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Someone asked me the other day, “what do you mean you’re not planning parties anymore, don’t you miss it?
I think the short answer is no.
But the fact that I’m creating aprons primarily FOR parties would lead to a little bit of yes.
I’ve been so wrapped up in this whirlwind of apron making that I haven’t had the chance to put the two together. Until now.
Did I really stray far, far away from party planning?
Well, not really.
All the things that I loved about parties in the first place, the creativity, the personal elements, the making of something no one else has. I still get those things.
I just rid myself of the competitive-need-to-outdo-the-other-school-moms-and-get-my-party-featured, and more importantly- the clean up.
I have the best of both worlds now.
I get to collaborate with super talented party mamas. I get to create something unique for their children. I get to provide something that lasts long after the party ends.
And I get to do it in my pajamas. Or yoga pants if I’m daring.
It’s a win, win I tell ya.
And the really cool part?
When I feast my eyes on their spectacular party photos, know that I was an itty bitty part of thier child’s special day, and get goose bumps all over that I made that.
I made that? Oh my goodness, I made that!
The first apron I did was for Miranda at Whimsical Printables. I spotted her lovely invitation on Facebook and said “self, I bet you could make that!”
She was kind enough to purchase it and use it for her oh-so-fabulous-party-of-my-dreams, shindig.
I nearly cried when I saw her gorgeous little girl snacking while wearing my goods.
Another lovely, had her aproness sketched.
That’s right. Sketched.
The birthday girl attends art classes at the Timree Studio and they used her sketch for the guest sign in at the party.
I adore this party mama, birthday girl & paint studio so much that I’m planning a trip to California to hang out will all three of them.
Am I crazy? Probably, but that’s how I roll, ya’ll. Buy my aprons and we become BFF’s. It’s sort of a requirement.
I received this fabulous sneak peek photo of the birthday girl.
Little Red Riding Hood playing in the photo booth? With props? I nearly died from the cuteness.
One of my absolute favorite apronesses to date, was a custom one for a vintage inspired strawberry patch party.
The birthday girl is TINY. I kept shrinking and shrinking the pattern and it was still a little big.
Her party planning mama is the talented Ashley from The Hip Hostess.
Photo: The Hip Hostess
What I love the most about her photo is that it’s evident the party girl is having a blast. Nevermind her apron is nearly coming untied, she is the most adorable strawberry picking chick I’ve ever seen.
When I compare the feeling I get when someone shares their photos with me, with the feeling I used to get when I witnessed the party peeps seeing their parties for the first time, it’s sort of the same.
I hope you’ll be inspired to pursue your dream. Even if, at the time, you’re unaware it’s a dream.