When we say local, we mean LOCAL. On our favorite Austin memories, and why we love creating magic in the Lone Star State.
We take a lot of pride in being a locally owned business. In a city that’s constantly growing, with new people and new businesses, being a native Austinite feels more and more rare.
Growing up in Austin felt magical all on its own. From ice skating at Northcross Mall (where I, very confidently, at age 3 said “I know how to ice skate, mom!” and promptly fell on my butt) to the Children Museum, frozen custard at Sandy’s and long summer days at Barton Springs. Austin is my home.
This year, we’ve had the honor of partnering with two iconic Austin institutions - The Paramount and The Driskill (who called us “the highest quality character entertainment in Austin”). I started attending Paramount’s Classic Film Series when I was 14, and it’s remained a summer tradition. I’ve always loved the Driskill Hotel’s grandeur and legends, and family lore is that my great great grandfather rode an elephant through their lobby!
As we’ve brought princesses, villains, and so many others to these amazing locations - I can’t help but think about how special it is to bring magic memories to the community that has given so much to me.
Every princess party we do, whether in North Austin, South Austin, Westlake, Pflugerville (you get the idea) feels like a chance to create the same magic I experienced as a kid, running through the racks at Lucy in Disguise, or playing a round with my family at Peter Pan Mini-Golf.
Creating magical experiences for my community is something that drives almost everything we do. People often ask if I want to create a franchise, or take over the world, or go work at Disney, and the honest answer is no. I love bringing princesses, magic, and enchantment to the families of Austin. I wouldn’t trade that for the world.
Audrey is the owner operator of Wish Upon A Star Parties. She is a native Austinite who loves her dog, books, and leaving a little pixie dust wherever she goes.