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Parisian Girls Night In + Bridesmaids Movie Viewing Party

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Ever dream of taking a trip to Paris?  After browsing this fun & girlie PARISIAN GIRLS NIGHT Party, you may just feel as though you did!  Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here, thrilled to share the details on one of our most exciting projects…

Universal Studios commissioned Anders Ruff to design a “Girls Night In” Printable Party Decor Setfor the release of the hilarious movie Bridesmaids on DVD at Target. One of our favorite scenes from the movie was the Parisian themed bridal shower. We’d been wanting to design a Parisian themed printable decor set, and this collaboration provided the perfect opportunity!

The sophistication of butterflies, trellis, ruffles and French postal style graphics – paired with humorous elements from the movie – make this party the perfect fit for a fun girls night in or a Bridesmaids viewing party (which would be especially timely right now with THREE of the Bridesmaids actresses being nominated for an Oscar this year!)  The signature elements from the party would also work for a Parisian themed birthday party or wedding shower.

So after hours of designing and styling… voilà! Read on for lots more fun pics & party details…

The original Parisian Printable Party Decor Set was a limited time offer (inside the Bridesmaids DVDs at Target), but we are excited to announce that you can now find the collection for sale in the Anders Ruff Shop.



The Dessert Table

To convey the “Parisian” theme and make a big impact, we constructed a butterfly backdrop for the dessert table.  Inspired by Anthropologie and Neiman Marcus, but still keeping with elements from the movie, this was the perfect opportunity to try something fun and dramatic of our own.  The printable package includes the butterfly template and it is a very easy DIY project.

Candelabras, black wire french fry cones, and ceramic/iron tiered centerpieces were all strategically placed to pull in French tones and display the desserts beautifully.

Popcorn was a must at our Parisian girls night in and Bridesmaids viewing party.  We filled the printable paper cones with pink popcorn (just add oil and food coloring before popping) and drizzled the popcorn with pink chocolate.

Mini cupcakes (from Got What It Cakes) were displayed in varying pink hues and embellished with small butterfly fondant toppers (from Sugar and Stripes Co).

The Bridesmaids promotion not only included the printable decor collection, but also included offers from E.L.F. Cosmetics.  Lip gloss favors were wrapped with a “Merci Beaucoup” printable party flag. These were displayed in ceramic appetizer spoons with a base of hot pink candies.

The printable favor tag from our printable collection was replicated and turned into a cookie embellished with ribbon by Firefly Confections.

Got What It Cakes created beautiful pink and white Cruffle Pops (Cake Pops) that were embellished with a strip of patterned paper and flag for a French feel.

Pretty flower fondant toppers were created by Got What It Cakes to replicate the cupcake scene from the movie.  These were placed on the jumbo cupcakes that were displayed on the hangtag adorned candelabras and embellished with a printable cupcake wrapper.

Chocolate bars were adorned with mini wrappers to fit the theme. A variety of pink, black and white candies and gumballs were displayed in adorable polka dot ceramic bowls.<

The Bar

Cupcakes were served in martini glasses and we embellished each stem with a printable party flag.  The cupcakes (from Got What It Cakes) were topped off with a butterfly (from Modern Luxe Events).

Lip Straw toppers (from the printable package) on paper straws with a pink sugar rimmed glass added a fun touch to the decor and were part of the entertainment.

Pink grapefruit spritzer bottles were wrapped with our drink wrap.

Favor gable boxes (Polka Dot Market), martini shakers and pink lemonade spritzer carafes were detailed with party logos and adorned with ruffled matting.  The favor tag cookie was also hung from the gable box.  Recognize the heart shaped cookie (Firefly Confections)? If you saw Bridesmaids, you will!

The Kitchen

The focal point of the kitchen was the nook where we played off the “Cake Baby” shop from the movie.  We set up a little baking station full of fun parisian girly delights.  My pink Kitchen Aid mixer came in handy!  More candelabras were repeated here and held cupcakes displayed in measuring cups and embellished with ruffled printable cupcake toppers.

Pink damask luggage boxes for favors fit the theme (Polka Dot Market) and were dressed up with printable favor hang tag decor.

Hanging Butterflies over the kitchen bar made a huge statement.  They were cut from the printable template and hung with fishing line over the bar in the kitchen.

Wine bottles were dressed for the occasion by our printable wine wrap, and their necks were embellished with a ruffled party logo.  (Visit our Ruff Draft column for a DIY tutorial on the ruffle).

We created simple appetizers for the party.  Appetizers included Brie with raspberries, french skewers with blue cheese, ham and apples (topped with printable sticker logos), panko crusted french fries with parmesan and parsley, and mini quiches with creme fresh.

For laughs, we pulled out a carrot shaped cake (Got What It Cakes) that was a “prettier” replica from the hilarious one in the movie.

If you haven’t seen Bridesmaids, you should!  It is out on DVD and Blu-Ray and is hysterical, in our opinion.  The printable “girls night in” package is available here and is also offered with customization for birthdays an showers.

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  1. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor February 22, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Wow, cute party! Love the paper butterflies… such a pretty detail!

  2. Rowaida Flayhan February 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful love their party styling and amazing photo shoot

  3. Restaurant for Anniversary February 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    i got only one word for this and that is “Perfect”, Everything the color selection the decor, dressing of the stuff and the photography.
    ~Aansy Stone

  4. Jennifer @ Licious Food February 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    This is très magnifique! Love all the details

  5. Miss Margarita February 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    so funny and so chic!

  6. Jenn February 23, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Can you please share how the butterflies and background was done?

    • Maureen Anders March 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      Hi Jenn! We sell the butterfly template in our shop (andersruff.etsy.com) Thanks!

  7. Sandra February 24, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Love this party? Where are the black striped pillows from?

    • Maureen Anders March 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      We got those at Home Goods! ;-) They were actually chair cushions that worked for the look we were going for.

  8. hannahhathaway September 24, 2012 at 8:05 am


    I featured your adorable straws on one of my blog posts!


    Lots of love from We Lived Happily Ever After

  9. ToledoLimousine.com September 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Gorgeous photos and such a great theme! Thanks for taking the time to share these ideas!

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