Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What a MESS!

Earlier this week, a girlfriend of mine put together a messy play date. What's a messy play date you ask? You gather up different messy goodies like finger paints, slip -n- slide, a bucket of noodles, colored shaving cream and so on. Anything and everything that will let your little one...

 
Having never really let Connor get messy (hello, OCD!), I was excited to see how Connor would behave in such a hectic environment. Since he is ALL BOY, I should have known he would take this opportunity to go wild and get as messy, wet and slippery as possible. 


We started off with a little finger paint. Clearly, it's best to start your messy day in nothing but your diaper. Connor dove fingers first into creating a special work of art. 


Next was a little slip -n- slide fun. I was a little apprehensive of letting Connor play on it but after a couple crashes, with his feet sliding this way and that, he held his own and played in the water for a bit.


Who would have ever thought a sandbox lid full of shaving cream could look so damn cute? I mean, seriously! Connor wasn't really sure about this station but once he noticed clapping spread the shaving cream, he clapped and laughed his heart away.


Connor really enjoyed the colored shaving cream and spreading it all over the patio and his body with some plastic utensils. You would have thought he just discovered what his little hands were capable of, that's how busy he kept them.


And in true water lover fashion, he ended the party by playing a bit more in the water. He is such a fish when it comes to water. Which worked this day considering how messy he got! 

I'll admit, I was a bit concerned that either a) he wouldn't want to get messy or b) would try to put everything in his mouth. Luckily, he proved me wrong and had the time of his life being a messy, water logged little boy! 

Have you ever taken your little one to a messy play date? If you haven't, schedule one with your friends and their babes! It's such a fun way to spend a warm sunny day!

34 comments:

  1. Ok-- I could do a 'messy playdate' at someone else's house.. that is doable...

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    1. There is no way I could handle it at my place. No way in Hell!

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  2. Aww, they look like they had a lot of fun.

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    1. It was so much fun! I was surprised with how well my little guy did but he had a blast.

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  3. Now that looks FUN!!! I will keep this in mind for future kids/nieces and nephews :)

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    1. Share the fun for sure! Connor loved every messy moment.

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  4. This looks like so much fun! Can adults have a messy play date too? I'd love to have a date with my husband where we got to throw paint at a canvas!

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    1. What a great idea for adults! Add some adult beverages and who knows what you'd come up with!

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  5. What a fun idea! My daughters would've loved a playdate like this when they were younger.

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    1. I would have never done all this by myself with a little one but my girlfriend does it every Spring.

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  6. I've never had a messy play date but I have always let Henry get as messy as his heart desires. They're only kids once!

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    1. Connor has played with finger paints before but that's about it. He loved it so much that I know for sure we will be getting a little more messy around here!

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  7. I love that idea!! It is very sweet, and it looks fun!

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    1. It was a blast and then C slept for nearly 3 hours so it must have worn him out! Both of us won! ;)

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  8. This looks like sooo much fun!!!!!!

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  9. That looks like so much fun! Hunter would LOVE that!

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    1. If Hunter is as much of a boy as I think he is, he would have the time of his little life!

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  10. Oh, what fun! It's days like this that kids remember!

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    1. I have the perfect keepsake in mind, too!

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  11. how cute is this! and I'm glad you reminded me about slip-n-slide. I need to get one for my little one.

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    1. I think I might pick one up too! He had the time of his life on that slippery thing!

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  12. My girls will get as messy if not messier than my boy!

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  13. What a fun day! I will have to try the shaving cream sandbox at home one day... I know the kids will go crazy -including my husband and me. :-)

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    1. Shaving cream was a hit for everyone! I want nothing more than to spend a few more play dates covered in the white mess!

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  14. How adorable!!!! Looks like they had so much fun :) I can't wait to be a mommy and have play dates for my little ones :) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Nancy, it's so much fun! I can't wait to see you as a Momma! Wedding, first, mmkay?

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  15. Connor was so cute!! I'm glad y'all came! He is a total fingerprinting pro

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    1. Thank you for having us and putting it together! We had a blast! I can't wait to do it again next year!

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  16. Looks like fun! My daughter has a friend that's just over a week older than her. They would love a messy playdate!

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  17. This.is.awesome. I can't handle mess, or messy, but I just know Marcus would freaking LOVE this!

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  18. What fun! I would do this in my back yard with hose in hand - no one steps into the house!

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  19. I really like the smile on 2nd from top pic! Can't tell if that is shaving cream or sunlight in his hair!

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