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Once Upon An Apron
Women's Ministry Theme
A theme revolving around aprons. Would make a great Mother's Day event or even a spring/summer ladies gathering.
Alternative Theme Titles
Copyright ©2001-2014 Julia Bettencourt
- The Ties That Bind
- Apron Strings
- Aprons With Attitude
- Wisdom In My Apron Pocket
- Apron Stories
- Tied With Love
- Pretty Aprons
- It's A Cover-up!
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
- See the Apron Devotional Starters page.
- See more Devotionals by Julia
- No suggestions, but something bright and cheery might be fun!
- Use all type of aprons. Gather them from your ladies group, hit the thrift shops, etc. Don't forget to check out ebay.
- Use a clothesline to hang real aprons on or even ones made with cardstock and ribbons.
- 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.
- See the Apron Ideas Pin Board (Julia's Pinterest)
For The Tables
- Mason Jars filled with flowers.
- See the Apron Craft Links.
Games and Ice-breakers
- Apron Icebreaker
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
- Aprons (Check your local .99 cent stores. They carry them from time to time)
- See the Apron Craft Links.
- Crafts and Favors Page.
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.
- Share an Apron Poem. Someone sent the following poem to me several years ago.
The Mama's Apron
An apron played a big part in mama's life
As common to wear as being a housewife.
She used it to gather eggs at the end of the day
To gather vegetables to can and put away
To feed the family on a rainy day...
She used it to pick up chips
To start a fire in the old wood stove.
To cook the daily bread,
For her main concern was to keep her family fed.
She folded it around her hands
When at the table the blessing was said.
And wore it in the rain to cover her graying head,
She wrapped it around the baby's legs when it was cold
And sometimes used it to wipe his lil' nose.
It was a faithful servant thru sad and lonely years
She even used it to dry away her tears.
When the children were tucked in and their prayers were said...
She laid out a clean one at the foot of her bed.
Their job is over now, they did their best.
Mama and her apron have been laid to rest.
If all is true about Heaven I've been told,
Mama is now weaving an apron of spun gold…
Contributed by Connie. Thanks For Sharing Connie:)
- Book on Aprons. Check out these authors.
- Table Cloth/Napkin Set
- Dishtowel/potholder Set
- Recipe Box
- Devotional Journal
- Doorprize Page.
- Apron Pocket Narration (CLM)
- Skits Page.
- Food Resource Page
- Entertaining Page.
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