Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Party Goodies from Anders Ruff {GIVEAWAY}

I first came across the fabulous party products from Anders Ruff when I put together my THE BUZZ ON BEE PARTIES post back in April and included this sweet invitation in my round up.

What I didn't know at the time was that Maureen, one of the talented mamas behind Anders Ruff, also threw her son Pierson (that cutie pie in the picture above) a bee themed first birthday using the store's printable party pack, and let me tell you, it was un-bee-lieveable!  She made the birthday boy this adorable bee adorned Jon Jon:

Filled empty honey bears with treats and topped them off with personalized hats for the favors.  The labels say "Thanks for bee-ing so sweet!"

And made the cutest hive cake I've ever seen.

There are so many more bee-autiful details from Pierson's first bee-day and you can check them out on the Anders Ruff blog.

After seeing that party, I did some more investigating.  Turns out Anders Ruff is run by two moms, Maureen (Anders) and Adria (Ruff), who met at a pre-school open house.  Their mutual love of paper, design and art led to them to start their own business and the store was born!

The ladies of Anders Ruff design everything from simple invitations to full-blown party packs which can be used in so many ways.  Their "Under the Big Top" printables were used for this gorgeous dessert table from Swank Sweets.

And look at what Tricia, a wedding planner from California, did with the same set for her daughter's birthday party!

So cute!

This Anders Ruff swimming party invitation (which also comes in pink and orange for girls):

Also inspired an amazing 5th birthday bash.

Everything from the water bottles to the paper goods had one of the custom logos.

Lunch was served in personalized pails.

And each guest left with a bucket filled with sidewalk chalk.

Isn't it astounding how much you can do with a few digital files???

Almost all of the Anders Ruff invitation and party pack designs come with different color and pattern options like this luau invitation:

And the themes in their store are endless!  From airlines:

And Sesame:

To Legos:

And construction:

There's something for the farm:

And the sweet shoppe:

A safari:

And cars:

The Anders Ruff team will work with you to change colors, fonts, images and text further to get exactly what you want and they're always up for custom work.  I've even got my eye on one of their invitations for Gabrielle and Alaina's second birthday party.

Visit Anders Ruff on Etsy and see their designs come to life on their blog.  And one lucky reader is going to win something of their very own!

Maureen and Adria have generously offered to give away one of their Personalized Party Invitation Digital Files to an AFOMFT reader!  To enter, visit Anders Ruff and post a comment here telling me which design you'll choose if you win (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
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Images: Swank Sweets, Tricia Nicole EventsAnders Ruff
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  1. I would chose the Girl Birth Announcement - Wallpaper Stripe Pink

  2. Just used Maureen & Adria for the first time and LOVED their work. I cannot say enough great things about their quality designs, their caring & friendly ways, their timely work, and just fun creativity!! I chose their baseball package & loved how it all came together. I can't wait to use maybe the FARM invite this fall for my son and also maybe the AHOY baby shower for an upcoming shower I'm throwing. Can't throw a party without them now!! :)

  3. glad to have found your blog now!! subscribed & will check back often for more fun stuff!

  4. I like so many... but the Baseball sports or the Sesame Street or the trains. They are all so adorable.

  5. I follow Anders Ruff Blog... awesome one!!

  6. I would chose the Happy Bee Day for my twins 1st birhday.

  7. I "liked" AFOMFT on Facebook

  8. I made Anders Ruff a favorite store.

  9. So hard to pick... I love the Sesame Street invitations

  10. follow the Anders Ruff blog! Great ideas!

  11. I would have to get some personalized stationary for my little girls. Too Cute!

  12. The AndersRuff store is a favorite.

  13. I am following the Anders Ruff blog

  14. If I won this ocntest I would definately choose the Hawaiian Luau Invitations. They are SO cute!!

  15. I ordered my invites from them last week and they are AMAZING!!!!!!

  16. I like the Sweet Candy Gumball invites

  17. I voted from my other computer

  18. They are now a favorite of mine on Etsy

  19. I would pick the monkey themed birthday invitations

  20. I now follow Anders Ruff blog

  21. I just used Anders Ruff for the 1st time (look for our party posted on their blog in September) & have been SO ABSOLUTELY pleased with their timely correspondence, there creative eye & their attention to details! They have been fabulous.

    So I am going to sign up to be on YOUR blog now :) Thank you!


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