Once Upon an Apron
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted January 26, 2009
Inspired by the apron, a theme honoring mothers and godly women.
Great for a Mothers, Daughters, and Friends event.
Theme Verse Suggestions
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women... Titus 2:3,4a
Alternative Theme Titles
Aprons With Attitude
It's A Cover-up!
The Ties That Bind
Tied With Love
Wisdom In My Apron Pocket
Color: any but maybe something cheery and bright
Use all type of aprons. Gather them from your ladies group, hit the thrift shops, etc.
Use all type of aprons. Gather them from your ladies group, hit the thrift shops, etc. Don't forget to check out ebay.
Drape aprons around the room over chairs, tables, etc.
Use things that give you feelings of "home", such as mason jars, small baskets of clothespins, old appliances such as old irons, baskets of flowers, vintage linens, etc.
Mason Jars filled with flowers.
Pin several items to an apron and hanging out pockets for someone to wear at the beginning of your function. Make sure she walks around where everyone can see her.
After several minutes have her leave and take off the apron. See who can remember the most items pinned to the apron.
For a Mother's Day event, use things like a diaper, dishtowel, hanky, small receiving blanket, pacifier, kid's hat, socks, etc. Tie a few "loud" things on her, like rattles, or bells just for fun!
Blest Be The Ties That Bind
Apron Teabag Holders
See project and directions on my on my blog post here.
See my blog for more creative favor ideas.
Book on Aprons. Check out these authors. EllynAnne Geisel Joyce Cheney Judy Florence
Table Cloth/Napkin Set
Just for Fun
Have everyone wear an apron. Give prizes for the most unique, most colorful, the most worn, etc.
Have ladies bring in aprons that have a "history" to them, such as a grandmothers, mothers, etc. Have a sharing time.
For the programs, cut out an apron shape out of colorful cardstock paper and glue lace or ribbon on them for the ties.
Have a Vintage Apron fashion show. Have some of your ladies model some vintage aprons. They are so detailed and beautiful so be sure to point out all the wonderful details in your show "script".
Have embellishments such ribbons, buttons, ric-rack, etc. to decorate plain purchased aprons as a craft project.
Work on an apron sewing project as a group. Make a few aprons for your church kitchen or for your nursery workers.
This is a great theme to have a recipe swap, so let you ladies know ahead of time to bring in a recipe. Be specific if you want, such as for pies, main dishes, etc.
A great theme also for having a homemade cookie swap
Have a few of your best bakers make cakes for your event and have an old fashioned Cake Walk. If you are working on raising money for a specific project, have your ladies "donate" a few dollars to participate in the walk
Food and Serving
Have any ladies that are serving, wear aprons.
Copyright ©2009 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.