One of Boogs' classmates, the daughter of one of my fellow teachers, had her 5th birthday party yesterday. The theme was "MESSY". Yes, it did have to be spelled with all capital letters. Michelle had the great idea of making the party as messy as possible. She put out several small inflatable kiddie pools and filled them with various messy things...mud, shaving cream, cooked spaghetti noodles, jello, squeezable paint bottles, and bubbles. There was a slip-n-slide and water balloons. She served messy food - sloppy joes, chicken wings, watermelon and even had a mound of cake squares piled on top of each other with messy icing for the birthday cake. She carried the messy theme through to her pinata. The pull string pinata was filled with goodies and flour. It was a mess! Luckily, there was a designated "mess-free zone" for the parents. At the end of the party, the kids got to pull all of the streamers off of the trees. They were so cute. Boogs kept winding the streamers around his body like he was a mummy. Boogs had such a good time.