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Create 'Wonder + Whimsy' with Glamping


Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Mindy Hargesheimer

Glamping: Glamour + Camping = MY KIND of outdoor excursion!

From the moment I discovered the most boho-chic and magically delicious Kansas City-based @wonderandwhimsyevents, I was HOOKED on Owner Sara Garris’s vision for “the extraordinary!” Whether local residents of Kansas City and the surrounding regions are looking to plan their intimate wedding, family reunion, birthday celebration, corporate event, festival, picnic, or a whimsical children’s get together, Wonder and Whimsy Events is here for it and to leave you being the most revered event host of recent times!

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Backyard Glamping

Perfect for a backyard camping-themed birthday party fit for roughly a dozen kids, we rented the Tipi for the 2-night engagement that it comes with. Our first night was perfect for our family of four to grill out, chase lightning bugs, and project a Disney flick off the interior of the tent. You can rent the tipis in and of themselves or opt for upgrading with cozy throw pillows and rugs matched to your color mood board of choice. You can even opt for the open-air tipi that provides a distinctly different ambiance under the stars!

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Interested in an outdoor picnic under the sun or stars? Collaborate with Sara as she walks you through her process to present color-inspired mood boards and perfectly accessorized pairings to please the guests’ palates thanks to partnerships with Grazing KC and Good Stuff China. @goodstuffchina rents out gorgeous china and vintage table décor, setting and cleaning up as they leave you to simply sit back, feast, and enjoy your event. @grazingkc creates handcrafted and customized savory and/or sweet boards, like cheese & charcuterie or s’mores for your camping-themed soiree to make the culinary spread beyond the wow factor you could even envision!

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Dreamy Endings

Our intimate backyard family glamping was nothing short of what Midsummer night dreams are made of, as we soaked up the sights and sounds of Kansas at night, all while watching movies and making memories. Follow @wonderandwhimsyevents for all the Tipi inspo you can get your hands on and schedule your next extraordinary event with Sara!

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