Monday, February 28, 2011

{Featured Clients} Mia's Birthday Celebration - A Carnival to Remember!

Jennifer Medina of Petit Delights sent me photos from a party that she was hired to plan and
I am very excited to feature this party on our blog today.

Carnival parties are SO much fun. What is not to love?

Candy, popcorn, clowns, rides, more candy... bright colors!

Jennifer came to us and liked our Vintage Clowning Around printable package, but needed the colors changed to the palette of the party. Well, the whole thing turned out adorable and we now offer the package in the shop (cotton candy colorway)

It is so great to see the final product of a super fantastic party. Jennifer and the Petit Delights team did a wonderful job of coordinating a LOT of details.

We have a lot of eye candy to share as well as info from Jennifer on the planning process.

In Jennifer's words:

"When we were first asked about helping with a carnival party, I didn't know we would be taking care of the entire production but I am sure glad our client trusted us with the details! We had so much fun coordinating every aspect of this party! Here are some of the details:

Inspiration: Our initial inspiration came from our first meeting with our client Tiffany. She wanted to have a carnival party for her daughter Mia but with a pink palette and coordinating colors. This was something really different and we thought it would be really fun! She wanted to include animals and lots of color!










Activities: Our client wanted a true carnival experience for her daughter and all of her guests so we coordinated to have a balloon artist, a face painter to draw on children's faces, cotton candy and popcorn machines, a mini-ferris wheel and a mini-carousel for the little ones, a pony for rides, a carousel-themed bouncy and lastly, a stilt walker! Yes, a stilt walker! It truly was a carnival to remember!










Thank you for sharing, Jennifer!

I can't believe the extent they went to in order to make this a real carnival.
WOW. I wish I were on the guest list ;-)
Beautiful, beautiful job!

Be sure to check out Petit Delights online and on facebook.




Event Styling: Petit Delights

Photography: Joanna Garcia Photography

Invitation & Printable Designs: Anders Ruff Custom Designs

Dessert Table Styling: Petit Delights

Oreo Pops: Sweeties by Kim

Rice Krispie Pops: Arianda Leal

Candy & Favors: OTC

Cake & Cookies: Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe

Pinwheels & Happy Birthday Banner: Crossroads Cottage

Balloon D├ęcor: Inflated Events

Dessert Table Candy, Treats & Favors: Oriental Trading Company, Candy Warehouse

Foods: The party was catered by Goode & Co., a popular BBQ place in town.

The cake and cupcakes were by Lisa Biggerstaff of Dacapo's Pastry Cafe.



Full "Vintage Carnival" Printable Design Collection available in our shop!



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{Featured Parties} A Rubber Duck Party that is Quack Worthy!

This is the most adorable rubber duck party! A fabulous client of ours, Katherine, sent us these photos and they had us going quacky! (In a good way!)

Kath used our printable rubber duck package to accessorize her son's party.
Check out the adorable details....
Kath did some cool effects to the photos.... lovin it!


I love the simplicity of the dessert table. It makes a big statement!
An up close shot of the adorable cake, cupcakes and cookies! I love the yellow pails and box used on the table.

How cute are these cookies!? I love the ribbon accent - adding another texture always makes things interesting. Kath made everything herself!!! What a true talent!


Cupcakes with printable cupcake toppers....

The pool was ready for the party, too!


Favor table....

How PRECIOUS are these yellow boxes for the favors with the favor hang tag attached?! Love it!

My favorite - icees! YUM!
Here is an adorable photo of the birthday boy himself!

The birthday boy, Jackson, and his beautiful mommy!



Thanks for sharing your awesome party, Kath! Great work!

Rubber duck package and invitation available in the shop!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

{Giveaway} $30 Shop Credit to MakMayDesigns


We are so excited for this week's giveaway from MakMayDesigns. Our very own Becky of the Anders Ruff team recently threw for her one year old son, Matthew, a customized "Whoot of Thanks" themed birthday party. Matthew, of course, was the center of attention as was his adorable "One" tee shirt, custom made by another Becky, owner of MakMayDesigns! Check out pictures of Matthew's party as well as MakMayDesigns' fabulous creations.





The birthday boy, Matthew, wearing his "One" tee shirt (see below for another example of a custom "One" tee)

Totally adorable!



How cute are these bottle wrappers: H - whoo - O.



"Owl Pops" favors (chocolate covered oreos) adorned with our matching tags.


Becky of MakMayDesigns kindly shared with us a bio about her and how MakMayDesigns came to be.

In her own words, “Makmaydesigns was born out of my love of quilting applique and the need for cute & unique tees for my girls to wear. The name *makmaydesigns* comes from my daughters’ names, Makenna & Maya. I am inspired by fun fabrics & love to see my ideas come to life in my designs. I am so fortunate to be able to build my business from home & still be the stay at home mom I always wanted to be. “

Now on to the eye candy!!



A Woody tee!



Just imagine your six year old princess sporting this to her birthday party!



I love Mom (perfect for Mother's Day)



I've asked Becky to make me one of these in my size (just kidding, kind of).

Make a Wish Birthday Tee



Giveaway Description:


$30 Shop Credit to MakMayDesigns



First Way To Enter


• Visit MakMayDesigns on Etsy and leave us a comment (here) telling us you might use your shop credit for if you win!


For Additional Entries* (Not required, but may increase your chance of winning!)


• “Like” MakMayDesigns on Facebook


• “Like” Anders Ruff on Facebook


• Add MakMayDesigns as a favorite on Etsy


{*For each additional entry, please leave a comment below indicating which additional step(s) you completed. We will check if you win!}


Winner will be chosen via random.org, on Friday, March 4th, at 1:00 PM ET


Please note: International shipping charges are the responsibility of the winner if winner resides outside of the continental US.


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{Giveaway Winner} $25 Shop Credit to mateoandtobias






The winner of the mateoandtobias giveaway (drawn via Random.org) is Hilary Mercer!


Comment #75
they are (hearted) on etsy

Thank you to Cathy of mateoandtobias for sponsoring this week's giveaway!

Email us to claim your prize: carrie.andersruff@gmail.com

Thanks for entering and congratulations, Hilary!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

{Press} The Reveal of Super P's Party!



The Big Reveal...

We are THRILLED and excited to be featured on Hostess with the Mostess today.
Super P's Party was SO much fun and we will be sharing the details here, too....
for now, go check out the post at Hostess Blog....

Thank you to ALL of our fabulous contributors!


XO
Maureen

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

{New To The Shop} "LUCKY St. Patrick's Day" Printable Design Collection

We love St. Patrick's Day!
Introducing our new collection for St. Pat's Day....

The "LUCKY St. Patrick's Day" Printable Design Collection

14 pages of printable designs perfect for any St. Patrick's Day party,
kids event, school treats or a simple decoration fix!

We used argyle, polka dot, diagonal stripes, shamrock patterns...
inspired by Preppy Spring fashion and Irish luck!


Included:
- 2 Sheets of Square or Circle party Logos (8 logo designs)
- 1 Sheet of Drink wraps (5 styles)
- 1 Sheet of Favor Hang Tags (2 styles)
- 2 Sheets of Blank Party Labels - Tent style (4 styles)
- 1 Sheet of Mini Candy Bar Wraps (6 styles)
- 1 Sheet of Flag Labels (6 styles)
- 6 Sheets of Patterned Papers


Feeling Lucky?
Our new collection - The "LUCKY St. Patrick's Day"printable design collection
is 50% off in our shop for a limited time.

Get Yours Here....




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