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A Magical 9th birthday

Heather T By Heather T  in Birthday


Party Recap

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.


Party Highlights

  • Best Moment

    The sorting hat - the kids were so excited about it, and really intent and nervous!

  • Desserts

    cake and ice cream of course!

  • Party Favors

    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



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    S B wrote:

    What a fantastic party. Wonderful details!! Do you mind sharing where you purchased the invitations? Thank you

  • Heather T

    Heather T wrote:

    Thanks SB! I was elated to find the invitations via pinterest - they are a free download available from the blog of a super creative mom found here:

  • Chuck C

    Chuck C wrote:

    Did you buy or make the wands?

  • Heather T

    Heather T wrote:

    Hi Chuck - I made the wands, I'm not crafty but even so, it was really quick and simple. I followed this tutorial: I bought long dowels and cut them into different lengths, but later saw a pack of 8 precut dowels in the craft aisle at walm*rt for .79 cents - have fun!

  • Bittersweet Events

    Bittersweet Events wrote:

    Your cake is amazing!!

  • Christine B

    Christine B wrote:

    I love this Divinations chart, where did you find it?