Harry Potter Party: Part I

If you’ve followed my blog or known me for any real amount of time you probably know I’ve got a minor obsession with all things Harry Potter. In the same way that advid sports fans look forward to big games I look forward to every tiny Harry Potter thing -when the books were still coming out, video games releases, the new theme park and of course the movies. I will take any excuse to celebrate.

This year I began what I hope to be a yearly tradition having a Harry Potter Birthday Party. No not a birthday party for me themed with Potter stuff but a party to celebrate Harry’s July 31st fictional birthday. Luckily I have enough geeky friends that it was loads of fun.


Of course the most important part of a party for is the food. I’ll be posting all the food close ups and recipes tomorrow since this is already and crazy long post. We had gillyweed stalks, magic wands, bertie bots every flavor beans, a snitch cake, forbidden forest pate, dumbledore’s pensive, padfoot paws, pumpkin juice, polyjuice potion and gillywater. Here’s the food post.

I’m quite proud of this move of ultimate geekery. Yup the Mirror of Erised.

One of the musicmaker’s favorite past times has been making people taste the nasty Bertie Bot’s every flavor jellybeans. I always abstain, there’s no way I’m voluntarily eating skunk, vomit or earwax, just saying. But our friends got sucked in haha.

Last minute the night before I decided that I needed something new to wear (not that I don’t already have 3 Potter shirts and a scarf) so I made a bunch of aprons and I absolutely adore how they turned out. Tira made the perfect house elf but she moves so freaking fast she makes the worst model. And of course naughty Lanna lived up to her Mischief Managed one. I was going to make Langdon a “Hogwarts Class of 2028” onesie but I ran out of time, but don’t you worry he’ll have one in time for the next movie. I’ve got the aprons in the shop now but I have a few other potter themed things I plan on adding to the shop too.

Finally we watched the most recent movie just for fun. The next movie comes out November 19th so you can bet that I’ll be having a pre-movie party on the 18th! I was so tempted to leave the decorations up until then haha. Anyways check back tomorrow to see all the food and recipes. Harry Potter Party food post here.


  1. I LOVE that you did this!! I am rereading the series, again, for the 8millionth time right now and my husband keeps laughing at me. I just love to immerse myself in that world. Can’t wait to see the food close ups, it sounds awesome!

  2. Best Party EVER!!!!!!

  3. SO FUN!!!!! My brother and his wife had a BBQ that day and I took cupcakes and said that we were celebrating his birthday too. They didn’t appreciate it….they’re SO NOT cool.

  4. Marissa ~ I only wish that you and I lived next door to one another! I LOVE this party!!

  5. What a fun party!! :) Great job!

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  6. So much fun! Love the smiles! I’m happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog! Be sure to come by FrouFrouDecor..I love having new friends! I also have a link party every Friday and would love to have you link up!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  7. That photo is hilarious!

  8. so amazing! i love all things harry potter and i am drooling over those aprons!

  9. Now that is a great party!

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  11. I LOVE Harry Potter, and also have the Lego set!! :D I recently made a review on Harry Potter as well! :)

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