let's do the math: (5-year-olds)(9) + frosting + (a million tiny decorations) = m.e.s.s.!!!!
|not messy yet!|
so, i spent the weekend fiddling around to come up with a basic apron to use as favors for the guests at maeve's party. it had to be 5-year-old sized, super cute, and 5-year-old friendly.
|maeve modeling her birthday apron|
measured my 5-year-old. i cut on the fold and eye-balled the curve for the 'arm' area.
fabric from jo-ann's. i've seen lots of cupcake/sweets-themed fabrics around. find one you love.
jumbo ric-rac to finish the top edge and bottom edge.
for the purposes of the party, i didn't want to spend time helping mutiple girls get in and out of their aprons. i used 1/2" elastic for the neck strap (MUCH easier than D-rings). it slips right over their heads. i used velcro for the waist strap. e.a.s.y.
|elastic neck strap|
|velcro made it easy for the girls to get in and out of their own aprons|
and to make them special, i appliqued each guest's initial to the front of their apron. if you look closely at the first pic in this post, you can see some of the initials. more math: 1j+2 l's+1k+1e+1z+2 m's+1r = 9 personalized aprons for 9 happy little ladies!
|m is for maeve!|