Caroline Kauffman - Bio

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.







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Ariel - Bio

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 is a Guest Teacher for Denver Public Schools and Jefferson County School District. Ariel is currently pursuing her licensure in elementary education and will begin the final step in obtaining this goal when she student teaches in a 4th grade gifted and talented class this spring! 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!

 


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"I cannot begin to thank you for the amazing job you did at Brynn's birthday party on Saturday! She is still talking about Tangled being at her party and giving her a flower and mirror. It was so special to her and I'm sure many of the other girls/boy. I really didn't know what to expect but you exceeded any expectations that I did have! You have an amazing voice and it was awesome to have you sing live to the kids. I just want you to know how much we appreciate the professionalism and character you brought. I will gladly offer any referrals and have already shared with my friends/family. I wish you all the success in the future. Being a theater major, I know how difficult the performance industry can be and I feel so blessed that you shared your talents with us! Again, many thanks!"
- Debbie & Bob G.

 

"I wanted to thank you for the spectacular performance of Ariel. The entire room was amazed and twelve little girls were in complete awe. I had no idea it would be so fabulous! Please pass on to Ariel that she was wonderful. Thanks so much for making Madeline’s fifth birthday exactly what she had wished."

- Janice C.

 

"We just wanted to let you know how absolutely THRILLED we were with Jaylyn's Rapunzel party. It was honestly the best party EVER! Ariel was INCREDIBLE!!! She was the perfect Rapunzel and what a angel she is. She was so good with all of the kids. They were in awe of her. I've never seen 4-year-old's keep such attention - and for an entire hour. Everything was perfect, from the magic stamp to the story time to the darling game...even the special songs that she sang...we just can't tell you enough how happy we were. Every parent that attended that morning asked where we found you. I think the adults were just as happy as the kids. Thank you, Thank you!!!"
- Gina and Jayson L.

 

"I just wanted to email you to let you know how great Ariel and Melissa were at my daughter's party this past Sat. She was shy upon their arrival but warmed up quickly when they started the face painting. Their visit was a surprise to everyone that attended. They costumes were beautiful, they stayed in character the entire time, and all of the kids were mesmerized with them. They kept the party moving along smoothly and made the event so special. Their voices were beautitful. The girls loved the story time and dancing time. Katie is still talking about it and is watching the disney movies over and over again! My neighbor took a bunch a pictures for me so when I get them on CD I will post them for you on your facebook page. This was a wonderful experience and I'm so happy I found you! Thank you again and I look forward to future parties with your company!"

- Melanie H.

 

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Alicia - Bio

Adrian

Adrian is thrilled to join the royal court at Wands and Wishes and get to sing, dance, and make birthday wishes come true! Adrian has been teaching theater to young children and teenagers with the Denver Center Theater Academy for the last four years. In addition to that, Adrian is a full time stage actress at many theaters including the Denver Center, the Arvada Center, Creede Repertory Theater, Miner's Alley Playhouse, and Theatreworks. Her favorite roles include Karen in “Unnecessary Farce,” Dana in “Quilters,” and Hedy LaRue in “How To Succeed in Business.” Adrian is honored to get the opportunity to celebrate with your little one and make their birthday an unforgettable day of fun, laughter, and dreams come true.

 


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Sleeping Beauty


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Brenna - Bio

Brenna

Brenna is overjoyed to be working with Wands and Wishes! She received both her Musical Theatre and Theatre Education degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. She is currently a guest artist at Denver School of the Arts. Brenna participated in her first musical when she was four years old and has since been performing in various venues including performances with University of Northern Colorado, Little Theatre of the Rockies, and RWS and Associates Inc. Brenna can’t wait to bring a smile to your family!

 


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"I wanted to let you know how amazing Brenna was for my daughters birthday. My daughter has been letting everyone know that Ariel is her friend. Brenna was very professional and her voice and acting was great. What I appreciated most was that Brenna was very comfortable and at ease when interacting with my kids. I can't express how thankful I am for the great experience that my daughter had. You have a wonderful employee who is a great representation for your company!"

- Amanda

 

"Brenna is an absolute Gem! My Niece had her 4th birthday party and the Mermaid Princess made a surprise visit. Brenna arrived on time and didn't waste a single moment in capturing the children's attention and making the entire visit so special and something to treasure. I was most impressed with Brenna's ability to adapt to every situation and child's needs. She was quiet and soft spoken when she needed to be, and assertive and bold when she performed or read her story. Some of the children were so shy and hesitant when she first arrived but by the time she left, every child there was all smiles.
I highly recommend Brenna and am so pleased we chose Wands and Wishes Occasions for this special day.
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- Chachi

 

"You are truly a inspiration to my little girl! Thank you for making her birthday so special!! Thank you for making her day so special esp. Being last minute! Best Wishes to to you!! You truly have a gift!!"
- Gia


"I just wanted to say thank you for sending Rapunzel to us the girls loved it. Brenna was amazing and did such a great job with the kids it was perfect. I'm so happy we went thru wands and wishes. Thank you so much."
- Ashley

 

"We just wanted to say thank you again for making Chloe's party so special on Saturday. Chloe and indeed all the kids were saying it was the "best birthday party ever", and they are still marveling at how Ariel and Batman knew it was her birthday :)

You were totally professional, extremely entertaining and have given the kids memories that will last for years. I will be recommending Wands and Wishes to anyone who needs help making a birthday party extra special."

-Kellie and Carl

 

"We really enjoyed having Brenna as the Sugar Plum Fairy on Sunday. She honestly did an excellent job. The girls were completely mesmerized by her the entire time. I really don't have any negative feedback -- her voice is beautiful and they really enjoyed the dance she taught them.
Thanks again!
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- Anna

 

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Burke - Bio

Burke

Burke graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater/Film. He returned to his native city of Denver last fall after he spent the previous six years in Los Angeles. While in LA he performed in the World Premiere Musical 'Nightmare Alley' at the Geffen Playhouse, sang in David Fincher's film 'The Social Network' and sang with the all-male A Cappella group Bruin Harmony. Denver credits include: Anselmo in 'Man of La Mancha' (Arvada Center), Chino in 'West Side Story' (Town Hall Arts Center), Woof in 'HAIR' (Town Hall Arts Center), Enoch Snow Jr. in 'Carousel' (Boulder's Dinner Theater), Rolf in 'The Sound of Music' (Town Hall Arts Center). He was a camp counselor at the UCLA Bruin Woods family resort for 4 summers while in college. He is very excited to help make dreams come true as it has been a lifelong dream of his to be a Prince!

 


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"Burke and Jes, I wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for an amazing Batman and Rapunzel party on Saturday. It almost brings tears to my eyes when I look at the pictures and see the twinkle in each child's eyes as they are just staring at you and hanging on your every word. Do I wish Connor had been more interactive? Of course, but you know what, you created memories for him that will last a lifetime. You are both so talented and brought so much magic to our party, I can't thank you enough. You will be hearing from me again......both of my daughters have given me a list of who they want at their next parties!!! :)"

- Anonymous

 

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Burke - Bio

Carolyn

Carolyn Lohr is delighted to have the opportunity to utilize the fairy-tale “princessing” skills she pored over as a child! Carolyn is a first grade teacher within the Denver Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Denver through the Denver Teacher Residency Program with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in theatre and vocal performance. When Carolyn isn’t singing and dancing with her first graders, she can be found doing the same on a local Denver stage – she regularly performs in musical productions across town.

 


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"My daughter had Cinderella (Carolyn) come for her 3 year old daughter Shelby’s birthday party. I just wanted to tell you how awesome she was and how much the kids and we adults enjoyed it. Shelby was so in awe, I have never seen my granddaughter speechless until that day. It was so magical for her and all the girls (even the boys enjoyed it).
I posted pictures on my Facebook page and have gotten so many requests for your number so I’ve been passing it along.Again, thank you for making my granddaughter’s 3rd birthday so special, I will recommend you to everyone!
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- Regina (Grandmother)

 

"I want to be sure and give you feed back from our Birthday party this past Saturday. We had your wonderful Cinderella at our house. She was magical…… the girls were so amazed by her and she did such an amazing job. I didn't know how it would be, but I think it went better than I would have ever expected. Cinderella even had us parents wiping a small tear away when she sang to Avery (the special song with her name in it) we loved it and I am so pleased. I went to bed dreaming about Cinderella!!!!!!!!
I know I made the right choice when I chose Wands and Wishes.
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- Niki L.

 

"Just wanted to say that Princess Belle was amazing. A huge thank you to Wands and Wishes for making my little girl so happy. All of the children had a wonderful time and they were so engaged throughout the entire event. Princess Belle brought this mommy to tears when she sang to my little Princess Tatum! What an amazing service your company offers!"
- Trisha B.

 

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Chrysandra - Bio

Chrysandra

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!

 


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"I just wanted to let you know how wonderful 'Ariel' was at my daughters party. Brooke loved her 5th birthday party and tells everyone about the beautiful princess that came. It will be a party she talks about for a long time!
All of the kids at the party loved Chrysandra! She knew exactly how to talk and act like a princess. Even the one little boy at the party was in awe of her. The dress and hair were great and the activities were perfect for this group. One of the little girls couldn't stop bouncing the whole time the princess was here.
You have a great party service with a wonderful actress. Thank you for making my daughters party a success.
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- Suzanne E.

 

"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that Chrysandra was fantastic!!! The girls (and parents) thought she was wonderful and I was in awe at how she managed to keep the girls entertained and focused on the game/book at hand! Truly a magical experience for all!
Thanks again!
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- Jennifer M.

 

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Cougar - Bio

Cougar

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!

 


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"Last year Cougar came to Grace's birthday party as Peter Pan and it was the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! Grace has still not made up her mind about her party theme for this year yet, we wanted to see if he could come again this year with Tinker Fairy! She is still really into Peter Pan and misses him. Pictures of Grace and Peter Pan are in frames on the wall of her room! Thanks again!"

- Melanie

 

"Spiderman was awesome! The kids were all enthralled with him. We had an age and range (from 3-7) and he was able to keep them all entertained. I have highly recommended him and your company and will continue to in the future.

Thank you for providing us with an actor who clearly loves his work and is professional and courteous to his audience!"

- Tara H.

 

"Thank you so much for the superhero party this weekend. Cougar and Mat were the most amazing superheros and the kids ADORED them. They handled the crowd beautifully and rolled with all of the unpredictability that comes along with a dozen five year old boys like experts. I absolutely could not have asked for more!"

- Lesanne

 

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Cougar - Bio

Danny

Danny has dreamed of being an actor since he was five years old. He participated in theater during high school, landing a lead role in three different shows. He is nineteen and the oldest of ten children, so he understands and enjoys kids. He has been blessed with the opportunity to work for Wands and Wishes for some time, bringing smiles to many kids at many parties. He currently resides in Franktown, Colorado.

 


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Erica - Bio

Erica

Erica is thrilled to be a Wands and Wishes princess! She is a sophomore at Metropolitan State University of Denver, working toward a double major in 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 independent feature films. Erica is a national award-winning interpretive speech communicator, and she specializes in impersonating accents and different character voices. She has been dancing for 15 years and teaching dance at studios for four years. She has worked as an acting teacher, dance instructor, director, music director, and choreographer for children’s theater companies in Denver. She most recently choreographed the productions “Footloose” and “Aladdin Jr.” She loves working and playing with children, through teaching both dance and theater. Being a princess is a dream come true for Erica, and she looks forward to making your child’s special day truly magical!

 


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"...I wanted you to know that Princess Aurora was perfect for my 4 year old’s birthday!! My daughter absolutely loved her as did all the girls. She was very prompt and came in and went right to work and completely entertained the kiddos for a full 90 minutes!! She even helped pass out the cake!! I will recommend your business to others for sure! Thanks again."

- Olivia M.

 

"Wanted to thank you both for making my daughters birthday a huge success. It was so very special thanks to your wonderful business! What a brilliant idea. Erica, you made our daughter feel so special! You were nothing but gracious, kind, and attentive to all the children there, not just my child. You were very accommodating and generous with your time, we were so thrilled. We gave out a few referrals and no doubt will keep taking about Wands and Wishes to many others! Thanks again!"

- Nina A.

 

"Just wanted to let you know that "Rapunzel" did a fabulous job at Quinn's party! The girls were totally convinced she was the real deal, especially when she had the props to prove it. And we adults appreciated that lovely singing voice! Thanks for helping to make this an extremely memorable birthday for our daughter."

- Tonya M.

 

"I just wanted to send a note to let you know how fabulous Erica was at my daughter’s party, this past weekend. She was incredible… not just to the kids… but to all of the parents who were there. And her singing was simply amazing. ... I intend to post or email a photo of Claire’s birthday to you this week. But I wanted to make sure you knew how wonderful Erica was. She truly made this birthday one that my little girl will never forget."
- TaRhonda T.

 

"Oh my gosh! That was the best party EVER! Erica was absolutely mesmerizing. She was perfect in that role (Scottish Princess). We could not have imagined anything better. The kids were delighted and the parents were impressed. Awesome start to finish! One little girl told her at the end that 'she has her movie'. They truly believed the magic. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

- Pam G. C.

 

"We wanted to write you a note to let you know we were thrilled with Erica as the "Snow Queen" for our daughters' joint birthday party on 2/16/14! Erica arrived right on time and did a great job orchestrating the various activities for the party. Erica was very conscientious about making sure all the kids were included in each activity. The kids were so enchanted the whole time! And honestly, we enjoyed it just as much as the kids did! :) Erica's voice is absolutely amazing too. Her performance of "Let it Go" was SO beautiful. I was near tears watching my girls as they got to see the Snow Queen perform their favorite song right in our living room!

We had a great experience with Wands and Wishes from beginning to end. I appreciated how easy the booking process was and how smooth the communication was with both you and Erica prior to the party. All of the guests were impressed with Erica's performance and asked us about your company. We are more than happy to recommend Wands and Wishes to our family and friends, and we look forward to using you again in the future.

Thanks so much for helping us make our daughters' birthday party so perfect!"

- Linda and Jason M.

 

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Heather - Bio

Heather D.

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!

 


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"Thank you for being part of such a special day for us. Katherine loved every minute of her birthday party. I loved the expression she had on her face when she saw you. Thank you for that magical and unforgettable moment. ... Once again thank you and I hope you can be part of Katherine's 5th birthday celebration. We are thinking Ariel and Belle..."

-Elizabeth H.

 

"Thank you so much Heather for being Rapunzel on Saturday! Sophie loved it!!!"

- Sara S.

 

"Thank you so much for coming and making Anya's birthday so special. The kids had lots of fun. Anya was so excited seeing and she said she loved her party-once again thank you."

Vella A.

 

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Heather - Bio

Heather M.

Heather received her BFA Degree in Musical Theatre from the University of WI – Stevens Point. After graduating, she moved to NYC and spent two years performing Off-Broadway in the lead role of “Tytania/Sander” in The Donkey Show. She then toured around the country as “Laura Ingalls Wilder” in Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up On the Prairie. Heather has been performing for the past year at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown, CO. Most recently she was seen as “Isabel” in Scrooge, “Judy” in 9 to 5, and will be performing the lead role of “Lola” in Damn Yankees this spring. Heather is also an accomplished dance teacher and choreographer. She owned her own dance studio from 2004-2008, and received many awards with her competition team. Heather has also choreographed several productions along the Front Range. Some favorites include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie, Anything Goes, Aida, My Fair Lady, Urinetown, and Beauty and the Beast, Jr. This summer she will be choreographing Peter Pan at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse as well! Heather is delighted to be a Princess with Wands and Wishes! She can’t wait to create special memories with your little ones that will last a lifetime!

 


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Jacquie - Bio

Jacquie

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.

 


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Jaimie - Bio

Jaimie

Jaimie received her BFA in Musical Theatre performance from Abilene Christian University in Texas, married the love of her life, and moved to Denver! She has studied acting at film and musical theatre intensives in New York City, interned at Taproot Theatre in Seattle, and has performed leading roles in contemporary, musical, and classical works. She is a professional actress signed with Donna Baldwin Agency and has worked with the Aurora Fox Theatre, The Betsy Stage, and Breckenridge Backstage Theatre since her recent move to colorful Colorado. A few past favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Hero in Much Ado about Nothing. She currently works with kids as a Director with KidStage and loves the infectious nature of a child's joy! Jaimie is so thankful for the opportunity to be a positive role model for your precious little ones and believes in the tremendous beauty of spreading smiles, laughter, and kindness.

 


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"I just want to THANK YOU again for making my daughters birthday so special! You were amazing and definitely didn't expect all that! Braelyn is still talking about you and can't believe that Cinderella came to her Birthday Party! I will definitely share your information with other moms and have them request you! You made Braelyns dreams come true! Thanks again, you were the best!"

- Mandy H.

 

"Thank you Cinderella!! What an amazing day! What an amazing princess!!!!"

- Alicia P.

 

"Thanks again for a magical, wonderful afternoon for Emma!! You’re amazing!! She’ll never forget it! The girls have spent the morning calling Grandparents to tell them all about their amazing day-and how beautiful and wonderful Rapunzel is in real life! Thanks, Jaimie for making this day so special!!"

- Sarah H.

 

"I just wanted to let you know how impressed we were with you being Cinderella for our daughter's birthday party. I truly believe you became Cinderella. I've been to a well-known theme park in Florida and you are by far the best I've ever seen. Your dress is gorgeous, your demeanor was delicate and your poise was that of royalty… we loved watching how all the girls clung to you when you danced with them and they hung onto your every word while you sang about love. It was as if we had all gone back in time and we were actually with Cinderella. Thank you for the incredible memories that we will all cherish. We are truly grateful!"

- The Milligans

 

 

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Jess - Bio

Jessica

Jessica could not be more thankful for the opportunity to dress up like a princess, have fun and make children happy with Wands and Wishes! Jessica also nannies for a wonderful family with three young kids in Highlands Ranch. She has been singing and acting her whole life and often gets herself involved in community theater shows. She recently starred as Ariel in Inspire Creative's "An Evening on Broadway"s performance of The Little Mermaid. She has also, in the past, worked as a preschool teacher, hosted parties at Little Monkey Bizness and counseled/led children's music at Vacation Bible School. She has always had a huge love for costumes and princesses and has done costume design including making princess costumes for fun on the side! She loves spending time with kids and cannot wait to bring some magic to your little prince or princess' birthday party!

 


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"I want to thank you more making my daughter's 4th birthday, one she will never forget. She is still talking of it and so are her friends that came. Jessica, thank you for making her feel so special. You are very gifted in what you do and I am so glad that you were the one chosen to come to our party. Thanks again."

- Cami L.

 

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for an amazing party on Saturday. It almost brings tears to my eyes when I look at the pictures and see the twinkle in each child's eyes as they are just staring at you and hanging on your every word.You created memories for him that will last a lifetime. You are both (Jessica and Burke) so talented and brought so much magic to our party, I can't thank you enough. You will be hearing from me again......both of my daughters have given me a list of who they want at their next parties!!! :)"

- Julie S.

 

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Jess - Bio

Kayla

Kayla is absolutely ecstatic to be working for Wands and Wishes! She is currently a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre. Her recent roles there include: Robbi the Stockfish in "Urinetown", Alice Sycamore in "You Can't Take it With You!" and was in the ensemble for "The Mikado". This summer she will help the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities put on their Teen Production through their internship program. Kayla adores children and is thrilled to help make their birthday dreams come true!

 


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Kyra - Bio

Kyra

Kyra is so excited to play, sing, and smile with these wonderful children! She has been teaching and performing for kids with companies such as Imagination Makers, Denver Children's Theatre and Missoula Children's Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Grace in "Annie Warbucks," Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," and Maria in "The Sound of Music." Thank you for encouraging dreams and wishes and Kyra is honored to create precious memories with your little one!

 


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"Thank you for making my daughter's birthday so special. The Mermaid Princess was absolutely amazing and in character from the moment she walked into the door. From the excitement of the children, you would've thought Elvis entered the house, or maybe Justin Bieber. We were completely impressed and fully satisfied. We will use your company again and thank Kyra for her outstanding portrayal and ability to engage and make all of the children happy!"

- Molly E.

 

"We just had Snow White (aka Kyra) come to my daughters 4th birthday party yesterday, and she was FABULOUS. All the little princesses were just so HAPPY to see her and play with her. She even sang a song, which was amazing. Snow White you have a fabulous voice. Thank you for making my daughters birthday the best one EVER!"

- Kerry C.

 

"We sincerely want to convey that you exceeded our expectations and we are overwhelmed with how you made it such a magical time for all the kids. You stayed in character throughout and held the kids attention. Even the other parents were raving about you and we definitely would like to have you back next year.

Thank you again for a wonderful experience!"

- Syed

 

"I hired Wands and Wishes for a princess visit for my daughter's fourth birthday party. I was very pleased with the ease of the reservation process and the princess visit went far above my expectations. Performer Kyra came as Cinderella and was professional in every way. She deftly handled questions from four year olds about wishes and she charmed every guest — including the adults. Kyra has a beautiful singing voice, enthralling her listeners. She truly brought magic to the memorable party. "

- Amy B.

 

"I just want to thank you so much for sending Kyra, as Rapunzel to my daughters fourth birthday. Kyra was amazing to say the least. She entertained the kids the whole time. We had kids from age 2-9 and every one of them were intrigued, interactive and wanting more. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kyra.

Thank you, Kyra, for making my daughters birthday one she will never forget!!"

- Amy W.

 

"I just wanted to let you know that we had such an amazing time with Ariel (Kyra). She was absolutely amazing and truly made the birthday party so special. All our guests were just awww struck by how talented she is and what an amazing job she did with all the kids. She kept them all engaged and made them all feel special along with the birthday girl. I received so many compliments and they all said that they would write reviews for this amazing woman! She was just so professional and was that princess that my little girl dreamed to see on her special day. Thank you and we will recommend you for our friends and family and their special occasions."

Carrie L.

 

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Lyndsay - Bio

Lyndsay

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!

 


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Reviews (click here to expand and view Lyndsay's reviews)

 

"...Wanted to let you know that we were so pleased and happy with Snow White! You were perfect Lyndsay. Everyone wanted to know where I found you, as we were all thoroughly impressed. Thank you for making Addie's party so special, fun, and memorable! Thanks again and best wishes."

- Alison

 

"Lyndsay, I wanted to say thank you. I am so sorry we didn't touch base before her party. I hope you had as good of a time with us, as we did with you. You were amazing! If you ever need a reference I am more then willing to be put down as one. You were wonderful and made my daughters b-day wonderful! Thank you so much! You have amazing talent!!! We all had a great time and you amazed the kids as well as the parents! Thank you so much."

- Kim S.

 

"Just wanted to say thank you again for all that you did to make Margot's birthday party as special as it was! She is still taking about Snow White... Wonderful. Thanks Again!"

- Kate O.

 

"Lyndsay was awesome today! The kids loved her and she was super patient amoung the looting pirates and noise. She patiently and politely roped them in to enjoy their fairy time. I just wanted to let you know how great it went. Thank you for the great service and Lyndsay! ...
We will be in touch next year and I am am happy to send some friends your way!
"
- Shay

 

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Lyndsay - Bio

Maggie

Maggie is honored and excited to join Wands and Wishes as a princess! She is an actor and opera singer, having studied theatre and classical vocal performance at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music and this year's Kennedy Honoree Martina Arroyo's program, Prelude to Performance. Her favorite roles in Denver include Little Edie in "Grey Gardens", Christine in "Phantom", and soon to be Marian the Librarian in "Music Man". She has also understudied and been on stage at Lone Tree Arts Center and the Denver Center Theatre Company. She has also done outreach opera work with Central City Opera. Favorite opera roles include Susanna in "Marriage of Figaro", Adina in "Elixir of Love" and Despina in "Così fan tutte". In children's theatre in Denver she choreographed "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Cinderella", and also taught dance classes. She loves getting to know and working with children, and looks forward to bringing some magic and joy to your child's special day!

 


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"Just wanted to say that Maggie was absolutely wonderful on Saturday. My little girl's heart melted when she came in. She has an amazing voice. My husband and his friends are all professional musicians and they all said she rocked it! One of the little girls immediately asked if Belle can come to her birthday party too!

Maggie was given the unofficial 5 stars from our family and friends! :)

Thanks so much for everything."

 

- Danielle

 

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Lyndsay - Bio

Matt

Matt Gnojek is a proud Co native with a budding career in musical theatre. He has performed with companies throughout the metro area including Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Performance Now, Theatre Hikes and more. Matt is also an experienced Renaissance Faire performer having been a cast member for multiple festivals across the country, as well as portraying a joust knight with Noble Cause Productions. He is delighted to be able to work along side the other fantastic talents of Wands and Wishes and is excited to be part their family.

 


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Matt's character photos are coming soon!


Reviews (click here to expand and view Lyndsay's reviews)

 

"We just wanted to say thank you again for making Chloe's party so special on Saturday. Chloe and indeed all the kids were saying it was the "best birthday party ever", and they are still marveling at how Ariel and Batman knew it was her birthday :)

You were totally professional, extremely entertaining and have given the kids memories that will last for years. I will be recommending Wands and Wishes to anyone who needs help making a birthday party extra special."

-Kellie and Carl

 

"Everything was terrific!
The kids had a great time. Sarah and Matt were incredible.
Thank you so much!!!
"

- The Dowdeswell Family

 

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. You did a phenomenal job on Saturday at our party. Ashlynne is still talking about it and asking when Spider Man is coming back. You made her birthday very special for her. Thank you."

-Amy

 

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Meghan - Bio

Meghan - Tea Party Stylist and Hostess

Meghan moved to Denver after graduating from Whitworth University with a Bachelors degree in Theatre Performance. Born 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 currently is a bartender and also acts in local films and commercials through W-Talent agency. Meghan loves kids and is so excited to help Wands and Wishes make your child's birthday memorable!

 


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Arabian Princess


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"Just wanted to say thank you. Megan was just fabulous! She was in character the entire time......seriously, the girls were in heaven. What a wonderful job she did interacting w/the girls. THEY ALL LOVED IT!! I couldn't have asked for a better princess. We enjoyed having her come so very much. THANK YOU!"

- Wendy J.

 

"Just a quick note to say how pleased we were with Meghan as Jasmine at our daughter's birthday party last weekend. She did a spectacular job and kept all the kiddos entertained. Will highly recommend you! Thanks again!"

- Kelli N.

 

"You are a wonder and your creation today an amazement.
I can't thank you enough for all the great things you did single-handedly!
The kids had a blast! The parents were in awe, thank you and please thank Michael and Meghan!
I can't believe what a great job you guys did. Thank you.
"
- Courtney

 

"Just wanted to let you know how amazing Meghan was as Jasmine on Saturday. I can't say enough about how professional and great she was with the kiddos! Everyone raved about her. We look forward to my other daughter's Snow Queen and Ice Princess party in March. Thanks again!"

- Holly B.

 

"Thank you so much for your performance today at Charlotte's party. She was delighted that you were here. You made her feel so special! And you were amazing at making each girl feel special with your comments and questions. You are as talented as you are beautiful! Your singing was beautiful and your flute playing was lovely and special. Not only were the children enchanted, but every adult was amazed by your talent and beauty. Every person (even those usually very hard to impress) went on and on about how much they enjoyed your performance. I will let Caroline know how delightful it was to have you at our party. Please know how much I appreciate what you do and the joy you bring to children!

I cannot thank you enough!"
- Kayla

 

 

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Melissa - Bio

Melissa

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!

 


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"I want to thank you so much for Melissa she did such a great job today. My granddaughter Alexa loved her. All the kids fell in love with her. I have some some really awesome pictures if you would like to have a few of them. Again Thank you so much."

- Sandy P.

 

"Wands and Wishes has done an amazing job making Talan’s 5th and 6th birthdays truly something to remember. All of the kids have enjoyed your performers (as have the parents who were able to attend). One of the dads who attended both parties asked what was planned for Talan’s next party! From head to toe Merida was absolutely FANTASTIC! There is such a short window of time to enjoy the kids when they believe in all the fairy tales, and all of you have made dreams come true for them! I will never forget Talan’s expression when she saw Merida walk into the room. Priceless! Even the boys that attended the party were impressed with Merida. The bow and arrow idea was a great game for all of them! I can’t say enough about your performers, the costumes, and your party presentations – these have made for special pictures and memories for a lifetime for not only Talan but her friends as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

- Pam M., Talan’s grandmother

 

"Melissa was wonderful! It was a magical party and all of the little girls were thrilled, even my cynical 8 year old was in awe. She was patient with all of the questions that the girls had for her, and had obviously done her homework to be able to answer them gracefully. She has a beautiful singing voice also. I have already told friends how wonderful the experience was and am sure you will hear from some of them for their upcoming parties!"

- Pandora

 

"I just wanted to email you to let you know how great Ariel and Melissa were at my daughter's party this past Sat. She was shy upon their arrival but warmed up quickly when they started the face painting. Their visit was a surprise to everyone that attended. They costumes were beautiful, they stayed in character the entire time, and all of the kids were mesmerized with them. They kept the party moving along smoothly and made the event so special. Their voices were beautitful. The girls loved the story time and dancing time. Katie is still talking about it and is watching the disney movies over and over again! My neighbor took a bunch a pictures for me so when I get them on CD I will post them for you on your facebook page. This was a wonderful experience and I'm so happy I found you! Thank you again and I look forward to future parties with your company!"

- Melanie H.

 

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Michael - Bio

Michael

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!

 


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Pirate Robin Hood


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"You are a wonder and your creation today an amazement.
I can't thank you enough for all the great things you did single-handedly!
The kids had a blast! The parents were in awe, thank you and please thank Michael and Meghan!
I can't believe what a great job you guys did. Thank you.
"
- Courtney

 

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Sarah - Bio

Sarah

Positively delighted to spread laughter and joy as a Wands and Wishes princess, Sarah has adored musical theatre since childhood. In third grade she leapt into music professionally and for the next five years sang for elementary curriculum albums still used in classrooms globally. Since that time she has studied with vocal coach Tina Thompson-Broussard (known for her work as a Soprano with the Zurich Opera and role as "Carlotta" in Phantom of the Opera) and with Dr. Lisa Sain Odom at Clemson University. She also is a national award-winning storyteller and worked as an assistant teacher for acting classes and camps for kids ages 3 to 17. Favorite roles include “Dorothy” in The Wizard of Oz, “Liza” in Peter Pan, and “Yun” in Disney’s Mulan. Additionally, Sarah is an international model on covers in fifteen countries, plays the concert harp, and holds a master’s degree in marketing. Above all else, Sarah hopes to bring the pinch of pixie dust to make childhood dreams come true with a magically memorable day.

 


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"Thanks so much for sending Sarah. She was amazing!! We just moved to Denver in July. After seeing your 'princesses' at washpark over the 4th of July holiday, I knew it was a must for my daughters 5th birthday party. Sarah communicated via email with the plan before the event perfectly, arrived on time, and stayed in character the entire event. She was gorgeous, talented, and knew exactly how to keep the momentum with small children and their attention span. All of our guests (adults & children) were blown away by the talent and I became mother of the year to my daughter that day :). I highly recommend this girl and I know one day I will see her in the movies or on Broadway!! Kudos! "

- Jamie

 

"Thank you for your visit to my girls' birthday party. As I told you over the phone Grace said that Princess Belle's visit was the best part of the party. You have a beautiful voice. I know the kids enjoyed the songs very much. You definitely looked the part with the hair, makeup and beautiful dress. I also very much appreciate you contacting me prior to the party as well as the follow up after the party. ..and walking all that way from the other parking lot so the kids did not see you drive up in your car. Thank you again."

- Rebecca

 

"I just wanted to let you know you were an amazing, authentic Cinderella at Molly's party last Saturday! Thank you so much! I know it was a little crazy with all the kiddos, parents and limited space, but you handled it all beautifully. Let me know if you ever need a recommendation. I am telling all my friends and colleagues and sent a message to Caroline about what a fabulous Cinderella you are! Your voice, your gown, your acting - all perfect! Molly and all her little friends were amazed and ecstatic!"

- Jennifer

 

"We had our daughter's 4th birthday a few weeks back and we can't say enough good things about our experience with Wands and Wishes. We were quite impressed with their professionalism from start to finish. We weren't sure what to expect but we had the privilege of Sarah coming as the Beauty and what a doll she is! She sings so beautifully and is so warm, sweet & friendly. We visited Disneyland earlier this year and Sarah looked and played the part even better than Belle at Disneyland!!! She was even able to keep the interest of our older boys. Thank you Sarah! You made Brianna's birthday so memorable for her and all our guests. We have received many compliments on your performance and how well you sang. Hope to see you next year since Brianna has already decided she wants Ariel at her next birthday party."

- Amber

 

"Thank you so much for a wonderful party. The girls were all absolutely in love with Sarah. She did an amazing job making all the girls feel special and showing them a good time. Her voice is so amazing that all the moms started tearing up during her first song. She is a special entertainer! "

- Christy G

 

"We just wanted to take a moment to tell you how incredibly special our daughter's third birthday was because of Sarah Ingle. She completely blew us away with her performance of Ariel to say the least. From the moment she arrived, she was in full character and never broke. She went above and beyond in every sense of the word, and her talent shook our hearts in ways we can't even explain. It was completely magical the way she interacted with our princess and how she brought Ariel to life in our home. She didn't miss a detail in making sure our daughter's birthday was out of a fairy tale. Lily still, a month later, cannot stop talking about how Ariel came to her birthday party with her, and how much Ariel loves her. Sarah Ingle has the most incredible voice and truly brought the mermaid princess to life in our home and in our hearts. She is so talented and lovely to share her gift with others! Our daughter has been through so much in her first three years of her life, enduring what it is like to be different because of her neuromuscular disease. Already at the tender age of three, she knows what it is like to not be able to keep up with the other kids; I can see how she identifies with wanting to be a "part of their world", even if it is only a playground separating her rather than an ocean. She relates to a character in a story and feels like she has a sister in this universe, albeit an animated character. That character came to life in our own worlds and in our hearts last month when Sarah shared her magic. Thank you for Wands and Wishes, and thank you for finding Sarah so that we were able to make Lily's dream come true! "

- Makayla

 

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