2/14 STANDINGS - VOTE NOW - 2018 Macaroni Kid JoCo Gold Daisy Awards

By Gail Keller - Publisher Macaroni Kid JoCo / KCK February 1, 2018

Below are the FINALISTS and STANDINGS as of FEB 14th. There is less than 1 week to get your votes in. In some cases, the candidates are extremely close so please vote for the ones you love!

VOTE  NOW.  SEE WHO HAS MADE IT TO THE FINALS below and in our Facebook Photo Album. Our 1st annual Gold Daisy Awards start with YOU.  Who do moms and dads turn to when they want to find a place for a birthday party, the best orthodontist, or the best real estate to help them sell their house?  Other parents!  Here's your chance to vote for all the local businesses that you love! 

Just fill out and submit the Macaroni Kid JoCo Gold Daisy Awards voting form between now and Feb. 20th.  Vote for businesses in as many or as few categories as you would like.  Feel free to skip any categories that you do not have a favorite. WINNERS will be announced on Feb. 22nd.  JUST 1 VOTE IS PERMITTED PER E-MAIL ADDRESS. If you were nominated, feel free to share with all your local parent friends, teachers, customers, colleagues and neighbors and ask them to vote for you!

Remember everyone who submits a nomination form and/or a voting form is entered to win a $25 gift card to the business of his/her choice and 1 person will win 4 tickets to Disney Jr. Dance Party on Tour (May 9)!


Click HERE for Voting Form

Here are the FINALISTS and STANDINGS as of FEB 14th. Please vote for the ones you love!

Indoor Entertainment for Kids Age 6 and Under 

1. Wonderscope Children's Museum Shawnee 
2. Urban Air Overland Park 
3. Little Monkey Bizness Shawnee 
360 Gymnastics Olathe 
Kidscape at Johnson County Museum Overland Park
Mission Bowl Olathe 
My Gym Overland Park 
Sky Zone Shawnee 

Indoor Entertainment for Kids age 7 to 11 

1. Main Event Olathe 
2. Urban Air Overland Park 
3. Sky Zone Shawnee 
Grapes & Paints Overland Park 
Mission Bowl Olathe 
Power Play Shawnee 

Indoor Entertainment for Tweens/Teens 

1. Main Event Olathe 
2. Urban Air Overland Park 
3. Sky Zone Shawnee 
Grapes & Paints Overland Park 
Mission Bowl Olathe 
Painted Clover Shawnee
Power Play Shawnee 
SHIFT Spring Hill 

Outdoor Fun Place 

1. Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Overland Park 
2. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City 
3. Smileys' Golf Complex Lenexa 
Well Wilderness Kids Therapeutic Nature Center Olathe

Party Entertainment Rentals 

1. Fun Services 
2. Creative Carnivals and Events 
3. Boomerang Bouncers 

Party Entertainment Services 

1. Fun Services 
2. InstaFun KC Photobooth 
3. Creative Carnivals and Events 
Princess at My Party

Party Place for Kids Age 6 and Under 

1. Little Monkey Bizness Shawnee 
2. Emerald City Gymnastics Overland Park 
3. Urban Air Overland Park
360 Gymnastics Olathe
Mission Bowl Olathe 
My Gym Overland Park 
Pinnacle Gymnastics Shawnee 
Sky Zone Shawnee 
3. Urban Air Overland Park

Party Place for Kids Age 7 to 12 

1. Urban Air Overland Park 
2. Sky Zone Shawnee 
3. Power Play Shawnee 
Blue Valley Rec Overland Park 
Grapes & Paints Overland Park 
Mission Bowl Olathe 


1. Big Biscuit Shawnee 
2. First Watch Blue Valley Parkway 
3. Eggtc. Shawnee 
Carmen's Cocina II Olathe 
Le Peep Overland Park 
Ronnie's Restaurant Lenexa 
Santa Fe Cafe Overland Park

Holiday Brunch or Dinner 

1. Bristol Seafood Grill Leawood 
2. Nick & Jake's Overland Park 
3. Granite City Legends KCK 
Grand Street Lenexa 
Paulo and Bill Restaurant Shawnee


1. Joe's KC Olathe
2. Jack Stack Overland Park 
3. Q39 South Overland Park 
Johnny's BBQ Olathe
Blind Box BBQ Shawnee 
Crazy Good Eats Olathe
The Rub Bar-B-Que Olathe 
Zarda Bar-B-Q Lenexa

Birthday Treats 

1. Nothing Bundt Cakes Mission 
2. 3 Women and an Oven Overland Park 
3. Small Cakes Shawnee 
Adorn Cakes Lenexa 
Freezing Moo 95th St. Overland Park
Sugar Rush Olathe


1. BRGR Kitchen + Bar Leawood 
2. Five Guys Legends 
3. Red Robin Overland Park 
Birdies Pub & Grill Overland Park 
Burger Fi Leawood 
Smashburger Overland Park

Coffee Shop 

1. Black Dog Coffeehouse Lenexa 
2. Groundhouse Coffee Gardner 
3. POUR Coffeehouse Olathe 
Revocup (Quivira/College) Overland Park 
Sweet Tee's Coffee Shop Olathe

Adult Night Drinks / Appetizers 

1. Johnny's Tavern Shawnee 
2. Red Door Grill Overland Park 
3. Houlihan's (95th St) Overland Park 
Birdies Pub & Grill Overland Park 
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Overland Park 
Knub's Pub Shawnee 
Red Crow Brewing Company Spring Hill 
The J Bar Olathe

Date Night Restaurant 

1. J. Gilberts Overland Park 
2. Bristol Seafood Grill Leawood 
3. Rye KC Leawood
Birdies Pub & Grill Overland Park 
Ignite Wood Fire Grill Lenexa 
Maggiano's Little Italy Overland Park 

Family Restaurant 

1. Jose Pepper's (143rd/Metcalf) Overland Park 
2. Texas Roadhouse Olathe
3. Sunset Grill Overland Park 
Pegah's Family Restaurant (Johnson Dr) Shawnee 
Ruchi Indian Cuisine Overland Park 

Farmers' Market 

1. Overland Park
2. Olathe
3. Merriam 

Food Truck 

1. TheFunnelCakeTruck 
2. Papa Scott's Street Eats 
3. Scout's BBQ 
Werner's on Wheels

Ice Cream / FroYo 

1. Sylas and Maddy's Olathe 
2. Freezing Moo (95th) Overland Park 
3. Tied Twisters Overland Park and Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard Leawood 
Mely's Ice Cream & Yogurt Prairie Village 
Paciugo Gelato Leawood 
Sub Zero Ice Cream Overland Park 

Tex Mex 

1. Mi Ranchito's (151st/Antioch) Overland Park 
2. K-Machos Olathe 
3. Jalepenos Stilwell 
Bonito Michicano Olathe
Carmen's Cocina II
Chapala Mexican Restaurant Olathe 
Dos Reales Overland Park 
Panzon's Lenexa


1. Kyoto Sushi & Steak Overland Park 
2. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant Leawood 
3. Sake Lounge Olathe 
Sushi Mido Shawnee 
Sushi UNI Lenexa

Art / Arts & Crafts 

1. Ceramic Cafe Overland Park 
2. Grapes & Paints Overland Park 
3. Wolf Creek Art Studio Overland Park
Painted Clover Shawnee
Treehouse Art Studio Olathe 


1. Miller Marley School of Dance Overland Park 
2. Inspire Dance Academy Gardner 
3. TKO All Star Dance Lenexa 
American Dance Center Overland Park
Crescendo Conservatory Overland Park 
Epix Dance Studio Gardner 
Starstruck Performing Arts Center Overland Park 
TKO All Star Dance Lenexa

Drama / Theater 

1. The Culture House Olathe 
2. Christian Youth Theater Overland Park 
3. Greenleaf Performing Arts Center Olathe 


1. 360 Gymnastics Olathe 
2. Emerald City Overland Park 
3. Pinnacle Gymnastics Shawnee
Inspire Dance Academy Gardner 
Integrity Gymnastics Overland Park 
KGDC Olathe 
McCracken's Gymnastics Olathe 

Instrumental Music 

1. Meyer Music Overland Park 
2. School of Rock Overland Park 
3. Music House School of Music Overland Park 

Martial Arts 

1. Ko Martial Arts (KOMA) Overland Park 
2. Epic Martial Arts Gardner 
3. Martial Arts Institute Overland Park 
Turner Rec: Kansas City Tsuroka Karate-Do KCK


1. Blue Valley Rec Overland Park 
2. i9 Sports of Johnson County 
3. Mission Bowl Olathe 
Great American Basketball League (GABL) Lenexa 
Turner Recreation Commission KCK


1. Math Monkey Leawood 
2. Play-Well TEKnologies Programs

Toddler / Preschool / General Music

1. Injoy Music Lenexa 
2. Let's Play Music - Becky Johnson Shawnee 
3. Music with Mar - Stephanie Martin Olathe


Daycare Center 

1. CDC at the Jewish Community Center Overland Park 
2. Nexus Prep Lenexa 
3. The Goddard School Shawnee 
Kids Park Olathe 
Wee Workshop Overland Park 
Wildwoods Preschool at SouthWoods Christian Church Overland Park

Preschool / Early Education Center 

1. Lenexa United Methodist Church (LUMC) Preschool
2. CDC at the Jewish Community Center Overland Park 
3. Lord of Life Early Education Center Leawood 
Creme de la Creme Leawood 
The Goddard School Shawnee 
KidsPark Olathe 
Little Learners Early Childhood Olathe 
WildWoods Preschool at SouthWoods Christian Church Overland Park

Tutoring Center 

Math Monkey Leawood 
Sylvan Learning of Shawnee


General Day Camp 

1. JCPRD Johnson County Parks & Rec 
2. Jewish Community Center Overland Park 
3. Turner Recreation Commission

Specialty Camp 

1. Well Wilderness Therapeutic Nature Center Olathe 
2. Treehouse Art Studio Olathe 
3. Wolf Creek Art Studio Overland Park 
GABL Lenexa


Library Branch 

1. Blue Valley Library (JoCo) Overland Park 
2. Olathe Downtown (Olathe)
3. Central Resource Library (JoCo) Overland Park 
Gardner Library (JoCo) 
Lackman Library (JoCo) Lenexa 


1. Wonderscope Children's Museum Shawnee 
2. Museum at Prairiefire Overland Park 
3. Johnson County Museum Overland Park 
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Overland Park 


1. Shawnee Mission Park Shawnee
2. Black Hoof Park Lenexa 
3. Antioch Park Merriam 
Celebration Park Gardner 
Leawood City Park 
Roe Park Overland Park 


1. Antioch Park Merriam 
2. Black Hoof Park Lenexa 
3. Roe Park Overland Park
Celebration Park Gardner 
Little Mill Creek North Park Lenexa

Rec Center 

1. Olathe Community Center 
2. Blue Valley Rec Overland Park 
3. Matt Ross Community Center Overland Park 
Lenexa Rec Center 
Turner Recreation Commission KCK


Clothing Resale / Thrift 

1. Savers 95th/Nall Overland Park
2. Clothes Mentor Overland Park 
3. Mission Hope Thrift Overland Park 

Consignment Sale Event 

1. Just Between Friends Overland Park 
2. Here We Grow Again Olathe 
3. Rhea Lana's Overland Park

Locally Owned Specialty Store

1. TeaElla Olathe  
2. Frankie & Jules Overland Park 
3. Shopology KC Overland Park
Erv's Vacuums Olathe 
ShananiGanns Shawnee 


Children's Hair Salon 

1. Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Olathe 
2. Sugar and Spice Kids Salon Overland Park

Family Chiropractor 

1. Fulk Chiropractic Olathe 
2. Align Chiropractic for Mommies and Babies Olathe 
3. Thrive KC Chiropractic and Family Wellness Prairie Village


1. Oltjen Orthodontics Olathe/Overland Park 
2. Fry Orthodontics Olathe/Overland Park/Shawnee 
3. Klein & Walker Orthodontics Olathe/Overland Park 
Baxter Orthodontics Gardner 
Hannah Orthodontics Olathe/Lenexa 
Stroede Orthodontics Olathe/Overland Park

Pediatric Office / Pediatrician 

1. Johnson County Pediatrics - General and Dr. Christine White
2. Shawnee Mission Pediatrics - General and Dr. Kate Martin 
3. Tied Pediatric Care Specialists - General and Dr. Harve Grossman and Village Pediatrics - General and Dr. Lance Slaymaker
Leawood Pediatric - General and Dr. Mary Hamm 
Pediatric Partners - General and Dr. Jennifer Mellick
Premier Pediatrics - General and Dr. Todd Bush

Pediatric Dentist 

1. Jenkins & LeBlanc 
2. Smiles Dentistry for Kids - Dr. Matt Hilman 
3. Sunny Day Pediatric Dentistry - Dr. Emily Day 
Axelsen and Cobb - Dr. David Cobb 
Prairie Pediatric Dentistry - Dr. Emily Cortes 


Adult Hair

1. Par Exsalonce Overland Park 
2. Stem Hair and Body Lenexa 
3. Tied The Style Room Gardner and Voga Salon Overland Park
Salon Alison Lagerstrom Hair Mission 
Hair by Cameo at Reflection Salon 
HairMax Salon Overland Park 
Hello Beautiful Shawnee 
Oomph Salon Leawood 
Platinum Salon & Spa Lenexa 
Reflection Salon Overland Park 
Taylored Hair Mission 

Dog Boarding / Daycare ;

1. Tied Pawz at Play Overland Park and Peachy Pets Gardner 
2. The Pet Ranch Olathe
Cedar Creek Animal Hospital Olathe 
Melissa's Menagerie Shawnee 

Dog Groomer / Shop

1. Four Paws Spa Olathe 
2. Bubbles & Biscuits / Cedar Creek Pet Hospital Olathe 
3. Karie Gerdes Groom Room Edgerton 
Froggwoods Holistic Pet Spa Overland Park 

Family Photographer

1. Sarah Ireland Photography 

2. Jo Snaps Photography - Jolene Mendez

3. Kristyn Marie Photography - Kristyn Antonucci

A + M Photography - Amber Miller
Cassandra Joy Photography 
Kristy Lowe Images - Kristy Lowe 
Mindy Lynn Photography - Mindy Lutz 
Salt Studio Photography - Lexie Penichet

Fitness Center / Gym 

1. Lifetime Fitness Lenexa 
2. Genesis Health Clubs Olathe
3. Tr1be Fitness Lenexa 
American Dance Center (ADC) Fitness Overland Park 
Hustle & Heart Fitness Overland Park 

Nail Salon 

1. Nail Perfection & Spa Mission 
2. OMG Who Does Your Nails? Overland Park 
3. Mazee Nail Salon Gardner
Red Polish Lenexa

Personal Trainer 

1. Tr1be Fitness
2. Hustle & Heart Fitness 
3. Come Out of the Box Training & Coaching - Judy O'Keefe Lager 


1. Par Exsalonce Overland Park 
2. Ultimate Escape Day Spa Overland Park
3. Aloha Day Spa Lenexa 
AestheitCare KC Leawood

Therapist / Counselor / Life Coach

1. Home Holistic - Mandy Hubbard 
2. Playful Awareness - Sara Minges

Veterinarian / Animal Hospital

1. Spring Hill Veterinary Clinic 
2. Cedar Creek Animal Hospital Olathe 
3. Stanley Veterinary Clinic Overland Park>
Animal Care Clinic Shawnee 
Monticello Animal Hospital Shawnee 
Oakbrook Animal Hospital Gardner 


1. Darling Yoga Overland Park 
2. Home Holistic Overland Park
3. Breathe and Be Yoga Overland Park


Auto Repair 
1. Bret's Autoworks Gardner 
2. Casey's Auto Repair Mission 
3. Sallas Auto Repair Overland Park
All Tune and Lube Olathe 
Anderson Automotive Olathe 
Bailey's Brake & Exhaust Olathe 
Dipman Auto Olathe
Lindan Auto Mechanical & Body Merriam
Quest Automotive Overland Park 

House Painter 
1. Odyssey Painting Olathe 
2. Cuzco Painting Olathe 


1. Anthony Plumbing Heating & Cooling 
2. Mike Bryant Heating and Cooling Olathe


Insurance Agent 

1. American Family - Nicole Feltz 
2. Farmers / Matt North Agency - Kerrie Boylan

Real Estate Agent 

1. Keller Williams Legacy Partners - Rose Nasrazadini 
2. Crown Realty - Katie Casey 
3. Townley Homes Team Keller Williams - Suzie Townley

Travel Agent 

1. Love to Travel - Carrie Schoeberl 
2. Road to Relaxation - Crystal Seaton 
3. Wishes Family Travel - Tiffini Hensley


Click HERE for Voting Form

Categories We Missed: Just for Fun Honorable Mentions! People thought strongly enough to nominate these businesses. We will add categories next year 

BEST MOMMY and ME - FIT4MOM Overland Park 

BEST PIZZA - Pizza West 

BEST Pre/Post NATAL SERVICES - Home Holistic 

BEST SMOOTHIES - Smoothie King 135th/Quivira 

BEST DOG TRAINER - Mike Deathe KISS Dog Training 


BEST DOCTORS OFFICE - Shawnee Mission Primary Care 

BEST NON PROFIT - Sunflower House 

BEST OPTOMETRIST - Hunter Family Vision 

BEST PET SITTING SERVICE - Just-Fur-Babies Pet Sitting 

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY - Kinesphere Physical Therapy 

BEST ROOFING COMPANY - Epic Exteriors and Firehouse Roofing 


BEST WOMEN CARE - Midwife Partners in Women's Wellness