We told people to bring a change of clothes or a towel to sit on for the car ride home. When we got home we beat the clothes out and washed them right away. Everyone but my daughter’s clothes came 100% clean. She got some water on her sleeves at the park, which then dried. That seemed to set the color in on just her sleeves.
I would still advise wearing clothes you are okay getting stained, but there is a good chance it will come out.
What if you want to keep your clothes colored?
I would lightly spritz them with water and then let them dry. Try heat setting them with an iron or in the dryer. I didn’t try it, so I can’t say for sure how well it will work. In any case, wash the clothes separately until you feel comfortable the colors aren’t going to bleed on your other clothes.
This was such a fun activity and for all the work and effort, it was totally worth it. I think I would love to throw another color fight when the kids are tweens and teens. I think older kids would get into this even more than the smaller ones.
I love how we got a fun family picture out of the color fight. I think it would make an awesome Christmas card photo.
No party is complete without food. Come see the rainbow of food I put together for the color party.