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Messy Play Party For 1st Birthday

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gizmosmama Fri 16-Jan-15 20:31:59

Having a messy play party for DS's 1st Birthday as he loves getting messy and is very good at it! There'll be 7 babies there altogether, all around 12 months old. Any suggestions of good group activities for messy play for this age really appreciated. Parents will be staying so lots of adult hands available to help out and I'm more than happy (and prepared!) for lots of mess!

christinarossetti Fri 16-Jan-15 20:33:45

I wouldn't worry about group activities with one year olds.

Lots of clothes or wet wipes and wine for parents essential though.

RandomMess Fri 16-Jan-15 20:36:31

How about doing some feet and hand prints.

Roll of lining paper on the floor, get them to walk along it.

That is more than enough, I don't think you need to do anything either tbh!

Momzilla82 Fri 16-Jan-15 20:37:40

Erm. Surely a cake smash?

ChristmasName Sat 17-Jan-15 13:01:29

Grow bag trays are great for messy play. I like cornflour and water

notonyourninny Sat 17-Jan-15 13:04:21

shock that is all.

Messygirl Sat 17-Jan-15 13:08:30

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EhricLovesTheBhrothers Sat 17-Jan-15 13:09:48

I'd have hated this

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Messygirl Sat 17-Jan-15 14:21:24

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gizmosmama Sat 17-Jan-15 20:24:59

Thank you everyone, just in case anyone else is looking, I found a couple of great websites... and both have loads of ideas for messy play.
I think we're going to go with a few rainbow dyed (with food colouring) sensory bins... One jelly with plastic toys hidden inside, one cooked spaghetti and one foamy soap.
Then I'm going to make some homemade puffy paint in squeezy bottles for making pictures.
I'll definitely put on the invites they need messy clothes and spares! And I'll provide lots of wipes, towels and a bath if they need it!

attheendoftheday Sun 18-Jan-15 08:46:56

I think this sounds like a fan idea! But make sure you warn people beforehand. I wouldn't bother with aprons, I'd just make sure it was warm enough to strip the babies down to nappies, with wet wipes, bowl of warm water and towels available.

Messy play ideas that have worked well with my two have been - cold spaghetti (if you boil it in sections with food colouring you can make it rainbow coloured), shaving foam, dried rice (ideally with cups to pour or diggers to dig), dry powder paint (provide plastic spoons for mark making in the powder) and homemade playdoh.

We have a tuff spot, they are fan for thus kind of activity.

SweetieTreatie99 Tue 27-Jan-15 20:51:33

Fab idea for a party! I may have to steal your idea too ;)

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