Today we want to introduce you to a mama owned business that truly makes everyone’s day a little brighter! Heidi Brown started Magic Funny Mascots in 2017after having a mascot at her son’s party and having the realization that it could be done so much better. Magic Funny Mascots now has 25 mascots to choose from and is putting smiles on kids’ faces at events all over town!
Heidi and 3 of her mascots will be out at our Crafts & Crawfish family event TODAY at Cane Island! So, if you are reading this and still at home, gather up the kiddos and come enjoy the sunshine! Plus, Heidi is now booking for the Easter Bunny!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Katy area?
I am from Mexico and I’ve lived in the Katy area for about 10 years
You are a mama as well, how old are your kids?
I have a 22-year old daughter, a 17-year old son, and a 7-year old son.
What did you do before becoming a business owner?
I was a housewife immediately before.
When did you start Magic Fun Mascots?
You have such a unique business, what was the inspiration behind it?
My inspiration was a ‘bad’ mascot at my youngest son’s friend’s birthday party; I wanted to try to it out for myself, but only better.
How many mascots do you have now and what are some examples?
We currently own 25 mascots: like the baby shark and LOL characters
You get to bring so much joy to kids, is that your favorite part of your business?
Yes, that and the ability to meet friendly parents and event-planners.
What events around town can we see your mascots at?
I do holiday events and small-business events.
What’s one thing you’d like to go back and tell the you before you were a business owner?
“Don’t buy any costumes that are for unpopular shows and movies, etc.”
Best advice for someone wanting to take the leap of faith into entrepreneurship or wanting to open their own business?
You should always remember to persevere and believe in yourself.
Who inspires you most in business and who inspires you most in motherhood?
In the business sense, I’m most inspired by Oprah Winfrey, and in motherhood, I’m most inspired by my own mother.
When things get hard, what’s one thing you tell yourself to keep going when running this business?
Don’t give up, there’s always tomorrow.
How do you balance being a business owner, wife, and mama?
It’s hard, but I do my best to organize it so that the parties do not interfere with my children’s school life.
Do you experience the dreaded ‘mom guilt’ and if so, how do you deal?
Yes, I think plenty of us moms do, but I just ‘take days off’ (weekends and the sort) to unwind and ensure that I continue being the best mom that I can be.
Future plans for your business?
The future of this business may change a lot in services that can be provided, and I especially hope that I will be able to make more people’s days.
Any special, sales, or deals our Katy Moms can look out for?
Presently, we’re going to be running an Easter Day Special in which the Easter Bunny visits and gifts every child (or whomever the service was intended for) an egg; this gives families great photo opportunities. On top of that, we provide 10-minute-visits by our characters – parents and children love this even more when we are requested to give a gift to, say, a birthday boy.
To learn more about Magic Funny Mascots or to book mascots: