"You can shake the sawdust off your feet, but you can't shake it outta your heart."

Finn's 5th birthday carnival was a huge hit.
Angie and I threw Jack and Finn a party that they both told us yesterday was their best party ever. (dude- they are five- the pickings are slim- but we still glowed with pride)

It was a circus-carnival themed party and we had old school games that they played with tickets like fishing games (thank you grandma who sat behind it for an hour!), bean bag toss, beer bottle ring toss, sack races, and crazy clothes relays.
We had a kissing booth for face painting and popcorn too!

Joe was a clown (god love him) and Angie's bro was a mime.
The kids had a blast and then we all went to the playground after cake.

We planned the party about a month ago and for the amount of kiddos we hosted, it was really frugal. We tried to use items that we already had in house and made or borrowed a lot for the games. The sun was shining and it was warm gorgeous- funny how it works out for the little ones mostly. Today it is snowing. Seriously.

The day was long but it stretched out perfectly and with sugar on top.
Finn's birthday is officially over. I noticed that he, like his mother, tends to have a birthday week instead of a day. :)

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