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Planning Their First Birthday Party (Checklist)

Planning Their First Birthday Party (Checklist)

It’s finally happening. The year has flown by and now your sweet baby is about to have their first birthday! No doubt, you have been both dreading and looking forward to this day! Still, however you are feeling, the day will come to pass, whether you are ready for it or not. To help you prepare the best you can for this momentous occasion, Ruffles and Tutu’s has created a checklist for you! 1. Pick a Budget Planning birthday parties for your children (especially your very first one!) can get expensive and fast! In a world filled with social media,...

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Baby and Toddler Beach Essentials

Baby and Toddler Beach Essentials

Summer is getting closer! With all of those temps heating up, it’s time to head to the beach. While this is a wonderful activity sure to provide hours of entertainment, it can be nerve wracking taking your little one. To help calm your nerves and take away one less thing to stress about (goodness knows parents have plenty on their plate as it is!) here is a list of the best items to bring to the beach for your baby so that your family can have an enjoyable, relaxing time. Pack’n’Play with a Fitted Sheet Canopy OR a Small Beach...

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Changing the Face of Beauty at Ruffles and Tutu’s

Changing the Face of Beauty at Ruffles and Tutu’s

When you look at an advertisement or the media, who do you see? Chances are, you will probably be looking at a model who is perfectly groomed. They have the perfect outfit, hair, teeth, face, perfect abilities. What do you think about that? What kind of message does it send to our children? If you are anything like Katie Driscoll, chairman of the non-profit organization, “Changing the Face of Beauty” you see advertising and media as an opportunity to change perceptions of people with disabilities, as well as create greater opportunity for them. “Changing the Face of Beauty” started when...

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Brand Repping on Instagram

Brand Repping on Instagram

Seeing the title, you might think, “What is brand repping?” Repping stands for “Representing” so when you are Brand Repping on Instgram, you are representing the brand of a shop on Instagram through some form of modeling of product. In the case of Ruffles and Tutu’s, you would be offering up your little one as a model for our delightful products sold in our shop. In return, brand reppers are given either discounted or free merchandise; but don’t let that fool you. Brand Repping is not about getting free stuff from shops you love. While that is a perk, what...

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Cake Smash Essentials

Cake Smash Essentials

Picture it: your darling child is about to go from being a baby to atoddler; they are about to celebrate their first birthday! What betterway to celebrate than with a Smash Cake photoshoot! While youcan certainly pay to have someone take the photos for you,especially if you are very busy or struggle with creativity, it isentirely possible to pull out your DIY belt and do a photoshoot ofyour own!This simple and fun adventure can create lasting memories foryears to come. Just think of all the oos and awhs you will hear atyour child’s high school graduation or wedding when these...

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DIY Easter Tutu

DIY Easter Tutu

There is just something about Spring time that screams “Tutu”!! They’re fun and frilly, they’re pretty and perfect for all of those family pictures you’ll be taking at Easter! Tutu’s can actually be really easy to make; no-sew ribbon tutu’s are even easier! Here’s a great tutorial on how to make this fun fashion piece for your little this Easter season: Step One: Decide on the Size of TutuNot only do ribbon tutu’s look great, but they can easily be made for any size. This chart takes out the guess work for you and includes enough measurements for you to...

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