This was a 9th birthday celebration for my daughter. She has been working her way thru the books and is just enchanted with anything Harry Potter related. It was fun to decorate - I tried to avoid a Halloween feel, a go for a warm and cozy Hogwarts feel instead. Pinterest should get lots of credit for the decorating ideas - it was very easy to find inspiration.
The sorting hat - the kids were so excited about it, and really intent and nervous!
cake and ice cream of course!
A trip to Honeydukes sweet shop to fill a bag with treats, a wand and a wizards cape.
Activities / Games
Divination class, A magical creature hunt, Charms class to learn how to remove an ink stain ( the invisible ink was great - it started out dark blue and then faded away as the kids waved their wands). A feast in the great hall, and a "trip" to Hogsmeade for Butterbeer and Sweets
What People Ate
Fruit and cheese, cookies and brownies,
What People Drank
butterbeer (cream soda+butterscotch+whipped cream) and lemonade