Messy Party Theme

Messy Party Theme

What child of any age or gender wouldn’t want to get messy and have fun with it?

In this day and age where kids are more often than not spending time indoors infront of screens it is a great excuse to use their next birthday to throw a Messy Party. Not to mention how good is it to see kids having fun playing outdoors getting messy with goo and other interesting items.


How easy is this décor – EVERYTHING is just EVERYWHERE – nice and easy. No need for tubs for sweets or anything as it can all be strewn all over the table. The cake can be a real flop and completely lopsided. Find a table cloth with spatters on it or use an old table cloth and stain it. Alternatively a plain white plastic table cloth will work wonders as you are going to throw all your edible goodies all over it.

messy food party
  • Mud Pit Ring – Create this with a black ground cover. Use 4 Poles for the corners and some thick string that you will tie around all 4 poles creating the rink. In the middle you put the black plastic sheeting. Add some sand and water – this doesn’t even have to be a lot just enough to create a muddy pit.
  • Bucket of Slime – Kids use the face to pull out items that would determine what gets thrown over their heads i.e. an egg, shampoo, sugar, cold water, chocolate pudding, shaving cream, slime, custard, spaghetti in tomato sauce, colour spray. And yes I definitely put this over the kids’ heads.

The slime bucket was very gooey and slimey and kind-of-Fear Factor-y! Eeeeeeew.
Other names for the challenge: Bucket with Goo …… Queue for Goo…….In a Line for Slime…….

  • Hanging marshmallows dipped in chocolate. Gotto get them with no hands.
  • Finding the smarty in icing sugar – Use a paper plate or pie tin plate – fill with icing sugar and hide the smarties. Without using your hands dive in to find x amount of smarties.
Colour fun

Kids might want to wear goggles / glasses for this but this is a sure way of getting very messy and having loads of fun with it. The colour powder can either be bought or homemade.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water (give or take)
  • Food coloring


  1. Mix the flour and water in a large bowl until it forms a thick paste.
  2. Add your favorite food coloring to the paste and mix it in with your hands. (You may want to wear gloves!)
  3. Scoop the paste from the bowl and form it into a ball with your hands.
  4. Use a rolling pin to flatten the ball into a disc that is about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Let the disc sit over night, until it has completely dried.
  6. Use a coffee grinder or blender to crumble the disc back into powder. Use a flour sifter to separate clumps. Put any remaining clumps of powder back in the grinder or blender, and repeat until all color is a soft powder
colour fun
bubble play

Home Made bubble solution: Take 6 cups water with 1 cup dish soap into the water. Slowly stir together until it is all mixed. Try not to create bubbles or let the mixture foam. Then add 1 tablespoon of glycerine or ¼ cup corn starch. Stir until all mixed together.

Create a magic bubble wand by using two dowel sticks or if you lucky enough to collect enough sticks from your garden, two screw eyes, a washer and string. Insert the screw eyes each into a dowel or stick (you may need to drill holes into the ends if the wood is not soft enough), then loop the string with a washer from one to the other to form a circle and tie together. Dip into the mixture and let the kids imagination go wild to try form the biggest bubble by pulling them through the air.

Messy Play with Jungle Slime

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slime fun

Slime Play

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So what type of messy theme will you do at your next birthday party? Feel free to share your ideas with us:

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