When I was in college we used to have a lot of parties and dinners because I was young and confident and not at all worried about what guests thought of my home. Plus, they were all college students too so their standards were low. Since then we’ve had about ZERO parties that involve anyone outside of family. We always talk about having them, but just never have gotten around to planning anything due to the nineteen million excuses we have to fall back on.
Tonight? It’s PARTY TIME. E and I finally put together a Harry Potter Party which we’ve been talking about doing for every book and movie release since we got into them a decade ago. And tonight? It’s finally happening. I’ve put a lot of thought and effort into the details and I thought I’d share a few with you since I got only three hours sleep last night working on some of it. I’ve had SO much fun it’s not even funny. Wait. Did that make sense? Anyway…Harry Potter Party Prep? FUN.
I made 10 of these spell banners around the house. It’s part of a Spell Hunt Game I made. It has a beginner version where you get a handout with the EFFECTS of the spells on them and you just find the spell around the house that fits, and the advanced where you just tell me yourself what they do. I did it this way for the younger fans and the “I Haven’t Read The Books In Five Years” fans like my husband. If you complete it successfully? You get this:
OOPS. I spelled “Conjunction” wrong. Didn’t I? Crap. Well, you get the point. I’ll print more of those up later. DAMMIT. This is what happens when you type at 2am.
ANYWAY…I printed THAT on this great scroll paper so it looks all magical and such. (Good thing I have extra for the reprint.) Here are some other teaser photos of snacks and favors and decorations.
Oh…and one more thing: I DYED MY HAIR BLACK. It’s just temporary but it’s for my Bellatrix Lestrange costume. I can’t wait to show you all of the pictures after it all comes together. If all goes well tonight? We may have another party around Christmas because I’ve had so much fun putting all of this together I’m already wondering what excuse I can come up with for another gathering. I’m thinking Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!