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Harry Potter Party

Robbin M By Robbin M  in Birthday


Party Recap

My son is a huge Harry Potter fan, but wanted to wait until he turned 11 to have a Harry Potter party "because that's when you get to attend Hogwarts." I had a joint party for him and his brother who turned 9 in August. We had 12 boys from their school. I used a lot of ideas gathered from the Internet and added a few twists of my own. Some aspects of preparing were easier because of our location. For example, my gardener carved the wands. My maid cooked the English dinner (fish & chips, pasties, Shepherd's pie, etc), etc. But other aspects are harder because I could only buy what I could haul home from summer home leave in our suitcases. It was a great party. I think the boys favorites were the potions class and the search for the Golden Snitch with a surprise dementor attack.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Harry Potter, of course! Professor McGonagall and Dumbledore were pretty good too.

  • Best Moment

    Seeing the boys get so excited about their trip to Honeyduke's Sweet Shoppe and the fun they had making potions in the Potions Lab.

  • What People Ate

    Fish & Chips, cornish pasties, Shepherd's pie and a sorting hat cake.

  • What People Drank

    Sprite with Pop Rocks and butterbeer with the cake. It was a delicious hot frothy concoction of milk, melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla.

  • Funniest Moment

    When the boys attacked the dementor who scared them while outside searching for the missing Golden Snitch.

  • The Order of Things

    1) The students arrive and enter into Hogwart's via Platform 9 3/4. Professor Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall join them in Diagon Alley where we hand out school supplies: their wand, Hogwarts Charms, Spells and Potions Book. (5-5:20) 2) The Sorting Hat Ceremony and Start-of-Term Banquet (5:30-6:15) 3) Divination Class – Prof. Trelawney (6:15-6:45) 4) Potions Class – all 3 professors (6:45-7:15) 5) Transfiguration Class – Prof. McGonagall (interrupted) (7:15-7:20) 6) Search for the Golden Snitch – outside (surprise dementor attack) (7:20-7:30) 7) Handing Out the Reward Money – House Prefect Hermione G. (7:30-7:45) 8) Trip to Honeyduke's– Prof. Dumbledore while McG preps for cake (7:45-8:10) 9) Sorting Hat Cake and Butterbeer – Prof. McGonagal and everyone (8:10-8:30)


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