Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Over the past year, my husband read all of the Harry Potter books to our daughter.  She loved them and decided that she wanted a Harry Potter themed birthday party this year.
We started her party with the "Sorting Hat".  Using a cell phone on speaker located inside the hat, everyone was sorted into their respective "houses".

(if you look closely, you can see the floating tapers in the dining room)

The kids made candles on the back porch.  Dipping a wick into a vat of hot wax, then into ice water repeated a hundred times.  Once they got the system down, things began to flow... and they ended up with cute knobby lavender scented tapers.

For lunch we served Cornish pasties, (made from Cornwall's official recipe), pumpkin juice & seeds, and various fruits and veggies. 

The kids headed back outside for 'hide the snitch' (our landlocked form of quidditch), 'herbology' - transplanting flowers into the girls' own pots to take home, and "potions" - involving mentos and coke.

Afterwards they came back in for some "snitch" cake, and gifts.  
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1 comment:

Lauren said...

oooh, I love this idea! especially the floating candles! you're an awesome mom!