and animator who was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon, created Betty Boop.  Over the years she has been featured in films and comic strips and on TV in cartoon form.

The 'mass merchandizing' begun by the heirs of Max Fleischer brought the image of Betty Boop to audiences today, most of whom are unaware of Betty's place in cinema and animation history.

Betty Boop Began...

in 1930


Helen Kane (Source)
When Betty Boop was first created in 1930, she was modeled after singer Helen Kane. But did you know that Betty was originally created as an anthropomorphic French poodle?

By 1932, when the first Betty Boop cartoon came out, Betty became a human character. Her floppy poodle ears became hoop earrings, and her black poodle nose became a girl's button-like nose.

She's come a long way from her original character.

(For a complete story of Betty Boop, read her story on Wikipedia.)

Betty Boop Mugs


Betty Boop Travel Mug
A Fun Way to Enjoy Your Morning Coffee When Traveling to Work

Send your man off to work with this creative Betty Boop ceramic traveling mug that proclaims "What's a Girl Gotta DO?"

Betty Boop Travel Mug, Black Buy Now on Amazon

Stopping for Your Favorite Latte?

Available on Amazon

Drink your Latte with this 'winsome' Betty Boop Latte Mug.

Some say that 'Betty Boop' was "High Maintenance"! :) (Saying found on the back of this cute pink Latte mug)

Vandor Betty Boop 14-Ounce Ceramic Latte Mug, Pink PRODUCT

Betty Boop Beverage Coasters

What is a Beverage Coaster?

A beverage coaster is also known as a coaster, a drink coaster, a mug rug, or a beer mat. The idea for coasters probably came from the use of saucers under a tea cup to 'catch' the drippings or condensation.

Coasters are used to rest beverages on to protect a table top or any other surface where the user might place their drinks.

Coasters can come in the form of paper, cork, glass, sandstone, fiber crafts and more and have images of anything imaginable!

Cartoon Character Betty on Coasters!

Betty Boop Coasters on Etsy

This set of beverage coasters with a Betty Boop design is handmade with plastic canvas and yarn. They can be found in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Island Crochet and Crafts.

The 4 coasters in this set each have a design of Betty Boop. The coasters are created using plastic canvas and acrylic yarn. The design is done in pink, red and black with a bit of gold for her earrings. She sits on a white background. The coasters measure a generous size 4.75 x 4.75 inches.

Perfect coasters for your bar, coffee table or end table. They make a great gift for any Betty Boop lover.

Betty Boop in Classic Poses

Available on Amazon 
This coaster set has Betty Boop showing off all her red dresses.  

A set of 4 glass coasters measuring 4" wide is adorned in pink polka dots.  The set of 4 coasters also includes a caddy.


Cartoons with Betty Boop...
and her friend Bimbo


Betty Boop and Bimbo starred in more than 90 cartoons between 1932 and 1939 and the Betty Boop comic strip by Bud Counihan between 1934 and 1937.

Her 1933 cartoon "Snow White" (not the Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs") was selected for preservation in 1994 by the U.S. Library of Congress in the National Film Registry, quite an honor for a cartoon character!

A Mug that Resembles the Animated Character of Betty Boop!

Motorcycle Betty Boop!

Betty Boop and I hope you have enjoyed this selection of Coffee Cups and Coasters with her Image!
4-Piece Cork Coaster Set

© 2012 Wednesday-Elf



  1. Cute mugs, a new generation will enjoy Betty Boop! She still makes me smile.

  2. I had no idea Betty Boop started out as a poodle! Interesting history and adorable mugs and coasters, too. I just love that Betty Boop face!

    1. I enjoyed learning the history of Betty Boop too, Susan. Thanks for stopping to visit Betty Boop.

  3. Interesting history of a well-loved character.

    1. Thanks, Barbara. I always enjoy learning the background and origin of characters we've known and loved.

  4. Very interesting article to read on the history of Betty Boop! Funny how we don't always know the background of iconic products. We simply love them :)