Guests were outfitted with goggles and rain gear before the messy games began.
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Sara, a stationary designer, made the custom invites. Gram created the "messy" envelopes.
Each child was given a plastic bucket with her name to keep the chaos (somewhat) organized.
The birthday boy was content to be covered in flour.
A baby pool was filled with potting soil and prizes in plastic bags. The kids couldn't wait to dig in.
Gram loves doughnuts, so Sara ordered a doughnut cake from a local bakery and decorated it with a tower of doughnut holes and powdered sugar.
Kids also ate doughnuts hanging from strings, which resulted in giggles and sugarcoated noses.
Bold and brave guests flew down a zip line while being sprayed with Silly String.
Blown-out eggs were filled with confetti for a smashing good time.
Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Parents magazine.