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!
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:
There's something for the farm:
And the sweet shoppe:
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 Events & Anders Ruff