Butterfly Wings and Apron Strings

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This weekend was my baby girl’s 6th birthday.

As we count down the days to the end of kindergarten, I am also counting down to the first time in 18 years that I will have all of my children in school all day. So what is more fitting for the birthday of my last stay-at-home-at-least-part-of-the-day child than a party full of apron strings (that I’m longing to keep tied) and butterfly wings (that she is yearning to open and fly).

So we planned a “Cooking Party” for 6 little girls, complete with hand-sewn aprons, chef hats, and a make-your-own menu of mini pizzas, fruit kabobs and butterfly cupcakes.

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Our butterfly cupcakes, inspired by Annie’s Eats.

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Little J modeling the apron she helped design and make. And if you look close enough, you can see (or not see) the first tooth that she lost on the night of her birthday!

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So, how come no one ever told me that there was such a thing as a “bias tape maker” before I made about 600 yards of bias tape with just a pair of scissors and an iron!? (Actually it was closer to 20 yards, but it sure felt like 600)

0401010 023-1 All of my love to my sweet Little J, who is growing into such a lovely young lady! As you stretch your wings and fly, I hope you never completely forget those apron strings we tied together.


Tomorrow: a tutorial on how to make Butterfly Cupcakes, plus a totally delicious cupcake frosting (from someone who picks the frosting off of just about every cake around).



Filed under Desserts, Kids' Cakes, Uncategorized

6 responses to “Butterfly Wings and Apron Strings

  1. Sherry

    Such a beautiful post!!! On so many levels!
    It made me cry.


  2. Coreen

    wow! you are amazing!


  3. This made me cry. So beautiful and touching. I am in love with those butterflies. What a lucky little girl. (Happy Birthday to little J … I remember when she was born)


  4. Kelly-this is so creative and perfectly executed. Those butterflies! Oh my!

    Obviously you’re pretty handy with a sewing machine–that apron is just too precious!

    Thanks for stopping by Simple Bites and sharing your link. It is truly inspirational!


  5. Stacy

    Love the apron and chocolate butterfly!


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