we had a messy party!

My Cole turned five on Saturday, which means we had a very messy party.  

confetti is messy

aprons were handed out as each child arrived

messy jell-o blocks.  (a hit!)

messy finger painting with colored shaving cream 
(I should have required the aprons)

messy make-your-own banana splits

we read Mr. Messy

messy thank yous: silly string, finger paint, pixie stix

What we did: 
Jell-O blocks 
Messy snacks (pirate's booty, muddy buddies, carrots & dip, apples & caramel and chocolate milk)
Finger painting with colored shaving cream 
A super-sized surprise ball (with messy surprises: sidewalk chalk, bubbles, stickers, mini squirt guns..)
Make-your-own messy banana splits

It was exciting and manageable (thanks to help!  next time, less kids..) and possibly the perfect theme for a group of 4 and 5 year olds.  



katie kate. said...

i love this; it looks like so much fun! the jello squares and shaving cream are genius. ;-)

Tara said...

Perfectly inspired! Amazing how they are all growing up--and having a fun/messy time doing it.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

So completely fantastic! My little guy turns 4 in June and he would love a party like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Brittany said...

WOW. The finger painting... I about had cardiac arrest just thinking about supervising that craziness. You deserve to be thrown a party now. :)