Funny, aside from the initial food throwing/dropping phase, DS has been pretty clean about his eating (a morsel or two escapes to the table and of course there is some jelly on my couch but mostly, not bad).
Lately however (he just turned two), he makes a real mess if he's eating some "saucy." He used to use a napkin but now seems much more thrilled about using his clothes to wipe his hands... ewe... I'm just trying to ride it through... who knows!
Best of luck!