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Anders Ruff Party Printables Review + Giveaway

This week, The Little Style File turned ONE!  Betsy and I can hardly believe a year has flown by and we thank all of you -husbands, kids, parents, friends and readers! - for your support! anders ruff giveaway

With The Little Style File turning one and Madeline turning 3......

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what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway from Anders Ruff?!  Anders Ruff specializes in party printable kits and invitations personalized for the guest of honor.

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First, I have to say that the idea of a printable party kit used to be a little overwhelming to me.  How do you cut those perfect circles?  The key to the Anders Ruff printable party kit was the first page of the PDF file that listed all of the supplies you need and the helpful tools.  After a quick trip to the craft store, I had my 2" circle punch, hole punch and paper cutter and was ready to get crafty!

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Here's how I knew I did a great job - I've mentioned before that my mom is a retired art teacher.  When my oldest daughter came home from kindergarten she walked into the house and said, "Oh, was Nonna here today?"  I told her no so she replied with, "Did you go to Nonna's?"  Again, no, so then she said, "Are you SURE Nonna wasn't here?  Who made all of this stuff?!"  That would be your mom, Ellie.  I MADE IT.  Well, you know, I cut, taped and tied it.

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Anders Ruff makes you look like a party pro!  The PDF file included over 25 pages of cupcake toppers, banners, thank you notes, gift tags, water bottle labels, return address labels, printed paper and more.  You print what you want as many times as you need it.

I have to say that assembling the banners, cupcake toppers, pinata bags, etc. was very cathartic!  While watching my favorite summer guilty pleasures on tv, I could cut, tape and tie.  The entire process went much faster than I anticipated.

Anders Ruff was great to work with and they have a super speedy turn around time (3 days) with rush services available.

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There are loads more pictures to see of Madeline's 3rd Birthday Under the Sea but let's get to the fun part - THE GIVEAWAY!

Anders Ruff is giving one lucky reader their own Party Printable Kit ($49) + Invitation ($18)!

To Enter:  Visit AndersRuff.com and then leave a comment under this post with the party theme you would select.  You won't believe these creative ladies!

Extra Entries:  Like Anders Ruff on Facebook, follow Anders Ruff on Pinterest, like TLSF on Facebook, follow TLSF on Pinterest, pin an image from this post, share this giveaway on facebook and/or twitter.  Maximum 8 entries, leave a separate comment for each entry.

This giveaway starts now and ends Thursday, September 13th at 10:00 pm CST.  A winner will be selected using Random.org and notified by email.

A huge thanks to Anders Ruff for providing the Mermaid Party Printable Kit for this review.  As you can tell, it was a huge hit and all opinions in this post are honest and my own.

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3rd Birthday Under the Sea

Today my little Madeline turns three.  The baby of our family went to her first ballet class yesterday and is turning into a girl right before our eyes.  Because her birthday also happens to be one of the busiest times of the year, we celebrated two weekends ago with a Mermaid Party Under the Sea!

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My mom, a retired art teacher, painted the sandwich board sign to match the invitation.  It greeted guests and welcomed them to the backyard for the under water party!

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Banners were everywhere!  This "Happy Birthday" banner is part of the Anders Ruff printable party kit.

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Glass milk bottles wrapped with ribbon and party circles with fun paper straws made every drink a little more fun.

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It was HOT so all food was served inside the house.  The food table was flanked with original mermaids on canvas and decorated with more banners, ribbon and shells.

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Back outside, drinks were waiting to be poured and favors handed out.

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CUPCAKES!  Anders Ruff cupcake toppers were perfectly coordinated with the rest of the party papers.

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So I might be a little obsessed with how those bottles turned out...

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Fish dangled from inside the white tent that also had blue tulle hanging over the blue picnic table to create the under the sea feel for the kids.

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Under water accessories were everywhere!  Shells, pennants, even Madeline's name had fish scales!

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Don't drink the pool water!  These water bottle labels tied the theme through all of the beverages.  It's a good thing we made a lot of these, have I mentioned it was really HOT?

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What's a party without a Pinata?  This cutie came from Party City with stick and blindfold to match.

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Photo Booths are fun for every party!  It's a great way to ensure a pic of all of the guests at the party and are fun to add into thank you notes!

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Every mermaid deserves a crown!  These hand painted and jeweled crowns for the girls also worked well for the photo booth.  Girls also received a long strand of pearls to take home while the boys donned pirate hats with treasure and temporary tattoos.  Madeline wanted something to "pass out when my friends leave" so a vintage pink lunch box filled with lollipops worked well for our little mermaid to pass out when guests were heading home.

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Thank you for visiting Madeline's 3rd birthday under the sea!

All paper printables from Anders Ruff - more on that + a giveaway tomorrow!

{party outfit: turquoise lace romper, turquoise & pink pearl bracelet, silver Old Navy sandals, Old Navy hot pink tutu bathing suit}

We hope you enjoyed the Mermaid Birthday Party!

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