We had the good fortune of connecting with Lionela Castillo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lionela, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my business has definitely been my son and all children who face the struggle with social interact. For some children having a disability such as autism has always made it harder to be able to socially interact like everyone else and even for children without a disability for some social interaction doesn’t just come naturally some Children are simply shy. My main focus for my children parties, events or play dates was always to get all children to interact socially in a playful way through fun games or fun activities with their friends. Seeing the smiles on their faces made me want to bring this to light for many more children and that’s how Lola’s children’s party game Entertainer came to be. To make every child special day that much more special and fun.
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets us apart from other business in the field of children entertainment is that we don’t only focus on entertaining the children but also focus on building that social interaction with their friends through fun games or activities. Which comes to be one of the biggest thing we are proud about hearing parents excited seeing their children so excited and to hear that they love seeing their children interact with everyone and have such fun. There has definitely been challenges the main one is balancing everything. Definitely have learned to let my mom guilt go and that it’s ok to also fallow my dreams. One thing I want the world to know about my business is that social interaction for our children is very important specially early on. Creating that fun interaction for all children to be able to grow socially and have fun.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of my closes friends is from out of town so when she visits we definitely have to go out and visit some of my favorite places. We definitely always start with food since we are both such foodies. Some of my favorite food spots would be Valvet taco great tacos, Cheddars kitchen great drinks and food. Something for formal and with a beautiful setting and Greta food would be Rainbow Lodge. To satisfy our sweet tooth since I do love sweets would definitely be Voodoo Doughnuts and the best part they are open 24/7, my favorite ice cream shop would be BAE love there ice cream and beautiful shop also love churroholic And Zub Zero. I could definitely go on about great food places. For entertainment would visit Andretti Indoor Karting as we both have kids and great for both adults and kids. Beautiful places to see and hang would be Discovery Green park. Night entertainment places would be voice karaoke since we both love to karaoke and definitely stop at midtown since everything walking distance and so much to see. I could go on with so many amazing place but think the sums it.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m always first grateful to god and definitely my family from my husband, my kids, my parents and sibling. They have always been very supportive and uplifting in anything I do. They always build me up and encourage me to want more for myself and to not give up on my dreams or what I’m passionate in.