When planning a party, I like to start with a theme or color scheme to help guide me in pulling together all of the details. Usually, picking a fabric or pattern first is how I start out planning and designing. Once I have a fabric or even a beautiful centerpiece that fits with the theme, I start designing the graphic elements of the party and pulling together appropriate display pieces.
Must-have entertaining/party accessory that can be used for any/all occasions
Invest in beautiful serving pieces in solid white and glassware. Solid white serving plates and platters can easily be transformed into different “looks” for different events by adding patterned paper liners and ribbon.
Best Hostess Gift
I like to bring a personalized item to the hostess. Whether it be a special set of personalized stationery or a monogrammed set of hand towels to match their powder room. This takes planning in advance. If you are looking for a last minute hostess gift, I like to visit local gift shops and purchase a beautiful serving piece that will add to the host’s collection.
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Meet Our Entertaining Guru's from Anders Ruff
In a suburb of Charlotte...
Maureen (Anders) and the new girl, Adria (Ruff), were complete strangers until a preschool open house. In the hallway before parting, they realized that they had a lot in common - the love of all things paper, parties, design and art. From there a wonderful friendship formed and they decided to embark upon a business together! Both devoted and passionate about graphic design, they hoped to change the face of celebration style for those who love it as well.