Who we are
The overall vision for Wands and Wishes was developed by Caroline Kauffman in 2010. The idea that led to the business started one Halloween, and included a Snow White costume and an idea for better children’s birthday parties. The business was officially launched when a neighbor was in need of a spectacular Princess birthday party for her four-year-old daughter. As the only event planners in Denver dedicated to planning truly stylish children’s parties, the company has quickly grown, and parents have taken notice.
Wands and Wishes Occasions is owned and operated by Caroline Kauffman. Caroline holds a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Colorado State University and has planned numerous events for a host of different clients. As a former Colorado State University cheerleader and mother of two, she has a grasp on what is in for children’s birthday’s and is able to keep the events at Wands and Wishes consistently unique, fresh and stylish. Each event planned always gets the “WOW” factor from guests.
Because of her creative style for event planning, she has been interviewed by the Stapleton Moms Blog under the regular post “that Stapleton mom”. She has been featured in The Denver Post and the Front Porch Newspaper. She has also been working with numerous charitable entities such as The Children’s Hospital of Denver, University of Colorado Hospital, and The Children’s Museum.
Ariel - Talent Director
Ariel is so excited to be bringing smiles to children’s faces with Wands and Wishes! She is a professional actress with Radical Artists Agency, has received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College (Provost’s Honor Roll), and nannies for a wonderful family in Denver. Ariel is currently pursuing her licensure in elementary education and cannot wait to teach in a classroom. Ariel is a trained singer and has extensive musical theater experience, playing roles such as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and singing at venues such as The EllieCaulkins Opera House. Ariel looks forward to meeting your little Princess or Prince!
Jacquie is a children's and family Music Together teacher; facilitating village style music classes for children ages 0-5 with parents, grandparents and caregivers. She is also dance instructor teaching Zumba Dance with an Afro-Caribbean twist and a dance class called Afro Caribe. Jacquie is a future Somatic Psychotherapist and Dance Movement Therapist working on my masters degree at Naropa University. She has a huge passion for being a part of making fantastic memories with families and those in the community through artistic expression. She is also the creator and director of Artistic Mamas, a collaborative artistic social network for women who are mothers of children and women who are mothers of the village. Jacquie is so excited to share in creating a lasting birthday or tea party experience with your little ones that will create memories forever.
My name is Chrysandra and I am from the beautiful state of Colorado. I recently graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Major in Business Communications and a Minior in Leadership in May 2011. Over the last five years I have formed a Nonprofit organization known as The Calling, where I currently serve as the Founder and CEO of the organization. Having this passion goes right along with being a Princess. The opportunity to speak to children about dreaming and truly believing in thier dreams is an unbelievable opportunity and I LOVE it - for it really brings out the Princess/Prince that lies in each of us! All in all, I am honored to be a Wands and Wishes Princess and can not wait to meet you!
Meghan moved to Denver after graduating from Whitworth University with a Bachelors degree in Theatre Performance. Born in Kashmir in India, Meghan has lived in the states for her whole life after being adopted by her wonderful family. She is a trained singer with experience as both a soloist and an ensemble member, and plays the flute as well. She is currently a waitress, and also acts in local films and commercials through Big Fish talent agency. Meghan loves kids and is so excited to help Wands and Wishes make your child's birthday memorable!
Melissa studied musical theatre at Metropolitan State college of Denver. She has performed in many shows around the Denver theatre community. Her favorite past roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Meg in Hercules and is currently playing Jeremy Jacob in How I became a Pirate at The Arvada Center. Melissa enjoys singing and dancing just like any Princess, and looks forward to teaching other girls and boys to dance, sing, and have a good time! She has always dreamed of being a princess, and believes that everyone deserves to be treated like royalty!
Hannah has always dreamed of being a Princess and is thrilled to make dreams come true for others with Wands and Wishes! She is a musical theatre major at Metro in Denver and has performed in many shows around Colorado, including with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Performance Now. Favorite past roles include Dorothy in The Wiz, Mariane in Tartuffe, and Patsy in Crazy for You. Hannah has acted in many student films, independent films, and commercials both nationally and locally. She is currently a part of the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre internship program and travels to elementary schools around Colorado to perform a show about health. Hannah can’t wait to bring magic to your Princess or Prince’s day and make dreams come true!
Erica is thrilled to join Wands and Wishes as a princess! She is a freshman at Metropolitan State University of Denver, studying Broadcast Performance and Theater. She is a professional actress/singer/dancer in the Denver area, having worked both onstage and on camera. Her favorite roles include Liesl in “The Sound of Music,” Jean in “Brigadoon,” and leading roles in two recent feature films. Erica is a national award-winning interpretive speech communicator. She has been dancing for 15 years and teaching dance for three years. She loves working and playing with children, through teaching dance, babysitting, leading children’s music at church, and volunteering with a children’s theater company. Being a princess is a dream come true for Erica, and she looks forward to making your child’s special day truly magical!
Cougar is native Coloradoan who recently reignited his career passion for acting after being behind the camera in production for several years. He graduated with a Bachelors in Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder including three years of film production. He is currently taking acting workshops at Benjy Dobrin Studios and is represented by W Talent, acting sister agency to Wilhelmina Modeling. He has been blessed with a variety of roles in both Film, Web-series and Commercial. He continues to work part time with his media company X-Rocket Productions as well as consulting companies on Social Media. There is no better audience than children. Their honesty, energy and excitement bring out the joy in life. He is thrilled at the chance to bring children's imaginations to life, by portraying their favorite heroes!
Lyndsay is fulfilling a dream of her own by joining Wands & Wishes and sharing her love of all things Princess-like. She studied theatre at Metropolitan State University and the University of Colorado and has appeared all over the Denver area from Littleton Town Hall to Boulder's Dinner Theatre as well as the Arvada Center and the DCPA. She is a member of The Phamaly Theatre Company and has most recently played such roles as a Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors, Hedy in How to Succeed..., Babette in Beauty & The Beast, and Corie in Barefoot in the Park. She loves, singing, dancing, acting, and drawing. She looks forward to using all those things and more to help make your child's dream come true!
Chris has been a performer his whole life and is so excited to be apart of Wands and Wishes. He is a professional Actor and Singer who has been in many local state choirs and productions including his favorites, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, and Cinderella. He is also a Corporate Officer in Golden and loves this beautiful state and won’t leave it for any show. He has two nieces and two nephews who are his personal princesses and Super Heroes. He loves kids and bringing smiles to there faces being their favorite Prince or Super Hero! Dreams really do come true….. Even if it has to wait till tomorrow.
Michael is a "Jack of All Trades" (no pun intended), who has a passion for history, literature, film, and the arts. From a young age he was inspired by swashbuckling adventures like Robin Hood and Peter Pan, and liked to dress up and play as his favorite characters. In many ways this never changed, and now Michael is a professional costumer and performer, who has turned his love for the dramatic into a way of life. For 5 seasons Michael performed at the Colorado Renaissance Festival as everyone's favorite dreadlocked pirate captain. This lead to a love of pirate history, and since he began performing the character, Michael has collaborated with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on their "Real Pirates" exhibit, as well as helping to found "BrethrenCon," Colorado's first ever pirate-themed convention. Beyond the realm of buccaneers, Michael has an enthusiasm for the Middle Ages and fantasy, and is fond of creating original costumes and characters based on history, popular literature, and film. He has studied acting and singing, but prefers "guerrilla theater" wherein he can fully immerse his audience, and allow them to play along. Some of his other interests include traditional archery, fencing, drawing, and writing. He is very excited to be able to bring his unique take on some beloved characters to Wands and Wishes, and to share a little adventure with young swashbucklers throughout the state!
Heather graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theater and has been working as a professional actress in Colorado ever since! Some favorite past roles include Amber Von Tussle in "Hairspray" (Arvada center), Serena in "Legally Blonde" (Arvada Center), Ado Annie in "Oklahoma!" (Town Hall Arts Center) and The Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella" (Boulder's Dinner Theater). She began singing at the age of 3 after seeing "The Little Mermaid" and couldn't be more thrilled to be fulfilling her childhood dream of being a princess! Heather is so excited to be able to bring some magic to your little one's special day!
Ashlee is an experienced and educated actress and model in the Denver area. Ashlee was raised in Denver, Colorado. At age 11 she began competitive swimming; competing in the 50yard and 500yard freestyle events. She showed interests in many other athletic activities including rock climbing and English style horse riding. She originally intended to pursue a career in engineering and environmental sciences, but at the last minute considered auditioning for the Theater program at the University of Colorado - Denver. There she received her B.F.A in Theater, Film and Television with an emphasis in performance. She began working in the Denver area as an actress for film race competitions, music videos, online game reviews, and a wide variety of independent features and shorts that can be seen at local film festivals. She is thrilled at the opportunity to be entertaining children as their favorite princess character.