Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Potter Party was Magical!

 On Sunday night a strange visitor came to our home.  It was Hedwig, Harry Potter's pet owl.  He looked a little bloated from his journey - suspiciously as bloated as a balloon, but we let him in anyway.  It was a good thing because his personality was very bouncy and airy!  He floated right over to Wyatt, who untied the note Hedwig had carried all the way from Hogwarts.
 The note told Wyatt how proud his parents are that he had taken on reading such a grand book as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, that he stuck with it and finished it like a real reading champ!  To celebrate this act of wizardry and accomplishment, Wyatt was invited to a Potter Party!
As we are mere Muggles, we first had to hop aboard 
the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 3/4.  
Here are the kids "passing through" the brick wall from the Muggle (non-wizard) world to the platform:

On the other side, they found Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry's dining hall.
Hedwig was our centerpiece (thanks, Deb, for the owl-loaner!) 
along with the treats we would eat during the movie.
They were all a big hit!
Acid Pops (suckers dipped in Pop Rocks)
Cockroach Clusters (chocolate covered almonds)
Licorice Wands (black licorice whips 
dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles)
Muggle Chocolate-dipped Pretzels
Cauldron Cakes (Hostess Cakes with Licorice Handles)
The Dinner Menu:
Hogwart's Castle's famous Meat Pies (beef empanadas) - received luke-warmly
Hagrid's Favorite Jelly Slugs - a favorite
Dumbledore Soft Rolls - who doesn't love rolls?
McGonagall Pasta Salad - passed by all the kids
Snape's favorite Butter Beer - like a root beer float but with sprite 
and instead of just vanilla ice cream you drizzle 
some butterscotch syrup in there.  Delish!
Lockhart's Favorite Pumpkin Pasties (pumpkin empanadas) - super yummy, super easy!

 Before we sat down to eat, the sorting hat told us 
which side of the table to sit on: Gryffindor or Slytherin

 Everyone had potter glasses, so of course 
we had to snap some pictures of each of us 
wearing our Harry-spectacles.  
Even Charli!

 After our Potter Feast, we headed outside for House Games
 Quidditch Broom Races

 Pin the Wand on Harry

Harry Potter Character Memory Game

 In the end, Gryffindor was defeated by 
Slytherin in 2 out of the 3 House Games.
We watched the movie then the kids had 
one final treat of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Jelly Beans.
Barf, Booger, and Dog Food were favorites.  
No one had the guts to try Skunk Spray.

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mikeandang said...

That is freaking AWESOME! I secretly hope that Harry Potter is still cool when Cameron gets older so I can throw him a big Harry Potter/halloween/birthday bash. So cool!

Amanda said...

You guys are amazing!

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