Tuesday, July 12, 2011

harry potter birthday party!

as you know, Saturday was Josh's birthday! with The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 coming out THIS WEEK we thought it would be fun to have a Harry Potter party. Now, we aren't the worlds biggest HP fans, but we really enjoy the movies and I've read the last half of the books. Plus, we all know how much I love a good theme party. So we thought it would be fun.

I decorated the outside with Three Broomsticks and a Platform 9 3/4 sign. 

and decorated the inside with the a birthday banner and Hogwarts House Flags.

I also had badges for everyone so they can choose their own house.

We wanted to have just a fun summer cookout so I renamed all the foods to relate to the HP theme.

Of course we had to have ButterBeer.  It turned out to be a huge hit!

and you can't leave out Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans...and we did in fact have all the "fun" flavors.

It was a fun night for Josh and friends and we were glad everyone came!

(Harry, Ron, and Neville...I'll let them fight over who is Harry and who is Neville)

Molly made this awesome shirt...way to show your HP spirit.

Bauer got in on the fun too...

and we even had a visit from the littlest wizard...

It was such a fun night!  Thank you to ABC Family for having the movies playing during the party and to everyone who came to celebrate Josh! 


elizabeth Blue said...

Em, you are gonna be the best mom.

kaw said...

Such a super fun idea!!

L.Caroline said...

What a fun theme! Seriously, already on the road to being the best mom.

Cherilyn said...

holy moly! Now, that is a great theme party. If only you had written a Harry Potter dance for everyone to learn.