Our First Messy Fun Party was a Success!

Hello, Harrison County! Recently, we’ve introduced new party options to our Y facility. One of those options is the Messy Fun Party! This party is aimed at kids from ags 3-6, though anyone can participate, as we learned on Saturday. Adults, young adults, teens, AND kids participated – no one could resist once they saw how much fun the children were having.

This party format is also an excellent option for those who have sensory processing issues or are sensitive to textures. This is a fun and gentle way to introduce kids to new feelings on their hands while they enjoy fun activities. Now you can say “yes” to letting your kids make a mess!

Say goodbye to singing happy birthday, and HELLO to Messy Fun at the Harrison County YMCA in Clarksburg!


First, we have an easel with PAINT! It seems simple, but this was one of the most popular items in the room. You could paint plates, stick your hands on them, and rub them all over paper. Kids had a great time with fingerpaint here as well.

Next up is the bubble station! Kids (and adults) were able to grab a cup and a wand and have a great time with different bubbles and wands here.

Here we have an assortment of paint activities! Finger paints, a rubber band splatter board, rollers, and puffy paint (that stays puffy when it dries) made up our collection today.

Next, we have a wonderful assortment of foam paints in various colors. These have a weird texture that’s fun to experience. Even the adults were saying “whoah, that’s super weird!” As these dry, they become chalky, and it’s a deligh to clap your hands together to spread them everywhere.

We had other activities that included playing with homemade Playdough, painting with puffy paint, and dancing in bubbles! If you’d like to book a messy fun party for your kids, call the Y at 304.623.3303 for more details.