Step Right Up!

A freezing cold, winter’s day is not exactly the type of day where one would think about going to a carnival but … when visiting Bailey Arboretum, anything is possible.

It was a special young lady’s 9th birthday and Bailey House was the site. The house was transformed into a carnival, with colorful balloons and decorations displayed throughout the rooms. Delicious food and music were in abundance, adding to the magical atmosphere. Young guests munched on hot, buttery popcorn, as everyone tried their hand at one of the carnival games supplied by one extremely creative mom.

Whether they were travelling through a laser maze, participating in a ring toss, bursting some balloons or just mugging for the camera with friends, the kids had some wonderful, old-school fun. And what’s better than finishing the day with a no-hands, doughnut-eating contest? Creative goody bags were distributed to each smiling guest, as the children said their farewells to the happy birthday girl.

A carnival at Bailey Arboretum? Why not? Anything is possible, with a creative mind and of course … a child’s imagination.

Lisa Ugolini
Event Coordinator