To get things started, I asked the older ones to find the grapes and raisins hidden in the jelly!
(The white mess on the table is from a can of whipped cream that we sprayed onto
their hands and told them to go and wash everything with. The edible version of this.)
Can I eat them? Why yes, you can!
There was colourful spaghetti (mad Pinterest mum actually dyed this herself that morning)
pure madness FUN to clear up...
We had painting: paintbrushes, stamps, fingerpaints
And we even had oobleck, though I don't think my version was very good. They enjoyed it anyway.
And then they had fun "cleaning" everything up.
(Which roughly translated into us adults having more to clear up than
we otherwise would have had the kids not helped)
We ended it all by having a rain feast (whereby I turn on the water hose and soak everyone), which always goes down well. We are very rain deprived here in Dubai, you see.
Judging by the feedback that came in after the playdate, the little ones loved it, and some of the kids wanted to move to our house because it's "way more fun there." I know I had a blast! I guess we'll be doing it all again soon.