Call it an obsession, I'm totally not ashamed, but I've loved Harry Potter since I was a girl in elementary school... and the affinity for all-things-Harry has only grown with time. This past fall, the hubby and I had a chance to visit The Wizarding World of HP in Universal Studios. It. Was. Awesome. It's a good thing Bryan was there to chaperone or I might have just moved into Hogsmeade and made my career selling Treacle Tarts at Honeydukes. And prayed they wouldn't have figured out that I was actually a Muggle.
Seriously, I can't even count the number of times I've read the books, and one Halloween, my sister and I even dressed up as characters.
Anyway, one thing I've always dreamed of doing (but never had the chance to actually do it) is throwing a HP themed party. Complete with costumes, butterbeer, fog machines, and the ceremonial midnight showing of a new release (I told you I was insane). But unfortunately, this year I'll be on the road during the release and unable to welcome the last of this iconic series in style. So, in honor of the final cinematic installation of the greatest story ever (and in hopes that one of you would actually do this) I've compiled a list of some awesome Harry-themed ideas for the most magical wizard party. Bring on the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2!
Since you probably don't have any live owls on hand, this balloon invitation seems like a pretty great alternative to invite your guests to the festivities. I mean, seriously, that ballon is legit. Found here.
Don't live in Hogsmeade? No worries. This clever sheet-that-looks-like-bricks and a Platform 9 3/4 sign will tell your guests their in the right spot. Found here.
And for the most important party additions: THE FOOD. Snack on Golden Snitch cake balls and butterbeer cupcakes. Photos found here and here (the recipe, too).
Then, wash them down with some frozen butterbeer. YUMM. We got to try this in Univeral and it tasted exactly how I imagined it would. Photo and recipe found here.
After the festivities are over, share these adorable treat bags as favors with your friends
to hide in their purse at the movies as you head off to your midnight showing! Found here.
Anyone else out there grow up with Harry?
Unhealthy obsession much? Who's going to the Deathly Hallows on Friday? Come on, join me in my madness!