Merry Mascots

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions

Cost of Services

How much does 1 Merry Mascot cost in Lockhart, Texas?


One Merry Mascot Performer for 30 minutes in Lockhart is $80.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.) One Merry Mascot Performer for 60 minutes in Lockhart is $110.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.)




How much does 1 Merry Mascot cost in Luling, Dale, Kyle, San Marcos?


(These cities are about 15-20 minutes away from our office location) One Merry Mascot Performer for 30 minutes in these cities is $110.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.) One Merry Mascot Performer for 60 minutes in these cities is $145.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.)




How much does 1 Merry Mascot cost in Austin, New Braunfels, Gonzales or Seguin?


(These cities are about 30-45 minutes away from our office location) One Merry Mascot Performer for 30 minutes in these cities is $175.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.) One Merry Mascot Performer for 60 minutes in these cities is $215.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.)




Do you ever run any discounts or specials?


We try to offer our best prices up front, but there are times that we are able to extend discounts or can apply a monthly special.




How much does 1 Merry Mascot cost in San Antonio or Lakeway?


(These cities are about 60 minutes away from our office location) One Merry Mascot Performer for 30 minutes in these cities is $285.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.) One Merry Mascot Performer for 60 minutes in these cities is $320.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.)




How much does 1 Merry Mascot cost in Killeen?


(These cities are about 90 minutes away from our office location) One Merry Mascot Performer for 30 minutes in these cities is $325.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.) One Merry Mascot Performer for 60 minutes in these cities is $365.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.)




How much does 1 Merry Mascot cost in Byran, College Station, or Cypress?


(These cities are about 2 hours away from our office location) One Merry Mascot Performer for 30 minutes in these cities is $380.00 (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.) One Merry Mascot Performer for 60 minutes in these cities is $420.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.)




How much does 1 Merry Mascot cost in Houston or Dallas?


(These cities are about 3 hours away from our office location) One Merry Mascot Performer for 30 minutes in these cities is $425.00 (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.) One Merry Mascot Performer for 60 minutes in these cities is $485.00. (which includes travel to and from the event, travel time, mascot maintenance, mascot handler fee, and other business fees.)




Can you hire more than 1 Merry Mascot performer?


Yes! You can hire as many as you need. The cost will increase with each added performer.




How much does 1 hour of balloon twisting cost?


1 hour of balloon twisting is $125. This includes, supplies, travel, and time of balloon twister. The cost is normally assigned to within an hour of our Lockhart location. An additional travel charge could be assessed if further than 1 hour away from our location. If you are in a 15 mile raidus of our Lockhart location, 1 hour of balloon twisting ranges between $80 - $100 per hour.




How much do your face painting services cost?


We offer 2 categories of face painting: Intermediate and Expert Our Expert Face Painters has 10 plus years of professional experience and normally cost $135 per hour. Travel cost could be added if your event is over an hour away. Our Intermediate Face Painters has less than 5 years of experience and the cost begins at $85 per hour. Travel cost could be added if your event is over an hour away.




How much does Bozo the Hozo the Christian Clown cost to bring to my event.


Bozo the Hozo the Christian Clown has been entertaining families since 1999. He is known around the state and garnered national recognition of America's Got Talent with a very brief appearance. His services normally cost $150 plus an hour with games, supplies, and travel included within a 1 hour driving distance. For events with a 15 mile radius or fruther than an hour away, the cost is slightly different.





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What is Merry Mascots?


Merry Mascots & Party Rentals is party and event entertainment company that is a subsidiary of Bryant Enterprises Family Entertainment LLC. Merry Mascots was formed January 2019. The owners of Merry Mascots have over 20 years of experience entertaining children and families at parties, daycares, schools, summer camps, churches, and parades. Fun Fact- Bryant Enterprises Family Entertainment has published children’s books, produced YouTube show, has been hired for workshops and training across the nation, and has worked with national televisions shows. More information can be found at www.bryant-enterprises.com.




How do I book a Merry Mascot or rent a costume?


You can book a Merry Mascot several ways. Through emailing us, calling us, texting us, Facebooking us, or filling out our contact us form on this site. You can also book us through our GigSalad link that we have at the bottom of our home page and on our Contact Us page. We will do our best to answer any questions and even provide photos of our Merry Mascots if needed. When you are ready to reserve our Merry Mascot and book us for your big day, we ask for a booking fee of $50 to reserve your event on our calendar..




How long is a typical Merry Mascots show/booking?


A typical Merry Mascots booking is 30 minutes. This allows the children and families to take photos with their favorite character, play a couple of games, dance, and sing Happy Birthday. Even with battery operated fans inside of the Mascot heads, it gets hot in the Mascot Costume for our performers. So we try to make sure our performers are okay and do not get overheated. When needed, we can book parties in 1 hour increments. However, we normally take a 5 minute water break during the middle of the event to allow our performer(s) a break.




Can I book you for longer than 30 minutes?


Yes, you may. You can book us for an hour, 2 hours, or more. We just require about a 5-10 minute break after 30 or 45 minutes. Our Merry Mascot performer would then take a small break, where they can re-hydrate and get some cooler air.




Where is your service area?


We are based out of Lockhart, Texas, but we will travel to where you need us. Most of our parties and events have been in Texas, but we will travel out of state as well. So, the United States is our service area, with an emphasis on Central Texas.




Who is behind the mascot? Do you do background checks on them?


The person behind your child’s favorite Merry Mascot character is an individual that we have sat down with, spent time with, and interviewed for this position. They are an individual who love working with children and have years of experience doing so. They have gone through background checks and training with us on the do’s and don’ts of working with children and entertaining at parties. We strive to provide continuing education in child safety, basic first aid, and basic child development. We do background checks on our Merry Mascots Performers to ensure the person behind the mascot meets our guidelines as a business and as parents ourselves.




Do you have a store location?


Yes, we do have a store location, however we are open on an appointment basis. Our location is loacted at 1011 A San Antonio Street Suite 2, Lockhart, Texas 78644.





Day of Event

Do you all bring games to the party?


We do bring games if needed to the party. Some of the games we play are The Hokey Pokey, Follow The Leader, Limbo, Simon Says, Freeze Dance, and Statue Contest. Some of the favorite songs we play are Baby Shark, Macarena, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, YMCA, Cha Cha Slide, and more. If we know in advance, we can even play your child’s favorite song.




What do you need from me as the parent? How can I help?


Some of the things that can be helpful for us as we begin to work together is your child’s age, first name, the city your party/event will be in, and whether your party be inside our outside. Once we arrive, it is sometimes helpful to introduce your child to our Merry Mascot Character. We have found this especially helpful for children who may be excited, but a bit scared of their favorite Merry Mascot character. And always please like us on Facebook and Instagram!




What are some typical things you all do at parties?


Here are some of the options that we offer families. Option 1: Birthday Song Option – We can arrive maybe 15 minutes before it’s time for the birthday cake and greet the birthday child, dance and play a game or two, and then pose for pictures with the birthday child and immediate family and then guest. When the photos are done, we can begin to sing Happy Birthday. More details upon request about this option. Option 2: Party Starter Option – We can arrive 20 to 30 minutes after the party begins and perform a show for the children which would involve personal time and greeting with birthday child, dancing with children and playing Hokey Pokey or Limbo or another age appropriate song. We would then allow for photos with the birthday child and family and guest. We then could offer a birthday gift from us to the child. It would be one of our children’s books we have written. Option 3: Just Hanging Out - Some families just like for their child's favorite character to be present at the party and just want the character to hang out with the birthday star. Of course photos can be taken during this option as well.





Reserving Your Character

What is the cancellation policy?


At Merry Mascots & Party Rentals, we know that life happens and there are some things out of your control. We get it. Our cancellation policy is pretty simple. The sooner we know you would like to cancel your party with us the better. The $50 booking fee would be non-refundable. The remaining balance you may have paid would be refunded. This policy is in place all the way up to 24 hours before your event. If you cancel your party with only a 24-hour notice, we will ask that the entire balance be paid.




- Do you perform in inclement weather?


Because of the material that our Merry Mascots are made of, we do not perform in the rain. We will, however, perform inside or under a covering if it is raining. If the road condition is not safe for us to drive on in the event of extreme cold, rain, or tornado force winds, we will not put on performers on the road to come to your event. In those extreme cases, we will notify you with a phone call, and all monies minus the booking fee will be refunded. We will work to reschedule our appearance if that is the best option for your family.




Why do I need a rental agreement when I rent a Merry Mascot Costume?


Although we trust you and believe you will treat our Merry Mascot Costumes with the utmost care and respect, we still like to have a rental agreement so that everything is clear for you and for us. In the rental agreement we cover the rules and guidelines for our Merry Mascot Costume and the ideal candidates to wear the costume. We also cover the items you will be renting from us and the cost of the entire Merry Mascot Costume should you lose it, damage it beyond repair, or decide to keep the costume.




What is a booking fee?  Is it refundable?


The booking fee for clients to pay towards reserving their party on our calendar is $50. It ensures your child’s favorite character is available on the date and time that you need us. We do have several calls a day for parties and we want to be sure we are able to accurately share with families the inventory we have available. The $50 will go towards the overall cost of the booking. The remaining balance would be due the day of the party. The $50 booking fee is non-refundable.




When do I pay my remaining balance?


After you pay the booking fee to reserve your party, you can pay the remaining balance any time up until the day of the party. If you have not paid your remaining balance, we ask that you take care of your final balance when we arrive at your party. Once we arrive at the party, we will come check in with you to let you know we have arrived and answer any final questions. After we receive final payment, we transform into our Merry Mascot character to get ready to make the magic happen.





Other Party Services

Besides Mascots, do you provide other entertainment?


Yes, we also provide balloon twisting and balloon shows, clowns, face painting, and bounce houses.





Rentals

Is there a difference between hiring a Merry Mascot Performer and Renting a Merry Mascot Costume?


Yes, there is a difference. When you hire a Merry Mascot Performer, we send a performer to come entertain at your event wearing our Merry Mascot Costume. They assume the character and help entertain and help your birthday star to enjoy their day. You can hire as many Merry Mascots as you need, and we can send the performers out.

When you rent a Merry Mascot Costume, you are responsible for finding a family member, friend, or employee, 16 years of age and older to perform and wear the costume. Some families like to be creative and use 1 or 2 of our Merry Mascot Performers and then rent an additional Merry Mascot Costume while they supply a person to wear the last costume and be part of the entertainment.




How do I pick up my Merry Mascot Costume Rental if I am renting a mascot costume?


You can pick your mascot costume at our agreed upon time at our Lockhart location. We also offer the option for one of our drivers to deliver our Merry Mascots Costume to you and to pick it up for an additional fee delivery fee.




How easy it is for me to rent and wear the costume?


It is a very simple process for you to rent and wear a Merry Mascot Costume yourself or to have a family member or friend wear it for you. With every costume rental, we ensure a rental agreement is filled out. In the agreement, we explain simple rules to maintain and properly care for our Merry Mascot costume while in your possession.




How much are your bounce house rental services?


We offer 4 types of bounce house options at this time. Our Castle Bounce House ranges between $99-$139/rental plus tax. Our Single Lane Combo Slide ranges between $150-$229/rental plus tax. Our Double Lane Combo Slide ranges between $200 - $249/rental plus tax. Our Big Blue ranges between $250-$279/rental plus tax. The cost varies depending if you are within a 25 minute driving distance from our location versus 1 hour away. At this time, are not delivering bounce houses past a 1 hr driving distance.





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Reviews

"We hired [Merry Mascots] to wear our mascot in our tradeshow booth. He was PHENOMENAL! Great attitude, professionalism, and energy... I would hire him again in a second! Highly Recommended!!!"

-Morgane

 

"Very Professional and always in contact for any questions or concerns. My 2 yr old was amazed and couldn't believe her eyes. I can honestly say I was glad everyone's attention was on them because I had tears of joy seeing my little one so so happy. Thank you very much for the memorable moment and I will continue to use [Merry Mascots] for future events."

- Diego

 

"[Merry Mascots] kept all the kids involved and engaged with lots of tricks. Also was very professional and on time with everything. I will definitely hire again for any future need and strongly recommend [them] with 5-star rating to all my friends and family."

Mahendra

 

"[My daughter's] party was a success!! Special thanks to Merry Mascots and Party Rentals for your services."

-Mary Jane

 

"I love how much you and your family do for the kids in the community!! God bless y'all!!"

- Irene

 

 

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