A Precious Arts & Crafts Party

Even Picasso couldn’t have painted a more picture-perfect party for one art-loving little girl.  My daughter, Kaylee, has been begging for an arts & crafts birthday celebration for an entire year!  Some children are born with silver spoons in their mouths.  Kaylee was born with a paintbrush and crayons in her hands! I turned to my […]

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A {LOVE} Day Celebration

A SWEET Valentine’s Day printable package + SWEET treats + the SWEETEST kids around (well, most of the time) = one pretty SWEET {LOVE} Day celebration. I’m not gonna lie.   Some parties are for the kids.  And some parties are for me.  I pretended this party was for the kids, and spent a few hours trying to convince myself it was for the […]

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ALL ABOARD Choo Choo Train Party: Landon is Four!

CHOO!  CHOO!  Birthday train coming through! Jen Carver of Banner Events here to share!  When my son Landon begged us for a train-themed party to celebrate his 4th Birthday in December, I immediately contacted Maureen of Anders Ruff, knowing she would design the perfect choo choo train themed printable package to tie the various elements of our […]

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It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s…

It’s a BIRD…It’s a PLANE.  No, it’s ADULTS celebrating a birthday “Super Hero“-style using Anders Ruff’s Vintage Super Hero printables! I mean let’s be honest, what adult doesn’t want to get their “BOOM“, “POW” and ‘WHAM” on?  We can’t let the kids have all the fun! While looking at pictures on Facebook, I ran across a surprise “Super […]

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{Guest} Ruff Draft: Thanksgiving Blessing Mix Favors & FREE Printables!

No.  I’m not Adria Ruff.  {Although secretly I’ve always wanted to be shorter, spunkier, more fashionable and brunette.}  It’s Jen Carver, your fearless guest blogger.  I’m hijacking Adria’s weekly rough draft (“Carver Draft” just doesn’t have the same ring to it!) to share a quick and easy last minute Thanksgiving gift and/or favor idea & […]

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Gobble ‘Til You Wobble–Kid Style!

Nobody will be complaining about sitting at the kid’s table this Thanksgiving!  As a mother of 4 children I am constantly on the hunt for festive ideas for involving my kids in the holiday preparations and making accompanying traditions all about them.  I was thrilled to discover that Anders Ruff’s Happy Gobble Day Thanksgiving Collection was purposely created with kids […]

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P…is for Pinterest and Loads of Party Inspiration

Remember these?    { image source} Back when I was a teenager (yes, I know this dates me), every teen girl across America had one of these cork boards hanging in her room cluttered with pictures from topics ranging from fashion, to music, to teenage heart throbs to bedroom makeover ideas.  Concert & movie tickets, notes […]

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DIY Tutorial: Building a Dessert Table Backdrop

Jen Carver, of Banner Events, here to share how to build a backdrop tutorial! SO Many of our dessert tables have backdrops that help create a focal point for your table. After “How do you plan a party?”, the next most frequently asked question I get is, “How did you make your party backdrop?”  Today, I’m […]

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25+ SPOOKtacular DIY Halloween Ideas

Hello AR Fans!  I’m really not tricking  when I say that it’s a treat to be guest blogging today on one of my all-time favorite party sites.  Aren’t you constantly inspired by all that Maureen, Adria & the Anders Ruff team contribute?  I know I am! Halloween will be here before you can say, ‘BOO!’  With Halloween merchandise […]

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A Pirate’s Life for Us! {Pirate Party}

Ahoy, me Hearties. What’s better than one adorable birthday pirate? Two adorable birthday pirates! Savvy? (That’s ‘do you agree?’ in Pirate speak for you novice Pirate speakers. J ) Recently, my 3 year-old son and I had the privilege of attending an incredible pirate party put on by two very creative and talented mothers (Vivian […]

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