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Party Recap

Invitation: paper owl with wings that open, Seal envelope with a melted wax.

Decor:
entrance outside:
door brick paper and 9 3/4 sign.
Cauldron (use for drinks/ice)
broom sticks (use later for races)
Cage with owl inside with Hedwig nameplate
stack on boxes covered in black tablecloth for stacked/staggered look
wrap small boxes in brown paper bag and tie up in string
entry way table- witch hat, nest with golden eggs "Dragon eggs",
three broomsticks in triangle
stack up Harry Potter hardcover book series

living room- photo of Serious Black over fireplace. Bottle of Floo Powder next to fireplace
white & yellow balloons with hand-drawn owls
Webs, snake, rats, frogs, cat, spiders, owls
wands and boxes to make Ollivander's Wand Shop in TV case behind glass
TV cabinet other side- robe shop- Make robes from t-shirts or plastic bags
plaster wall/door with posters of "Undesirable No1- Harry Potter"
dining room- hang House Banners from wall
fancy tablecloth with fake bugs (made ahead of time in easy bake oven)
decorate table with lots of candlesticks and candles
hang bats from chandelier
kitchen - Drinks
Pool table- potions jars and bottles

Honeyduke Sweet Shop
put out lots of candy in jars
chocolate frogs
Bertie Bott's Flavour Beans
Bathroom- on outside- "room of requirement" and quote from Harry about would it be a bathroom?
toilet- sign - entrance to Ministry of Magic
tracing paper with Moaning Myrtle above sink
Patio- Cluster all the plants into one area for Herbology
Backyard- Box torn open with Danger: Skewt inside
sign on palm tree: Beware of Whomping Willow Tree (maybe hang a matchbox car from it?)
Bedroom- Gather all stuffed animals onto diaper changing table with sign "Hagrid's Mythical Animals" Label each animal a scary/pretend name

Craft upon entrance:
Ollivander's WAND shop: Make wand (use wood sticks, glue, ribbon, pipe cleaners, paint, puffy paint, sequins, stones, feathers, fiber, Benderooz)
tape a feather to each pen/marker

Dress:
Dawn robes/costumes and lightning bolt tattoos Make black capes from garbage bags
Sorting Hat- Sit on stool in living room. Pull House (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff & Ravenclaw) tokens from Sorting hat
Pin House tokens onto each person (sorts teams for later)
Read & post Class Schedule

Potions Display:
Lava Lamp
Vinegar dyed different colors --plus stuff-- add baking soda (called Dried Unicorn Horn) to make it fizz

Games:
Magical Potions- exploding elixir such as Coke and Mentos- use chemistry sets and beakers

Quidditch Practice- Broom Stick Races (label as Firebolt, Nimbus 2000 and Clean Sweep 5)

Gringot's Goblin Bank - use metal cash register and distribute gold coins to pay

Honeyduke's Snack time - Bertie Bott's Bean Boozled Spinner Game
Distribute Candy in exchange for gold from Honeyduke's
Make chocolaté pretzel wands (with fondue pot)

Divination Class- Drink your fortune. Given cup with dried food color at bottom then ice on top and told to think about future. Pour clear sprite
(purple - royalty, green=wealth, yellow=long life, red=passion, blue=truthful)

Transfiguration- easy bake goo oven to change gel into worms & bugs

Care of Magical Creatures- Pin the sock on Dobby

Defense against the Dark Arts - Stomp the Dementors
black balloons blown up and spread around patio. Children step on them to pop them. One balloon had gold ribbon in it. Find and get prize.

Herbology- Venus Fly Trap feeding (need dead bugs/flies)

Herbology 2- Make Fruit Wands

Charms- Immobius charm. Shriek like a banshie. When the music stops & professor says "Immoblious" freeze (immobile)

Muggle Quidditch- One red kickball was the Quaffle, two smaller balls were the Bludgers, and a Golden Snitch. Goalposts were two hula hoops hung from trees. Snitch can either be hidden in yard or an actual person be the Snitch and run around, trying to dodge the seekers. All of the positions were the same (chaser, beater, keeper, seeker). If you got hit by a Bludger, you had to drop the Quaffle if you were holding it and freeze for 10 seconds.

Food: Feast at the Great Hall
Troll eyes- meatballs with white cheese securing on a slice of olive
Kidney Pudding (bean dip)
Roasted Gillyweed (Baked kale chips)
Cauldron Corn (Kettle Korn)
Pretzel Wands
Treacle Tarts- mini pecan pie bites
Herbology Fruit Kabobs - (regular fruit w/creative names..like Devils snare berries)

Drinks: plastic wine goblets with Hogwarts stickers on them
Butter beer (cream soda with butterscotch) served in a cut open pumpkin with ice
2 liter bottles of pumpkin juice (orange soda) and Poly-Juice (Coke) with new labels
water bottles- aqua Fortis
Honeydukes:
Pretzel Wands (make with chocolate fondue and sprinkles over pretzel sticks)
Cauldron Cakes (cupcakes)
Bertie Bott's Flavour Beans
Chocolate Frogs
Dragon eggs (jaw breakers)
Blood pops (red lollipops)
Jelly Slugs (jelly worms)
Cockroach clusters- Melt Chocolate. Stir in pretzel sticks. Spoon onto wax paper. Refridge/freeze
Licorice wands (in vase)
Wizard's teeth (candy corn)
Chocolate Eyeballs- malt balls with dab of white icing and mini chocolate chip
Goose Droppings- chocolate chips
Acid Pops- way sour charms blow pops coated in pop rock candy
Put cupcake there too

Cake: Giant chocolate chip cookie in shape of witch hat
Cupcakes with rings
Wrap ice-cream balls ahead of time in gold aluminum foil - call them Snitches

Favors: Magic Kits & prizes from Zonkos & candy from honeyduke's

Thank you: Group Photo of kids in front of 9 3/4 entrance
O.W.L.S Diplomas - successful completion of Hogwarts Wizarding Academy

Idea

Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Dawn robes/costumes and lightning bolt tattoos Make black capes from garbage bags Sorting Hat- Sit on stool in living room. Pull House (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff & Ravenclaw) tokens from hat Pin House tokens onto each person (sorts teams for later) Read & post Class Schedule

  • Desserts

    Honeydukes: Pretzel Wands (make with chocolate fondue and sprinkles over pretzel sticks) Cauldron Cakes (cupcakes) Bertie Bott's Flavour Beans Chocolate Frogs Dragon eggs (jaw breakers) Blood pops (red lollipops) Jelly Slugs (jelly worms) Cockroach clusters- Melt Chocolate. Stir in pretzel sticks. Spoon onto wax paper. Refridge/freeze Licorice wands (in vase) Wizard's teeth (candy corn) Chocolate Eyeballs- malt balls with dab of white icing and mini chocolate chip Goose Droppings- chocolate chips Acid Pops- way sour charms blow pops coated in pop rock candy Put cupcake there too Cake: Castle with cone tops Cupcakes with rings Wrap ice-cream balls ahead of time in gold aluminum foil - call them Snitches

  • Activities / Games

    Craft upon entrance: Ollivander's WAND shop: Make wand (use wood sticks, glue, ribbon, pipe cleaners, paint, puffy paint, sequins, stones, feathers, fiber, Benderooz) tape a feather to each pen/marker Magical Potions- exploding elixir such as Coke and Mentos- use chemistry sets and beakers Quidditch Practice- Broom Stick Races (label as Firebolt, Nimbus 2000 and Clean Sweep 5) Gringot's Goblin Bank - use metal cash register and distribute gold coins to pay Honeyduke's Snack time - Bertie Bott's Bean Boozled Spinner Game Distribute Candy in exchange for gold from Honeyduke's Make chocolate pretzel wands (fondue pot) Divination Class- Drink your fortune. Given cup with dried food color at bottom then ice on top and told to think about future. Pour clear sprite (purple - royalty, green=wealth, yellow=long life, red=passion, blue=truthful) Transfiguration- easy bake goo oven to change gel into worms & bugs Care of Magical Creatures- Pin the sock on Dobby Defense against the Dark Arts - Stomp the Dementors black balloons blown up and spread around patio. Children step on them to pop them Herbology- Venus Fly Trap feeding (need dead bugs/flies) then Make Herbology Fruit Wands Charms- Immobius charm. Shriek like a banshie. When the music stops & professor says "Immoblious" freeze (immobile) Muggle Quidditch- One red kickball was the Quaffle, two smaller balls were the Bludgers, and a Golden Snitch. Goalposts were two hula hoops hung from trees. Snitch can either be hidden in yard or an actual person be the Snitch and run around, trying to dodge the seekers. All of the positions were the same (chaser, beater, keeper, seeker). If you got hit by a Bludger, you had to drop the Quaffle if you were holding it and freeze for 10 seconds.

  • Budget

    borrowed and made most, so cheap

  • Party Favors

    Magic Kits & prizes from Zonkos & candy from honeyduke's

  • Best Moment

    Kids loved the Honeydukes Candy Store and the Zonkos Prize shop

  • What People Ate

    Food: Feast at the Great Hall Troll eyes- meatballs with white cheese securing on a slice of olive Kidney Pudding (bean dip) Roasted Gillyweed (Baked kale chips) Cauldron Corn (Kettle Korn) Treacle Tarts- mini pecan pie bites Pretzel wands (large sticks) Herbology Fruit Kabobs - (regular fruit w/creative names..like Devils snare berries)

  • What People Drank

    plastic wine glasses Butter beer (cream soda) served in a cut open pumpkin with ice 2 liter bottles of pumpkin juice (orange soda) and Poly-Juice (Coke) with new labels water bottles- aqua Fortis

  • Most Touching Moment

    bigger boys letting younger boys win the broom stick race

  • Funniest Moment

    faces during Bean Boozled game

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2 comments

  • Amy A

    Amy A wrote:

    I stamped the old white sheet with paint on a rectangular sponge. Used what I had- Halloween decorations, decorative cages and a toy owl. Printed the 9 3/4 sign from the internet

  • Amy A

    Amy A wrote:

    Note- the Moaning Myrtle was on vellum and disturbed the kids that you could see through it. hee hee

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