Convincing your little ring bearer to wear a summer suit is like wrestling a lion cub into a pinafore.
Here to take the wrinkles out of his getting-dressed routine: Tom & Drew, a new line of preppy separates for boys. The summer collection features classic two-button blazers paired with matching pants or shorts in linen and seersucker — two materials that actually look better a little roughed up.
Add a cotton oxford and he’ll be ready to walk down the aisle — without creating a circus.
What: Frost a treat and load it up with toppings and sprinkles galore.
Why: Aprons (provided) will keep your little sugar freak clean.
When: Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Kickass Cupcakes, 378 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-628-2877). Participation is free and includes one cupcake; additional cupcakes, $3.
February Flapjack Fling
What: Take a tour to learn how sap is transformed into sweet stuff, then eat a hearty breakfast.
Why: Douse pancakes with syrup from Ipswich River trees.
When: Sat., 8:15 a.m.-noon.
Where: Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield (978-887-9264). Registration required. Adults and children 9 and up, $5.50-$12.50; children 3-8, $3.50-$9.50; under 3, free.
Catching Joy Story Time
What: Do crafts and hear The Velveteen Rabbit and Knuffle Bunny; bring a gently used stuffed animal to donate to Solutions at Work.
Why: He’s got a surplus of teddies.
When: Wed., 11 a.m.
Where: The Blue Bunny, 577 High St., Dedham (781-493-6568). Participation is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Tom & Drew