2021 Macaroni KID Douglas County Gold Daisy Award Winners!

November 3, 2021

Just in time for holiday shopping, we are thrilled to announce the 2021 Macaroni KID Douglas County Gold Daisy Award Winners!

With thousands of nominations and votes, this year's Macaroni KID Gold Daisy Awards was an exciting contest, and I love seeing the enthusiasm our community has for local businesses! Every business that was nominated and voted for through this process deserves a heartfelt "Congratulations!"

A huge THANK YOU to all our subscribers who took the time to nominate and vote! This contest doesn't happen without your participation.

And CONGRATULATIONS to Douglas County Libraries, the business that received the most number of nominations and votes in one category and the winner of our $500 customized marketing package!

This contest featured some very close races, which resulted in first-place ties in a few categories. So many amazing local businesses were included. We hope you discover a few new ones!

Without further ado, the winners by category are...

 Exhaust and Enrich Your Kids

ART LESSONS: Arts on Fire (Highlands Ranch)

DANCE LESSONS: Performing Arts Academy (Highlands Ranch)


GYMNASTICS/MOVEMENT – LITTLE KIDS: Peak Athletics (Highlands Ranch)

GYMNASTICS/CHEER/PARKOUR – TWEENS/TEENS (TIE!)Momentum Athletic Center (Parker) AND Peak Athletics (Highlands Ranch)

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO: Parker Academy of Martial Arts (Parker)

MUSIC LESSONS: Parker Music Academy (Parker)

SWIM LESSONS: Dolphinz Swim School (Parker)

YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM: Parker Parks and Recreation (Parker)

OTHER PROGRAMS (STEM, Cooking, etc.): Douglas County Libraries (Douglas County)

 Entertain Your Kids

WHERE TO GO FOR INDOOR FUN – LITTLE KIDS: Boondocks Food & Fun (Parker)

WHERE TO GO FOR INDOOR FUN – TWEENS/TEENS: Boondocks Food & Fun (Parker)

WHERE TO GO FOR OUTDOOR FUN (TIE!)Castlewood Canyon State Park (Franktown) AND Philip S. Miller Park (Castle Rock)


 Celebrate With Your Family

PARTY VENUE – LITTLE KIDS (TIE!): Douglas County Libraries (Douglas County), Little Monkey Bizness (Parker), AND Play Street Museum (Highlands Ranch)

PARTY VENUE – BIG KIDSBoondocks Food & Fun (Parker)

MOBILE PARTY ENTERTAINERCastle Rock Foam Parties (Castle Rock)

PARTY SWEET TREATSNothing Bundt Cakes (Lone Tree)

OTHER PARTY SERVICES: The Board Local (Castle Rock)

WHERE TO BUY GIFTS: BOOKS, GAMES, TOYS: Barnes & Noble (Lone Tree)

PHOTOGRAPHER (TIE!)Minne Photography (Parker) AND Nicola Jane Photography (Parker)

 Dine With Your Family

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH PLACESnooze an AM Eatery (Lone Tree)

COFFEE/TEA SHOPFika Coffeehouse (Parker)

PIZZA PLACE: Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse (Highlands Ranch)

BURGER PLACE: Crave Real Burgers (Castle Rock)

DESSERT SPOTCrumbl Cookies (Highlands Ranch)

 Take Care of Your Kids

PEDIATRICIAN: Greenwood Pediatrics (Parker)

PEDIATRIC DENTIST: Sweetpea Children's Dentistry (Parker)

ORTHODONTISTParker Orthodontics (Parker)

CHIROPRACTOR: Hatch Chiropractic and Wellness (Parker)

HOSPITALSky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree)

URGENT CARE20 Mile Urgent Care & Family Medicine (Parker)

PRESCHOOLSt. Luke’s Little School (Highlands Ranch)

TUTORING SERVICES: Mathnasium (Parker)

 Take Care of Mama (& Papa) Bear

DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTLa Loma Mexican Restaurant (Castle Rock)

MOMS' NIGHT OUT ACTIVITYBoard & Brush (Parker)

HAIR SALON: The Style Lounge (Castle Rock)

PAMPERING PLACE FOR MOM: The Woodhouse Day Spa (Highlands Ranch/Littleton)

FITNESS STUDIO/GYM/HEALTH CLUB (TIE!): Kick House (Parker) AND Life Time Fitness (Parker)

 One Last Thing (OK, Two!)

BUSINESS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Douglas County Libraries (Douglas County)

BEST NEW BUSINESS (Open 12 Months or Less): The Board Local (Castle Rock)

Winning businesses receive a Macaroni Kid GOLD Daisy Award Winner certificate to display at their place of business, the honor of knowing local Douglas County families think they are the greatest, and a free listing in our Business Directory through December 31, 2022, for year-long recognition by Macaroni Kid!

Our Business Directory is a wonderful place to find local, family-friendly businesses! Congratulations again and thank you all for supporting Macaroni Kid Douglas County!

The 2021 Macaroni Kid Douglas County GOLD Daisy Awards are a nominations-based contest. Businesses with the most validated nominations move on to the voting round. Businesses with the most validated votes win their category! See our Official Sweepstakes Rules and our Gold Daisy Award Information Page for more details.

Contact me at for more information about this contest or about Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree (covering all of Douglas County).