We are a small group of mums who, after many years working in the events industry and childcare sector, got together and decided to look at how we could work whilst still having quality time with our then young children. This was when A Fine Mess UK was born. Originally, we ran weekly messy play classes in North London, expanding to running Messy Play in the Park throughout the summer and weekends hosting Messy Parties. We found ourselves doing the one thing we had tried to steer away from: working 6 days a week and spending many nights replying to emails, creating party packs, party props and, most importantly, not having that quality time we and our children craved.
We decided in 2020 to focus on creating big one off special messy sessions and reduce the number of bespoke themed parties over the year. We were fully booked on parties and were excitedly prepping for these when the awful corona virus hit and everything came to a very sudden halt. It's been tough and although we have lost friends, who leave a hole in our hearts, we are more determined than ever to enjoy what is most important to us: our friends and family.
We will be back one day running our group, and we can't wait. Until then we'll keep producing our craft packs to keep your children's minds engaged, distracted and most importantly entertained.
We also thought we share a little memory of our messy play group: